A Filipino boxer fighting out of Australia has been roped in to fight Opeti Tagi in the feature bout of the Naidiri Promotions Program in Nadi this Saturday.
Rey Anton Olarte replaces Junior Farzan Ali who pulled out last weekend because of an injury.
Junior Farzan was scheduled to defend his Fiji welterweight title over 12 rounds against Tagi.
Olarte holds a record of 46 fights with 16 wins, 22 losses and eight draws. Tagi's record stands at 24 fights with 16 wins, eight losses and seven draws.
Boxing Commission of Fiji board member Malakai Veisamasama said through his contact they were able to sign up Olarte for a 10 round light welterweight contest.
He said they were grateful to Olarte for taking up the challenge at such short notice.
"The professional boxers in Australia train every day and do not wait for a program to begin their preparations," Veisamasama said.
"For Rey, he was preparing for a fight but the program got cancelled. So we contacted him at the right time and he agreed to fly over.
"Rey has some unfinished business in Fiji. He fought Junior Farzan in Nadi in 2010. The match ended in a split draw decision. Rey claimed that the decision was a controversial one. So he now gets a chance to redeem himself here."
After a medical check on Tuesday by an independent doctor, it was revealed that Junior Farzan's left wrist was swollen.
Meanwhile, the BCF will be putting new measures in place in a bid to prevent boxing programs from being sabotaged.
Veisamasama said they needed the help of all stakeholders to improve the sport.
"We have learnt a few lessons this week," Veisamasama said.
"Boxing is a sport that can take us to the top but the politics in it stinks. The people are out there who want to sabotage other's programs.
"When we catch them we will take appropriate action. BCF will be taking zero tolerance in this matter.
"We will also be looking at changing some of our regulations. This includes having medical checks for boxers two weeks before every program.
"We will also be reducing the advance payments made to the boxers before the fights."