FIJI'S light middleweight boxer Opeti Tagi's future looks bright, if he beats Gunner Jackson of New Zealand next month.
A win for Tagi will see him, ranked number 15 in the World Boxing Organisation (WBO).
Tagi fights Jackson for the vacant WBO Oriental middleweight title in Auckland on November 22.
The fight was initially scheduled for this Saturday, however, an injury to Jackson resulted in the postponement of the fight program.
Boxing Commission of Fiji director Mala Veisamasama said Tagi had a good chance of making it big on the world stage.
"The whole program is now postponed because Jackson sustained an injury," Veisamasama said last night.
"Opeti can make it big if he wins this fight, he'll be ranked 15 in the world."
Speaking to Times Sport yesterday, Tagi said he was ready for the big fight.
"This is a big chance for me and I'm looking forward to the fight," Tagi said.
"I'm training well and only time will tell what happens inside the ring."
New Zealand Boxing Federation official Faiyaz Khan who has controlled both Tagi and Jackson's fights in the past says Tagi has higher chances of defeating Jackson, taking into account Jackson is not a heavy hitter.
However, the Naitasiri man has been warned to be up to par with his fitness.
Khan added if Tagi could maintain a consistent performance throughout the 12-round bout, he could escape with a win.
"Opeti has an edge if he can maintains his fitness all through the 12 rounds as Gunner is not a heavy hitter but is fit and has good ringcraft."
"When Opeti last fought in Fiji I was the ref of his fight," he said.
Tagi has a record of 25 fights, 16 wins (KO 9) and nine losses (KO 7) while Jackson has won 16 fights (KO 5), lost four and drew three from his 23 fights