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Ex-Champ Tells Of His Last Fight

Ex-Champ Tells Of His Last Fight
Abhay Chand (left) takes on Tevita Ligaitukuna in their 10-round middleweight clash at Tilak High School hall, Lautoka on November 11, 2017. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
November 13
11:00 2017

Chand wins as he eyes to end his career on a high     

Journeyman Tevita Ligaitukana gave-up in the fourth round against hard-hitting Abhay Chand in a middleweight clash at Tilak High School hall in Lautoka on Saturday night.

Speaking to SUNsports Chand said he was confident of winning the fight.

“I fought with Ligaitukana in 2010 and I won and I knew I could win this time as well,” the former Fijian middleweight champion said.

“I was expecting to knock him out but a technical knockout is good as well. I thank my family, friends and most importantly my supporters for backing me and being here tonight.”



Chand also called on World Boxing Foundation’s Asia Pacific super lightweight champion Sebastian Singh to fight him next.

“I want to fight Sebastian Singh now after my win and I issue this challenge to him. Fighting Sebastian and winning is my priority and that will be my last fight,” he added.

When approached Singh said he would love to fight Chand because he’s confident of beating him.

“I’m a true champion and I can win against Chand. I accept his challenge and look forward to the fight once the Boxing Commission of Fiji is ready with all the necessary arrangements.”

In the main bout, rookie Rakuro Dauvavana fought his heart out to hold favourite Ronald Naidu to a draw. In an explosive eight-round fight the two judges scored it at 76-76 while one had it at 77-77.

Former amateur boxing star Matthew Michael was knocked out in the third round by a fitter Robin Hazelman. The referee stopped the fight 1 minute and 28 seconds in the round after Michael copped a few heavy blows.

Rising Navosa heavyweight boxer Jonasa Kavika kept his unbeaten record intact with a split point decision win over Rupeni Rasaku while Krishneel Prasad stopped Ronald Kumar in the third round of their six round clash.

In the women’s fight, Anaseini Dakua outpointed Visila Kolitapa in their four-round fight.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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