Motu unopposed at National Amateur Boxing competition

Tamati Tiananga
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Kei tua i Te Moana Tāpokopoko a Tāwhaki te taumata kounga mekemeke e tika ana mā Sally Motu. Ka whakawhiti atu ki Ahitereiria hei ngā wiki tata e whakapakari ake ai ia whai muri i te korenga o ētahi hoariri māna i te whakataetae mekemeke ā motu i tū ki Rotorua.

Hei tā Motu I mua mai I tana whawahi, “I am quite nervous because this is my first fight outside of New Zealand.

I hope that I can put in a really good performance in the ring, and in the end take it out for New Zealand.”

Heoi hei ko tāna he mea hoatu noa te tāonga ki a ia.

“When I arrived in Rotorua, the organisers were having a chat with my coach Chris Martin. They had two on the cards. However, neither turned up. So I ended up watching my mates in the ring.”

Kei Ahitereria te taumata hei whai, kua mana te tono ki te poari matua mekemeke o Aotearoa kia uru atu ia ki te whakataetae Queensland Golden Gloves a tērā marama.

“My sister can't fight, so now I feel like all the pressure is on my shoulders to win. Despite that, I'm still going to give it my all.”

Engari anō tōna tuakana, a Maria Motu-Gemmell, kua puta kē i te whakataetae he whara nōna.

“In four weeks, I'll be flying out to the Golden Gloves event in Queensland. I'm fighting in the 64kg division. My sister thinks there are a lot of fighters in that division so I could be in the ring every day. I think there are around 12 fighters in my division.”

Ka haere atu a Sally ki Ahitereria hei te toru wiki e haere ake nei ki te haratau ki Queensland tōmua i te whakataetae hei te rua tekau mā rima ki te rua tekau mā waru o nga rā o Here turi kōkā ki Piripani.