2018 Sukuna Bowl: Gloves on at annual boxing program

Members of the Police Boxing Team at Tuvasu Hall, QEB in Nabua. Picture: NOA BIUDOLE

THE gloves were on as the annual Sukuna Bowl boxing program began today at Tuvasu Hall, Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua.

“It is a contest that always brings the best out of the two forces in one of the most intense engagements of the competition, second to the Sukuna Bowl challenge itself,” said Police team manager Sergeant Saimoni Bebenisala.

“We have a new generation of policemen who have joined the sport, a new generation of boxers.

“Hopefully they will learn a lot from the two days that they will be part of the competition.”

Sgt Bebenisala said although young, the police side was looking to test itself against the army boxers who have stamped their mark on the competition for a number of years.

“The army boxers are the pillars of boxing for the defence forces.

“With the strenuous preparation our boxers have gone through, hopefully we can shake those pillars over the next two days.”

Preliminary rounds were fought today before the finals resume tomorrow at Tuvasu Hall, QEB in Nabua.

Some results:

60kg Lightwelterweight: Zoyeb Ali (Police) – winner by unanimous decision
64kg Lightwelterweight: Jone Kaloulagilagi (Police) – winner by knockout (round 3)
64kg Lightwelterweight: Vilimoni Drotini (Army) – winner by split decision
69kg Welterweight: Jiko Rokobuli (Army) – winner by knockout (round 1)
69kg Welterweight: Mosese (Police) – winner by unanimous decision

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