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Tongan female boxer aims for gold

27 March 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Ruci Farrell -

An Auckland-based boxer is one of Tonga's best medal prospects at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, kicking off next week.

Megan Maka won gold for New Zealand at the Melbourne Expo International in 2014 and silver at the Four Nations in Auckland the same year. 

Megan Maka. Photo/ Facebook - Tonga Boxing Association.

The head of Tonga's Sports Olympic Committee Takitoa Taumoepeau says the 24-year-old will be one of the first women to box for Tonga in the Commonwealth Games.

Team Tonga are currently in Auckland and will head over to Gold Coast tonight.

Tags: Tonga, sport,