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Boxer keen to rule weight

Arin Kumar
Monday, December 23, 2013

TEENAGER Sebastian Singh wants to be Fiji's super featherweight champion and is raring to take on any opponent in his category in the country next year.

The 19-year-old has just returned from Australia where he won two of his first three professional fights.

The loss was by hometown decision but it has made him more determined to do better.

Singh said if he does not get any fights in Fiji, he will return to Australia to further his boxing career.

"I have just come back to complete my studies at FNU," he said.

"I have only three stages left which I should complete by August and until then, if I don't get any fights here, I have no other choice but to go back to Australia."

Singh said he found training and competing in Australia much better than Fiji.

"I train at the Southern Cross Boxing Gym in Campbell Town, Sydney and the reason why I like training there is because of the facilities and sparring partners.

"The equipment and venue are really good for training and the sparring partners really know what they are doing — they really test you.

"I was lucky to get fights there during a promotion. Promoters find it more expensive to come to Fiji and then take boxers from here but if boxers are there in Australia, then they just sign you on.

"I am really thankful to the Fijian community in Australia for hosting me and to my sponsor City Line Buses, Majesty Consultants and Henry's Pawnshop for supporting me."

He said there are not many boxers in the super featherweight 59kg category in Fiji but he is confident someone will want to fight him.

"People have heard of me in Fiji but have not really seen me fight here, so I would like to show the people of Fiji that I am a serious boxer.

"If not, then my only option is Australia."