Dave Letele aka Brown Buttabean

Dave Letele aka Brown Buttabean

Dave Letele is also known as the professional boxer for Duco Events called the "Brown Buttabean."   At the heart of the bold boxing personality is a guy who got into boxing initially as a new start in life. Dave was weighing in at over 200kg, depressed, and had faced a very challenging time in business and his personal life.  Through the profile he has built in boxing he has been able to help others adopt a healthier lifestyle through his group Buttabean Motivation.  Dave runs community boot camps and is making a massive difference to people's lives.

Dave is also a passionate advocate for children of prisoners.  His family are involved with Grace Foundation, an organisation helping people coming out of prison to turn their lives around.  Dave grew up in South Auckland where his Dad was involved in gang life and went to prison.  Dave knows exactly what the children Pillars support go through when the trauma of losing a parent to prison makes its deep impact.  The effects Dave can still feel today but his family have turned their lives around and he is committed to helping others do the same.

Dave in the news for Pillars -  click here.
Dave's story - click here.