THE Cubana Boxing Federation is willing to help lift amateur boxing in Fiji.
This was after a successful meeting of Fiji's Minister for Youth and Sports, Vilimae Naupoto and his Cuban counterparts.
The CBF is now not only committed to sending boxing coaches to Fiji but also to train more coaches, administrators, technical officials and referees over a period of time.
Cuban Boxing president Alberto Barca informed Naupoto that Cuba's record, experience and knowledge of amateur boxing at the international level would be shared with Fiji.
"We are willing to teach your amateur boxing officials with the new AIBA rules to be adopted after the London Olympics, example like no more head gear in competition, and the adoption of gloves to suit the weight division of the boxers," he said.
Cuba has over 7000 coaches in 80 countries around the world.
"Fiji is coming to us at a right time when we are putting plans together, for the next Olympics in Rio, Brazil and we can share this with your country," Barca said.
"Cuba knows that boxing in the islands all over the world comes naturally."
He said if Fiji could do well in rugby, then it had the potential to be world beaters in boxing.
Naupoto assured the Cuban amateur body that Fiji appreciates their interest to assist the sport in the country.
Naupoto will be signing a MOU on co-oporation to establish a relationship and agreement through sports between Cuba and Fiji.
Accompanying Naupoto is Boxing Commission of Fiji official Malakai Veisamasama.