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Fighting Strong For Boxing Title

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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.

“Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, lied about & misunderstood. Stay strong!” 

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express is New Zealand's leading LGBT+ publication. Our goal is to inform and support our community by delving into relevant people, stories and events.

Anika Moa