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Tongan wary of Fijian slugger

Arin Kumar
Friday, March 21, 2014

TONGAN Napoleon Taumoepeau is wary of former national heavyweight champion Mosese Kavika.

The two are slated to face-off in the lone heavyweight clash in the Naidiri Boxing Promotions event on May 3 at Nadi's Prince Charles Park.

Taumoepeau signed the contract yesterday at his Suva Boxing and Fitness Centre.

He said he knew Kavika had not fought a professional fight since 2011 but experience was something that would count in the ring.

"Age will not matter in the ring and even though I am younger than him, I will be cautious of him," Taumoepeau said.

"One thing I never write off is experience and he will be tough and this match will be a big challenge for me."

Kavika is 48-years old and fight promoter Mohammed Ali said he looked fit and trimmed for the bout.

"I saw him playing rugby one Saturday and he still looks fit and in good shape and I know this fight will be a good one," he said.

Ali said they wanted to host seven bouts in the program although some fights were yet to be confirmed.

"The main match will be between Abhay Chand and Opeti Tagi for Chand's middleweight title.

"The main supporting bout will be between Wahid Khan of Lautoka and Johnny Singh of Nadi.

"Taumoepeau and Kavika will fight in the heavyweight clash and Sebastian Singh will fight Anwar Ali."





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