THE establishment of the Fiji Boxing Commission has helped revived the sport in Suva and Labasa.
Speaking during the first boxing competition in the North yesterday, association interim chairman Samisoni Kafoa said the North had a lot of untapped talent.
Kafoa compared the North with the West saying that it had produced its share of boxing greats such as Netani Ledua, Inia Catarogo and Osea Nakanacagi.
"I am really happy with the turnout of boxers in Labasa and the way the small competition has been organised," he said.
"The North Boxing Association is still to be formalised but I am already satisfied with the response from the association that is already in place."
Labasa interim amateur association chairman Netani Ledua said they were happy to have contributed to the development of boxing in the North.
"It has been after 12 years since amateur boxing has been held in Labasa," he said.
"This is the same boxing competition where we had identified local Northern talents like Osea Nakanacagi.
"Twenty-four boxers turned up for the friendly fights today (yesterday) and it has not been a bad turnout after all," Ledua said.