NZ boxing promoter out to close pay inequality after Geovana Peres wins international identify

New Zealand boxer Geovana Peres earned just $4000 for triumphing the WBO international mild-heavyweight identify, and now her promoter desires to alternate that. Peres out-pointed fellow Kiwi Lani Daniels in an exciting 10-rounder in Auckland to say the vacant title final Saturday night. However, the bold, high-priced promoting becomes a success on all fronts, and Bruce Glozier, the person who placed it together, desires to build on that for the good of the women’s scene right here. Glozier hopes to level Peres’ first defense of the sector belt closer to the give up of the yr and is out to reward the warring parties better.


The small purse – Daniels got the identical amount – is in stark contrast to the tens of millions that New Zealand’s most reliable men’s heavyweight Joseph Parker has earned off his WBO global identify run. Glozier doesn’t expect to shape whatever like that, but he is out to do his fine. “Hopefully, we will be able to reduce that disparity when it comes to boxing purses for women,” Glozier advised Stuff on Monday as he meditated on the remaining weekend’s combat nighttime and checked out approaches to move things ahead. “I’m hoping from this occasion that I might be able to generate some greater sponsorship and close that gap. It’s a big hole; however, a step inside the right route could be true. That is the intention … To lesson that hole like a good deal as we likely can.”

Glozier will sit down with Peres’ crew to look at their defense alternatives and approaches to cash in on her global champion status. “I could favor doing a defense right here in New Zealand. Geovana has a following here, and I think it would be top for New Zealand boxing. We need to bring the fights right here if we’ve got an opportunity. We may also get some offers to fight foreign places; however, as a substitute, I would do the whole lot we can to make it happen here. “Why cannot we construct one in all these women up? We are in a position to build up Joseph Parker, Junior Fa … Now we can build up these women.”

Glozier turned into encouraged to see Parker, Fa, and other recent New Zealand heavyweight stars David Tua and Shane Cameron attend the girls’ fight. Network pop out and support it as properly, and that’s what we had to virtually raise the profile and supply the women what they deserved as well. What great combat, such a lot of people afterward stated it turned into one of the high-quality girls fights that they had seen in a long time.” The merchandising and combat overall performance exceeded the expectancies of the attending WBO officials who Glozer had persuaded to present the bout global title popularity. As a result, this became the primary time an actual women’s international title had been put on the line at this weight division.

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