WBO light heavyweight champion Geovana Peres will carry a 600 gram weight advantage into her first title defence against Canadian Claire Hafner after tipping the scales at 78.7 kilograms at Thursday’s weigh-in at SKY CITY in Auckland.
Peres appeared in superb shape as she and Hafner faced off just over 24 hours before they battle it out for the WBO light heavyweight tile.
Hafner, the world’s No. 2 ranked heavyweight, had little trouble making the lighter weight, weighing in at 78.1 kilograms.
The Pair square off at SKY CITY on Friday night, with the bout likely to start around 10.00pm.
Pro card weigh in details.
Karen Te Ruki-Pasene 64.2kg v Gentiane Lupi 64.4kg
Desley Robinson (Aus) 71.6kg v Trish Vaka 70.9kg (NZ)
Herman Ene-Purcell 115.8kg v Viliamu Motusga 141.9
Lani Daniels 71.7kg v Tessa Tualevao 72.2kg (NZ PBC middleweight)
Claire Hafner (Can) 78.1kg v Geovana Peres (NZ) 78.7kg (WBO world light heavyweight title)
Geovana PERES vs (Blue) Claire HAFNER
WBO Women’s Light Heavyweight World Title
(10 x 2 minute rounds)
Tessa TUALEVAO vs Lani DANIELS
PBC Women’s New Zealand Middleweight Title
(8 x 2 minute rounds)
INTERNATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT ATTRACTION
Herman ENE PURCELL (AUS) vs Viliamu MOTUSAGA (NZ)
(5 x 3 minutes)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S BOUT
Patricia VAKA (NZ) vs Desley ROBINSON (Australia)
(4 x 2 minutes)
FIRST PRO FIGHT
Gentiane LUPI (Wellington) vs Karen TE RUKI-PASENE (Northland)
(4 x 2 minutes)
Peres v Hafner, presented by Go Rentals will be broadcast live on SKY Sports 3 from 8.30pm. The main event is timed for ‘not before 10.00pm’.