RAVNEET 'Ton Ton' Naicker has promised his Babasiga Lions fans that he will knock out his opponent in the second round to mark his return to boxing after a lapse of seven years.
'Ton Ton' as he is commonly known inside the ring, will fight Ram Sami in a 6x3 light welterweight contest in the main supporting bout of the Naidiri Boxing Promotions in Nadi on Saturday.
He said his first fight in seven years was important to him.
"This fight marks my return to the ring. I have not boxed for many years and I want to make this count and prove that I still can be a number one contender for Fiji," the former featherweight champion said. Earlier on, Sami told the media he would teach Naicker how to fight.
"That is good, he is telling me that he will teach me how to fight. I am well prepared for him and I am ready to teach him how to fight," Naicker said while reacting to Sami's comments.
"I will knock him out in the second round and he should prepare himself for that. He should know that I mean business in this fight."
Naicker's trainer Freddy Chand urged Sami to face Naicker and not run around the ring, dodging Ton Ton's big punches.
The main bout of the Sigatoka Electric Limited-sponsored program is the welterweight fight between Opeti Tagi and Australia-based Filipino boxer Rey Anton Olarte.