Rotorua's Emile Richardson and Wellington's Ryan Scaife have gone head-to-head in the ring on multiple occasions.
On Saturday, the pair wrote the latest chapter in their budding rivalry at the New Zealand Golden Gloves in Rotorua. Up for grabs was not only the Golden Gloves title but also the number one ranking in the Elite Men's 75kg division.
Scaife, the reigning national champion, held the top ranking until earlier this year when he was unable to attend a ranking tournament. He went into Saturday's bout desperate to take it back from Richardson.
In the first round, Scaife landed a number