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Fight at home

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TWO New Zealand-based Fijian boxers have declared their intention to fight against some local boxers.

Auckland boxing club boxers Tai Ratuere and Edwin Sami are willing to showcase their talents and skills against the local boxers.

And in a move to revive the sport, Boxing Commission of Fiji West director Usman Ali Lale is arranging local programs for these two boxers to fight and display their skills.

Lale said the two boxers had impressive records and they needed good local boxers to fight against.

He said both fighters had won 11 out of their 12 fights and would provide tough competition for local boxers.

"Ratuere is a tough fighter and has defeated many Samoan and Tongan boxers in Auckland," said Lale.

"Ratuere is the kind of fighter Fijian boxers need to watch to learn good ringcraft and discipline.

"He is doing well in Auckland and it will be a good time for our boxers to gauge their standard while fighting against Ratuere."

Lale said Sami would also provide good competition for local boxers.

"Sami had a stint in Thailand's elite school of boxing where he completed a course in boxing and kickboxing."

"He is keen to fight against any Fijian boxer on any given day.

"Both these boxers are looking forward to promote the sport at the same time have training sessions with upcoming boxers."

According to New Zealand Boxing Federation official Faiyaz Khan releasing the two fighters for Fijian programs would not be of any difficulty.

Lale also met with Khan in Auckland last week to discuss the chance of sending some Fijian boxers to fight in New Zealand.








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