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19 APRIL 2014

 

Convicted killer ok to fight in Olympics


Soulan Pownceby has been selected to box for New Zealand at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece this summer despite having served four years for the manslaughter of his five month old child.

Pownceby was jailed in 1995 and has since been convicted seven times, the last being for assault on a woman four years ago.

There have been many groups opposed to Pownceby’s selection but the New Zealand Boxing Association has confirmed that following a conference call among its members, they are happy to stick by their decision, saying his behaviour on previous International duty has been exemplary.



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