Experience intense boxing action at the Fowler Homes Taranaki Explosion Fight Night on Friday 26 May at New Plymouth's TSB stadium.
Sam "the Terror" Rapira (15-4) will fight light heavyweight champion Tipene Maniapoto (5-0) Robbie, from Hawke's Bay.
There is a great undercard with 3 Professional and 5 Corporate fights with all the action starts from 7pm (doors open 6pm). The professional fights also include Taranak's Tania Reid v Wendy Talbot (Rotorua) and Opunake's Simon Julian v Tautu Billant (Tahiti).
The corporate match ups include "The Heavy Hitters" - Julian Bracegirdle v Andrew Castles, "Rumble on the Runway: Model vs Model - Zara Ansell v Shayna Masters-Dreaver, "The Masters Match" - Kerry Simeon v Sam Bennett, "Hip-hop Elements" - Cam "Odjobs" Sherman (Graffiti Artist) v Todd "Louie Knuxx" Williams (Rapper), "North v South Taranaki" - Brendan Bunting vs Michael Braggins and "Battle of the Beauties" - Chanel Smith v Alex Simkin.