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More fights for Fiji boxers in NZ

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

LOCAL boxers will soon be exposed to more competitive fights, says Boxing Commission of Fiji West director Usman Ali Lale.

In a move to revive and boost the sport, Lale recently returned from New Zealand and negotiated boxing bouts between Fiji and New Zealand boxers.

He said the objective of the trip was to identify some good boxers in New Zealand to fight in Fiji.

"I am glad that few New Zealand boxers have indicated their willingness to fight against our boxers," said Lale.

"The commission will be searching for quality opponents to match their New Zealand counterparts.

"This is mainly done to promote the sport at the same time develop and lift the standard of boxing in the country.

"These overseas boxers are expected to be in the country for the next boxing program."

Lale said the commission was committed in developing the game from grassroots level with the hope to groom Fiji's future boxers.

"Fiji is renowned for producing some of the top boxers such as Fiji's golden boy Sakaraia Ve, Jo Ravudi, Alipate Korovou, Filimoni Naliva and Sunia Cama to name a few."

"The Commission is working tirelessly in trying to unearth boxing talents and groom them for the future.

"Most importantly we want to expose our boxers to competitive fights to improve their skills," he added.








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