THE Opeti Tagi-Waheed Khan clash fans on their feet as the country's top two welterweights slugged it out for eight rounds.
Both fighters had predicted a knockout in the lead-up to fight night but were still standing at the end.
From the opening bell Tagi took the offensive using his longer reach well.
Things heated up in the second round as they exchanged blows in the neutral corner, bringing resounding cheers in the packed Vodafone Arena.
Tagi targeted Khan's body at the start of the third but the Lautoka boxer took everything Tagi threw at him and finished stronger with stinging combinations.
The fourth and fifth were clearly Khan's rounds as he rocked and shook Tagi with crafty combinations.
Referee Rakesh Martin gave Tagi a standing eight count after a hard left and right combination forced Tagi onto the ropes and down on his knee.
But the Serea native stood up and finished the round.
While Khan managed to find the target in a stop start fashion, Tagi continued to throw his snapping jabs that repeatedly found their mark in rounds six and seven.
Both fighters came out strongly at the start of the last round looking for a way to impress the judges of to knock the other opponent out.
The fight went to scorecards, with referee Martin calling it 77-76 for Tagi, judge Jeremaia Ledua 77-75 for Tagi and Allan Harris 78-77 for Khan.
"I knew it was going to be a hard fight so I trained very hard for it," Tagi said. "I thank my supporters for being here."