Hamiltron to the financial rescue
Why the former television boss, Ian Fraser, was announcing a boxing match I don't know. He's probably just there to charm the provincial cheque books out of the municipal robes of the Hamiltronian leadership after Auckland City Councillor Aaron Bhatnagar told them where to get off... only about a hundred K's down State Highway One as it happened:
It appears the city were the only council to offer a financial investment to secure the fight. Hamilton mayor Bob Simcock said the city [had funding available because of a now cancelled world rally championship and ] were able to switch that money at short notice.
Hamilton has stumped up the cash where in Auckland they only do that sort of thing if it involves boats or over-paid English soccer players. If the ratepayers of Hamilton are happy to see the year's cultural/motorsports budget expended on a big Samoan and a big Palangi smashing each other over (and the critics would say that is something you can witness for free in certain public bars and carparks most weekends up the road in Auckland anyway) - then I dare say it appears as good as an investment as the V8 street car franchise.
But all right, local government issues aside, it will be a momentous occasion as far as boxing goes. I cannot recall a match between contender/title class heavyweights who are both New Zealanders - not in my lifetime anyway.
If people can get in for $60 then great - they'll likely get a good view of Tua's shimmying tassles on his shortskirt and Cameron's bleeding, shredded face from wherever they are in the stadium.