The tragic death of a boxer in Christchurch following a charity bout has reinforced the importance of training and safety for the organisers of looming charity fight night in Dunedin. On the November 24 The Pride of the South Charity Fight Night will kick off at Dunedin's Edgar Centre. The event comes on the heels of a boxer who was fatally injured in a charity boxing event in Christchurch on November 3. Kain Parsons, 37, died earlier today after he was injured in a match against Steve Alfeld during the Fight for Christchurch event at Horncastle Arena on Saturday night. Before the Otago night of bouts, Auckland charity boxing event Diamonds In The Ring 2018 was still set to take place tonight, the first boxing event since the death of Parsons.
Source: Otago Daily Times November 09, 2018 05:48 UTC