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Commission Works On Matchmaking

Commission Works On Matchmaking
Zohid Ali and Ashwin Ram in action Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
March 21
11:00 2017

Talks have begun between the Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) and promoters on how to improve on their matchmaking in order to lift the sport to the next level.

BCF director (West) Usman Ali said yesterday that he had a meeting with Kiran Boxing Promotion to discuss the line-up of boxers for the April 22 programme.

“We discussed on these areas regarding the fight next month,” he said.

“The matchmaking needs to be screened and analysed well before we will sanction. We want good boxing since we are in the revival phase.

“We are going for quality boxers especially on how they present themselves and also their discipline where they abide by the regulations.”

Promoter Ben Krishna confirmed that he is now working on his programme.

Krishna said that he was happy to stage the World Boxing Foundation’s (WBF) Asia Pacific super lightweight title fight in the country.

“It is a dream come true to stage the title fight in Fiji and it was for our boxing fans to enjoy,” he said.

“For the love of the sport I will do my best to stage another programme and take it to another level. The onus now rest on the boxers. We will surely work closely with BCF to get the best for the public to enjoy the sport.”

Meanwhile, BCF is on the verge of endorsing another promoter based in Vancouver, Canada. Ali said the new promoter is going to stage his programme on May 20 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

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