Lari Daniels may back off retirement claim, discussing continuation of career

IBF world heavyweight champion Lani Daniels might not retire from boxing with her manager John Conway negotiating with multiple veteran promoters.

On May 27th, Daniels became the fourth Maori boxer to become a world champion. After the fight, Daniels stated she planned to retire from boxing as there wasn't much financial support for her career. However, Daniels would be willing to continue her professional career if a promotional agreement was secured.

Daniels' day job is a mental health nurse and she was away from her home and employment for the first part of the year to prepare for her world title fight. Daniels might have to leave her job permanently if things go to plan.

Daniels trainer and manager, John Conway has begun negotiating with multiple promoters to get the best possible deal for his boxer. Conway is well known in the boxing community for not only being a retired combat sports fighter winning a Muay Thai World title and fighting in 183 fights between amateur boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai fighting and Professional boxing. Conway has officiated in both boxing and muay thai, refereeing some of the best fighters including Joseph Parker, Junior Fa, Jeff Horn and more.

Details can not be revealed just yet as negotiations are being held with both New Zealand and international promoters. In a perfect scenario, if Conway and Daniels sign with the New Zealand promoter, she could be fighting as soon as August and again at the end of the year.

One boxer hot on the radar as the first opponent for Daniels is South African Razel Mohammed. Mohammed is currently ranked 1st in the WBO cruiserweight division and 3rd in the IBF. Mohammed called out Lani Daniels back in November of 2022.

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