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At 65! Ben Keeps On Promoting

At 65! Ben Keeps On Promoting
Promoter Ben Krishna (middle) flanked by boxers at Hotel Martintar in Nadi a week ago. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
April 30
14:40 2017

At the age of 65, boxing promoter Ben Krishna is still going strong with his ambition to do more promotions in the coming months.

Last Saturday, at his Martintar Hotel in Nadi, Krishna celebrated his birthday with friends including those of from boxing fraternity.

“I’m delighted to reach this age,” he said.

“I have only one life and it is good to have moments with friends and family members.

“This atmosphere gives me more hope for business and more into the sport I love – boxing.”

Krishna hosts his promotions under the Kiran Boxing Promotions and is looking forward to organise more fights in the coming months.

He has done three promotions so far after getting his license from the Boxing Commission of Fiji- twice at Prince Charles Park in Nadi and the third one at Tilak High School in Lautoka.

Recently, he promoted a World Boxing Foundation (WBF) international title fight in Nadi where Sebastian Singh stopped Thailand’s Roonayut Boonraska.

Mudaliar who was born and bred at the cane belt area of Sabeto migrated to Brisbane in his teens.

He returned in 2010 to start off his business and saw the need to grow the sport that he loves most.

Kiran never stepped back but took on the challenge.

“This is my Fiji, I was brought up here in Sabeto, I have seen the world none so pleasing than my home, that’s why I have returned.

“I want to take boxing to every corner of Fiji and help in the development of the sport. But first I will start in Nadi in  Korovuto, Mulomulo and then move on to  Lautoka, Ba, and Tavua,” he said.

“My aim is to have a gym in every town where young boxers can go and train.

“We don’t want kids to be roaming the streets. My life was nothing and anything can happen.

“Create more gym and more rings and more competition to compete in the sport and make it healthy.”

Kiran said he has some good match ups in his upcoming promotions.

“I don’t need any financial assistance.

“I need the support from the public and the stakeholders and let’s move forward from here, there should not be any drawbacks.”

Krishna has lined-up his interesting match-ups but is awaiting response from the Boxing Commission of Fiji.

He said this is going to be revealed in coming days.

“I’ve given my full support to the BCF and the Ministry for Sports to take boxing to another level.”

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