Super League signing tipped to become the sport’s next boxing star

Catalans Dragons signing and Tonga superstar Siosiua Taukeiaho is an exciting edition to Super League but he may also be making headlines in another sport too.

That’s because he’s set to make his boxing debut soon.

He will fight on the undercard of former Cronulla Sharks star’s rematch with former Brisbane Broncos man Justin Hodges on November 23rd.

However, CEO and promoter for event promoters No Limit Boxing, George Rose has revealed that they’re struggling to find an opponent.

“We’ve had ‘Sio’ pencilled in to fight on Paul Gallen’s undercard, but no one is stepping up to the plate,” Rose told Fox Sports.

“We’ve hit up a heap of NRL players who have talked tough — as well as professional boxers, too — but we still can’t get him a fight.

“It’s pretty ridiculous really.

“He hasn’t even fought professionally yet. We’re giving somebody the best platform you could ask for as a fighter.”

Rose has also claimed that the Catalans Dragons man could be the next rugby league boxing star:

“Gal is leaving the boxing game after his rematch, so someone has to step up to the plate,” Rose continued.

“It’s a massive opportunity — find the next Paul Gallen on his own undercard – but they have to be quick.

“If anyone out there thinks they can take down ‘TKO’ Taukeiaho then hit me up ASAP.”

The forward himself has spoken about the fight: “I’ve been told a few times by guys holding pads that I have power,” Taukeiaho told Fox Sports on his work with Mitrevski.

“But I just thought trainers say that to all their fighters.

“The day before flying out for the World Cup, I just did a session with Pete — pads, bag work, stuff like that — and afterwards we had a good chat about me taking this seriously because of my power and speed.

“Previously, I’ve never taken boxing seriously. It was more about keeping fit for footy season.

“But Pete said I could do things in the sport. After hearing that, it made me realise this could be a good opportunity to test myself, chase the dream.”

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