Monty Betham - Episode 68


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“I grew up and all I wanted to do was play for the Warriors and never play for anyone else. I didn’t even want to play in the Super League. Gary Freeman was the coach at the time and said would you come over here and I said never. He said never say never champ. I had that love hate relationship with some of the fans and some of the media. But that’s life man you just got to take it on the chin and it’s up to you and your purpose. All I ever wanted to do was win a premiership for the Warriors”

My special guest is Monty Betham. Monty is a former professional Rugby League player for the New Zealand Warriors and Wakefield (UK). He represented both Samoa and New Zealand at Test level. He made an impressive switch to boxing retiring with a 8-1 record while today he is a trainer, media personality and is heavily involved in his charity Steps for Life.

You will learn plenty about Monty Betham in episode 68 of the Talking with TK Podcast.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

3:00 – Welcome Monty Betham

3:55 – Steps for Life Foundation

4:58 – Childhood obesity

5:36 – Parent Education

6:41- Monty Betham Sr & Boxing

10:25 – Origins in Karate

12:40 – Growing up in Auckland & finding Rugby League

14:58 – RECAP WITH WEST TIGERS TIM GRANT

17:30 – He became the enforcer

19:00 – Setbacks and Frank Endacott

20:55 – The fight back

23:41 – Leadership

25:00 – Gaining the respect of Stacey Jones and Kevin Campion

28:00 – Grand Final vs Sydney Roosters

30:00 – Warriors culture

34:20 – Australians playing in the Warriors team

35:47 – Ivan Cleary

37:00 – Nathan Cleary

37:51 – Coaches and influences

39:00 – Battling adversity and criticism

42:55 – Life in the UK with Wakefield

43:45 – Boxing and winning over his wife

46:00 – Boxing debut in Apia, Samoa

48:25 – Fighting Shane Cameron

52:56 – Joseph Parker vs Anthony Joshua

55:23 – Favourite venue to play footy

55:55 – Posters on his bedroom wall growing up

56:06 – 5 people he would invite to private dinner party

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