Pano Tiatia

USA Boxing

Weight class: Heavyweight/176+lbs/80+kg
Hometown: Saint George, Utah
Birth year: March 11, 1997
Height: 5-8
Coach: Paki Tiatia
Gym: New Beginnings
Occupation: Student
School: Pine View High School
Began boxing: Pano began boxing at age 8 after seeing a picture of his dad in action. He enjoys talking to his dad about his former boxing career.
Most memorable career achievements: Earning a place on the 2013 USA Boxing Junior National Team after winning gold at the 2013 Junior World Team Open
Biggest inspiration: His grandpa, who taught him how to have heart
Greatest asset in the ring: Determination
If Pano was not boxing, he would: Be playing football or rugby
Pano is motivated the most by: Family
Favorite boxers: Manny Pacquiao and Mike Tyson for their fighting styles and humble attitudes
When Pano is training, he listens to: Old School
Favorite part of the Olympic Training Center: The people and the demanding, yet efficient, training
Did you know?
  • He is Samoan
  • Came from a family of 11
  • He is a dancer
  • He is a six-time national champion in six different weight classes 
If Pano could travel anywhere in the world, he would travel to: Rome 
Favorite food: Polynesian Food

Favorite movies:
Avengers and Tarzan

2013 VICTORY DAY CHAMPION
2013 JUNIOR WORLD TEAM OPEN CHAMPION