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Big Boxing Night On July 13: Chand

Big Boxing Night On July 13: Chand
Mukesh Freddy Chand receives his licence from Boxing Commission of Fiji chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.
February 09
11:00 2018

Former boxer Mukesh Freddy Chand has been endorsed by the Boxing Commission of Fiji as a promoter.

Chand, who once fought in the cruiserweight division, received his licence from the BCF chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai.

“I feel happy to be involved in the sport I enjoyed in the last 25 years,” he said.

“We are planning a big charity boxing night on July 13 at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi.”

Chand is originally from Labasa and is the trainer and manager for the Seaside Boxing Club based in Korovuto.

He last fought Junior Roshan at Prince Charles Park 16 years ago.

He thanked major sponsor Quarry One’s Azmal Khan who has been part of the club since day one.

“Khan is the man sponsor for the Seaside Boxing Club and we hope to get more sponsors,”Chand said.

Mataitawakilai and the other executives of BCF are giving their full support to Chand.

 

Seeking Help

The BCF will seek advice from the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services on tax levied to international boxers and promoters through gate-takings.

This was one of the issues raised by the promoters during the BCF consultation meeting with promoters at the Casablanca Hotel in Korotogo, Sigatoka.

Mataitawakilai said this also applies to BCF in trying to promote boxing in Fiji.

“We will seek advice from the Ministry of Youth & Sports and Fiji Revenue and Customs Services,”he said.

Promoters were also concerned on the high cost of the Fiji Sports Council facilities.

Edited by Osea Bola

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