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Kwadjo still to sign contract with Kiwi fighter

Emoni Narawa
Monday, August 26, 2013

NEW Zealand-based Fijian boxer Taito Ratuere is still waiting for Joseph Kwadjo to sign the contract for their scheduled bout later this year.

Ratuere, a light-heavyweight boxer earlier challenged Kwadjo in which the Ghana boxer accepted. However, over the weekend, the Boxing Commission of Fiji revealed that Kwadjo is yet to put pen to paper.

The former WBF intercontinental, UBF intercontinental and IBF Australasian super middleweight champion, Kwadjo's last fight was staged in Australia.

Commission director Malakai Veisamasama said Kwadjo was still on his holiday trip in Australia.

"He has not come back to Fiji," he said.

"We are waiting for him to come back to Fiji to sign the contract for the fight. When he comes, we will straight away get him to sign."

Ratuere has an impressive 11 wins from 12 fights. His long reach will be a huge test for Kwadjo who is out to resurrect his boxing career.

Veisamasama said the bout would be one of its kinds.

"Already a promoter has shown interest to promote the fight.

"We will release the details later but we are happy that someone has come forward to promote the fight."

Ratuere has agreed to take a pay cut just to fight in front of his native supporters.

The fight is expected to be staged late November or early December in Suva.


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