Nadi boxer’s ultimate comeback

Ronald Naidu trains at the Pacific Fitness Centre in Denarau Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

It was March 20, 2021, when Ronald Naidu rose to stardom of professional boxing after beating favourite Nathan Singh to win the Fijian Super Lightweight title.

Since that bout, Naidu has faced many obstacles outside and inside the boxing ring.

He has lost two fights since then and was also suspended for a short term by the Boxing Commission of Fiji for his conduct while pulling out of a fight.

The Nadi-born boxer is on a comeback trail and will be up against Rakuro Davunivavana during the 2023 FMF Fiji Boxing Series in Suva next month.

While Naidu has been in the ring with Davunivavana twice already, he is not leaving any stones unturned in preparations this time around.

“I have been preparing for six weeks now. I have fought my opponent twice already and I know he will come prepared this time around and I have prepared accordingly,” Naidu said.

“The first one ended in a draw while I won the second one on points. I am eyeing a knockout win this time around, but whether I stop him early or not, I will surely win this fight.”

Naidu, 31, has 21 bouts under his belt and has won 11, five by knockout.

The event, which is under the Tuwai Promotions banner, will be held on June 10 at the FMF Gymnasium.

In the main bout, Winston Hill will take on Jese Ravudi in the Super Welterweight division.

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