The New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title has been won by Brazilian-born Geovana Peres.
Peres is breaking multiple barriers, being both the first LGBT+ person and first Brazilian to win a NZ Professional Boxing Title.
After eight rounds fighting Nailini Helu, and a unanimous decision from all three judges, she defeated Helu, scoring 79 – 73.
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