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First local fight

Rebecca Medhurst
Friday, March 21, 2014

SEBASTIAN Singh is confirmed to face Anwar Ali in a Naidiri Boxing Promotions event in Nadi on May 3.

The bout will be the first local fight for Singh, a super featherweight of Suva's Uptown Boxing Stable.

His opponent Ali, of Mulomulo Club, hails from Nadi and the pair could not be more different.

While Ali is 28 years old, Singh who is only 19, is not worried by the age gap.

"Maybe he's got more experience than I do, but age is no barrier in boxing," Singh said.

"If you train hard enough, you never go down. It's about the hunger, that's what it comes down to."

While Ali has primarily trained in Nadi, Singh has gained experience fighting four times overseas, and believes this could be the key to his success.

"If you see the standard of boxing overseas and in Fiji, it's very different. People overseas are tougher, but I wouldn't overlook anyone".

Singh expects the match to be tough.

"I expect him to come out swinging," he said, adding that glory is not the only reason for his extensive pre-fight training.

"This fight is mainly for the fans, I want to give them a good show."

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