Live updates: World championship boxing – Mea Motu, Lani Daniels bid for glory in Whangārei

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Full fight card:

Mea Motu v Chandni Mehra (IBO world super bantamweight title) - Motu wins via unanimous decision

Lani Daniels v Desley Robinson (IBF light heavyweight world title) - Daniels wins via unanimous decision

Jerome Pampellone v Rogelio Medina (light heavyweight) - Pampellone wins via first-round KO

Zain Adams v Patthaphi Camton (super flyweight) - Adams wins via second-round KO

Roseanna Cox v Trish Vaka (catchweight) - Cox wins via unanimous decision

Matt Matich v Kurt Benney (heavyweight) - Matich wins via second-round TKO

Live updates:

Mea Motu v Chandni Mehra - IBO world super bantamweight title

The scorecards are in...98-91, 100-89, 99-90 - and still! Mea Motu does it comfortably.

Round 10 - Doctor wants a look at Mehra's cut. Play on, is the verdict. Motu looking to go out on a high, pressing forward in search of that killshot. Mehra, yet again, is inches away from disaster - eats a flurry to close the contest. And we are done. Should be a straightforward win for the Kiwi.

Round nine - Respect for Mehra for staying in the contest. She's been outmatched but is still standing heading into the final stanza.

Round eight - Motu has opened a cut beneath Mehra's left eye. Motu shows no signs of relenting, continues to press forward with strikes. Mehra can only hold on (literally), referee gives her yet another warning.

Round seven - Mehra withstanding quite a beating here. She's quick, but increasingly not quite quick enough. Motu stalks, plants another into Mehra's liver, then back up top. Varying her attack well.

Round six - Motu planting her feet and ripping to the body of Mehra, who refuses to relent. Two consecutive straight rights on the button from Motu. Six down, six in the bag for the Kiwi.

Round five - Motu having real success with the body shots now, she's certainly unlocked something here. Has Mehra reeling. The Indian absorbing a barrage. 

Round four - Mehra frustrating Motu a tad with her movement here, she's an awkward customer to deal with. Mehra puts some combinations together but they're lacking the power to really trouble Motu. Nonetheless, they're scoring. Heavy right hand to the liverfrom Motu! Mehra staggers, Motu swarms with more big shots to close the round.

Round three - Mehra jabs, looks to clinch. Motu punishes her with an overhand left. Motu dictating terms, economical with her strikes. Huge left hook, Mehra swallows it well. Three straight for the Kiwi.

Round two - Motu changes levels, tenderises Mehra's body. Motu remains the aggressor, Mehra's footwork mitigating the damage so far.

Round one - We're underway! Motu fires some stiff shots early to stamp her mark. Mehra swings back but the power difference is immediately clear. Motu snaps the jab, follows with the straight right which Mehra clearly felt.

9:30pm - Up very shortly - the main event of the evening.

Lani Daniels v Desley Robinson - IBF light heavyweight world title

The scorecards are in...95-95, 97-93, 99-96 - Daniels is the new IBF light heavyweight champion!

History has been made - the first Kiwi boxer to hold title in two divisions. The haka goes up ringside for Pipiwai's finest.

Round 10 - Final round! Daniels remains composed, cautious not to take any undue risks. Robinson won't go down without emptying the tank, unleashing another bevy in the dying stages but to no minimal effect. That will do us! Great fight, high-paced entertainment. Should be a comfy win for the local.

Round nine - Both fighters still looking fresh. Robinson likely needs a KO to win this. The 'Lani' chant rings through McKay Stadium. Robinson battles back, has Daniels against the ropes. Daniels clinches, sneaks through an uppercut. Both fighters unleash as the round ends.

Round eight - Robinson's corner calls for more power shots. Daniels still brimming with energy late, leaps in with a right hand, throws the left to the body. Robinson constantly backtracking under Daniels' pressure, copping regular shots. Robinson truns the tide towards the end of the round but can't land any effective offence.

Round seven - Robinson with more high volume to open the round. Daniels presses forth, fins her mark with an overhand right. Robinson pumps the jab but Daniels evades and lands a left hook.

