Lani Daniels

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Lani Daniels
BornTe Arani Moana Daniels
(1988-07-15)July 15, 1988
Whangarei, New Zealand
Other namesThe Smiling Assassin
ResidenceWhangarei, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
DivisionSuper Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
StanceOrthodox
TeamTukaha Boxing and fitness
Rebel Lee Gar
NJE Promotions
TrainerJohn Conway
Years active2017 - Present
Professional boxing record
Total8
Wins4
By knockout0
Losses2
By knockout0
Draws2
Other information
OccupationProfessional Boxer
Register Nurse
Boxing record from BoxRec

Te Arani Moana Daniels (born 15 July 1988, Whangarei, New Zealand) is a New Zealand professional female boxer. She is currently a two time New Zealand Professional champion, holding the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Light Heavyweight title[1] and Pro Box NZ Super Middleweight title.[2] She is also a two time New Zealand amateur boxing champion, winning the titles in 2014 and 2015.[3] Daniels has peaked in the rankings 10th in WBA and 6th in BoxRec.[4] Daniels fought for a world title on March 30th 2019, fighting Geovana Peres for the WBO World Light heavyweight title.

Professional career[edit]

Daniels vs. Vaka[edit]

In September 2017, Lani Daniels made her professional debut against another debutant boxer Trish Vaka on the Big Bash Boxing Promotion.[5] Lani Daniels won bout by Unanimous Decision.[6] In November 2017, Daniels fought Vaka again in a rematch, but this time for the vacant NZPBA Light Heavyweight Title. Daniels won the bout by Unanimous Decision, winning all of the scheduled rounds by two judges and picking up her first title.[7]

Daniels vs. Peres[edit]

In March 2018, Lani Daniels took on another New Zealand champion Geovana Peres.[8] Peres at the time before the belt held both New Zealand National Boxing Federation and Professional Boxing Commission Light Heavyweight titles.[9] Geovana Peres was defending her PBCNZ Light Heavyweight title in the bout against Lani Daniels. It was a close bout, however Daniels Lost the bout by Split Decision, suffering her first professional defeat.[10]

Daniels vs. Helu[edit]

In July 2018, Daniels defended her NZPBA title against former world ranked boxer Nailini Helu.[11] The bout went the full 8 rounds with Lani Daniels almost winning all the rounds, winning the bout by Unanimous decision retaining the title.[12]

Daniels vs. Tualevao[edit]

In September 2018, Daniels fought Tessa Tualevao for the vacant Pro Box NZ Super Middleweight title in Cambridge New Zealand. Daniels won the bout by Unanimous decision, winning her second Professional title.[13]

WBO world championship[edit]

Daniels vs. Peres II[edit]

On 17th of December 2018, it was announced that Daniels will be going against Geovana Peres in a rematch for the WBO World Light Heavyweight title. The event took place on 30th of March 2018 in Auckland New Zealand.[14] Daniels lost the bout by Unanimous Decision.

Daniels vs. Tualevao II[edit]

On 19th of June 2019, it was announced that a rematch between Daniels and Tessa Tualevao will happen on August 2nd 2019 at ABA Stadium for the vacant New Zealand Professional Boxing Commission Female Middleweight Title. During the announcement it was revealed that Daniels was still ranked 5th on the WBA world rankings.[15] This was the first time that Daniels fought in the middleweight division in her professional career. The fight reached the full 8 round but the bout ended in a draw, leaving the belt to remain vacant.[16]

Daniels vs. Tualevao III[edit]

On 13th of August 2019, Bruce Glozier announced that the third bout between Daniels and Tessa Tualevao will happen on October 4th 2019 at Sky City Convention Centre. This will be for the vacant New Zealand Professional Boxing Commission Female Middleweight Title.[17] This fight will be on the undercard of the Geovana Peres vs Claire Hafner World title fight night.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Lani Daniels boxed along side her sister Caroline Daniels who fought in both Amateurs and Professional boxing.[19] Daniels is one of nine siblings.[20] Daniels is descendants of Te Tai Tokerau. She is from the Iwi Ngāti Hine which is part of the wider Ngāpuhi. She also belongs to the Hapū Te Orewai.

