JAI
OPETIA

CRUISERWEIGHT

Age: 26 

Residence: Central Coast 

Record: 20 - 0 (16 Ko)

World ranking: IBF #3, WBO #7

 

Opetaia is tipped by many to be Australia’s next world champion. The crafty southpaw made headlines when he represented Australia at the London Olympics at just 17 years of age. Since turning professional, Opetaia has delivered in each and every performance. His perfect record is accentuated with 16 wins coming inside the distance. Currently ranked as high as number three in the world, it’s highly likely that Opetaia will be challenging for a world title in 2021. His meteoric rise may not end in the Cruiserweight division either. Opetaia may just emulate the likes of Evander Holyfield and Oleksandr Usyk and jump up to the Heavyweight division before his career is over.

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JUSTIS
HUNI

HEAVYWEIGHT

Age: 22 

Residence: Brisbane

Record: 5-0 (4 Ko)

At the tender age of just 22 years, Justis Huni carries a huge weight of expectation on his broad shoulders. . In his professional debut he made Australian boxing history by claiming the Australian Heavyweight title in his very first bout. His crushing victory over defending champion Faiga Opelu put the rest of the division on notice. He followed that up by shredding Arsene Fosso and has already destroyed Paul Gallen in an all out war. They say good things come to those who wait, but Huni wants those things right now. Watch this space.

BENNY
MAHONEY

SUPER WELTERWEIGHT

Age: 26 

Residence: Gold Coast

Record: 11 - 0 (6 Ko)

Titles: IBO Asia-Pacific Super Welter Title

Australian Super Welterweight Title

“Anyone, anytime”is the warrior's ethos that the "Gold Coast Golden Boy” subscribes to. Mahoney announced himself to Australian boxing fans in Oct 2020 with his brutal display of punching power against Ben Hussein.

The fight garnered publicity around the world for the character shown by both pugilists. Despite being just 25 years of age Mahoney is a combat sports veteran, with over 40 Muay Thai bouts on his ledger. Thankfully for boxing fans his focus is solely on the sweet science these days. Despite more than half of his victories coming by way of knockout, Mahoney has shown plenty of boxing skills in his eleven pro bouts.

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CONOR
WALLACE

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Age: 25

Residence: Fortitude Valley

Record: 8-1 (6 Ko)

Titles: Queensland and Australian

Light Heavyweight champion.

Born and raised on the mean streets of Newry, Northern Ireland, Wallace now calls Brisbane home. His talent

is obvious, so much so that UFC legend Conor McGregor regularly brought Wallace to Las Vegas to help

him prepare for his fights with Nate Diaz. Wallace was an exceptional amateur, representing Northern Ireland on a number of occasions but identified Australia as the ideal base to launch his professional career. So far, the decision has been proven to be correct as the heavy-handed

southpaw won the Australian title in just his seventh bout.

ETHAN
LAW

SUPER WELTERWEIGHT

Age: 20 

Residence: Deception Bay

Record: 5-1 (4 Ko)

Titles: Australasian Middle Title

Ethan “The Stallion” Law has quickly established himself as one of Australia s most exciting upcoming boxers. Many are tipping this young man to accomplish great things between the ropes. At just 20 years of age, Law has already won the Australasian Middleweight title

and no doubt has his sights set on the desired ANBF Australian title. Ethan's aggressive style of boxing

makes for fan friendly viewing, with his opponents to date struggling to withstand his onslaught.

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TAYLAH
ROBERTSON

BANTAMWEIGHT

Age: 23

Residence: Brisbane

Record: 3-1 (1 ko)

 

Titles: Australia Female Bantam Title

Taylah started boxing at the age of 12 and won her first Australian title as a junior at 15 in Perth. She went on to win more titles and joined the National Team of Australia,

competing internationally over four years, winning a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and participating in the 2019 World Championships. In early

February she had her first professional fight in Brisbane at bantamweight, winning in under 56 seconds by technical knockout (TKO). Taylah went to the US to train in

California, at Justin Fortune's gym. Her trip was cut short by the COVID-19 and she returned to Australia. Taylah is Tasman Fighters first contracted female fighter and

is a large part of our team moving forward. She is simply World Class.

TEREMOANA
Jnr

HEAVYWEIGHT

Age: 23 

Residence: Brisbane

Record: 2-0 (2 ko)

Standing at an imposing 198cm (or 6'6) and weighing in at around 118kg Teremoana Jnr has boxing industry tails wagging. The Brisbane based giant proudly represents his Cook Islands heritage and looked extremely composed while making his professional debut on Fox Sports in December 2020. He showcased both an incredible arsenal of punches but perhaps equally as important, a personality that connected with the viewer. He danced and sang his way into the ring and the smile on his face could light up Sydney Harbour. One of the few boxers to hold a win against Justis Huni in the amateurs, the pair are now teammates and regular sparring partners. The sky truly is the limit for "The Punisher”.

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DANA
COOLWELL

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

Age: 22

Residence: Beerwah

Record: 6-1 (4 ko)

 

Titles: Qld Lightweight champion

Hailing from Beerwah on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Dana “Deadly” Coolwell is one of the

hottest prospects in Australian boxing. With lightning-fast reflexes and dazzling hand speed, Coolwell has raced to 6 wins as a professional. His talent has seen him drafted in as a sparring partner for Jason and Andrew Maloney while they prepare for world title fights. Coolwell sights Lionel Rose as an inspiration and hopes to follow in his footsteps. Coolwell is equally as comfortable trading in

the pocket with his opponent, as he is boxing from long range. Watching his progression in 2021 and beyond is

going to be thoroughly entertaining for Australian fight fans.

LIAM
POPE

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

Age: 26 

Residence: BUDERIM

Record: 3-0

Titles: Queensland State Super Feather Title
 

Tasman Fighter's welcomes Liam Pope to our stable of boxers. Liam is a talented boxer who competes in the Super Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. An extremely talented amateur, who represented his country, Liam boxes in an aggressive “take no prisoners” style.

Pope is always in excellent condition, meaning his opponents have little to no time to recover from his all action style. A resident of the Sunshine Coast and already a State champion as a professional, Liam Pope is a boxer to keep an eye on.

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JASON
WHATELEY

CRUISERWEIGHT

Age: 30

Residence: RINGWOOD

Record: 9-0  (6 ko)

 

Titles: Australasian Cruiser Title

IBF Australasian Cruiser Title

Australia - Victoria State Cruiser Title

WBF Australasian Cruiser Title

Jason “The Warrior” Whateley is a blue chip pedigree Cruiserweight with the world at his feet. A 2016

Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medalist, Whateley has raced to a 9-0 (8 KO) record as a professional. Whateley has already added the Australian and IBF Australasian titles to his name, with his sights now firmly focused on international honours.