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Saiyad Ali bounces back to win

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

An aspiring pastry chef turned the heat on during the amateur boxing competition at the Fiji Sports Council National Fitness Centre in Suva yesterday.

Saiyad Ali, who is yet to complete his course as a pastry chef, beat Willam Meli of the Boxing Brave Club by unanimous points decision.

The 21-year-old, whose mother hails from Totoya in Lau, used his superior height and reach in the 64kg light welterweight bout.

Meli clipped his nose early in the second round which resulted in blood dripping from Ali's nose.

However, he fought through the pain and subdued the resilient Meli to claim only his second victory of his career.

"I just took up boxing in April last year and trained under Gyan Singh at the Uptown Boxing Stable," Ali said.

"My first fight was against him (Meli) as well that was last year and I had beaten him in that."

In earlier matches, Ritesh Goundar and Paulo Ratumaikoro, both of Uptown Boxing Stable beat their opponents from Boxing Brave, Mikaele Vueti and Rupeni Ole respectively. Matches were in progress when this edition when to press.





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