Mea Motu: Fighting Back From Darkness

Publish Date
Monday, 24 April 2023, 7:47AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Mea Motu. 

Mea is a boxer with a 15-0 professional record and has accumulated New Zealand titles in lightweight, super-lightweight, featherweight and super-featherweight.

She’s conquered NZ boxing and is now ready to take on the world. 

In this episode we talk about being the first woman to headline a Fight For LIfe fight night, juggling her five kids with her training, the power of Peach boxing and why an eight-year-old does most of her pad work, and where her drive and determination comes from. 

But her path to the top was anything but smooth. 

This episode also deals with themes of domestic violence. Mea shared some of the harrowing detail of how she literally fought for her life through an abusive relationship. The story of what she’s been through, how she found the courage and strength to fight through it, and coming out the other side on the brink of world title, is incredibly powerful. 

It was a challenging and necessary conversation, with the aim to empower anyone stuck in a similar situation.  The emotion of her journey overwhelmed me at the end of this one. Mea is such a bubbly, fun, special human and her message so strong. Thank you for coming on with us and being so vulnerable. 

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