Hard Punching High Action Heavyweight Pano Tiatia Signs with Cameron Dunkin

Hard Punching High Action – St. George, Utah Hard-punching, four-time National Amateur Heavyweight Champion Pano Tiatia has signed a boxing contract with boxing manager Cameron Dunkin. Tiatia’s pro debut will soon be announced, Dunkin said.

Cameron Dunkin has managed many world champions including Danny Romero, Johnny Tapia, Diego Corrales, Mikey Garcia, Brandon Rios, Nonito Donaire, Timothy Bradley, Terrence Crawford, and Kelly Pavlik.

Tiatia, 19, had a stellar amateur boxing career with a record of 73-6, including four National Amateur gold medals, a World National Amateur boxing championship and who defeated top amateur prospects from Russia and the Ukraine in the World Amateur championships. Tiatia was ranked #1 as an amateur heavyweight in the USA in 2013. While attending Pine View High School in St. George, Utah, Tiatia was an All State running back, rushing for 1,100 yards in his senior season.

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-ArneK. :

I had to laugh at this press release. Historically, publicists have exaggerated the exploits of boxers during their younger days with respect to other sports that they played. Before his match with Floyd Patterson, it was written that Tom McNeeley (father of "Hurricane" Peter) had been a football star at Michigan State. There is no record that he ever played there. In this example, the person drafting the press release didn't give Pano Tiatia enough credit for his gridiron exploits. He didn't rush for 1,100 yards in his senior season; he was better than that, gaining 1,667 rushing yards while adding 95 more yards on 7 receptions (it's amazing what you can find on the Internet nowadays). Here's what you didn't get from the press release. The young man is awfully short for a heavyweight. As a senior in high school in 2014, he was listed as 5'8" and 210 pounds -- that's according to MaxPreps, a leading site for college football recruiters. In an earlier post, frequent contributor Kid Blast noted that good heavyweights under 6'0" were a disappearing breed. There have been some good ones (does the name Mike Tyson ring a bell?), but in today's environment being under 6'0" would seem to be a bigger disadvantage than it was a few years ago. By the way, St. George, Utah -- roughly 40 miles from the Nevada border and from there about an hour's drive to Las Vegas -- was the home of another Polynesian boxer who began his career highly touted, Samson Pou'ha. Talk about wasted talent. Hopefully young Mr. Tiatia doesn't fizzle out as fast, but there's a part of me that thinks he would have been better served sticking with football.