Clash of the Corporates coming

Many first time amateurs will be stepping into the ring at Clash of the Corporates 6 at QE2 Youth Centre this Saturday. File photo.

Clash of the Corporates 6 is set to take place on Saturday night at the QE2 Youth Centre in Tauranga.

It will feature the debut of exciting Argentina Middleweight Tomas ‘La Cobra' Reynoso in New Zealand.

The Argentinian fighter, who has relocated to the Western Bay of Plenty with the support of his brother, will take on Kiwi journeyman Daniel Maxwell in a middleweight contest over six rounds.

‘La Cobra' brings an eight win, one loss and one draw professional record in Argentina to his New Zealand debut. Ranked in the top two hundred (from 1537 boxers) in the middleweight division by independent rankings agency Box Rec, the Tauranga Boxing Club new recruit is likely to shake up the middleweight division in New Zealand.

Daniel Maxwell is a good old fashioned pro who will go anywhere at the drop of a hat to fight. While the Argentinian will be heavily favoured to emerge with a win, the fight will be a good test of the fistic capabilities of ‘La Cobra'.

The undercard on Saturday night features 12 corporate bouts, where the participants will challenge their fears in the boxing ring. Each boxer on the night gets to select their fight name, with some zany and unusual names accompanying each participant into the ring.

All the participants in the Clash of the Corporates have been training for the last eight weeks at TGA Box, under the watchful eye of Chris Walker and his assistant trainers. Chris is one of the best credentialed amateur coaches in the country, having taken his boxers to eight New Zealand Championship titles.

“The fight of the night could be between Naomi Cranston fighting under the name of NC Haymaker and Alice “Angrybird” Kim,” says Chris. “Boxing in the flyweight division, the two women boxers are both all-action machines in training and likely to provide a three round non-stop battle.

“With three heavyweight stoushes on the fight card fight card there is likely to be plenty of big hits to keep the near sell-out crowd on its feet throughout the night.”

Professional Middleweight Contest 6 x 3 minute rounds

Tomas ‘La Cobra' Reynoso v Daniel Maxell

Corporate Bouts 3 x 2 minute rounds

Jordan ‘Barney' Barnett v Kristian ‘The Hitman' Millard

Tina ‘The Foot Stomper' Marsh v Angela ‘The Assassin' Miller

Mike ‘Twinkle Toes' Jansen v Tony ‘The Fierce' Pearce

Trent ‘Punchy' Boyle v ‘The One' Luke Barlow

Lucy ‘The Fortress' Olphert v ‘Kick Ass' Karen Humphreys

Logan ‘Big E' Glucina v ‘Iron' Ihaka Stock

Keanu ‘Tiny Teddy' Bidois v Jarod ‘Jackhammer' Maclennan

NC Haymaker v Alice ‘Angrybird' Kim

Vaughan ‘Matamata Thunder' Armstrong v Tomasi ‘Tank Engine' Te Wheoro

‘Mad' Meg Saunders v Kim Thompson

Dwayne ‘Judgement' Day v Dean ‘Crusher' Christie

Levi ‘Lights Out' Rahui v Joe ‘The German' Ormsby



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