Fight for Christchurch

01:07, Nov 01 2013

Christchurch business people, office workers and celebrities are set to again step into the ring for charity at this year's Fight for Christchurch boxing event.

The lineup for this year's Fight for Christchurch charity boxing event was announced yesterday.

There will be five bouts on November 28, with Phil Paul (Accessman) taking on Bryce Robb (Beaver Trees and Landscaping), Carrie Lee (Vodafone) taking on Miriama Smith (actor), Reon Goodwillie (Vodafone) taking on Fraser Hepburn (Baretta), Keshia Grant (Canterbury Tactix netballer) fighting Natasha Hansen (Olympic track cyclist), and former New Zealand Sevens player Craig De Goldi fighting Scott McCashin (Stokes Brewery).

Promoter Justin Wallace said Fight for Christchurch had become a "major event for the city".

Last year, more than $140,000 was raised for charity. More than $360,000 has been raised since the first event in 2010.

Professional heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker was supposed to be this year's main event but he had to pull out because of a cut he sustained above his left eye last Thursday during a fight against Afa Tatupu in Auckland.

Contestants will be raising money for the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust, Kidscan, and Ronald McDonald House.


The Press