Teremoana Jnr Teremoana (right), proudly wears the title of Australia Super Heavyweight Champion. 23082113
In a remarkable display of talent, fortified grit and international success, Cook Islander Teremoana Jnr Teremoana clinched the Gold medal in the Australian Boxing Championships, and proudly wears the title of Super Heavyweight (92kg +) Champion.
The championships, held in Perth earlier this month
also served as the Australia boxing 2023 Pacific Games qualifier - the Pacific
Games team is expected to be confirmed next month.
Teremoana is rapt at his accomplishment.
However, he says his remarkable journey is far from
“I’m happy to have gotten the win at these championships,
but, my quest continues,” he said.
Teremoana’s physical stature is massive, he towers at
6’6 feet, weighing 122kg.
He is committed to the intense training circuit of his
sport, remains grounded and displays humility.
Two years ago when he turned professional, he started
using Punish Fight Gear boxing gear.
Recently he was presented with new boxing gloves from
“Punish have been looking after me for the past two
years and I haven't been disappointed with the Gear.
“It has great quality and I would recommend their
products to anyone looking to get some fight gear.
“I personally like the 18oz gloves, they last a bit
longer, as well and keeping my hands safe.”
Teremoana’s parents are of Australian and Cook Islands
His father Teremoana Tangauru introduced him to the
sport at the age of 10 as a means to help him look after his older sisters.
His journey as a boxer has also involved in
reconnecting with his Cook Islands legacy and birth right.
A former Cook Islands Heavyweight Champion, he is
named after his late paternal grandfather Papa Teremoana Tangauru from
Pukapuka. His grandmother is Mii (nee Katuke) from the island of Atiu.
Teremoana is appreciative and grateful to the Pukapuka
community for their supportive messages and well wishes leading up to his
“Taku lakau mai
Pukapuka. Atawai wolo,” he says.