The ‘Industry Rumble Fight for Life’ took place on Friday, April 29, in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ.
And the building industry and its suppliers have been quick to rally to the prostate cancer cause. Corporate tables sold out, with the organisers particularly grateful to Hawkins Construction, Go Rentals and PlaceMakers Cook Street for their early support.
Building on last year’s very successful event which raised more than $9000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Industry Rumble programme featured 14 fights, including the NZNBF Middleweight Title and at least one other professional fight.
Current NZNBF Middleweight champion, “The Quiet Assassin” Ivana Siao, squared off against “Iron” Mose Auimatagi in defence of his title, and “Hazardous” Tino Honey took on Eden McGrath.
Before then, 24 novice fighters, four of whom are women, tested their mettle in 12 fights. All but two of the novice fighters climbed into the ring for the very first time.
Bruce Glozier of Glozier Boxing is oversaw the training of approximately 10 of the fighters, including at least four female fighters. It is understood that one of women wanted to get involved following her family’s experience with cancer. One of the organisers, Peter Ewing is himself a Prostate Cancer survivor.
An auction was held on the night with all proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.