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No love lost

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THERE was no love lost when the two former schoolmates took the ring in the amateur boxing competition at the Fiji Sports Council National Fitness Centre last night.

Former Marist Brothers High School students Joseph Browne of USP Club and Farasiko Saverio of Boxing Brave Club, Nadawa, battled in the 91kilogram super heavyweight category.

But it was the junior, Saverio, who overcame his senior on points.

Boxing Commission of Fiji director Malakai Veisamasama said it was an exciting fight.

"That fight was one of the highlights of the night. There were heavy punches going each way. They were brothers again after the fight."

Veisamasama hailed the three-day competition a success.

He said 13 clubs from all over Viti Levu participated.

"We thank the Fiji Sports Council for assisting us and also former boxers, clubs and participants for making this a success.

"Just by looking at the attendance we can say the amateur boxing is back and its here to stay."

Results: 69kg welterweight — Jaljeet Singh from Tavua beat Sesoni Bole Jittu Boxing via split point; 91kg heavyweight — Jonathan Hill of USP club beat Ben Matairavula of Warriors Club by points; 75kg middleweight — Winston Hill beat Antonia Pita of Jittu by unanimous points decision.

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