MATUKU lad Pelasio Wainimou started Police's challenge on the 2012 Sukuna Bowl boxing competition when he defeated Isikeli Rarawa on split points decision in their welterweight final at the Suva Civic Centre last night.
Wainimou looked the better of the two fighters from the opening bell as he picked his shots well and managed to pile up his scores from his fast jabs.
Rarawa managed to take all the big shots thrown by Wainimou but he never managed to score the points needed to put him in the lead at the end of the three rounds.
Wainimou said after the fight that he was happy that he gave Police the first win in the finals.
He said he dedicated the win to his two sons Malakai and Samu.
"I had told my boys before the fight that I will make the final and win my fight," Wainimou said.
"I'm glad that I have done that and I want to thank God, the Police team coach and my teammates for helping me win our first fight tonight."
Wainimou said this was his second win in the Sukuna Bowl boxing.
"This is my second Sukuna boxing win and I'm not sure if I will be back next year."
In the second fight Army's Alfred Ledua defeated Lagi Dauvunau from Police after an entertaining three round battle.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was at the fight last night and presented the fighters with their medals after the fight.