Junior Pati proud to represent Samoa

By Gutu Faasau 28 October 2023, 10:26PM

Junior “The Redeye Pitbull” Pati, a son of Samoa, will be representing the country in the ring for the New Zealand heavyweight title and the World Boxing Corporation (WBC) Australasian title. 

He is a professional boxer out of Auckland but he will be representing his villages of Fasito’o-Uta, Vavu and Avao. Born at the national hospital at Motootua, 40 years later he is standing strong in the ring against an opponent who has taken on the likes of Joseph Parker and Shane Cameron. 

He said that he is excited and grateful to have a shot at the title and will give it his all on the night.

“Boxing has always been a sport you loved since you were a kid. It's awesome that boxing runs in your family, from your grandfather to your dad and other extended family members like Tuaman,” he said

“I hold three other lower world titles, including the South Pacific title, the United Boxing Federation (UBF) World Asian Pacific title, and the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) World title.” 

A veteran boxer with more than 30 fights under his belt and so much wealth in experience, he is super proud to be in the ring representing his country of origin as he takes on the 6’5, Richard Tutaki, also known as “The Express” who has the height and reach advantage. Pati has already formulated a strategy to topple his giant opponent and secure the win for his country. 

“I'll be watching out for his reach because he's 6'5 ft. and I’ll try avoiding his uppercuts and also keeping close. I stepped up and now have the opportunity to fight for both the NZ Heavyweight Title and the WBC Silver Australasian Title.”

This fight will be one he dedicates to his parents and his family and hopes to make his country, Samoa proud.

By Gutu Faasau 28 October 2023, 10:26PM
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