Last fights

(Photo: Osolai Akai from the Cooks (at left) gets a punch in against Tahiti Nuis Puaiura Taaroa in their 81kg bout on Wednesday evening. The match went the Tahitians way, 10-5 on points, with Taaroa to face American Samoas Faleauto Manutulila in tomorrow nights final.)

Samoan Afaese Fata Kalepi’s close win over Fijian Solomone Delailomaloma has set up a much anticipated 75kg final with a little-known Kiribati opponent in tomorrow’s boxing finals.
There were no scored punches in the first round between Fata Kalepi and the southpaw Delailomaloma. But the Samoan patiently waited for the opportunities, scoring a point in the second round, and then added another in the third to take out the match 2-0.
He will now meet Andrew Kometa from Kiribati who easily accounted for the Tahitian, Marian Mahanora 11-3. Kometa led 4-0 in the first round and extended that to 6-1 in the next – putting a standing eight-count on the taller Tahitian in the second round.
Gyan Athalae from New Caledonia fought out a close 7-5 win over his Samoan opponent, Uili Auapaau, in one of the 60kg matches. In the other 60kg match, Kautoa Roddy scored a 9-5 victory over Joseph Robson from Tahiti Nui.
There was action aplenty in both matches with a flurry of exchanges between the boxers throughout, however many of the punches did not find the mark.
Roddy from Kiribati will face Athalae in tomorrow’s final.
Joseph Deireragea from Nauru showed his class against Michael Fonoti-Taputoa in the first 69kg fight last night.
Deireragea landed two right hands at the end of the first round to lead the match (2-0) and then exhibited a brilliant display of counter-punching in the second to take a 6-0 lead. He scored a further five points against his taller opponent to win 11-0.
The second 69kg match was short-lived with Albert Temaititahio ripping into the body of Kiribati’s Mikaobo Tooma and dropping him to his knees in the first round.
The referee stopped the contest and the Tahitian will go into tomorrow’s final against Deireragea.
There will be nine bouts in tomorrow’s finals which will start at 7pm at the National Auditorium. - Moana Moeka’a: Cook Islands News


Kiribati boxer Andrew Kometa (blue) downs Tahiti's Marian Vaihau Mahanora.
Mahanora got up but Kometa went on to win this middleweight semi-final bout.




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Updated Results

BOXING FINALS

FLY WEIGHT 51kg

GOLD : IOANE Kaisa - Samoa
SILVER : SAMUEL Teariki - Cook Islands

BANTAM WEIGHT 54 kg

GOLD : TUIHAA Jason Marunui - Tahiti
SILVER : SANELE Sinapapa - Samoa


FEATHER WEIGHT 57kg

GOLD : CALEB Colan - Nauru
SILVER : BOSSUET Vatea Pierre-Olivier Eric - Tahiti
BRONZE : SHAHMEEM Mohammed - Fiji


LIGHT WEIGHT 60kg

GOLD : ATHALAE Gyan - New Caledonia
SILVER : RODDY Kautoa - Kiribati
BRONZE : AUAPAAU Vili - Samoa
BRONZE : ROBSON Joseph Tehaamaru - Tahiti


LIGHT WELTER WEIGHT 64kg

GOLD : ALBERTINI Jean-Louis Ariihau - Tahiti
SILVER : LIVAI Inoma Faasala - Samoa
BRONZE : SOKOBALAVU Taniela - Fiji
BRONZE : MARTOREDJO Nicholas - New Caledonia  

WELTER WEIGHT 69kg

GOLD : DEIRERAGEA Joseph - Nauru
SILVER : TEMAITITAHIO Albert - Tahiti
BRONZE : TOOMA Mikaobo - Kiribati
BRONZE : FONOTI-TUPUTOA Michael Agavaa - Samoa

MIDDLE WEIGHT 75kg

GOLD: FATA KALEPI Afaese Hugo - Samoa
SILVER : KOMETA Andrew - Kiribati
BRONZE : DELAILOMALOMA Solomone Sarawaqa - Fiji
BRONZE : MAHANORA Marian Vaihau - Tahiti

LIGHT HEAVY WEIGHT 81kg

GOLD : MANUTULILA Faleauto Leuila - American Samoa
SILVER : TAAROA Puaiura Tera Erickson - Tahiti
BRONZE : AKAI Osolai Maximillian Kolbe - Cook Islands
BRONZE : RUATA Tarieta - Kiribati

HEAVY WEIGHT 91kg

GOLD : MAHANORA Richardet Emilton - Tahiti

SILVER : HAGAI Vengi - Cook Islands
BRONZE : TERRAT Olivier - New Caledonia
BRONZE : TITOA Mathew - Samoa

SUPER HEAVY WEIGHT +91kg

GOLD : NENA Tafai Joseph - Tahiti

SILVER : AGEIDU Jake - Nauru
BRONZE : TUISAMOA Jean - New Caledonia

Te Karere Board

ALL BOXING MATCHES WILL BEGIN AT 7:00PM

Thursday - Semi Finals Night

Friday - No boxing

Saturday - Finals Night