Round six - Robinson out of the gate, gets off first - using her reach advantage to excellent effect, realising she's likely behind on the cards. Daniels backed to the ropes, Robinson swarms with a flurry of punches. Big straight right to close her most definitive round so far.

Round five - Daniels ramps up the pressure, leading the dance. Robinson backpeddles and gets a one-two for her troubles. Robinson with some punches in bunches, Daniels gives her own back. Tight round.

Round four - Daniels with a heavy left hand, then a thunderous right. Robinson is game - stings a couple of her own. Daniels straight right down the pipe. Robinson rallies late in the round. Quite the crowd-pleaser on our hands here!

Round three - Daniels dictating the real estate by Robinson starting to find her range on the counter. Sneaks a pair of shots through Daniels' guard, unleashes a few more and Daniels responds. Robinson isn't overawed here! Crowd loved that. The Aussie's best round.

Round two - Daniels lands a pair of looping right hands. Robinson fires back with minimal success. Robinson pinned to the ropes, eats a couple of body shots. Another enormous counter right misses its mark by millimetres. Robinson hangs in there, looks to clinch and muddy up the contest. Should be two for the Kiwi.

Round one - To the middle they go. Daniels pressing early, measuring Robinson with her jab. Robinson throws a flurry but Daniels weaves and bobs, much to the delight of the partisan crowd. Daniels lands a clean one-two, follows with another straight right. Huge right hand just misses its mark. Promising start for Daniels.

8:43pm - Here comes the hometown hero! Out strolls Daniels backed by a rousing haka. Spine-tingling business.

8:25pm - Jerome Pampellone defeats Rogelia Medina via first-round KO

Wow! Pampellone stamps his class and sends his stock soaring further with a third straight first round KO.

The Mexican journeyman had no answer for the furious pressure from Pampellone, with an overhand right providing the definitive blow.

8:05pm - Zain Adams beats Patthapi Camton via second-round KO

Bang! Adams swarms from the outset and sets up a searing overhand right that switches Camton's lights off completely. The Thai is prone for a few minutes before finally getting to his feet. Fantastic win for the South African-born boxer.

Zain Adams after his sensational KO.
Zain Adams after his sensational KO. Photo credit: Photosport

8pm - The evening's next two combatants are en route to the middle - Peach Boxing's Zain Adams to square off with Thailand's Patthaphi Camton in a six-round showdown at super flyweight.

7:45pm - Roseanna Cox defeats Trish Vaka via unanimous decision

Entertaining bout where Cox had too much offensive variety and too large a gas tank for Vaka, who showed huge toughness to survive all six rounds. 

7:22pm - Straight into 6 x two-minute rounds at catchweight between local favourite Trish Vaka and Roseanna Cox.

Vaka is entering the ring for the first time after a four-year hiatus to focus on motherhood and faces a tall order against 'The Female Mike Tyson' Cox, who is the first of a few fighters representing Peach Boxing tonight.

7:20pm - Extremely one-sided affair in the corporate bout, as Matich twice flattens Benney before the referee mercifully waves off the contest in the second of three rounds.

7pm - Evening, fight fans. McKay Stadium is filling fast as fan flock for an historic night of boxing action in the north.

Kicking off proceedings tonight is a corporate contest between local rugby stars Matt Matich and Kurt Benney. Matich is a regular for the Taniwha at NPC level, while Benney is a stalwart at the famous Kamo club.

The two will throw down at heavyweight.


Kia ora, good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of bumper night of boxing from Whangārei's McKay Stadium.

Mea Motu will attempt to defend her IBO world super bantamweight title against Indian challenger Chandi Mehra.

Fellow Northlander Lani Daniels is aiming to create NZ boxing history by claiming a world title in a second division. She'll try to add the IBF light heavyweight strap to the IBF heavyweight belt she won in May by beating Australian Desley Robinson.

Also on the card is rising Kiwi pugilist Jerome Pampellone, who'll look to keep his soaring stock on the rise with a win over Mexican journeyman Rogelio 'Porky' Medina. 

We'll have all of the results and detailed commentary of the Kiwi fights from 7pm.