Big support to launch academy
The new Cannons Creek Boxing Academy was packed to the rafters as police, Porirua community leaders and celebrities endorsed the new venture.
New Zealand Police commissioner Mike Bush, sporting commentator and author Keith Quinn and Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett were among the dozens of invited guests to help officially open the academy on July 19.
Head of the gym, Latu Talu, took a leaf from his mentor Billy Graham’s book and handled his speech and television interviews with aplomb.
The academy’s first intake of young people began their training last week.
Push up: Latu Talu shows off one of the activities he and his students might be doing as part of training at the Cannons Creek Boxing Academy.