Manny Santos (boxer)
|Real name||Manoel Santos|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
11 October 1941|
|Died||2 December 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
|Wins||32 (KO 14)|
|Losses||9 (KO 1)|
Early life and family
Santos was born in Tonga on 11 October 1941. His father, also called Manoel Santos, had a Portuguese father and a Tongan mother, and served with the Māori Battalion during World War II. Santos Snr and his family emigrated from Tonga to Auckland, New Zealand, in 1957.
Santos won the New Zealand Boxing Association lightweight title, the Australasian Light welterweight title, and the British Commonwealth lightweight title. He was a challenger for the Australasian lightweight title against Hector Thompson. His professional fighting weight varied from 133 1⁄4 lb (60.4 kg; 9 st 7.3 lb), i.e. lightweight to 138 1⁄4 lb (62.7 kg; 9 st 12.3 lb), i.e. Light welterweight.
Professional boxing record
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- "Manny Santos". boxrec.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Manoel Santos". 28maoribattalion.org.nz. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- "Manoel (Jnr) Santos memoriam". New Zealand Herald. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- "Genealogy search: Santos, Manoel (Jnr)". Manukau City Council. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
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