Geovana Peres and Lani Daniels Set for Epic Rematch on March 30th, This Time for WBO Light Heavyweight Championship
The epic rematch between Geovana Peres and Lani Daniels is on, but this time something more is at stake.
Geovana Peres and Lani Daniels have started their respected training camps ahead of their historic WBO Light Heavyweight World Title Championship clash on March 30th at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
This is the first women’s World title bout in the Light Heavyweight division for the WBO.
Brazilian born New Zealander Geovana Peres, has been non stop training since her last bout against Trish Vaka last December. Peres is part of Mayhem boxing, comes with a massive team with Terry Reid Batchelor as manager & Trainer, Alexey Papyshev as personal Trainer, Benjamin Watt as Promoting/Marketing and Alex Sua assistant coach. Geovana is well known as being a vegan, has a very strict diet, especially during training camp. Along with her support team, she sees a nutritionist to help her with her strict diet and to make sure she
Mayhem Boxing team has a big stable of boxers to help Geovana with Sparring. Some known names including Navosa “Smiley” Ioata, Commonwealth bronze medalist Troy Garton and her coach Terry Batchelor. There is a rumour that former WBO Oriental Champion and former top 10 WBO Ranked Gunnar Jackson, is interested if helping Geovana Peres out with sparring and help prepare for her World title bout. It is also believed that Geovana sparring partners are now being carefully selected due to Geovana injuring her sparring partners, mainly by concussions.
Geovana Peres sparring partners have big plans for 2019. Troy Garton will be defending her number one position in New Zealand in a couple weeks time and hoping to qualify for the olympics. Navosa Ioata will be fighting on the Peres vs Daniels undercard, scheduled against Chris Rehu. Navosa “Smiley” is also scheduled to fight Panuve Helu on April 20th for the New Zealand National (NZPBA version) Cruiserweight title.
Whangarei, New Zealand born Lani Daniels, has been very busy in her training. Nurse by day, Boxing training by night. Lani Daniels family owns a gym in the Northland area called “Tukaha Boxing”. Training there daily and traveling to Auckland every Thursday, Friday and Saturday to train with former World Muay Thai champion John “The Rebel” Conway. Conway said “Lani train with me Thursday night Friday morning Friday night Saturday morning and Saturday after noon. The sparring is ruthless and often the rebel is backed up. The rebel known as a evasive fighter is often caught with lani speed”.
John Conway gym “Rebel Lee Gar” is a Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai focused gym in New Lynn, Auckland. It is well known for its intense workouts, using old school type training and techniques. The training and sparring this the gym are so intense, some professional boxers have walked out half way through training. Alongside Ants Fryer who trained under John Conway for 20 years, Rebel Lee Gar is one of the best gyms in Auckland. The gym has produced a lot of amazing fighters including former WBC ranked boxer Baby Nansen, former WBA – PABA Champion Adrian Taihia, David Letele Brown Buttabean and obviously Lani Daniels.
While Lani Daniels has been with John Conway, she has won her second New Zealand title, gotten ranked in the WBA and has received multiple World title offers, including a fight in Croatia and obviously this confirmed bout against Geovana Peres in New Zealand.
Geovana Peres vs Lani Daniels a rematch
from their bout back in March 2018 for the New Zealand National (PBCNZ version)
title. Geovana Peres walked away with the victory by Split decision, however
John Conway believes it was a controversial decision. In an interview with
Gladrap Channel (Youtube channel), John Conway said “It’s such a credible
sanctioning body, the WBO (World Boxing Organisation), it’s one of the Major
ones. As big as the planet is and as many girls there are fighters, it just
happens to be in our backyard. We have a promoter that has the balls to put the
tournament on, we have two girls that are credible opponents that are prepared
to fight each other… The girls have fought before, it’s a controversy decision
against Lani Daniels, I thought it should have been the other way.”