Big Night of Boxing at Panmure's Lagoon Stadium

An exciting nights boxing was seen at Panmure's Lagoon Stadium last week when Box Fit's Regan Foley promoted a top International boxing card. Amateur fights, Corporate fights , an amputee match between Wellington and Auckland, a professional female contest, and professional boxing matches were on the show aptly named "TEST OF COURAGE"   Regan Foley, a six times amateur Champion of New Zealand, and a World rated amateur, promoted an outstanding fight card.
 One of the American's on the card was Harry Funmaker, a professional with some fourty matches to his credit, and has been in the ring with Butterbean, an Internationally known American heavyweight.  Harry defeated Butterbean at their last outing and has also been in the ring with Orlin Norris.
Brian "Bionic Bull" Cohen from America, certainly looked the part with a body like a Greek God, and I don't believe I have seen such an impressive body on a boxer in my 65 years of following the sport.
Veronica Thompson, having her first professional boxing contest also looked the part, having been a Champion body builder in the past before she turned to boxing.
New Zealand favourite Jameson Bostic from the United States was on the bill as was ex cotender from the Australian series Daniel McKinnon.
Chauncy Welliver another Kiwi favourite was seen in a 12 rounder against Daniel Tai, while  Harry Venka and Steve Heremaia produced their usual fireworks.
Altogether a memorable night for fight fans.
 
Steve Heremaia
Brammer Aviu
Brammer Aviu
Veronica Lee Thompson
Veronica Lee Thompson
Jameson Bostic
Brian Cohen
Brian Cohen
Brian Cohen
Regan Foley—-Brian Cohen
Taito Ratuere
George Taamaru
George Taamaru
George Taamaru
Chauncy Welliver
Chauncy Welliver

Alipate Liava'a——Junior Pati

Caleb Lloyd—Joe Nanai

Caleb Lloyd

Harry Funmaker

Dave Cameron—Harry Funmaker

Mr Roland Jankelson—-Harry Funmaker—Joe Hipp

Regan Foley—-Veronica Thompson

Harry Funmaker

Harry Funmaker

Joe Hipp

Joe Hipp

Keena Payne—-Hemi Niha

Keena Payne

George Taamaru—-Chauncy Welliver

Chauncy Welliver–Jameson Bostic

Veronica Lee Thompson

Chauncy Welliver

Harry Funmaker

Chauncy Welliver

Daniel McKinnon

Joe Nanai—-Harry Venka

Atalili Fai

Joey Eye—-Brian Cohen—Boa Athu

Harry Venka

Chauncy Welliver 

Steve Heremaia

Article written by Dave Cameron

Dave has been hanging around the dressing rooms for 60 years.

Dave was an amateur wrestler and part time pro in U.K. He boxed in New Zealand Services Champ's 1954, Hobsonville, Auckland. He started writing for Magazines 1949.


Warning: Parameter 1 to W3_Plugin_TotalCache::ob_callback() expected to be a reference, value given in /home1/toddgp/public_html/fighttimes.com/magazine/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3597