SAKEASI Kororua kicked-off Police's 2012 Sukuna Bowl challenge when he stopped Army's Liga Dauvunau in the second round of their middleweight boxing clash at the Suva Civic Centre yesterday.
The lanky Kororua used his long reach well from the opening bell and connected with some big shots.
Dauvunau worked hard in the opening round to try and find a way through Kororua's strong defence.
Referee Walena Vugakoto had to stop the fight and issue a standing eight count to Dauvunau near the end of the first round after Kororua had connected with some heavy blows to Dauvunau's head.
In the second round a powerful combination from Kororua sent Dauvunau to the canvas and referee Vugakoto did not hesitate to stop the fight.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama was the chief guest at the opening day of the boxing program yesterday.
Boxing was the first sport to be contested in this year's Sukuna Bowl challenge.
Today will see the second day of boxing competition at the Suva Civic Centre.
The soccer match between Police and Army will be played today while netball and volleyball will be played tomorrow.
The feature match of the week will be the Police and Army Sukuna Tanoa rugby clash at Lautoka's Churchill Park on Friday afternoon.
Army is the defending champion.