Justis Huni Is On The Rise Following Matchroom Boxing Debut
WBA #15 ranked heavyweight prospect Justis “JPH” Huni (7-0, 4KO) is rapidly making a name for himself in the boxing world, garnering attention from fans and experts alike.
The 24-year-old Australian’s achievements in the amateur ranks include winning the Australian Nationals and Golden Gloves tournaments. He also claimed the gold medal in the 2016 AIBA Youth Championship and a bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships.
During his amateur career, Huni faced other heavyweight prospects such as Frazer Clarke, Richard Torrez Jr, and Bakhodir Jalolov, who defeated JPH in the 2020 Olympic qualifying round.
In 2020, Huni made a remarkable pro debut by securing the Australian heavyweight title with a thunderous seventh-round knockout over his amateur rival Faiga Opelu. With continued success, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn signed him to a multi-year promotional contract.
On October 28, in his first fight under the Matchroom Banner and outside his home country, Huni gave fans a taste of his potential against Andrew Tabiti. He showcased excellent boxing skills, particularly with his jab, and displayed smart aggression on the front foot.
Furthermore, Huni exhibited impressive patience, a strong inside fighting game, and an above-average ring IQ as he captured the vacant WBA International title.
While there is room for improvement in his head movement, as Tabiti was able to land punches that should have been avoided, fans were given a glimpse of the promising future that lies ahead for Justis Huni.