Home Page
Search WBAN


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S BOXING HALL OF FAME - FOUNDED BY WBAN -- SUE FOX

News - What's The Buzz
WBAN's World Ratings


AMATEUR BOXERS COVERAGE -ALL

Amateur Reports 2017
Amateur Reports 2016 
Amateur Reports 2015
Boxer's Profiles
Fight Results - All
Knockouts!
Past/Present Ratings
Fight Photo Gallery
Boxing Trivia
Tiger Tales by Fox
About Sue TL Fox


Titleboxing.com

Women Cops who Box
Exclusive Interviews
Bust a Fighter!  
Mixed Matches
Mismatches
About WBAN

Historical Database
Historical -All links
Historical Events
History Firsts
Flash from the Past
Past Boxer Profiles
70'S/80'S Past Boxers
Pre-70'S Boxers
Past Amateur Boxers
About Sue TL Fox


Sue Fox Named  in the "Top Ten" Most -Significant Female Boxers of All Time - Ring Magazine - Feb. 2012

TOP PHOTO GALLERIES

Video streaming, over
11, 500 photos, and more! 
   

Matchmaker's Hot List - Exclusive Matchup!
   

Hot Hot HOT Photo Galleries!Flash Photo Slideshows!
   

Boxing Records for women boxers..archived records!
To check out our affiliated historical site of photos and videos Go Here
 

To Advertise
on WBAN

Support WBAN and our efforts to cover the sport by Advertising with us.  WBAN is the Top #1 Worldwide Women's Boxing Website on the Net today and has been the leading worldwide source since 1998.
Contact us by Email





 

 

 

 

                    
                                                                                                   
                                   
 
Women's Heavyweight Revenge or Repeat
Source/Press Release
Photo:  Caldron Jamieson/
Photography
March 4, 2017
     
   
   

(MAR 4)  We are less than a week away to “Red Line Combat Academy” and “Phantom Boxing” event “Rise of the New Breed”. Main eventing the fight is the rematch between Arlie Meleisea and Nailini Helu for the vacant New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) & vacant UBF Asia Pacific female heavyweight titles.


Photo of Nailini Helu award the NZPBA and UBF Asia Pacific titles before being striped of her titles. ​

This bout was extremely difficult to bring together due to a rematch clause between Nailini Helu and Ange Davis. Helu and Davis fought each other back in September 2016 for the same two titles that are contested next week, however the bout ended in controversy. The very close bout originally ended in a Split Decision win to Helu, however Davis manager Terry Tureru launched an appeal claiming that one of the judges made a mistake.

NZPBA Secretary, Pat Leonard accepted the appeal and launched a full investigation, to find that one of the judges did indeed miscalculated their score card. In result of the finding, Nailini Helu was stripped of her two titles, the judge was stood down from NZPBA and an official order was made to have the two boxers to fight each other within the next six months, which expires on March 24th.

See the Nailini Helu vs Ange Davis fight here on Whawhai fight night on Maori TV: Link 

Or on Gladrap Channel on Youtube: Link 

In between that time helu was due to face Victoria Nansen on Terry Tuteru show just a few weeks later, however due to the social media backlash, it cause a mental toll onto Helu, making her unable to train. A few months later Helu made a return to the ring on the Robert Berridge vs Adrian Taihia undercard. The bout was originally scheduled for Helu vs Cheyenne Whaanga for the NZPBA Light Heavyweight title, however Whaanga pulled out due to serious injury. Meleisea Took the fight on 48 Hours notice, with the fight itself looked like Helu was taking it easy on the pro boxing debutant Meleisea, which backfired on Helu as she lost by Split Decision.

This result cause another controversy as this brought up allot of questions like Does Helu lose her Mandatory challenge shot?. Before the bout Helu was thought to be a future world champion and is currently ranked in the WBA Oceania division, Will she lose her spot? And where did this new girl Meleisea come from?

See Nailini Helu vs Arlie Meleisea right here on Gladrap Channel on Youtube: Link 

Fast forward to the beginning of 2017, Ange Davis received a serious shoulder injury during training to prepare for her future fight against Helu. Davis did not want to give up her mandatory spot so a decision was made in NZPBA. It was announced that Arlie Meleisea will take on Nailini Helu for the NZPBA and UBF Asia Pacific titles on 10th of March at ABA Stadium, with the winner to face Ange Davis when she is 100% heal.

Tongan Born Nailini Helu, who is older sister to Panuve Helu, is a three time New Zealand National Amateur Champion and a former New Zealand National Amateur Golden Gloves Champion. She has won the Inaugural Royal Rampage heavyweight title on her debut against Kirsty Lupeamanu and she is currently ranked in WBA Oceania heavyweight division. Helu is believed to be the first ever Tongan born Professional boxer. Helu trains with Pridelands Boxing, a community gym that is free to everyone based in otara.

Samoan Alrie Meleisea has taken Pro boxing in New Zealand by surprised as in two weeks in December, she defeated New Zealand ranked number one and World ranked number 8 Nailini Helu and she defeated Kirsty Lupeamanu, taking both fights on less than a week's notice. Outside boxing Meleisea is also a MMA fighter. She currently trains under Redline Combat Academy, which is the same gym that trains Robert Berridge.

Also on the card will feature the Pro debut of Evander Tia, who is the most feared person in the corporate division. Tia was having allot of trouble finding boxers to fight him, he had reach a point where he had no choice but to turn pro. Tia will be going against Kickboxer who is also debuting as a pro boxer, Jordan Mororoa. The last pro on the card is Pro boxing debut Kerry Davies taking on Mad Men Entertainment Boxing Gym owner Mubin Mohammed. Currently the Show has sold out all of their tables but there are small ammount of GA tickets left.

RLCA PROMOTIONS & PHANTOM BOXING
Transport Diesel Marine LTD presents.
"RISE OF THE NEW BREED"


March 10th - ABA Stadium, 1 Ngahura St, Eden Terrace.
Auckland

Vasco: 021733596
Andru: 02102495297

 
     
     
   
 
Back to WBAN
WBAN Disclaimer
Send in News Story!
     
         
         

 

 in 2014 - Now Free to Public!  Huge Database of Boxing Records with Galleries, over 15,000 photos, Galleries connected with the boxing records, Videos. Mpegs, Exclusive Matchup, and More!   Go Here!

 

 


         [
HOME [ADD YOUR SITE] [EMAIL TL FOX]  [DO YOU HAVE A TIP?  [WBAN'S MISSION]  [PRIVACY POLICY] 
AUX   
 
              GOOGLE NEWS  [WBAN DISCLAIMER]   [PROBLEMS WITH WEBSITE OR FORMS? EMAIL TL FOX]   
                                        WBAN™ (WOMEN BOXING ARCHIVE NETWORK) Copyrighted© MAY 1998