Title fights in Suva

THE success of the first Canada Fiji Southern Boxing promotions has prompted promoter Mohammed Shameen to host two title fights in Suva in his next program.

The first promotion he hosted last month attracted more than 7000 spectators —— one of the biggest crowds recorded in the history of Fijian boxing.

And the Canada-based businessman who has spent more than $50,000 for the revival of Fijian boxing is planning to arrange an international boxer to challenge Sebastian Singh in Suva.

Shameen said he had received positive response of the quality fights in his last program and his aim was to groom future champions through his program.

“I am overwhelmed with the amount of positive responses we have received after our first promotions,” he said.

“My aim is to expose young and talented Fijian boxers to quality fights so we can help them develop their skills.

“We have witnessed some top-class fights in our last program and we are grateful to re-introduce the Nalivas in the boxing ring.”

Shameen’s dad Noor Mohammed was a former promoter and hosted fights for some of the country’s renowned boxers such as the late Fiji heavyweight champion Filimoni Naliva, Sunia Cama and Leweni Waqa to name a few.

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