6 Feb 2015

Sport: Samoan boxer eyes revenge in title bout

3:24 pm on 6 February 2015

Samoa cruiserweight champ Vaitele Soi is out for revenge after signing on to fight Australia's Anthony McCracken in Christchurch next month.

McCracken shocked top-ranked Kiwi cruiserweight David Aloua last November with a seventh round TKO to claim the WBA Pan African Cruiserweight, WBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight and OPBF Cruiserweight titles.

The 27 year old Soi, who lost a narrow decision in the Super8 final, says he's looking forward to reclaiming the titles for New Zealand and Samoa, and overcoming the man who beat his friend.

Australian brawler McCracken is ranked 13th by the WBA and has a record of 17-7, while Soi is 24-1.