Story: Boxing and wrestling

Shane Cameron fighting Kevin Montiy, 2008

Shane Cameron fighting Kevin Montiy, 2008

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people punch each other according to a set of rules. Boxers wear padded gloves to protect their hands. The bout is controlled by a referee. Here, New Zealander Shane Cameron (left) lands a jab punch on Kevin Montiy from the United States in 2008. Cameron knocked out Montiy in the fifth round of the bout and successfully defended his International Boxing Federation Pan-Pacific and World Boxing Organisation Oriental heavyweight titles. Cameron went on to lose these to New Zealander David Tua in 2009.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Boxing and wrestling - Professional boxing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37969/shane-cameron-fighting-kevin-montiy-2008 (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015