Josh Papalii still remembers the sight of his cousin Alex Leapai turning up to church black-eyed and bruised. "I was growing up watching him train and watching him put his body on the line for many years. I was seeing him come to church with black eyes and bruises. His old man used to box as well, many of my uncles used to box," Papalii said of the former world title challenger. It was a confronting yet stirring introduction to the sweet science.