John Conway (boxer)
8 March 1968
|Other names||The Rebel|
|Residence||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Weight||78.8 kg (174 lb; 12 st 6 lb)|
|Years active||1999–2003, 2011|
|Professional boxing record|
|Occupation||President of NZPBA|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
last updated on: 20 February 2017
John Conway (born 8 March 1968, New Zealand) is a retired professional boxer and kickboxer. Conway biggest boxing bout of his career was challenging for the WBO Asia Pacific light heavyweight title against Soulan Pownceby in June 2011. Conway has peaked at 11th on the WBO Asia Pacific Rankings. Conway started his boxing career in the amateur in 1986. If you combine his amateur, professional boxing and kickboxing fight, Conway has had 182 fights.
Currently Conway is the president of the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association and has refereed in over 100 boxing bouts. Conway has refereed and judged in many notable boxers including Chauncy Welliver, Michelle Preston, Daniella Smith, Gunnar Jackson, Robert Berridge, Shane Cameron, Jeff Horn, Izuagbe Ugonoh, Kali Meehan, Brian Minto, and Joseph Parker.
Outside being an official, Conway owns his own gym called Rebel Lee Gar and trains many successful boxers and kickboxers including Adrian Taihia, Baby Nansen, Lani Daniels, Richie Hardcore and David Letele.
In July 2016, Conway became vice President of NZPBA. In February 2017, Lance Revill resigned as president of NZPBA due to the backlash of the comments made against World Champion Joseph Parker. Due to this, Conway was promoted to Interim President of NZPBA.
Fighting titles and awards
Kickboxing and Muay Thai titles
- NZ amateur welterweight kickboxing champion (1991)
- NZ thaiboxing professional welterweight champion (1992–2000)
- South Pacific welterweight champion (1995)
- Hong Kong World welterweight champion (1995)
- Balmoral Lee Gar Thai Boxing Most Determined Professional Fighter (1994–1995)
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|14 fights||11 wins||2 losses|
|14||Lose||11–2–1||Soulan Pownceby||TKO||11 (12) 1:22||17 June 2011||ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand||WBO Asia Pacific light heavyweight title|
|13||Win||11–1–1||Dickey Peirera||UD||4||14 April 2011||ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand|
|12||Win||10–1–1||Fale Siaoloa||UD||4||19 March 2011||Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand|
|11||Win||9–1–1||Niusila Seiuli||UD||4||4 March 2011||ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, New Zealand|
|10||Lose||8–1–1||Tapanuu Tagilimai||TKO||1 (4)||30 October 2003||ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand|
|9||Win||8–0–1||Simon Taliavao Talia||TKO||3 (4)||14 December 2002||YMCA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand|
|8||Win||7–0–1||Simon Taliavao Talia||KO||2 (6)||12 April 2002||Hamilton Leisure Centre, Waikato, New Zealand|
|7||Win||6–0–1||Jimmy Fale||PTS||6||16 February 2002||ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, New Zealand|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Brett Fannin||PTS||6||13 December 2001||St.James Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Jason Costa||PTS||6||24 August 2001||Meteor Night Club, Hamilton, New Zealand|
|4||Win||3–0–1||Jake Rasmussen||PTS||6||28 June 2001||ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, New Zealand|
|3||Draw||2–0–1||Jamie Waru||PTS||6||29 July 2000||Northland Memorial Hall, Dargaville, New Zealand|
|2||Win||2–0||Graham McLaughlan||PTS||4||13 May 2000||Alexandra Park Raceway, Auckland, New Zealand|
|1||Win||1–0||Peter Mokomoko||PTS||6||25 November 1999||ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, New Zealand||Professional debut|
- "Friday Night Boxing Results". Maltaboxing. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "Weekly Boxing report". Commonwealth Boxing. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "WBO ASIA PACIFIC RANKING JULY 2011". WBO. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "John Conway Referee Profile". Boxrec. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "Buttabean out to put Lam on chopping board". Maori TV. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "Boxing: Lance Revill quits NZPBA post due to Joseph Parker fight backlash". New Zealand Herald. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- "John Conway". Boxrec. Retrieved 16 October 2010.