Karen Lina Te Ruki-Pasene | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 72
Mike and Cedric discuss a northland boxer, Karen Te Ruki-Pasene, who will take on Australia’s Brooke “Psycho” Cooper in Australia later this month.
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[ Music, ] hello, there boxing fans around the world thanks for joining us once again here on friday for knuckle up and it’s female friday featuring my quarter of four and my core’s got a great girl from down under lined up.
Yes, are you ready to go you’re ready to give it to us yeah, i’m i’m ready, i’m ready.
As i can be to be honest here we go karen t, that’s right.
You heard it three and two one ko she’s lost by a knockout.
She is from new zealand she’s, ranked second in the welter division in new zealand, and she is sorry australia.
Am i right new zealand, new zealand.
Sorry, sorry, i almost messed that up she’s in new zealand, she is from new zealand.
She’S in new zealand resides in auckland, new zealand, yes she’s ranked second before in new zealand in the wealthy division, 13 out of 60 in the world, so she’s climbing that uh she’s climbing into that top ten, okay and uh.
We all know that that top ten is a big uh.
You know it’s a big talent there in that top 10.
So i’m super excited to see this man um.
She originally had a massive opportunity to fight at eden park on new zealand’s largest outdoor stadium.
However, the event got canceled, with no sign of the event due to the delta varian outbreak in new zealand um, you know restarting again uh.
She is well known in the boxing community for being tough, especially with her career of being in the royal new zealand navy.
As an officer, so this could talk about a girl.
Who’S got some some uh, some, you know strength in her man.
This girl, you know in in the navy and now she’s in the boxing ring man and the good thing about it is.
Is she currently has a record of three and two right, which is not bad, but she made her professional boxing debut in november of 2018 after having a background in corporate boxing, so she took on tony moca winning the fight by stoppage.
Her next fight was a massive risk when she took on former new zealand champion, former wba oceana oceana champion and former wiba world champion.
Uh luffy in october of 2019 libby had not fought in three years before that fight, but she returned with a uh, grossly split decision win to loopy uh karen made her in ring return to take on the first new zealand female uh with an and bf australian Title tenure read now guys when you go watch this fight man.
This is a great fight between the two of them uh.
You know right back back and forth man.
She comes forward.
She ain’t afraid to take handspan, she gets it, but she really dishes it out.
Man, she’s really heavy-handed.
I know reid had to step up in a weight class to take on that uh to take her on man but uh.
It was a great fight and honestly guys you can easily find it on youtube.
You’Re going to want to see it now, she’s got this fight coming up, um against brook brook cooper and uh.
This win, if she comes through with this win, is gon na put her in to that top 10 in that welter.
Division, which means we’re gon na, get to see her internationally soon and that’s gon na be great, but she’s got a lot of competition.
Man moving into that uh, you know into that top 10 area there right, because you know we got uh, we got chevelle hall back, we got um candy watt, we got uh victoria bustos and we got jessica mccaskill heading up the top of that.
So she’s going to be moving in to that division, which is going to be um.
You know a pretty a pretty hard transition.
I think but uh you know with the right perseverance and the right coaching.
I think she can get it done.
Man uh! Graham, i don’t know if you’ve seen this girl fight at all.
I had never heard of her until today.
Really oh, it’s unfortunate man so uh, i guess the only boxers from new zealand who’s.
The woman who i know is miyamoto yes, okay! Well, there you go uh.
Well, i’m bringing you another one to watch man, definitely uh.
You know she’s um, she she’s a great fighter.
Man she’s got great strength in those hands.
Uh she’s, really um, good and elusive man.
To be honest, uh me and cedric were discussing her fight style uh.
She definitely is a banger and a brawler uh.
Just like bmo2, you know one of those styles.
They just come out and uh they bring it man they break, they bring it, they bring their a game and they uh they’re, not here to do overtime.
Man as uh the guys like to say it she’s in there and she’s trying to get it done.
I can’t wait to see her fight, uh brooke cooper, it’s gon na be a good fight.
I think we’re in for a great show, man um.
You know she is of uh.
She is of maori a new end, descent, um and uh.
You know she will be flying back to queensland to fight cooper for the wbc, uh, australian, title and uh.
That’S march 25th, guys so really be on the lookout for this.
I know you guys are going to want to watch it.
I’M definitely going to be watching this one, so you heard it here, man, what’s up mike or at 4, telling you about this girl, karen t, rookie passing you.
You might want to check your schedule and have your uh recordings properly set because there’s quite a few fights uh march 25th, which is tomorrow night yeah.
So you know there could be careful of what you’re programming your brain there i’m going to be what you’re good uh any word any word on who manages uh karen uh.
I know she she fights at um.
I don’t know who she’s like i don’t know who’s.
Managing her i was, i was looking to find out.
I’M not sure it’s something that i can.
You know eventually find i’m hoping uh, because you know i do like to know a lot about these girls that uh that are getting in the ring, and you know who’s doing who’s doing what for them.
You know she.
She does um.
The name of her gym has actually slipped my mind where she boxes out of uh, but she does uh.
She does have a great uh, a great team behind her and that’s for sure so guys be on the lookout for this girl man march 25th.
I believe this card is being televised um and if it’s not you’ll have to uh, do your do your best to find it like.
I find them and uh yeah and watch this girl.
Man, fight fight it up on next ball tomorrow, the 25th and then she’s fighting a month later, so she schedule she’s scheduled for two fights in the next two months.
Man literally, like turn around that’s how it goes down under that’s that’s it’s exactly the way it goes down under it’s exactly the way it goes down under so guys.
You heard it here, man be on the lookout for this girl, karen passing out of new zealand.
You know navy officer, uh she’s got she’s three and two men.
She just fought tanya reed uh for the new zealand national super uh, light female title, which, which was an extremely close fight, guys anyone could have won it, but she had her hand raised on that split decision.
At the end of that night, man and honestly, new zealand wanted to lock down the following uh following that night, so yeah man, big things, big things now she’s set to fight reid.
This is uh.
This is gon na, be a good one.
Man or sorry she’s set to fight cooper cooper.
This is a great fight.
Man um we’re gon na.
It’S we’re on it.
Man be on the lookout for this fight.
You heard it here guys um, the winner of this fight.
Uh will not only hold the wbc australian title, but also be ranked in the next wbc’s women’s ranking, which will be the big start climb for the world title uh for all those more international opportunities guys.
So you, this is a big fight.
Man for this girl, uh brooke brooke cooper, uh bossy – might you know? She’S she’s got a pretty big record already.
Man, her record would be 28 wins and 13 losses uh with this win here.
So we’re gon na see we’re gon na see two women definitely going at it uh toe to toe in the ring this saturday night uh.
It means big things man, so you heard it here.
Man be on the lookout for this fight mike or at four telling you karen t, rookie, passing looking to uh to come through with a big victory there.
Man and uh start fighting internationally looking forward to it.
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