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Ratuere knocks out Rehu to keep clean slate

Emoni Narawa
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FIJIAN boxer Taito Ratuere continued his fairy tale run with another victory at the ABA Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand last Friday.

Ratuere knocked Maori warrior Chris Rehu in the fifth round of their West Auckland super middleweight bout in the main event of Glosier Boxing Promotions.

Ratuere, who has shown interest to come and help boxing in Fiji, said he was happy with the win.

"This win is for the people of Fiji," he told Times Sport via email.

Rehu started the fight on a high note with some heavy throws, trying to knock Ratuere early in the opening round.

However, the Lomaiviti man kept his composure and continued to punish Rehu until the fifth round."

New Zealand Boxing official Faiyaz Khan, who controlled the fight, said Rehu lost to a good boxer.

Ratuere who has an impressive 13 wins (7 KOS) and one loss from 15 fights said he wanted to showcase his skills in his native land.

Ratuere and fellow country man Edwin Samy have shown interest to fight in Fiji. They both weighed 74kilograms.

"I want to show my skills later this year in Fiji."

He said any interested promoter could make enquiries with Khan who will be in the country to officiate at the Naidiri Boxing Promotions in Nadi this weekend.

Khan is expected to arrive in the country later this week.

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