Super 8 Boxing Tournament

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Super 8
SportBoxing
Founded2014
Owner(s)John McRae
CommissionerNew Zealand National Boxing Federation
CountryNew Zealand
Venue(s)The Trusts Arena
North Shore Events Centre
Horncastle Arena
SkyCity Auckland
Most recent
champion(s)
Israel Adesanya (Cruiserweight)
Reece Papuni (Light Heavyweight)
Most titlesIsrael Adesanya (2)
TV partner(s)Sky Arena (2014 - 2015)
Sky Sports (2015 - Present)
Sponsor(s)NZ Boxer
Rockstar energy drink
Mahindra
Official websiteVSLive

The Super 8 Boxing Tournament is a professional boxing tournament that is held in New Zealand. Super 8 is owned by John McRae, who is the Managing director of VSLive. VS Live was formerly known as Sky Arena. Sky ARENA previously owned by SKY Television New Zealand and VADR Media. In 2015 VADR Media acquired 100% of SKY ARENA shares and relaunched as VS LIVE.[1]

Tournament format[edit]

Super 8 is a last man standing eight man tournament that is compete in one night. Seven boxing bouts will be contested in one night, each bout being scheduled for three rounds, each round being three mins with a minute break in between rounds. If after three rounds a fight is declared a draw, an extra round maybe required to determine the winner. Judges will not be encouraged to draw fights but will be accepted in the case of close contests. In the event of a draw after a fourth round, the winner will be decided in consultation with the Referee and fight Supervisor. If an injury occurs to a winning boxer that eliminates him from the competition, he is to be replaced by the most deserving or merit worthy losing boxer from the earlier competition or reserve fight winner as decided by the Supervisor. A random draw out of a hat will be conducted to determine which fighters contest each other in four quarter final matches. Super 8 IV was not scheduled for its usual eight man tournament, but instead replaced by two four man tournaments, in which both tournaments were different weight divisions.[2]

Super 8 I (Heavyweight)[3][edit]

The first Super 8 was competed on 4 June 2014 at The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. The Undercard also featured Hemi Ahio vs Will Quarrie, Dimitri Simoukov vs Joe Blackbourn and Sam Rapira vs Taito Ratuere.[4]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
United States Hasim Rahman
New Zealand Anthony Nansen UD
New Zealand Anthony Nansen
England Michael Sprott UD
Republic of Ireland Martin Rogan
England Michael Sprott MD
England Michael Sprott 1st Rd
New Zealand Kali Meehan KO
United States Alonzo Butler
New Zealand Brice Ritani Coe SD
New Zealand Brice Ritani Coe
New Zealand Kali Meehan UD
New Zealand Kali Meehan SD
Australia Hunter Sam

Super 8 II (Cruiserweight I)[5][edit]

The second Super 8 was competed on 22 November 2014 at North Shore Events Centre, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. The Undercard also featured Willis Meehan vs Will Quarrie, David Aloua vs Anthony McCracken and Kali Meehan vs Shane Cameron.[6]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
GhanaFiji Joseph Kwadjo
Australia Brad Pitt UD
Australia Brad Pitt UD
Australia Daniel Ammann
NigeriaNew Zealand Israel Adesanya
Australia Daniel Ammann UD
Australia Brad Pitt MD
Samoa Vaitele Soi
New Zealand James Emmerson 3rd Rd
SamoaNew Zealand Monty Filimaea KO
SamoaNew Zealand Monty Filimaea
Samoa Vaitele Soi UD
New Zealand Lance Bryant
Samoa Vaitele Soi SD

Super 8 III (Cruiserweight II)[7][edit]

The third Super 8 was competed on 28 March 2015 at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand. The Undercard also featured Hemi Ahio vs Clarence Tillman, Monty Betham vs Adam Hollioake and Anthony McCracken vs Vaitele Soi.[8]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
United States Brian Minto TKO
SamoaNew Zealand Monty Filimaea 2nd Rd
United States Brian Minto UD
Australia Daniel Ammann
Samoa Falani Tavu'i
Australia Daniel Ammann UD
United States Brian Minto 4th Rd
NigeriaNew Zealand Israel Adesanya SD
New Zealand Asher Derbyshire 2nd Rd
NigeriaNew Zealand Israel Adesanya KO
NigeriaNew Zealand Israel Adesanya MD
New Zealand Lance Bryant
GhanaFiji Joseph Kwadjo
New Zealand Lance Bryant UD

Super 8 IV (Cruiserweight III & Light Heavyweight)[9][edit]

The fourth Super 8 was competed on 03rd of November 2015 at Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. The Undercard also featured Hemi Ahio vs Alapati A'asa, Monty Betham vs James Langton and Paul Gallen vs Bodene Thompson.[10]

Semifinals Finals
      
1 New Zealand Zane Hopman
4 NigeriaNew Zealand Israel Adesanya UD
NigeriaNew Zealand Israel Adesanya UD
New Zealand Lance Bryant
3 New Zealand Lance Bryant UD
2 New ZealandAustralia James Porter
Semifinals Finals
      
1 New Zealand Robert Berridge UD
4 New Zealand Sefo Falekaono 4th Rd
New Zealand Robert Berridge 4th Rd
New Zealand Reece Papuni SD
3 New Zealand Reece Papuni UD
2 New Zealand Brad Riddell 4th Rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VSLive Bio". VSLive. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ "SUPER 8 COMPETITION RULES". Sky TV. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  3. ^ "Boxrec Fight Night". Boxrec. 2014-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  4. ^ Daniel Richardson (2014-06-05). "Boxing: Meehan takes inaugural Super 8 final". NZHerald. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  5. ^ "Boxrec Fight Night". Boxrec. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  6. ^ Daniel Richardson (2014-11-22). "Boxing: Meehan sends Cameron to retirement". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  7. ^ "Boxrec Fight Night". Boxrec. 2015-03-28. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  8. ^ Daniel Richardson (2015-03-29). "Boxing: Adesanya claims Super 8 crown". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  9. ^ "Boxrec Fight Night". Boxrec. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  10. ^ CLAY WILSON (2015-11-04). "Super 8: Betham wins NZ cruiserweight boxing title to follow in father's footsteps". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-05-15.