Mose Auimatagi Jnr moving to Australia to focus on boxing

It is sad to hear that Mose Auimatagi Jnr will be moving to Kingscliff, NSW Australia, however, the good news is he is moving over to focus more on his professional boxing career.

Mose who had an amateur background made his professional boxing debut in 2014 on the Duco Boxing on the Joseph Parker vs Brian Minto undercard at the age of 18. In 2014 - 2015, he took on tough fights including an easy TKO win over Jody Allen, a tough draw against John Leighton, another tough draw against Panuve Helu and a Unanimous Decision loss again Jordan Tai.

In 2016, he turned his career around by defeating Ivana Siau for the New Zealand National (NZNBF version) Middleweight title by Knockout in the 4th round. He also had another impressive victory in Australia against Reagan Dessaix. But the biggest of his career till this day during 2016 was against formerly 10th ranked WBO Gunnar Jackson, where Mose won the New Zealand National (NZPBA version) and the UBF Asia Pacific Middleweight titles.

Mose went on to have more major victories with a TKO victory over Adrien Taihia in 2017, jumping up from two weight divisions. He went on to compete at the four-man boxing tournament called “The Force” which was hosted by King in the Ring, winning the tournament over Ivana Siau who made a fool out of himself during the fight, and a big win over Jordan Tai in the finals.

Unfortunately, due to a hand injury, Mose was not able to compete for the rest of the year. Mose did return a year later in 2018 where he won against an undefeated UK boxer called Morgan Jones. Morgan was winning the whole fight until Mose managed to stop Morgan in the last 8 seconds of the last round.

In 2019, Mose had two big victories over New Zealand National (PBCNZ version) Light Heavyweight champion Ratu Dawai by stoppage in the 4th round in a non-title fight and a massive victory over Kerry Foley to win him the WBC - OPBF Silver and WBA East-West Oceania (interim like) Super Middleweight titles. The last win so far in Mose career was a Decision win over Ilias Achergui.

Since then he has signed up with a new Boxing manager who resides in Western Australia, Tony Tolj. In Mose last fight, he jumped in at the highest weight of his career and the toughest fight of his career, taking on David Light for the WBO Oriental Cruiserweight title. David Light's power, size and skill were too much for Mose, which ended his 13 fight winning streak. However, one silver lining that came out of the fight is that the WBC decided to rank him 38th in the Light Heavyweight division, for the first time in his career.

With the closure of Papatoetoe Boxing Gym and the lack of opponents in New Zealand, Mose has little to no choice but to move over to Australia if he wants to continue his professional boxing career. We can confirm that his new trainer will be Tony Nobbs and will be fighting out of the same team as Angelo Hyder and his team with the Maloney boys, Bruno tarimo and more.

This is very positive news to see that Mose is being set up with a good manager, a good promoter, a good trainer and a very good gym. It shows he is taking his professional boxing career very seriously and is ready to take on the world.

Written by Benjamin Watt

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