2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Boxing

  • 22/03/2018
Alexis Pritchard
Alexis Pritchard in action Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand will send eight boxers to the Gold Coast, including reigning gold medallist David Nyika.      

The winner of the men's 91kg division at the Glasgow 2014 meet headlines the Kiwi squad set to enter the ring in April.

The 22-year-old is gunning for back-to-back gold medals, having just returned from a training camp with the British Lionhearts boxing team.              

Elsewhere, Nyika will be joined in Queensland by Kiwi Patrick Mailata, who takes part in the men's 91kg+ stakes and has fought current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in the past.

Leroy Hindley, Richard Hadlow and Ryan Scaife are the remaining male boxers.

London 2012 Olympian Alexis Pritchard  will take part in the women's 57kg division, with Tasmyn Benny and Troy Garton also fighting.  

New Zealand has a storied history at the Commonwealth Games with a medal-winning roll call that includes Shane Cameron, Jimmy Thunder and Kevin Barry, while the 2014 squad added a silver medal to Nyika’s gold, when David Light came up just short in the 91kg division.

Richard Hadlow - 64kg
Leroy Hindley - 69kg
Patrick Mailata - 91kg+
David Nyika - 91kg
Ryan Scaife - 75kg 

Tasmyn Benny - 48kg
Troy Garton - 60kg  
Alexis Pritchard - 57kg