(SEPT 26) Over the weekend
in Auckland, New Zealand, Benjamin Watt put on his first boxing
under BTW Promotions fight 4 Charity. The main event was Nailini
Helu vs Ange Davis for the Vacant NZPBA and Vacant UBF Asia
Pacific Women’s Heavyweight title.
The bout itself ended by a split
decision in favour of the blue corner Nailini Helu, however it
seems that it was an unpopular decision. Over the last 48 hours,
people have taken to facebook to share there opinion on the
decision, including one particular person who has the same last
name as Ange Davis’s trainer, has said that the judges of the
bout should go hang themselves.
When ask what his opinion on a certain comment, Benjamin Watt
“I am the type of person that says no matter what the result is
you should always show aroha respect and kindness to boxers,
officials, trainers, managers, family and friends. I personally
did not see the bout between Nailini vs Ange as I was tending to
an injured boxer. However I do not care who wins, lose or draws,
no one deserves abuse like this especially since the event
promoted world suicide day and the mika haka foundation. We will
not accept abuse like this and we as a community should not
accept abuse like this especially when someone is telling
someone else to go kill themselves”
Ange Davis team from South
Auckland Leegarr Thaiboxing (S.A.L.T), has officially made an
appeal with the local commissioning body, New Zealand
Professional Boxing Association (N.Z.P.B.A).
Watt has officially announce the following…
“I am here to announce that an appeal has been lodge for the
decision of the Nailini Helu vs Ange Davis bout for the NZPBA &
UBF Asia Pacific Titles. NZPBA Secretary Sir Pat Leonard has
accepted the appeal and will be putting together a committee to
view and consider its decision. There will be no further comment
in the meantime till all facts and Appeal considered.”
A few accusations have been made toward the commissioning body
including rigging the fight due to Nailini Helu being close to
have a world title shot this time next year, all the judges are
related and came in pre empted with a plan and the score cards
from one of the judges were altered.
At this present time, it is unknown how long the appeal will
take or what decision might be, however more evidence will be
submit over the next week with video footage will be put on
youtube of the bout thanks to Gladrap channel.
Promoter Craig Thomson of CTP Boxing has officially announce
that there is an offer on the table to Ange Davis and her team
to take on Nailini Helu at Thomson’s 10 year anniversary show on
December 10th. If the rematch does indeed happen, it will
certainly be an exciting fight.