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Bring It On: Farzan Tells Singh

Bring It On: Farzan Tells Singh
Sebastian Singh connects a punch to Kiwi Daniel Maxwell during the main bout programme at the Prince Charles park in Nadi last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
October 24
11:00 2016


Fijian welterweight champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali is willing to defend his title against Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh.

Farzan was responding to a public challenge made by Singh at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Saturday night that he was ready to fight him.

This was after Singh beat New Zealand’s Daniel Maxwell on unanimous points decision- which is the Kiwi’s 40th loss out of his 48 fights.

“I’m ready to put my title on the line,” Farzan who is regarded as the country’s best pound-to-pound fighter told SUNsports.

“This is good for the sport and also for the fans.

“There are three promoters who are ready to promote this fight and I just cannot wait to jump into the ring.”

Farzan has an impressive record of 28 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. He ruled the light weight division for over a decade and defied all odds when he jumped to the welterweight division and beat Opeti Tagi for the title.

“Sebastian needs to be mindful that it is not going to be easy and he should come prepared. He showed tonight that he can go the 10 rounds but can he deliver a knockout punch?”

Singh, 22, believes for the sake of the sport, he is ready to take his career to another level.

“Junior Farzan has been calling me up and I have talked about it with my team. I know it won’t be a walk in the park but I need to test myself against the best before taking anymore overseas opponents. Farzan is the ideal one.”

Maxwell said his opponent Singh needs to keep on winning these bouts.

“He is an awesome champion fighter for Fiji. Keep getting the wins and keep getting overseas boxers here.”

Boxing Commission of Fiji’s acting president Usman Ali said Singh has gained more experience from the fight.

He said the second promotion for the year has improved despite a few boxers pulling out.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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