Kiwi world’s first openly-gay boxing judge

Another barrier has been knocked out in sport - New Zealander Benjamin Watt is believed to be the first ever openly-gay male professional boxing judge.

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He judged his first ever fights at the Weekend Warriors event in Auckland last night.
At 23, he is also believed to be the youngest current judge on the circuit.

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Watt tells GayNZ.com his love for boxing was sparked when he was eight-years-old and watched the “Royal Rampage” 2000 David Tua vs Lennox Lewis fight, which went 12 rounds and near stopped the nation.

“From that I just fell in love with boxing.”

Read more at www.gaynz.com

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