It was a controversial end to Joseph Parker's win last night at the Vodafone events centre in Manukau. Parker looked the better of the two in all three rounds against the taller Alexandra Dimitrenko winning by TKO, Parker landing the final blow while the Ukrainian fighter was on one knee.
The win could have easily ended in disqualification to Parker if he was found to have illegally hit Dimitrenko but the appeal wasn't upheld.
Last night head trainer Kevin Barry praised his fighter for his outstanding efforts as the world title contender celebrated his 21st professional victory.
Parker's proven record has opened the door to a world title fight, but just which title he will fight for is still unknown, this decision is likely to be announced tomorrow.
It was a double celebration for the Parker family, with younger brother John winning by a majority against Ratu Dawai.
While Parkers training partner Izu Ugonoh stopped his opponent Gregory Tony in his tracks
After eight rounds of super welterweight professional boxing between Bowyn Morgan of Tainui and Tauranga Moana's Gunnar Jackson, it was Morgan who won by unanimous decision.