24 Mar 2012

Four finals for NZ boxers competing for Games places

12:45 pm on 24 March 2012

Day two of the Oceania boxing championships went well for the New Zealanders aiming for a spot at the London Olympics, with four semi-final wins in Canberra.

Heavyweight David Light made short work of Ruata Tarieta from Kiribati with the referee stopping the contest in the second round.

Light will meet the in-form Australian Jai Opetaia for the spot in London.

Bantamweight Gage Brown had an impressive start with a win over Tongan Tuamalolo Meteaki by 28 points to 10 and now meets the well-performed Australian Ibrahm Balla in the final.

Lightweight Chad Milnes won by the narrow margin of one point over Commonwealth bronze medallist Lomalito Moala of Tonga and will box Australian Luke Jackson in the final.

Welterweight Bowyn Morgan had a victory over Joseph Deireraga of Nauru 15-8 and advances to the final against Australian Cameron Hammond.

Although light welterweight Harrison Scaife was stopped in the last round he was not disgraced with his opponent Jeffrey Horn looking the most impressive of all the Australians.