Boxing Titles[edit]

Amateur Boxing[edit]

  • Boxing NZ
    • New Zealand Amateur Light Heavyweight (2014)[21]
    • New Zealand Amateur Middleweight (2015)[22]

Professional Boxing[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
8 fights 4 wins 2 losses
By decision 4 2
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
8 Draw 4–2–2 New Zealand Tessa Tualevao SD 8 4 Oct 2019 New Zealand ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand For vacant NZPBC Middleweight title
7 Draw 4–2–1 New Zealand Tessa Tualevao PTS 8 2 Aug 2019 New Zealand SkyCity, Auckland, New Zealand For vacant NZPBC Middleweight title
6 Lose 4–2 New ZealandBrazil Geovana Peres UD 10 30 Mar 2019 New Zealand SkyCity, Auckland, New Zealand For vacant WBO female light heavyweight title
5 Win 4–1 New Zealand Tessa Tualevao UD 8 22 Sep 2018 New Zealand Cambridge Raceway, Cambridge, New Zealand Won vacant Pro-Box NZ female super middleweight title
4 Win 3–1 New ZealandTonga Nailini Helu UD 8 14 Jul 2018 New Zealand Auckland Netball Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Retained NZPBA female light heavyweight title
3 Loss 2–1 New ZealandBrazil Geovana Peres SD 10 16 Mar 2018 New Zealand ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand For NZPBC female light heavyweight title
2 Win 2–0 New Zealand Trish Vaka UD 8 18 Nov 2017 New Zealand Cambridge Raceway, Cambridge, New Zealand Won vacant NZPBA female light heavyweight title
1 Win 1–0 New Zealand Trish Vaka UD 4 1 Sep 2017 New Zealand Auckland Netball Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 2018 Northland Sports Award Female Boxer of the Year (Won)[23]
  • 2018 Northland Sports Award Fireco Sportswomen of the Year (Nominated)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lani Daniels retains New Zealand strap via UD". World Boxing News. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ "Post Fight with Lani Daniels after winning the Probox NZ Supermiddle Weight Title". Gladrap Channell. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ "New Zealand Amateur Boxing female champion history". Boxing NZ. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. ^ "World Female Rankings" (PDF). WBA. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  5. ^ "The Big Bash 8". WW100. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "Big Bash 8 Replay". VirtualTicket.tv. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  7. ^ "March 16: Geovana Peres Defends her PBCNZ New Zealand Light Heavyweight Title Against NZPBA New Zealand Champion Lani Daniels". Women of Boxing. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  8. ^ "Battle of the New Zealand Titles". WomenBoxing. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  9. ^ "Brazilian Geovana Peres ranked number one in the world". World Boxing News. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  10. ^ "Geovana Peres Prevails in Defense of her PBCNZ New Zealand Light Heavyweight Title Against Lani Daniels". Women of Boxing. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  11. ^ "Nailini Helu v Lani Daniels tops South Auckland on July 14". World Boxing News. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  12. ^ "Lani Daniels retains New Zealand strap via UD". World Boxing News. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  13. ^ "Post Fight with Lani Daniels after winning the Probox NZ Supermiddle Weight Title". Gladrap Channel. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  14. ^ "Kiwis Geovana Peres and Lani Daniels to fight for world boxing title". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  15. ^ "WBA Rankings September 2019". WBA. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  16. ^ "Main Event: Lani Daniels vs Tessa Tualevao PBCNZ Women's Middleweight Title 2Aug19". Gladrap Channel. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  17. ^ "Daniels vs Tualevao III a week away". Women Boxing. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  18. ^ "Geovana Peres will defend her World title against Canadian Boxer". Women Boxing. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  19. ^ "Daniels sisters making their mark in the ring". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  20. ^ "'Boxing saved my life': When finding the will to live is the biggest win". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  21. ^ "Nursing student wins national boxing title". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  22. ^ "Lani Daniels targets Olympics after winning national boxing title". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  23. ^ "New Zealand: Lani Daniels wins Local Award". Women Boxing. Retrieved 2019-03-21.