Super League-bound forward wins first heavyweight boxing fight

Catalans’ new Tongan superstar became the latest rugby league player to cross into boxing as he secured victory in his professional fight against fellow former NRL heavyweight Jaiman Lowe.

Sio Siua Taukeiaho is making the switch from the NRL and the Sydney Roosters to the Super League where he will join Catalans Dragons ahead of the upcoming season. 

That’s not before he switched the boots and gum guard for the gloves and gum guard making his professional debut in a four round bout today (23rd November).

Taukeiaho won via unanimous decision in the heavyweight contest against former Cowboys, Storm and Rabbitohs player Lowe. 

Lowe had fought once before in June and had lost but that shouldn’t take away from Taukeiaho who looks primed to be another cross-sport star as he impressed in the bout, even knocking down his opponent who was three inches taller and approximately 30 kilograms heavier.

The Tongan is departing the NRL where he has spent 10 years, most recently with the Sydney Roosters where he won consecutive titles. 

He’ll join the Dragons soon and will bolster a squad that will be aiming to make the play-offs once again, and with 169 NRL appearances and 16 on the international stage Sio Siua will certainly improve the Dragons chances.

It’s yet to be seen how this potentially flourishing boxing career will impact his time in the Super League, however, he is simply the latest league player to transition to boxing, therefore it’s fair to assume he’ll follow that well established path.

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