WORLD Boxing Foundation is urging local boxers to get relevant release from the Boxing Commission of Fiji and medical clearance to avoid cancelation of fights at the eleventh hour.
WBF president Mick Croucher has established the Fiji/Australian Boxing in Melbourne after a meeting with the Boxing Commission of Fiji earlier this month.
Croucher had already arranged fights with Australian Promoters for Fiji's super middleweight boxer Paula Tuilau against Adam Lovelock in a 10x3 round for the World Boxing Foundation International cruiserweight title on the Gold Coast next March.
And Sakiusa Mekemeke's light-heavyweight contest against Tyrone Jones is also in the pipeline.
WBF regional representative Saki Veitogavi said local managers and boxers should co-operate with their overseas promoters for the WBF fights.
"WBF would to love to restore Australian Boxing Commission's confidence in Fiji boxers after a lot of let downs in the past. We want the boxers and managers to work together in getting their release from Boxing Commission of Fiji and medical clearance," Veitogavi said.
"All relevant clearances and medical checks have to be done properly. If the boxers fail their medical tests in Australia, they do not get paid since they had to be cleared medically first in Fiji before coming. So it is important also that BCF gets official doctors to abide by their set rules."
He said overseas promoters were disappointed when relevant documentaries were not properly done by local boxers and managers.
Tuilau's last appearance in the ring was against Sakeasi Dakua at Prince Charles Park in Nadi, two years ago. Veitogavi said Fiji boxers would have an opportunity to fight world titles.
"WBF will sanction Paula Tuilau versus Adam Lovelock for the WBF International cruiserweight title over 10rds and Sakiusa Mekemeke to fight Tyrone Jones over 6rds at lightheavy both on March 2nd on the Gold Coast," he said.
"Boxers will progress through the ranks by first fighting for regional, intercontinental, international and then world titles."
Veitogavi said interested boxers should begin preparations and maintain their top fitness for such opportunities.
Managers and boxers can contact him on 9918365/7502275.