While Dunedin fans were excited about big-time rugby league coming to town last week, three University club players had another reason for high spirits.
Girish Rae has fought in two kickboxing events in as many weeks and all he has got to show for it is a broken nose.
Girish Rae does not like to do things by halves.
The Otago Goldrush had a disappointing start to the defence of its national title when it lost three of its four games in the first tournament of the women's basketball championship played in Nelson over the weekend.
Dunedin man Brogan Anderson will be in the thick of the action when the Brace Mixed Martial Arts promotion makes its New Zealand debut at the Lincoln Event Centre in Christchurch on Friday.
Two New Zealand mixed martial arts titles will go on the line and kickboxing will come to the fore at a fight night at the Edgar centre tonight.
While Joseph Parker prepares for the biggest fight of his career, the heavyweight division rolls on with a real resurgence. Anthony Joshua takes on Charles Martin this weekend as the contenders get ready to match each other. Jack Salter breaks down the champions and a fistfull of contenders.
He goes by the fight name ''Mean Hands'' and next week Kali Meehan hopes to land the cruellest of blows to Joseph Parker's career when the duo face off in Auckland.
Dunedin boxing official Steve Scott is backing Joseph Parker in his fight against Bowie Tupou tomorrow.
A smartly-implemented game plan and some polished striking proved the difference when Brogan Anderson won the co-main event on the Brace Promotion in Christchurch on Friday night.