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WBF Title Fight For Nawai

WBF Title Fight For Nawai
Front left: WBF president Mike Croucher, Siliveni Nawai, Justin Kennedy, promoter Simon Naushad and manager Chunchul Baba Kumar at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on May 5, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 07
11:08 2018


Fiji’s undefeated middleweight boxer Sili­veni Nawai will fight Beau O’Brien of New Zealand in Nadi on June 23.

The two will battle for the World Boxing Foun­dation middleweight title over 10 rounds in the Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotions ban­ner.

Last Saturday in the Best Boxing Promotions, Nawai defeated Ulaiasi Qalomai by TKO in the fourth round.

“I was confident of beating Qalomai but my fo­cus is on the June fight.

“This is a fight I’ve been waiting for. It’s an honour fighting a Kiwi and I thank Mulomulo Boxing Club, promoter Simon and the WBF for having faith in me.”

The Tubenasolo, Nawaka, Nadi native has a record of 11 bouts win since his debut in 2011.

O’Brien, 27, has seven bouts (5 wins, a loss and a draw) under his belt since his debut win over James O’Conner in 2012.

WBF president Mick Croucher said, “We have contacts around the world and we can bring more title fights to Fiji Boxing.”

Promoter Simon Naushad said, “This is a his­torical day for Fiji boxing as this is first title contest following the election of new officials for the Boxing Commission of Fiji.”

“The Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotion is honoured to be setting the standard in bring­ing the best for the fans.”

BCF chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai said, “Having a title fight is a dream for all boxers.”

Edited by Osea Bola



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