KRISHNA Mudaliar is calling on boxing fans to come out in numbers and witness the best fight of the year when he takes on Nadi's Mohammed Shameem in the Fiji Boxing Commission Featherweight title fight next Saturday.
The Uptown Gym boxer says he wants fans to watch the old Krishna Mudaliar in action in the Wild West Boxing program at Prince Charles Park.
Mudaliar and Shameem meet in the main-supporting program.
Mudaliar said he was looking forward to the fight.
"Shameem has been talking in the media saying I'm not the old Mudaliar and that he will teach me boxing lessons," Mudaliar said.
"But I want to say to boxing fans that I'm still the same Mudaliar and this time I'm coming to shut his mouth."
Mudaliar says he was fortunate to have joined trainer Gyan Kumar at the Uptown Boxing Gym in Toorak, Suva, as he prepares for this fight.
"I've learned new things from Gyan and this has helped improve my preparation for this upcoming fight."
"This fight is also very important as it will determine how I move forward in my boxing career," Mudaliar said.
Mudaliar said his plan was to win and take on two fighters who had defeated him in his only two professional defeats.
In the main fight of next weekend's program, Fiji's Abhay Chand takes on Samoan champion Afakasi Pele Faumei in a 10 round contest.
There are nine professional fights in the program which starts with an amateur competition between the Police and Army .