"The WBC has refused to evolve the sport for equality. So I am relinquishing their title."
The locals were sent home happy from McKay Stadium on Saturday.
While Lani Daniels and Mea Motu deservedly grabbed the headlines, some impressive performance set the table.
The locals got the job done at McKay Stadium.
"That's made me angry, it's pissed me off to be honest."
The pair will aim to unify the division for the first time since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
The Kiwi will take on his most high-profile and decorated opponent to date next month in Saudi Arabia.
The Kiwi heavyweight will return to the scene of his last win to face the former WBC champion.
The two will reportedly lock horns in Saudi Arabia next month.
The Hamiltonian now boasts seven finishes through his first eight fights.
Kiwi Lani Daniels hopes to become New Zealand's first double world champion.
The Kiwi had too much power for Canadian Simon Kean in the third round at Riyadh.
The undefeated middleweight faces German Zhanibek Alimkhanuly in December.
The former WBO world heavyweight champion will face Canadian Simon Kean.
The American was ringside for some of the most famous fights in NZ history.
Olympic bronze medallist David Nyika won't feature in France next year.
Both will headline the event at Whangārei's McKay Stadium on December 2.
Northlanders Mea Motu and Lani Daniels are both getting back to their roots for their next world title defences.
The 33-year-old defeated Malawi's Ellen Simwaka with a unanimous decision.
Saturday's fight will go ahead as scheduled.