Josh Tonga – The teen with Tongan rugby roots chasing Commonwealth boxing Gold
Over the past 25 years, Jamie Roberts has trained plenty of talented young fighters. But none quite like Josh Tonga.
The Christchurch Boys’ High student first walked through the doors of Roberts’ A-Town boxing gym in suburban Aranui a decade ago, when he was a precocious six-year-old boy.
Four years later, he had his first official bout, winning the Australian Golden Gloves tournament in Queensland.
“It was just something that would keep me out of trouble, give me a bit of discipline,” Tonga said of his early introduction to the fight game, at his mother’s behest.
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