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Ruthless Naidu fights for mum

Ruthless Naidu fights for mum
Ronald Naidu at Martintar, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
August 10
11:00 2017


Ruthless Ronald Naidu is confident of a great outing against Sydney based Jese Ravudi Junior this Saturday.

The two will battle over 10 rounds in the welterweight contest under the Kiran Boxing Promotions banner at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.

The 27-year-old is the son of former boxing promoter Ram Sami Naidu and his mother hails from Verata, Tailevu.

“All preparation is good and I am serious once again, I want to dedicate this win to my mother,” Naidu said.

“My opponent is a good fighter and will try to upset me. I am looking forward to my first fight in Sigatoka.”

Naidu had lost only once – to Australian-based opponent John Chotka Junior – in the Kiran Boxing Promotion in Lautoka on February 11.

Naidu has so far has fought nine times, won six fights (two knockouts), two draw and one loss since his debut in 2011 where he beat Joeli Goneva.

He had beaten Franco Frazer in split point decision in Nadi last June. He has also beaten Ram Sami, Rudra Nand, Waisale Ratu, Saimoni Ratu but suffered his first loss against Australian based John Krishna Jr in February.

Promoter Ben Krishna said the contest between the two is a clash between two giants considering their records.

“Jese Ravudi cannot be taken lightly and both are looking forward to a good contest as they are in the same weight division,” Krishna said.

“There will be a Rumble in the Bronx. All that is needed is everyone’s presence to witness this fight,” he said.

Meanwhile, Naidu will be facing Kiwi-born Australian boxer Alex Hanan in his first international outing.

He will fight the 18-year-old in the welterweight division next month at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa.



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