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A total of 380 sailors from over 60 countries will hit the water this week as New Zealand hosts the emerging sailing stars. Source: 1 NEWS



Lance Revill quits boxing post after stinging criticism of Joseph Parker result, calls Dean Lonergan 'childish'

Lance Revill has resigned from his position with the Professional Boxing Commission International in the wake of the fallout following Joseph Parker's victory over Andy Ruiz.

Following the bout which saw Parker crowned as the WBO title holder, Revill came out against the Kiwi heavyweight.

"I know one thing for sure last night, Parker didn't win that fight" Revill told Newstalk ZB.

David Higgins explained the history between Revill and Parker, suggesting a possible explanation for his criticism. Source: 1 NEWS

"He didn't win the fight last night and 'get real New Zealand' because we haven't got a New Zealand heavyweight champion."

Revill has put his money where his mouth is in resigning from the PBCI, an organisation backed by the WBO, sending his resignation to vice president Leon Panoncillo.

"I'm resigned from that association as of today. I don't want any part of it," Revill's statement said.

"I don't like the way they operate. They have inexperienced people doing officiating jobs. I've resigned because of the fallout and the way this whole tournament was run."

Revill also singled out Duco Events' promoter Dean Lonergan, who labelled Revill "an idiot" in response.

"Any Joseph Parker fights in New Zealand I don't want a part of it. I don't want to be criticised for having my opinion.

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"It's childish behaviour from someone like Dean Lonergan."

Parker claimed the result against Ruiz in a majority decision, being awarded the WBO title as a result.

The Kiwi heavyweight says he wants to "dominate the heavyweight division" after securing the WBO title. Source: 1 NEWS

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An MMA referee has shown composure in an extremely tense situation after a concussed fighter attempted to fight him in his dazed state following a knockout.

The fight was part of Trench Warz 20 - an event held on December 9 in the Mariana Islands - which saw the referee adjudicating the fight when one fighter began to tire from missing multiple blows.

His opponent saw the weakness and took advantage with a brutal kick that floored him instantly.

After returning to his feet, the KO'd fighter attempted to fight the referee but remaining professional, the referee simply cradled the fighter until he calmed down.


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