THE Boxing Commission of Fiji is grateful to the government for providing them with two boxing rings to assist with the revival of amateur boxing in the country.
BCF board member Malakai Veisamasama said since the commission had taken ownership of amateur boxing, they were looking for resources to help the sport get back up on its feet.
He said the first positive sign was approval of new amateur boxing constitution by the cabinet and the news of the boxing ring was the icing on the cake.
"We are very thankful to the government and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for getting this boxing ring with rope," Veisamasama said.
"We are thankful to former middleweight boxer Nat Ledua for assisting with the location of the boxing ring in Labasa."
Veisamasama said now that they had the rings, they could start having fights.
"But firstly, we would like individuals to send us expressions of interest if they want to be officials of amateur boxing.
"We want to appoint an interim committee to look after the sport for a while until we can select the best available people to take over."
He added the first amateur boxing fight would be held on March 16 in Nadi.
"The BCF is thankful to Naidiri Boxing Promotions for agreeing to host three amateur fights in their March program in Nadi.
"The three fights will get the ball rolling for the sport as we look forward to its revival in the country," Veisamasama said.