Whangaparāoa hosting New Zealand title fight

Orewa’s Nik Charalampous is fighting for a NZ title in Whangaparāoa.

Boxing fans won’t have far to go to see a professional fight, as local boxer Nik Charalampous fights for the cruiserweight NZ title in Whangaparāoa this month.

Nik, 27, who has been boxing since the age of 12 and turned professional around seven years ago, will fight the more experienced former NZ cruiserweight champion Lance Bryant, 38.

Promoter Craig Thomson says it’s a case of “the old bull versus the young lion”, giving the local fighter a good shot at the title.

Also on the bill is another cruiserweight fight, between John Parker (heavyweight boxer Joseph’s younger brother) and the North Shore’s Ben Williams, along with some fights between newcomers who train at local gyms.

The No Way Out event is on August 22 at Sportscave in Stanmore Bay, 5pm. Tickets ticketbooth.co.nz

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