Hasim Rahman headed to NZ shores
Hasim Rahman (AAP file)
Former world heavyweight champion Hasim 'the Rock' Rahman is set to make an appearance on this shores after signing up for the New Zealand Super 8 boxing tournament at the Trusts Arena in West Auckland.
The 41-year old American is one of five fighters confirmed so far for the knockout event that has a total prize pool of $500,000.
"I chased Hasim after the Tua Cameron fight, but this time I've got him and make no mistake, never before has a boxer of Rahman’s credentials competed in New Zealand," SKY ARENA company director John McRae said.
Three competitors are still to be confirmed for the event which has been described as a night of knockouts and explosive 3x3 minute rounds with $80,000 knockout incentives
Line up so far:
Hasim Rahman (USA) aka the Rock
pro record: won 50 (KO 41), lost 8 (KO 6), drawn 2
Samuel Peter (Nigeria) aka The Nigerian Nightmare
Pro Record: 34 Wins (27 KO), 5 Losses, 0 Draws
Kali Meehan (New Zealand) aka Mean Hands
pro record: 38 wins (31 ko), 5 losses, 0 draws
Michael Sprott (England)
Pro record: 40 Wins (27 KO), 21 Losses, 0 Draws
Martin Rogan (Ireland) aka the Entertainer
Pro Record: 16 Wins (8 KO), 5 Losses, 0 Draws