Topic: Boxing

Kiwi boxers meet former world heavyweight champ, The Easton Assassin

By Tamati Tiananga

Rob Berridge and Joseph Parker met up with a former American world heavyweight boxing champion who grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, hence his fighting alias, 'The Easton Assassin'.

Larry Holmes’s knowledge has been passed on to this pair of fighters.

It's something the fighters from Ngāi Tahu and Samoa are extremely grateful for. The fighters were also lucky enough to eat at Holmes' restaurant, Champs Corner.

Holmes is now considering going along to support Berridge and Parker when they fight at Sands Casino in Bethlehem on Sunday morning NZ time.

Furthermore, an invite was extended to Holmes by Duco to travel to NZ as a guest for the Fight For Life event in December.