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Chand: I was robbed

Maciu Malo
Monday, May 05, 2014

FORMER Fiji middleweight champion Abhay Chand said he was robbed of a win in the Naidiri Boxing Promotion on Saturday night in Nadi.

He said he was disappointed with the decision and wanted a rematch to determine the real champion.

"I floored Tagi on three occasions but he still won the fight," said Chand.

"This is a joke and I have been robbed of a win.

"I was shocked to hear the outcome of the fight knowing I did better than Tagi.

"Tagi's only best moment was in round three when he floored me but I later recovered and turned the tables on him."

Chand said he sacrificed a lot during training over the past 15 months.

"My hard work is wasted by this kind of unfair judgment."

Referee Faiyaz Khan of the New Zealand Boxing Federation said Chand should have won the fight if he was disciplined.

"I deducted one point from Chand for punching after the bell sounded this despite several warnings made earlier," he said.

"Another one point was deducted when he attempted to kick Tagi who was on the canvas. Chand also launched a low blow on Tagi which is illegal in boxing.

"All these are dirty tactics and are not allowed in boxing."

Chand, however, congratulated his former teammate and friend for the win.

"I congratulate Tagi for the win," said Tagi.

"Let him enjoy now but I will come back and bring that title home," said Chand.

"That title belongs to me and I am eager to challenge Tagi anytime, anywhere."

"A rematch will prove to the boxing public who is the real champion."

Responding to the above comments, the new champion said he was not afraid of a rematch.

He said he was willing to prove his worth against Chand.

"If he wants a rematch I am ready for it," said Tagi.

"But first I will go and discuss with my coaches and family on my next step."

Tagi dedicated the win to his loved ones, friends, relatives and coaching team.








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