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Every Punch Counts, Dad Tells ‘The Razor’

Every Punch Counts, Dad Tells   ‘The Razor’
Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali with manager Imtiaz Mohammed (left) at the Nadi Sports and Social Club on June 15, 2017. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva
June 17
11:00 2017

Fiji welterweight boxing champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali, has been reminded time and again by his trainer on the importance of making every punch count.

Speaking to SUNsports, his dad and veteran trainer Farzan Ali Snr said accuracy is an important component in their June 30 showdown against Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh.

“I reminded my son the importance of this fight for him and our family,” he said.

“I’m always telling him to be accurate with his punches and it has to start right from the sparring sessions. Everything he does in the ring should be accurate if he is to beat Sebastian.”

Ali Snr has trained his two sons Junior Farzan and the late Joy Ali, who once ruled the country’s welterweight and middleweight divisions in the early 2000. Joy won the PABA super welterweight division in 2005 and was ranked No.15 by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

Junior Farzan started his career as the country’s bantamweight champion before moving up to the welterweight division.

He fought and beat top boxers like Mohammed Paiyal, Etuate Kofi, Waisele Ratu and Opeti Tagi when they were in their prime.

“Junior has left Suva and is with me in Nadi to prepare for this fight. He has made a lot of sacrifice and is very dedicated in his training. He’s losing weight and should make the weight limit.” he added.

The 68 year-old trainer said, they are definitely going for a knockout.

“Sebastian has been saying that he only knows Sakaraia Ve as Fiji’s golden boy and doesn’t know my son, Joy. Well this is the chance for Junior to prove himself and fight on behalf of his brother. This is the first time for him to prepare alone without his big brother and we’re going for a knockout.”




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