Junior Pati v Lance Bryant pre-weigh-in / James Wilson debut

Benjamin Watt 27/06/2017

Promoters Mal & Raylyne Siaosi of Multi Trade boxing organised a pre weigh and press conference late last week. This was organised due to amount of doubt around Junior Pati being able to make weight for the the fight against New Zealand Champion Lance Bryant in July 8th.

Pati is currently at his lightest right now since being an amateur heavyweight (90kgs). Right now Pati has been losing weight, coming down from 120 kgs to fight as a cruiserweight and to attempt to win his first boxing title.

Junior Pati Officially weighed in at 96 kgs last thursday. As of today, there is 10 days till weigh in date, which means he has to lose 0.6 kgs per day to get down to the appropriate weight level.

It has been noted that if Junior Pati does not make weight, Lance Bryant will refuse to fight Pati in a non title fight.

The promoters has also announced today that two more professional bouts have been added onto the card including James Wilson vs Joe Betham and Evander Tia vs Peter Tovio.

Multi Trade Boxing promoted by Mal & Raylyne Siaosi
July 8th, 2017
Auckland Netball Centre, St John
Sanctioned by NZNBF

Main Event Cruiserweight 10 x 3 min Rounds
Vacant UBF Asia Pacific & NZNBF Cruiserweight titles
(c) Lance Braynt (10 – 3 – 0) vs Junior Pati (12 – 22 – 1)

Super Middleweight 4 x 3 min Rounds
Jerome Pascua (2 – 1 – 0) vs Rob Ramsey (0 – 1 – 0)

Super Middleweight 4 x 3 min Rounds
Skope Siaosi (Debut) vs Aafeen Deen (Debut)

Heavyweight 4 x 3 min Rounds
James Wilson (MMA/Kickboxing 21 – 5 – 1) vs Joe Betham (0 – 4 – 0)

Crusierweight 4 x 3 Rounds
Evander Tia (0 – 1 – 0) vs Peter Tovio (2 – 26 – 1)


American James Wilson is coming to town to start his boxing career in New Zealand. Born in Los Angeles, California, Wilson has fought as a MMA fighter, Kickboxer and now is being brought over to New Zealand by manager/promoter Craig Thomson to debut in boxing. Wilson record so far is 5 – 3 – 0 (MMA) and 16 – 2 – 1 (Kickboxing), total 21 – 5 – 1.

At a young age, Wilson faced homelessness, juvenile delinquency, and ultimately became a child of the foster care system. Despite these life struggles, Wilson became highly successful in high school/college football, baseball, and track & field sports standout. As a result, he was offered a full sports scholarship to college and graduated with a B.A Sociology.

After College, he continued in his sporting career to play Semi-pro football with the Warsaw Eagles in Poland. In 2011, he was picked up as a Free Agent for the Chicago Bears, however he turned down the offer to start over in a MMA Career. He went on to become the 2011 California MMA Heavyweight Champion with a background in Kempo Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Wrestling. Wilson has had a successful Kickboxing career, fighting major promotions including K1 and Glory.

Wilson boxing career plan is to establish himself in New Zealand and Australia before taking on the rest of the world. Wilson will be beginning his career in Auckland, almost being scheduled to fight every week in July. Wilson will be going back to USA at the end of July, however will be coming back in the late end of the year.

Wilson will be debuting against Hawaiian New Zealander Lui Te’o (1 – 3 – 0), on July 1st at Manurewa Netball Centre on S.A.L.T gyms Kickboxing and Boxing event promoted by Terry Tuteru. Tickets are only sale, contact on 0212678365.

Wilson second bout will be against New Zealander Joe Betham (0 – 4 – 0), on July 8th at Auckland Netball Centre in St John, Auckland, on Multi Trade boxing promotion. This will be on the Lance Bryant vs Junior Pati for the NZNBF and vacant UBF Asia Pacific Cruiserweight titles undercard. This event is promoted by Mal & Raylyne Siaosi. Tickets are on sale now at Eventfinda – https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/multitrade-boxing-promotions-fist-of-fury-v/auckland/st-johns

Wilson third bout will be against an opponent still yet to be announced, on July 15th at ABA Stadium in Auckland, on Isaac Peach gyms boxing event. This will be on the Ruben Webster vs Kerry Davis undercard. Tickets are close to selling out, contact contact Bryan on 027 844 6697.

Wilson fourth and final bout before heading back to USA is against Conrad Lam (3 – 0 – 0). This will be Wilson biggest challenge. This bout will be on July 29th at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland. This bout will be the main event of the evening, promoted by Craig Thomson of CTP Boxing. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketbooth – https://events.ticketbooth.co.nz/event/danger-zone4817198