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Samoa to host first regional tournament

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

APIA, Samoa - Samoa has been given the honour to host the inaugural Pacific Rim Boxing Championships in Apia.

The tournament to be held on May 31 will also be part of the Samoa 50th Independence celebration.

PRBC chairman Edwin Puni said: "New Zealand was to host the first leg in April and Samoa in December. But the decision to change is an acknowledgment of Samoa's contribution to international boxing and it is fitting that Samoa is given the honour of hosting the inaugural tournament to coincide with their 50th Independence celebration program."

The six international PRBC professional bouts will feature heavyweight Gogosina Ulutoa of Samoa against Temoo Temaititahio of Tahiti.

In the cruiserweight division, Saipeti Muga Asiata of Samoa will fight American Samoa sensation Alapati Aasa, while upcoming Francis Mamoe of Samoa will take on former Samoa Olympian Farani Tavui.

Iosia Nanai of Samoa will fight Savenaca Naliva of Fiji in the super middleweight division.

In the welterweight division will see a rematch between Tony Iapesa of Samoa and Tinitua Neagle of Tahiti.

Michael Fonoti of Samoa will have to be on top of his game to match Johnny Singh of Fiji.

The Pacific Rim Boxing Championship was formed last year in Apia by promotion company Event Polynesia in association with Pacific boxing promoters and officials to provide the much needed regional tournament.

Fiji will also be given an opportunity to host the future tournaments.


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