Manu Vatuvei, the former New Zealand Warriors and Kiwi league legend, had to find a change in his professional career. He returned to Auckland this year from his session with English club Salford as injured, progressively overweight, and with worryingly low motivation levels.
Despite a knock out start, former Warriors star Manu Vatuvei is not getting carried away with his boxing career. He took just 28 seconds to mark his professional boxing debut with a technical knockout victory against Brown Buttabean aka Dave Letele on Saturday night in Christchurch.
Fans are curious to know about the woman who is a true inspiration to Vatuvei. So, who is Manu Vatuvei wife? Let’s find out while exploring Vatuvei’s bio, including his age, height, weight, wife, net worth, daughters, and NFL career.
|Birth Name||Manu Vatuvei|
|Birthdate||4 March 1986|
|Birthplace||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Profession||Boxer, Former rugby player|
|Net worth||Under review|
Manu Vatuvei Wife and Daughters
Vatuvei is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer Ka. The couple had their romantic wedding in October 2010. Manu fell for his now-wife, Jenny at first sight when both were third-formers at Auckland’s Hillary College. Moreover, he proposed to her at Christmas of 2007.
The pair made their traditional Christian wedding vows to unite by their church pastor Scott Thornton. During the ceremony, the duplet exchanged gold wedding bands carved with the numbers 2421 – a unique code which means, “Together Forever To Love one Another.” Manu was overwhelmed to marry Jenny and told:
“It was my dream to marry Jennifer. I’ve loved her for so long, and I want to be with her forever. Thinking about that made me break down.”
The duo together shares four daughters named, Makayla, Savannah, Eva, and baby Aaliyah. Their first daughter, Makayla also attended their wedding, and she was three-year-old in the meantime. As of now, their youngest daughter, Aaliyah is 2-year old, born on 9th February 2016.
There’s another ritual that Vatuvei follows through for every baby he has. After each birth, he tattoos his child’s name across his back. Makayla holds the leading position, and her sisters’ name sits underneath accordingly. Vatuvei says he has the markings so that his daughters are with him everywhere he goes.
Manu Vatuvei Net worth and NFL Career
Manu Vatuvei aka “The Beast” is a rugby league player as well as boxing player. He became a prolific try-scoring wing on the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. He led the New Zealand Kiwis to the first Rugby League World Cup victory in 2008 in team history.
Manu set the record for most tries scored for both the Warriors and the Kiwis and became the third player to appear in more than 200 NRL games for the Warriors.
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Weigh in done and dusted now one more sleep before showtime… thanks to @montybetham @asasio_heimuli for getting me prepared for this fight.. has been a tough camp but all worth the pain, sweat and tears.. started at 129kgs and now 116kgs… massive thanks to all my sparring partners for smashing me around the ring to get me ready and all the gyms I’ve been to for training @boxingalley @davidtua_healthandfitness @combatacademynz @leegarcity honestly appreciate for your help… now it’s time to relax before we get it done.. tomorrow will be dedicated to you uncle #RIPUncleAsi #Lesgoooo #TeamVatuvei #TeamParker #OUA
After a severe injury, Vatuvei had to quit his NFL career. To find something to do professionally, he took up a construction job and worked full days on houses from 7 am until 4 pm. Suddenly then, Manu got a phone call for a fight from Duco, which changed his life. He made his professional heavyweight debut with Dave Letele aka “The Brown Buttabean.” He technically knocked out his opponent in 28 seconds and won a victory.
But what’s the figure of Manu Vatuvei net worth?
As of 2018, Vatuvei’s net worth is under review.
Manu Vatuvei Bio – Wiki: Age, Height, Weight, Family
Manu Vatuvei was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1986. He celebrates his birthday on 4th March that makes his age 32 at present. Moreover, his star sign is Pisces. Not much is known about Vatuvei’s parents and family background.
Vatuvei completed his education from Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. He then joined Warriors’ Development Squad at the age of 16.
Vatuvei has a tall, rangy height of 6 feet 2 inches. He weighs around 112kg.