Tongan Born New Zealander Wins Second Professional Bout


Tongan Born New Zealander, Nailini Helu has won her second professional bout. Helu won against Sarah Long by unanimous decision.

The 22 year old is currently ranked 10th in the world by independant boxing records keeping and computerized rankings system boxrec. Helu is also ranked 10th currently in the UBF.

Helu is the older sister to Professional boxer Panuve Helu. Panuve Helu just recently came off a win against Tauranga Resident Jonathan Taylor. Panuve is scheduled to fight Fili Mailata in August in a rematch after a controversial draw and again in September against an opponent that is still to be announced.

Both Nailini and Panuve, born in Tonga and residing in Auckland, New Zealand are being proclaimed as Tonga’s biggest boxing prospects, showing huge potential.

Nailini has an impressive amateur career, winning three New Zealand National Championships in 2012, 2014,  and 2015 while reaching the semifinals in 2013.

Nailini debuted as a pro in April this year as the Kali Reis vs Maricela Cornejo WBC World title undercard in Auckland, New Zealand. Helu defeated Hamilton, New Zealand resident Kirsty Lupeamanu for the inaugural Royal Rampage World female heavyweight title.

Nailini Helu is looking to fight for the New Zealand title next and then a regional title bout with hope to fight for a world title within the next two years.