Video: Hemi Ahio wins NZ title by TKO at Super 8

  • 03/11/2015
Hemi Ahio (Photosport file)
Hemi Ahio (Photosport file)

Rising fight prospect Hemi Ahio has claimed the New Zealand heavyweight title after beating American Samoa's Alapati A'asa at the Super 8 Fight Night at SkyCity in Auckland.

It looked like an upset might be on the cards when Ahio was rocked within the first 30 seconds, dropping to the ground getting a count from the referee.

But the South Aucklander came back big in the second round, first putting A'asa on the deck with a right hook before hitting him with a … moments later before the ref called the fight off.

The win takes Ahio's undefeated streak to nine wins, with seven knockouts.

Watch the video to see highlights from the fight.

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