Davule wins Team Fiji ticket after hard work and sacrifice

Boxer Jone Koroilagilagi Davule during a training session with his coach Napoleon Taumoepeau in Suva. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Boxer Jone Koroilagilagi Davule during a training session with his coach Napoleon Taumoepeau in Suva. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THREE years of hard work and sacrifice in the gym has finally paid off for Jone Koroilagilagi Davule.

He will represents Fiji at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

“I first started boxing in 2015 and then slowly I improved in the sport,” he said.

“I was training with the Pacific Games squad, but I could not make it to the games because at that time I just started boxing.

“For me I have been trying hard in the training sessions and worked the extra mile in the training to get me to the level which is required to box at the Commonwealth Games. Being in the national team was a big achievement,” the 21-year-old said.

Davule said God had played an important part in his boxing career.

“It all happened with the help from the God who allowed me to compete for my nation at the Commonwealth Games,” Davule said.

“It is a big achievement for me at the age of 21.”