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Last month a son of American Samoa competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Cup Competition for “bodybuilding” against over 100 other competitors for the first time in his life. The NPC Cup is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete...
American Samoa’s undefeated heavyweight champion Sui “Cyclone” Palauni will defend his All Samoan heavyweight title against one of Samoa’s top heavyweight contender, Togasilimai Letoa in American Samoa in July, his promoter and trainer Toleafoa Henry Tavake told Samoa News. It will be Palauni’s...
When they first assembled three months ago to train and play as a team during the American Samoa Volleyball Federation’s (ASVBF) league, the boys of Le Puataunofo never thought they’d be invited to compete during Samoa’s Independence Day celebrations, set to kick off later this week. Four local...
Samoa’s gold medalist Petelo Matagi will no longer fight for his home country Samoa in the near future, he’s now switching his boxing career to American Samoa, the place where he started his boxing career many years ago. “This is where I belong. This is where I started my boxing career many years...
The 2017 FFAS Futsal league kicked off with 16 teams competing in two pools at Samoana High School’s gymnasium on Saturday, May 6, 2017. “It was a very competitive first day of the competition,” said FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua. “Very different from other five-a-side leagues, and other futsal...
The American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF) boxing teams are proud — they defeated the visiting team from Samoa during the “2Samoas Battle” last Saturday at the Maliu Mai Beach Resort to win the Championship Trophy, as well as all of the five special amateur bouts during the International Boxing...
Joseph Taufete’e was born in the village of Nu’uuli and moved to California when he was 5 years old. Growing up in the United States his motivation was to play in the NFL like any other young man that came from the islands. However, “when I was a young teenager, I met a girl from along the beach in...
The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (SABA) will be bringing a team of elite boxers this weekend, to test the skills and the fitness of the American Samoa boxing team during the battle between the two boxing organizations — the SABA and the American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF) — for the Annual...
A repeat of last year’s ASHSAA boys varsity soccer final will take place today when No. 1 Samoana Sharks takes on No. 3 South Pacific Academy Dolphins to determine this school year’s champions. In last year’s final, SPA fought back from a 2-1 deficit against Samoana to clinch the championship title...
Joseph Parker - a possible future opponent for Anthony Joshua - retained his WBO heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Razvan Cojanu on Saturday. The New Zealander did not look particularly explosive in winning on all three cards and his performance is unlikely to rattle...

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