Box office beckons as Nyika aims for gold again

Heavyweight boxer David Nyika is aiming to become the first New Zealand fighter to win back-to-back Commonwealth Games titles.
Heavyweight boxer David Nyika is aiming to become the first New Zealand fighter to win back-to-back Commonwealth Games titles.PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Tall, with movie-star looks and sporting a recently dyed blond hairstyle to match his gold-medal ambitions, David Nyika is on the cusp of becoming one of New Zealand's newest box-office sports stars.

Aptly, his quest to become the first Kiwi boxer to win back-to-back Commonwealth Games titles began yesterday at the Oxenford Studios, home to several Hollywood blockbuster films.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Box office beckons as Nyika aims for gold again'. Print Edition | Subscribe