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Hasim Rahman headed to NZ shores

Wednesday 2 Apr 2014 9:30 a.m.

Hasim Rahman (AAP file)

Hasim Rahman (AAP file)

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Former world heavyweight champion Hasim 'the Rock' Rahman is set to make an appearance on this shores after signing up for the New Zealand Super 8 boxing tournament at the Trusts Arena in West Auckland.

The 41-year old American is one of five fighters confirmed so far for the knockout event that has a total prize pool of $500,000.

"I chased Hasim after the Tua Cameron fight, but this time I've got him and make no mistake, never before has a boxer of Rahman’s credentials competed in New Zealand," SKY ARENA company director John McRae said.

Three competitors are still to be confirmed for the event which has been described as a night of knockouts and explosive 3x3 minute rounds with $80,000 knockout incentives

Line up so far:

Hasim Rahman (USA) aka the Rock

pro record: won 50 (KO 41), lost 8 (KO 6), drawn 2

Samuel Peter (Nigeria) aka The Nigerian Nightmare

Pro Record: 34 Wins (27 KO), 5 Losses, 0 Draws

Kali Meehan (New Zealand) aka Mean Hands
pro record:  38 wins (31 ko), 5 losses, 0 draws

Michael Sprott (England) 

Pro record: 40 Wins (27 KO), 21 Losses, 0 Draws

Martin Rogan (Ireland) aka the Entertainer

Pro Record: 16 Wins (8 KO), 5 Losses, 0 Draws

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