Topic: Boxing

Te Kapotai Tohu has eyes on bronze at Junior Boxing Worlds

By Rahia Timutimu

A New Zealand contingent is currently in Russia competing at the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.  

The competition started on September 2 and ends this Saturday.  The competition has attracted more than 420 boxers from 57 countries.

Boxing New Zealand has a team of 8 boxers competing, Te Kapotai Tohu from New Plymouth is one, he fights in the 75kg category and won a unanimous decision fight over Hungary and advances to the top 8.

If Tohu wins his next fight against Algeria, he will win a bronze medal.  This would be the first time a junior male boxer from New Zealand has won a medal at the World Championships.