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Fiji fighters have potential to be great

Maciu Malo
Saturday, May 03, 2014

NEW Zealand Boxing Federation official Faiyaz Khan believes Fiji has the potential to groom top boxers.

Khan, who is in the country to officiate some matches at the Naidiri Boxing Promotion, said Fiji had the material to produce good boxers such as Sakaraia Ve, Alipate Korovou, the late Sunia Cama, Frank Atu and the likes.

He said the New Zealand Boxing Federation was committed in developing and reviving boxing in Fiji.

"Boxing in Fiji will go a long way under the new boxing officials," said Khan.

"If programs are regular we can again produce top boxers.

"We have the potential to produce more good boxers. We have some good fighters, all they need is proper training, proper diet, proper guidance and more good game time.

"New Zealand is happy to help the sport and develop upcoming boxers.

"We have met Fiji Boxing Commission West director Usman ALI Lale in New Zealand over the past weeks and we have formed a partnership to help Fiji."

Khan is encouraging young boxers to take up the sport.

He also advised those fighting in tonight's program to enjoy the sport.

"Boxing is a sport where boxers need to stick to the rule of the game."

"We are not there to kill one another but stick to the main rules and win the games."

Full fixtures: Abhay Chand vs Opeti Tagi, Sailasa Moko vs Wahid Khan, Mosese Kavika vs Napoleon Tamaepeon, Franco Fraser vs Ronald Naidu, Anwar Ali vs Sebastian Singh, Ajmat Manna vs Sheik Rizwan, Kunal Nair vs Siliveni Nawai, Junior Manna vs Rudra Nand.


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