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Singh defends title against Dames

Singh defends title against Dames
Brent ‘Sugar’ Dames (left) jabs against Jonel Dapidran. Photo: Zimbio
January 05
11:04 2018


World Boxing Foundation Asia Pacific super lightweight champion Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh will defend his title against Australian Brent ‘Sugar’ Dames in Suva on February 2.

Since making his debut against Pramool Boonpok of Thailand in 2014, Dames, 27, has recorded six wins from nine fights.

Dames last fight was a win over Jonel Dapidran in July, last year.

Westwood Boxing Promotions promoter Praneel Dass said Dames was the right  opponent for Singh.

“The WBF has chosen Dames of Australia to face Singh,”Dass said.

“According to WBF, Dames is the right opponent for Singh as he is rated in Australia.

“Dames is a good fighter and it should be an explosive fight on February 2. Anyone can win, it should be a good showdown.”

Singh, 23, who last fought in June, has fought 11 times with nine wins (6KO) and two losses since his debut in 2013.

WBF has also selected officials for the fight after approval by the Boxing Commission of Fiji.

The judges are Usman Ali, former heavyweight Fatu Tuimanono and the supervisor is Justin Kennedy from Sydney Australia.

The referee for the bout is New Zealand based Faiyaz Khan who is a World Boxing Organisation, International Boxing Organisation, WBF and Asia Pacific referee/judge.

“In the title fight, the judges will give their cards to the referee after every round,” Khan said.

“The referee then checks and gives the card to the supervisor to tally the scores after each round.

“This is a requirement for all international fights so that judges do not change their mind halfway through the fight.

“Both fighters are equally rated and should be a fight to watch.”

The first boxing programme of 2018 will be held at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay’s Convention Centre.

 Edited by Osea Bola



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