Peter George, has achieved international status as a boxing referee.
One of our community members, Peter George, has achieved international status as a boxing referee. Below is a brief synopsis of the journey that got him there.
"Peter been a NZ amateur boxing referee and judge (R&J) for 12 years and has refereed and judged most of NZ’s top boxers over the years and officiated at NZ championships for the last 8 years.
In 2018 he travelled overseas and sat exams to become an AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) 1 star R&J.
To officiate at Olympic level, 3 stars are required.
During 2019 he officiated twice in Samoa and once in Tahiti and Taipei.
The Taipei City Cup Boxing was a very big international affair. His presence at that meet was very much appreciated by the Asian federations.
In his younger years, Peter won numerous championship titles and was a trialist for the Commonwealth (1970) and Olympic (1972) Games."
The Dunedin Lebanese community is very proud of Peter’s achievements and we wish him every success as an international boxing referee.