Junior Fa boxer

Junior Fa boxer
6′ 5″/196cm
New Zealand

Uaine Fa Junior (born 19 October 1989) is a New Zealand professional boxer. He has held the WBO Oriental interim heavyweight title since 2018. As an amateur he represented Tonga at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze medal in the super-heavyweight division; he also represented Tonga at the Oceania Championships, winning gold and multiple silver medals. His knockout-to-win percentage stands at 53%.For much of his amateur career, Fa began under the guidance of coach and trainer Lolo Heimuli. Heimuli brought Fa to his Balmoral Lee Gar Gym in 2006 after discovering his coach failed to show at his first amateur fight. Being born and raised in Papakura, New Zealand, Fa decided to represent Tonga as an amateur. He was the flag bearer for Tonga on two occasions at the Commonwealth Games.At the Oceanian Amateur Boxing Championships, Fa featured in three consecutive events. In 2008 in Apia, Samoa he won a silver medal. Fa fought for a qualification spot and progression into the 2008 Summer Olympics. He began with a points decision victory over New Zealand senior North Island champion, Isikeli Maama in the quarter-finals. He followed up with another win over Australian Steven Rudic before losing out to Daniel Beahan on points in the final to gain gold. During 2010, Fa return home with a gold medal from the tournament held in Canberra. He controlled an emphatic win over the host nations, Alexey Mukhin. Establishing himself an 8–1 score in his favor. He again had a chance to make it to the Olympics after having to win an Oceania gold medal to secure a position. Unfortunately, Fa instead won silver. He started off with a close win over New Zealand up and coming prospect and later rival, Joseph Parker. He continued his winning streak with a first-round technical knockout over Jubilee Arama in the semi-finals but lost the final against Johan Linde to settle for second place.Fa was drafted for two seasons of the World Series of Boxing. His first season was with the Indian Mumbai Fighters Franchise as a mid season sign up for the 2011–12 season. He had a successful season and was ranked in the top 8 heavyweights for the series. His second season was during 2012–13 where he was drafted by the British Lionhearts where he fought the likes of Oleksandr Usyk and former multiple Olympic silver medalist, Clemente Russo. He was based in Sheffield, England training alongside the likes of Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce. His first encounter with Joshua was when he trained with him back in mid-2011 when Joshua was just starting out.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2021-02-27 Joseph Parker WLLWWW Spark Arena, Auckland LOST
Unanimous decision
2019-11-15 Devin Vargas LLWWLW Salt Palace, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
2019-06-28 Dominick Guinn LWLLWW Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
Unanimous decision
2019-03-02 Newfel Ouatah LWWWLW Voinovich Center, Columbus WIN
Technical knockout
2018-12-15 Rogelio Omar Rossi LWLWLW Horncastle Arena, Christchurch WIN
Technical knockout
2018-06-22 Luis Pascual WWWWWW The Auckland Indian Association, Auckland WIN
Unanimous decision
2018-03-09 Craig Lewis WWWWLW Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood WIN
Majority decision
2017-11-10 Fred Latham WWWWD Masonic Temple & Performing Arts Center, Cleveland WIN
2017-05-25 Hunter Sam LLLLLL ABA Stadium, Auckland WIN
Unanimous decision
2017-03-18 Daniel Tai WWWDDW ABA Stadium, Auckland WIN
Majority decision
2017-02-25 Keith Barr LLWLWL Legacy Arena, Birmingham WIN
Technical knockout
2016-12-10 Pablo Matias Magrini WWWDWW Spark Arena, Auckland WIN
2016-10-28 Junior Maletino Iakopo WLLWLL ASB Stadium, Kohimarama WIN
Technical knockout
2016-10-01 Alapati A'asa WWWLWD Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City WIN
Unanimous decision
2016-07-01 Junior Pati LDWLWW ASB Stadium, Kohimarama WIN
Unanimous decision
2016-04-02 Clint Foai LLLLL TSB Stadium, New Plymouth WIN
Technical knockout
2016-02-13 Richard Tutaki WLLDLL ASB Stadium, Kohimarama WIN