Press man dismissed early

00:32, Dec 02 2012
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Carrie Lee versus Sharon Amataiti.
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Blair Strang (L) knocks out Boyd Warren at the Fight For Christchurch Charity boxing at CBS Arena.
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Kieran Davis versus Cody McDonald.
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Paul Dorrance versus Roger Beeforth.
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Boyd Warren hits the canvas.

The Press's Boyd Warren was defeated after a short bout with Blair Strang at last night's Fight for Christchurch.

Strang, five kilograms heavier than Warren, won after a technical knockout within the early stages of the first round.

Warren, who was clearly upset, said he wanted a rematch. Strang said he was ready for a beer.

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Boyd Warren (The Press) in red versus Blair Strang.

More than 3600 people attended the event in the CBS Arena.

The 2012 contenders included Sharon Amataiti from Classic Hits, Blair Strang, a former Shortland Street star, and Rhys Narbey from The Rock radio station.

Fight for Christchurch director Justin Wallace said more than $100,000 had already been raised before last night's event.

Wallace said donations and live auctions would bring in a lot more money for St John, KidsCan, Canterbury Earthquake Survivors Trust and the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust.

Boxers marched to the ring after dapper Cantabrians strolled down the red carpet at the fight.

More than 1100 people occupied corporate tables ringside including the main sponsors of the event, contenders' tables and representatives from the chosen charities.

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