Reece Papuni

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Reece Papuni
Born (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 33)
Christchurch, New Zealand
ResidenceChristchurch, New Zealand
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Reach185 cm (72.8 in)
StanceOrthodox
Years active2012–present
Professional boxing record
Total16
Wins13
By knockout7
Losses3
By knockout3
Draws0
Other information
OccupationProfessional boxer
Notable relativessiblings: Taina papuni,Danielle papuni, Tamara papuni, Chelsea papuni,Brent James Sullivan,Te Rehia Broughton Dawn papuni,Patricia Papuni
Boxing record from BoxRec
last updated on: 28 January 2017

Reece Papuni (born 2 October 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a professional light heavyweight boxer.

Before turning pro Papuni was a well credentialed amateur boxing, winning a few amateur titles and reaching the quarter finals of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[1]

Papuni vs Rapira[edit]

Papuni biggest win in his career was against Sam Rapira for Rapira's New Zealand National Boxing Federation light heavyweight title. The two have fought each other five times before in the amateurs, however Rapira only won once out of the five meetings. Papuni won by TKO in the fourth round. A rematch has been talk about but nothing has same from it.[2][3][4]

Super 8 Four Man Tournament[edit]

In early November 2015, Papuni Took part in the Four man Tournament. Papuni joined Robert Berridge, Sefo Falekaono and Brad Riddell in the tournament.[5][6][7] Papuni Won the Tournament, winning against Brad Riddell and Robert Berridge.

Amateur boxing titles[edit]

  • 2003 New Zealand Amateur Champion (Junior 81 kg) [8]
  • 2009 New Zealand Amateur 81 kg Champion[9]
  • 2010 Jameson Belt (Most scientific senior male) 76th Winner[10]
  • 2010 New Zealand Amateur 81 kg Champion
  • 2011 New Zealand Amateur 81 kg Champion

Professional boxing titles[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
16 fights 13 wins 3 losses
By knockout 7 3
By decision 6 0
Draws 0
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Lose 13–3 Australia Blake Caparello TKO 8, (10) 2019-08-9 AustraliaThe Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia World Boxing Association Oceania Light Heavy Title
Lose 13–2 Australia Faris Chevalier TKO 9, (10) 2:20 2016-09-10 Australia Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield, Queensland, Australia Vacant Australasian Super Middleweight Title
Win 13–1 New Zealand Joshua Tai MD 8 2016-03-05 New Zealand Addington Raceway, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 12–1 New Zealand Robert Berridge SD 4, (3) 2015-11-03 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Super 8 Four Man Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
Original result ended in a draw so it went to an extra round.
Win 11–1 New Zealand Brad Riddell UD 4, (3) 2015-11-03 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Super 8 Four Man Light Heavyweight Tournament Semi-Final
Original result ended in a draw so it went to an extra round.
Win 10–1 Samoa Tony Iapesa TKO 5, (8) 2015-09-12 New Zealand Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Loss 9–1 Australia Trent Broadhurst TKO 5, (10) 2:19 2015-06-19 Australia Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia vacant WBA Oceania light heavyweight title
Win 9–0 New Zealand Mike Junior Kapi KO 2, (8) 0:37 2014-11-22 New Zealand Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 8–0 New Zealand Sam Rapira TKO 4, (10) 2014-10-16 New Zealand The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand NZNBF light heavyweight title
Win 7–0 New Zealand Eddie Lenart TKO 6, (6) 2014-04-04 New Zealand Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 6–0 New Zealand Avefu'a Iakopo Jnr TKO 1, 6 2:53 2014-02-28 New Zealand Hornby Working Men's Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 5–0 TongaNew Zealand Scott Taliauli TKO 3, 6 2013-11-01 New Zealand Wilding Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 4–0 New Zealand Andrew Robinson UD 10 2013-07-20 New Zealand Roy Stokes Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand vacant World Boxing Federation Oceania light heavyweight title
Win 3–0 New Zealand Ritchie Harris TKO 1, (6) 2:15 2013-02-28 New Zealand Hornby Working Men's Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 2–0 New Zealand Jacques Marsters UD 6 2012-09-06 New Zealand Hornby Working Men's Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
Win 1–0 New Zealand John Roil UD 6 2012-04-12 New Zealand Hornby Working Men's Club, Christchurch, New Zealand

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 2019 Gladrap Boxing Awards Returning Boxer of the year (Nominated)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Games Results". Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ Richens, Matt. "Boxer Reece Papuni shows he is the real deal". Stuff. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bird, Tony. "Sam Rapira wants to settle score with Papuni". Stuff. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b Johnstone, Duncan. "Reece Papuni's next fight set to be a knockout". Stuff. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ Wilson, Clay. "Reece Papuni excited for Super 8 event and chance to press claims overseas". Stuff. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Boxrec Full event". Boxrec. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Super 8 Fight Night". VSLIVE. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  8. ^ "New Zealand Amatuer [sic] Champions History". Boxingnz. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  9. ^ "New Zealand Amatuer [sic] Champions History". Boxingnz. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Jameson Title History". Boxingnz. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Gladrap Awards 2019". Gladrap Channel. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
Vacant WBF Oceania Light Heavyweight
Title

20 July 2013 – 20 July 2014
Vacant
Preceded by
Sam Rapira
NZNBF Light Heavyweight
Title

16 October 2014 – Present
Incumbent