Top boxing battle in Nadi

BOXING fans have been urged to come out in huge numbers and witness some top-class boxing battles in the King of the Ring Boxing Promotion scheduled at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park on Saturday.

Promoter Mohammed Shane Riaz has lined up exciting battles where Suva’s rising star Sebastian Singh will face tough a battle against the experienced New Zealand boxer Daniel Maxwell in the lightweight 67kg main bout.

Riaz said the battle would be a clash between an experienced boxer and a new blood.

He said the fight would be a good test for Singh who would be up against the former New Zealand lightweight and welterweight champion.

Maxwell has fought 47 fights compared with Singh’s 8 bouts.

Riaz said Singh, 29, could be in trouble if he underestimates his opponent who is 39 years old.

“Maxwell is an experience boxer and has fought against some of the best fighters in New Zealand,” he said.

“Singh will be in trouble if he takes him (Maxwell) lightly.

“But this will be one of the best fights to take place this year and it will be a battle between experience and new blood.”

In other interesting fights of the program, Saimoni Ratu to battle Krishna Mudaliar while Opeti Tagi to face Kunal Nair.

Veteran Wahid Khan to face Tomiu Gaunavou in another interesting bout while Sam Foster to battle against Nerio Cakautini.

Lautoka’s Franco Frasier will face the experienced Abhay Chand while Sachin Mudalliar to battle against Azam Mohammed.

Jovesa Vaileba will fight Ratu Epeli Naliva of Sorokoba while Samir Ali to meet Ravinesh Sami.

“We are urging boxing fans to come out in huge number and witness top boxing battles.”

Boxing Commission of Fiji West director Usman Ali ‘Lale’ said the program would attract some of the country’s best boxers and fans would be treated to top-class boxing actions.

Meanwhile, a boxing workshop will be held at the Lale’s Building in Martintar on Friday. All boxing officials, boxers and interested individuals are welcome to attend the workshop.

Lale said the workshop was to educate boxing officials on the new rules and other boxing developments.

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