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Rafiq calls for more exposure

Maciu Malo
Thursday, May 15, 2014

THE Naidiri Boxing Promotion staged in Nadi a fortnight ago was a success says promoter Mohammed Rafiq.

The Cuvu man said the program brought out the best from local boxers in fulfiling their boxing dream at the same time to revive the sport.

He said the main bout between new Fiji middleweight champion Opeti Tagi and former champion Abhay Chand lived up to the expectation of the fans. Rafiq said the program gave the boxers the opportunity to gauge their standard.

"Boxing has its own fans and we have a good support from the crowd," he said.

"We didn't expect that much crowd knowing that this was Fiji's first boxing program in 15 months.

"The boxers had prepared well for the fight and it's good to see that Fijian boxers still have the class and the talent to compete against the best in the region.

"We need six or seven promotions per year to best expose our boxers since we are undergoing a revival period."

He also thanked the sponsors who have contributed immensely to the revival of the sport.

"I thank Sigatoka Electrical Limited, R.Recht Wishbone and all business organisations that have made this program a success. He thanked the boxers, Boxing Commission and officials for their commitment towards the boxing revival.

Rafiq added his aim was to promote another program before the year ended.








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