Kwadjo wins in Nadi

Fiji’s Joseph Kwadjo uses his long reach against Vanuatu’s Jacobus Kali during the Best Boxing Promotions in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

FIJI boxing’s adopted son Joseph Kwadjo made his return in the ring with a bang defeating Vanuatu’s Jacobus Kali on TKO in the third round of their 8×3 minutes contest during the main bout of the Best Promotions program at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park on Saturday night. The 33-year-old light heavyweight boxer unleashed some powerful punches that forced the 42-year-old Vanuatu boxer to retire in the third round.

Kali also connected few punches but it failed to make an impact on Kwadjo whereas Kwadjo’s huge hits forced his opponent on the backfoot. The fight failed to live up to the expectation of the fans after Kali complained of a low blow by Kwadjo which also contributed his failure to return in the fourth round.

When asked about the fight, Kali said “I still wanted to fight but the low blow by Kwadjo really affected my game.” “I wanted to come back and fight him again.”

Responding to the above, Kwadjo said he was disappointed with the fight as he expected the bout to go a long way. He, however, said was happy to win after making his return in the ring after two years.

“I am really disappointed with the how the fight ended because I expected the fight to last long,” said Kwadjo. “I have trained well for this fight and unfortunately it lasted only three rounds.

“But I am happy with the win and it feels good to be back in the ring after two long years.”

Kwadjo has opened up challenge to any Fijian boxer and his aim was to fight Ba’s Savenaca Naliva.

He was also prepared for a rematch with Kali.

Kwadjo has recorded 24 wins and 11 draws from his past bouts.

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