Kickboxing amateur downs ‘undefeated’

CAMPSIE’S Australian Kickboxing Academy has done it again, producing another star – Suliasi Latu – who has vanquished an undefeated professional in the 85kg division in the ‘War on the North Shore’ championship.

The 22-year-old has only been fighting for just over a year as an amateur and will now face an interstate opponent this Saturday (June 22) at Bonnyrig Sports Club to earn his first State K1 kickboxing title.
Kickboxing Academy founder and director Jim Perdios said if successful, he would then turn professional.
“We’re actually having trouble finding opponents willing to face Suliasi, over his speed, talent and dedication,” he said.
“He certainly has what it takes to go all the way and I put it down to his hard work ethic and ability to process advice and information.
“I would tell Suli to have a little break after a fight and he’s back doing three sessions on the following Monday. Amazing work ethic.”
Suliasi said he believed small disciplines repeated with consistency everyday, could lead to great achievements.
“The toughest opponent in this sport is yourself, there is a constant struggle against your own negative thoughts, habits and addictions but these must be overcome to develop as a fighter and a person,” he said.
Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, the Australian Kickboxing Academy offers classes six days a week and your first class is free.
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