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Farzan Ali, BCF board member Usman Ali, Promoter Mohammed Shameen, Sebastian Singh at the weigh-in at the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
June 30
12:50 2017

The fight is on, says Boxing Commission of Fiji director Usman Ali after the official weigh-in at the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday.

Fiji welterweight champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali tipped the scale at 56.8kg while Sebastian Singh weighed- in at 66.8kg.

Despite the weight difference, Ali says, this was possible because it is a non-contest 10-round fight.

“We’ll let the fight go on as the boxers have signed another contract but will have to follow some formalities due to the differences in kilos.”

Singh had signed-up for 65kg while Farzan settled to 63 kg to allow the main bout of the Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotions to go ahead.

Speaking to SUNsports Singh said it’s going to be an explosive fight.

“Last time he (Farzan) said three rounds but this time its five so I‘m not sure what is going on,” he said.

“He got the experience and whatever; we have to see what will happen tomorrow night. I give him respect since he is fighting for his family just like me as well.

“If Farzan underestimates me and think that it won’t be pound to pound then he is in for trouble because I’ve never been so strong and cannot wait for tomorrow night.”

When approached Farzan said that his opponent talks a lot.

“I will shut him up- hundred percent in the ring. It’s a knock out fight. He’s just a kid and I’m a fighter, he is not gutsy like me and I’m hungry for him. I got a game plan and will finish him off.”

Farzan has fought 37 fights won 28 (19 KOs), 7 losses and two draws since making his debut in 1999. Singh has a record of eight wins (5 KOs) and 2 losses.

 

CHAND STAYS LOW

Former Fiji middleweight champion Abhay Chand opted not to make any  comment on his fight against super middleweight champion Opeti Tagi.

“I’ll do my talking in the ring,” the Navosa slugger said.

Edreil Thein who trains at the Uptown Boxing Club in Suva is looking forward to make his debut against Junior Filimoni Naliva of Ba.

“I’ve been preparing for a while as this is my pro debut and want a good start,” he said.

 

TONIGHT’S PROGRAME

Main event (10 x 3min): Junior Farzan v Sebastian Singh, Main supporting bout (8 X 3min) Savenaca Naliva v Tomu Gaunavou, Extra supporting bout Opeti Tagi v Abhay Chand, Supporting bout (6X3min) Mathew Michael v Nereo Cakautini, Franco Fraser v Ronald Naidu, Sameer Ali – Krishna Mudaliar, Jonny Singh – Saimoni Ratu, Shamal Ramanuj v Rizwan Ali, (4x3min) Junior Filimoni Naliva v Edriel Thein (Burma), Rahul Krishna v Sachin Mudaliar, Exhibition: Visila Kolitapa v Rosemary Marama, Anaseini Dakua v Atisha Chand.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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