NAITASIRI boxer Opeti Tagi received a major boost ahead of his bout with Gunnar Jackson in New Zealand in December.
The light-middleweight fighter will fight Jackson at the Papatoetoe Cossie Club in Auckland, an area full of Fijians.
Tagi was scheduled to fight Jackson early this month, however, an injury to the Kiwi fighter resulted in the postponement of the bout, giving more time for Tagi to prepare for the contest.
The duo will be fighting for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Oriental middleweight title on December 13.
New Zealand Boxing Federation official Faiyaz Khan said Tagi would have the backing of his fellow Fijians in Auckland.
"Just got confirmed information that the title fight for Opeti (Tagi) is on at the Papatoetoe Cossie Club, an area full of Fijians as the promoter wants Fiji crowd plus some drinking tables," Khan said.
"It is a very good venue and the date is Friday, December 13."
Jackson has an impressive 16 wins (KO 5), four losses and three draws from 23 fights while Tagi has a record of 25 fights, 16 wins (KO 9) and nine losses (KO 7).
Boxing Commission of Fiji director Malakai Veisamasama said Tagi would not lack the support in Auckland.
"We're grateful that the fight will finally take place," he said.
"This is a great venue for Tagi as there will be a lot of Fijians there to support him. He will not lack the support."
A win for Tagi, will result in him being ranked 15th in the WBO.
Meanwhile the New Zealand High Commission yesterday granted Tagi's visa.