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sport news Alex Leapai fought for the heavyweight world title. His 120kg footy star son ... trends now
sport news Alex Leapai fought for the heavyweight world title. His 120kg footy star son ... trends now

sport news Alex Leapai fought for the heavyweight world title. His 120kg footy star son ... trends now

 Alex Leapai Jr makes his pro boxing debut in Adelaide  Leapai Sr says he's a little nervous about the occasion  Teenager's dream is to win the heavyweight title

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Former heavyweight contender Alex Leapai admits he's nervous about his footy star son making his professional boxing debut in Adelaide on Wednesday night - despite the fact the teenager has immense power and a great pedigree in the sport.

Alex Leapai Jr will be squaring off with New Zealand's Joe Ageli on The Gathering Fight Night card, which will also feature a host of former footy stars stepping into the ring in Adelaide on Wednesday night.

The hulking 122kg, 194cm 18-year-old made the decision earlier in the year to walk away from a lucrative footy contract with the Gold Coast Titans and follow in his famous father's footsteps.

He's incredibly well equipped to do so, having boxed for years and is so powerful he could squat an incredible 165kg when he was just 13 years old. 

Leapai Sr was beaten by Wladimir Klitschko in a 2014 world title fight - and some good judges in the Australian boxing scene believe the young man will go one better than his old man.

Alex Leapai Sr (pictured right) admits he's a little nervous about his son Alex Junior's first pro fight on Wednesday

Alex Leapai Sr (pictured right) admits he's a little nervous about his son Alex Junior's first pro fight on Wednesday

Leapai Jr was a rugby league prodigy and walked away from a contract with the Titans to try to go one better than his dad and win the world heavyweight title

Leapai Jr was a rugby league prodigy and walked away from a contract with the Titans to try to go one better than his dad and win the world heavyweight title

Leapai Sr has every faith in his son's abilities, but says he's still on edge about his debut.

'I'm a bit nervous,' Leapai told Daily Mail Australia.

'It's the heavyweight division and one punch can change the game.

'And anybody over 100kg hits hard. But he's trained hard. And he's ready.

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