Marist Boxing tournament two weeks away

By Thomas Airey 16 March 2019, 12:00AM

Marist Boxing will be hosting an International Amateur Boxing Tournament in Savai’i from Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th of March 2019 at the Don Bosco Hall in Salelologa.

 This Tournament is sanctioned by both the Samoa Boxing Federation (SBF) and the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA). 

The Last Man Standing tournament is a test event for Boxing in the upcoming Pacific Games which will be held in Samoa this July.

The Last Man Standing will consist of five local teams representing Upolu-Savai’I Boxing Ring, Tumua ma Pule ma Aigafealofani Boxing Ring, Itu o Tane Boxing Ring, Plantation Boxing and Marist Boxing. 

The international teams competing are the New Zealand Boxing Club and South Australia Boxing Club, which will be arriving in Samoa on Tuesday 26th March.

The Competition will have preliminary rounds on the 28th and 29th of March with the finals to be held on Saturday the 30th, together with a Corporate Fight Night event in the evening. 

There are 4 Corporate Bouts; Battle of the Sports, Battle of the Minds, Battle of the Hotels and the Main Event featuring Tofilau Nanai Lami.

Team New Zealand

Head Coach – Craig McDougall

Assistant Coach – Seamus Daly

Team Manager – Quentin Varcoe

Interpreter and liaison officer - Saili Fiso


Cadet Boxers

Jett Varcoe – 12yrs – 36kg – 6 bouts

Alex Coull – 12 yrs – 44kg – 7 bouts

Hadley McDougall – 12yrs – 50kg – 6 bouts


Junior Boxer

Taine Murray 15yrs – 63kg – 8 bouts


Elite Boxer

Kal Walker 21yrs – 75kg – 8 bouts

Team South Australia

Head Coach - Phillip Goodes

Coach - Anthony Hill

AIBA Judge - Mandy Artym

AIBA Referee/Judge - Uschi Artym

Musa Alzain                        91kg Elite Open

Petar Losic                           81kg  Elite Open

Eddie Coumi                       81kg Elite Open

Jordan Richards                 75kg  Elite Open

Ryan Goodes                     69kg Elite Open

Jesse Jones                         75kg  Youth Open

Callum Peters                    69kg Youth Open

Connor Read                      56kg Youth Open

Vegas Larfield                    52kg Youth Open

Mia Rundle                         64kg  Elite Novice  Female  (had 4 bouts).

Calendar of Events:

Wednesday 27th March 2019

8.30am    -    Teams Parade from Frankie Supermarket 3 corners and head towards 

SSAB Building beside ANZ Bank

  •       Welcoming Ceremony and Official Opening of the event

Thursday 28th March 2019 - DAY 1

    7-8am        -    Weigh-in at Jet Over Hotel

    12pm-3pm    -    Session 1

6pm-8pm    -    Session 2 and END of Day 1

    Friday 29th March 2019 - DAY 2

7-8am        -    Weigh-in at Jet Over Hotel

12pm-3pm    -    Session 1

6pm-8pm    -    Session 2 and END of Day 2

    Saturday 30th March 2019 - FINALS

7-8am        -    Weigh-in at Jet Over Hotel

10am        -    Weigh-in Corporate Boxers - SSAB (Savai’i)

12pm-3pm    -    Session 1 - Bronze Medal Bouts

6pm-9pm    -    Session 2 - Silver and Gold Medal Bouts and Corporate Bouts


By Thomas Airey 16 March 2019, 12:00AM

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