Singh to make amateur boxing debut

NATHAN Singh, younger brother of professional boxer Sebastian Singh will make his international debut for Fiji against Papua New Guinea’s John Ogoogo today at the FMF National Gymnasium in Suva.

Fiji Amateur Boxing Assistant coach Oscar Nanovu said Singh had a lot of potential.

“He is one of the good upcoming boxers in the country as he is dedicated and committed to the sport,” he said.

“Nathan is also very smart and sharp with his moves.”

Olympian Winston Hill, Jone Koroilagilagi, Pauliasi Ratu, Nemani Rokobuli and Joe Ravudi will also be flying Fiji’s flag during the night of the fight.

Hill will fight Simon Mildner in the 69kg category while Koroilagilagi will take on John Ume in the 64kg category. In the 60kg category Ratu will face Cornellus Inapi and Ravudi will fight Pita Miria in the 75kg division. Another big name Cena Ruata had been left out because of the weight difference.

“Ruata fights in the middleweight category which is 69 to 75 kilograms but his weight is 78kg,” he added.

“There is no boxer who could fight in the light-heavyweight category. According to the last Pacific Games results Fiji looks favourite for the fight but we cannot say anything as PNG had been improving. The boxers need to go in the ring and enjoy.”

The program will start at 4pm at FMF National Gymnasium in Suva. Meanwhile, there will be six local bouts on the day.

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