Tongan fighter

Over $45,000 raised for late Tongan MMA fighter Lifau Vake

Supporters, families and friends have raised $45,502 in a GoFundMe fundraise set up by page a friend of the Vake family, Golnaz Bassam Tabar.

The amount was donated over 3 days by 655 generous people.

Renewed calls for 'coward's punch' law change after Tongan fighter assaulted in central Auckland

Twenty-five year-old Fau Vake, is a fighter at City Kickboxing, is in a coma after being punched from behind in Symonds Street during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Vake is one of the main training partners of UFC champion Israel Adesanya, who is leading the call for tougher laws for such attacks.

Four people have been charged by the police in relation to the incident.

City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman told Morning Report the law needs to change.