Aokuso: A New Prospect From Australia
Paulo “Sweet P” Aokuso (5-0, 3 KOs) is a light heavyweight that has been drawing rave reviews in his home country of Australia. Aussie boxing pundits believe the 26 year-old lefty is the best prospect the country has produced in a number of years, and his potential in the pros is limitless.
NOT TAKING THE NORMAL ROUTE
Boxing was not his first love. As a kid, his passion was rugby. But the love for the sport started to dissipate, and at age eighteen, the resident of Sydney, Australia picked up the boxing gloves.
In less than forty fights in the amateur ranks, he won multiple local tournaments, including the Australian Golden Gloves. Aokuso made it to the 2020 Olympics, where he lost to Gazi Jalidov in the Round of 16.
Turning professional in April 2022, the handlers of Aokuso have him on the fast track. In his fourth fight as a pro, Sweet P faced and defeated former world title challenger Yunieski Gonzalez by a ten-round unanimous decision. A significant portion of that contest aired live on Showtime on the undercard of Tim Tszyu vs Tony Harrison. Aokuso’s most recent outing was an eight-round decision victory over Renald Quinlan on July 19 in Moore Park, Australia.
The talent of Sweet P is obvious. He is fast, athletic, and has good pop in his punches. He’s also a fighter with plenty of attitude and is not afraid to showboat. Aokuso is also catching the attention of sponsors, as he already has an endorsement deal with Under Armour. Speaking to Ring Magazine, Sweep P talked about his goals. He wants to be both a role model and a great fighter.
“My goal is to become one for everyone else, to set records and leave a legacy.”Paulo Aokuso – Light Heavyweight Prospect
Aokuso believes will win a world title in less than ten professional fights. Following the victory over Quinlan, his handlers hinted that they are working putting him in a world title eliminator by the end of this year.