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Brothers prepare for Labasa boxing battle

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

THE Nacula Ants Boxing Club in Saqani, Cakaudrove will unleash their boxing heroes in the upcoming Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotion scheduled at Labasa's Subrail Park on December 16.

Boxing brothers Tevita Sete and Lekiwa Tuiviwa will fight in front of their home fans for the first time and they have been training hard for the battle.

Sete, who recently recorded two knockout wins on Viti Levu this year, says this fight is special to him.

He would be up against hard-hitting Tomu Gaunavou in the extra supporting bout.

Sete said he had been preparing hard for the fight as he wanted to win for his number one fan — his daughter Embrose Vulivuli.

"This fight is special and I will want to give my best and dedicate this win to Embrose," Sete said.

"I know I am up against an experienced boxer and I will do my best to prove my worth in the ring.

"Also I will be there to win for my home fans and relatives and I know it will be a tough test."

He said the presence of his brother Tuiviwa, who would fight Lepani Levatia, would also inspire him to do well.

Sete said they would do their best for their people and would do the rest of the talking in the ring.

The brothers are sons of former Fijian heavyweight boxer Luke Kerelotu and nephews of former boxers Jale Lalakai and Atama Raqili.

"Boxing is in our blood and we will try and give our home fans the best boxing bouts to remember."

Sete thanked the promoters for staging the program on Vanua Levu, adding the event would also unveil some of the best boxers in the North.

"We have many classic boxers in Vanua Levu but are not exposed to many boxing promotions and we are fortunate and thank the promoter for his vision to hold the fights in the North.

"I am calling on the Vanua Levu boxers to make use of the program and to devote more time at training so we can attract more promoters and to hold fights in the North."

More than 12 bouts are scheduled for the night including female fights.

In the main fight there will be a rematch between Fiji Boxing rising star Siliveni Nawai and former South Pacific Games gold medallist Osea Nakanacagi.

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