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'Golden Boy' calls for boxing programs to start

Josefa Makaba
Friday, October 05, 2012

FORMER boxing champions Sakaraia Ve is calling on the Fiji Boxing Commission to find solutions to our boxing problems so we can get our local competitions back on the road.

The former 'Golden Boy' of Fiji boxing said he was concerned that it had taken a long time to restart boxing in Fiji.

Ve said local boxers were slowly losing interest in the sport because of the long delay in restarting local boxing.

The Lovoni man says he hopes that the new FBC board can quickly find a solution to the problem facing the sport. Ve has been training boxers in the old capital and says he wants to sign them up to fight if and when the FBC gives the greenlight to start competition.

"I have a few boxers training in my club in Lovoni and they all are ready to fight but we can't do anything until the FBC gives the OK," Ve said.

Last week FBC chairman John Rabuku said they were awaiting the approval of their regulation from the government to start with amateur programs.

Rabuku said another problem they faced was the lack of promoters for the professional programs as only two have registered with the commission to date