The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed the death of a New Zealand citizen in Tahiti
The French Polynesia Boxing Federation has confirmed to AFP that Peruvian-born Willman Rodriguez Gomez died in a Papeete hospital, an hour after being admitted on Friday.
The 29-year-old lightweight was based in Auckland and had been listed to fight a rookie Tahitian.
A ministry spokeswoman says consular staff are providing assistance to the man's family.
She says Consulate General in New Caledonia is liaising with the Honorary Consul to assist the family.