FIJI'S welterweight champion boxer Opeti Tagi is lining up a fight in New Zealand next October.
The news was relayed to Times Sport by New Zealand National Boxing Federation official Faiyaz Khan.
Tagi, who has a record of 16 wins (KO 9) and seven losses from 25 fights, will fight Gunner Jackson in Auckland.
Khan said Tagi would be tested in his bout against Jackson.
At 27 years old, Jackson has an impressive 16 wins (KO 5), four losses and three draws from 23 fights.
A super middleweight boxer, Jackson will fight Tagi in the middleweight contest.
Khan is negotiating the fight with the Boxing Commission of Fiji.
"We just received a good contract for Opeti Tagi to fight Gunner Jackson here in Auckland in October," he said via email.
Tagi lost his last fight to Rey Anton Olarte at Prince Charles Park in Nadi early this year while Jackson won his last fight against Daniel Roy Maxwell at Active Zone Indoor Arena in Glenfield, New Zealand in June.
Last night, Fiji Boxing Commission director Malakai Veisamasama confirmed that Tagi would fight Jackson.
"Yes he is going to fight," Veisamasama said.
"We thank Faiyaz for negotiating with us and we are just waiting for Tagi to sign the contract."
Veisamasama urged boxers to register with the commission to have a chance of fighting abroad.