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'. Subscribe