Nelson Bay boxer Aaron Cocco to challenge rival Tongo for NSW Cruiserweight title

Undefeated Nelson Bay boxer Aaron ‘The Assassin’ Cocco will fight Tonga Tongotongo this Saturday for the NSW Cruiserweight Title.

NELSON Bay native Aaron Cocco puts his pugilistic skills to the test during this Saturday’s ‘Last Boxing Dance’ at the Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreational Club in Stockton Street.

The 27-year-old Cocco is the main drawcard when he squares off with Tonga Tongotongo for the vacant Australian National Boxing Federation NSW Cruiserweight title.

Affectionately known as Aaron ‘The Assassin’, the local champ returned to the ring two years ago having reignited his passion for the sport and establishing Next Level Boxing in Salamander Bay.

They don’t come tougher than the super fit Cocco, who remains undefeated after three professional fights.

He toppled former Wests Tigers rugby league centre Tim Simona in his debut fight in 2021 by TKO before registering impressive wins over Dane Alchin and Sio Andrews.

A confident Cocco told News Of The Area, “I’m ready to rumble with a fine boxer like Tongo after an intensive preparation for this title fight.

“This is my fourth career fight and I would love nothing better than to claim the NSW Cruiserweight title in front of my loyal supporters at home,” Aaron said.

The Cocco v Tongo bout is the main event over eight three minute rounds on a quality boxing card.

Two other pro heavyweight duels feature Bryce Jones v Jeff King and David Leard v Jack Maris.

Doors open at 12 noon.

The first of twelve amateur fights kicks off at 1pm followed by the three pro bouts.

VIP tables are still available for $2500, seating ten for a food, drinks and ringside table package.

General admission tickets are $60 at the door.

Enquiries on 0456 194 251.

By Chris KARAS

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