New Zealand born Tongan boxer Uaine Junior Fa is the new heavyweight champion of New Zealand after edging Daniel Tai by majority decision in Auckland tonight.

Fa battled hard over the back end of the fight to beat Tai to win the vacant New Zealand Professional Boxing Association (NZPBA) belt which is the first boxing title for him to hold.

So far he had 11 professional fights in total in which he won them all with seven knock outs.

Daniel Tai has been a professional fighter since 2000 and boasts a record of 22 wins and 9 losses.

Tonight was his second loss after he was knocked out in 2001 by legendary Australian champion Danny Green.