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Local fans back Chand to win fight

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, November 15, 2012

FIJI'S middleweight boxer Abhay Chand has been backed by locals to win his fight against Samoan champion Pele Faumei next month.

The duo will fight in the main bout of the Wild West Boxing Promotion at Prince Charles Park in Nadi next month.

Chand, who has 16 wins, 11 losses and three draws from 30 fights will have the advantage of fighting in front of his home fans.

Ravin Nath, the owner of Wishbone and Pizza King is one of the co-sponsors of the program and says he is placing his money on homeboy Chand to do the damage in the ring.

"I am betting on Abhay Chand to win the fight. He is representing our country and will be flying Fiji's flag against his Samoan counterpart," he said.

Nath yesterday, gave $1500 to Wild West boxing promoter Abdul Khan.

The local businessman, who has supported local boxers like Joy Ali in previous programs, said he had followed the sport since he was a young boy.

"I am glad to be part of the program because this is one sport I love. I will continue to support boxing in the country in the future. Abdul Khan approached me to be one of the sponsors and I am glad to be associated with them," Nath said.

The Pratap Asphalt Quarries Limited Wild West Boxing Promotion will be held on December 1.





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