Four golds for Kiwi boxers at Arafura Games

Last updated 12:56 14/05/2011
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STEPPING UP: Joseph Parker will be in the spotlight when he fights on David Tua's undercard in Auckland next month.

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Boxer Deana Stephenson his picked up her first international gold medal, one of four golds won by Kiwi boxers at the 2011 Arufura Games in Darwin.

Stephenson beat Australian Nancy Bifera in the welterweight class, taking the match 8-4.

Kiwi super heavyweight Joseph Parker met Emile Gineate, of French Polynesia, in his final, with the referee ending the contest in the first round.

The middleweight division was an all New Zealand affair, with Joe Blackbourn and Nick Charalpampous making the final after defeating Australian opponents in the semi-finals. Blackbourn, who is a multiple New Zealand National champion, took out the bout 31-19.

Experienced lightweight Alexis Pritchard added to her gold medal collection with victory against Indian boxer Pinki Jangra by way of disqualification in round three.

New Zealand Arufura Games boxing finals results:

Men:

Super heavyweight: Joseph Parker defeated Emile Gineate (French Polynesia) RSC R1

Middleweight: Joe Blackbourn defeated Nick Charalpampous 31-19

Light Heavyweight: Sam Rapira lost to Damien Hooper (Aust) 21-9

Women:

Welterweight: Deana Stevenson defeated Nancy Bifera (Aust) 8-4

Lightweight: Alexis Pritchard defeated Meena Rani (India) Disqualification

Flyweight: Lloyds Scully lost to Selena McPhee (Aust) 15-10

Light Flyweight: Siona Fernandez lost to Pinki Jangra (India) 18-13

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