Boost for ‘The Sniper’ ahead of title defence

SEBASTIAN “The Sniper” Singh received a timely boost from his sponsor Inkk Mobile Ltd as he prepares to defend his World Boxing Foundation Asia Pacific Super Lightweight title in Lami next month.

Operations manager Amitesh Narayan said the team at Inkk Mobile were super excited for Sebastian’s first boxing contest as their first ever brand ambassador.

“Sebastian is the latest boxing sensation in the country and is poised to achieve greater heights,” he said.

“Thus we are happy to release the much needed funds for his preparation and attire needs, as he will be going up against a tough Australian opponent.”

He said they were glad to support Sebastian achieve his dream of becoming a world rated boxer.

“We understand that successful defence of his title will land Sebastian more lucrative international fight offers and we will back him with his endeavours all the way.”

Accordingly to Singh, the team is doing all the hard yards during the training sessions as they countdown towards the big fight.

“The preparation is going good as we’re just three weeks away so we’re really putting hard now.

“We don’t really have any problems with our training camp as everything is running smoothly.

“I would like to thank my sponsor Inkk Mobile as they have really helped me a lot as before we had to go out of our way and find people to help with our preparations.

“The former IBO Asia Pacific champion from Australia will be coming in on Sunday to inspire and give me tips, and it will be a good opportunity for me.”

Westwood Boxing Promotions promoter Praneel Dass tagged the main bout as an ‘explosive battle’.

“Brent Dames is also a rated boxer, pound for pound, and has also proven himself so we will surely be having an explosive fight.

“Whenever it’s a title fight and two countries are involved, it’s always a cracker so the fans can expect a class fight between the Fiji and Australian boxer.”

The fight is scheduled to take place on February 2 at the Novotel Convention Center in Suva.

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