Singh Wins WBF Title
Sebastian Singh won the vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific Super lightweight title at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night.
The 23-year old beat Thailand’s Roonayut Boonraska in the sixth round by technical knockout.
Boonraska failed to recover after he was decked for the second time following a straight left jab from Singh.
“It’s about time we win a world title as it’s has been awhile, from now there is no looking back,” he said.
“It has been a long time since Fiji hosted a big boxing like this in Fiji. I thank the promoters, my sponsors for supporting me.”
Singh said he planned to start slow.
“I started slow as I wanted to give the fans what they deserved. The game plan was there as Boonraska is a surprise puncher.”
This takes his record to eight wins, five by TKO since he made his debut in 2013.
In the main supporting bout (8×3) Vilimoni Taganikoro of Bukuya, Ba recorded his third victory with a TKO in the first round over Sefanaia Vakacegu.
In the 6×3 min bout referee Fatu Tuimanono stopped the contest in the second round between Robin Hazelman and Kunal Nair.
In the 4 x 3 min bout, Ra native Jim Nalawa beat Jone Bouwalu TKO in the third round, Ashwin Ram beat Zohid Ali TKO in round two, Qiolevu lost to Semisi Sauqaqa on TKO in round two.
Viliame Seru of Mulomulo beat Saula Naicori on points, Subarmani Pillay beats Nilesh Chand in the second round while
Shamal Ramanuj beats Vicky Kumar in the first round.
Edited by Osea Bola