Northland boxer Lani Daniels wins to set up IBF title fight
8 months ago
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Northland boxer Lani Daniels wins to set up IBF title fight || Super Admin
Lani Daniels (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) won a bruising competition against the punishing shots of Sequita Hemingway (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe) at fight evening in Tāmaki Makaurau, taking an action closer to her IBF globe title fight in May.
The triumph on Friday evening saw Daniels come to be the very first women heavyweight to claim the more than 100-year-old ANBF Australasian title.
Enjoying ringside at ABA Arena were sparring partners Geovana Peres, the retired WBO globe light heavyweight champ, and also future IBO globe title competitor Mea Motu - plus, Daniels' globe title opponent, Alrie Meleisea.
Daniels looked slick, with exceptional head movement forcing Hemingway to miss, as well as utilized her experience to make Hemingway obtain penalty when counterpunching, boxing scribe Benjamin Watt claims.
Hemingway, on the other hand, was strolling the majority of the fight however when she got the chance made Daniels pay with punishing shots, he states.
The battle card was not revealed yet professionals approximate the scores to be 77-75 in favour of Daniels, that on their reckoning won 5 of the 8 rounds. "Which indicates it was a close fight," states Watt.
Earlier this year, Daniels' trainer John Conway informed Te Ao Māori Information that battles such as this with Hemingway are important building blocks.
" It's a top quality battle, you've got to beat any individual that remains in front of you. As I talk my boxers, you don't intend to look at your belt in twenty years as well as believe 'I took the very easy path'.".
Hemingway's team are wanting to get their fighter back in the ring quickly. She has an occasion prepared for August in Palmerston North yet they would choose she has a fight before then.
Daniels will now head to Hamilton for a week off in the past hitting the health club again with Conway.
Her IBF world heavyweight title fight against Meleisea gets on May 27 at Eventfinda Stadium on Auckland's North Shore.
The fight will be televised on Skies Sports TV in New Zealand.
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