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Singh Upset Over Decision

Singh Upset Over Decision
From left: Rakuro Daunivavana, referee Fatu Tuimanono and Sebastian Singh as their 10-round fight ended in a draw at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on July 13, 2018 . Photo: Waisea Nasokia
July 15
10:50 2018

Let’s do it again, Rakuro tells ‘The Sniper’

Sebastian ‘The Sniper’ Singh is upset after his 10-round fight with Rakuro Daunivavana ended in a draw at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Friday night.

Judges Jone Loloma and Usman Ali scored 95-95 while Jerry Ledua scored 96-94 in favour of Dauniva­vana.

The Cakaudrove slugger who gave away 4.6 kilogrammes stood his ground and took the fight to Singh. Daunivavana had tipped the scale at 68.3kg while Singh weighed in at 72.9kg during the official weigh-in.

“Rakuro thank you for an awesome fight but I don’t understand how you draw by hitting the guards. I don’t care I am the best,” Singh said.

Speaking to SUNsports, Dauniva­vana said he is ready for a rematch either in the welterweight or super welterweight division.

“Sebastian, Sebastian, Sebastian you know we can have a rematch it’s either in the welterweight or super welterweight. You came in heavier tonight,” he replied.


In main supporting bout, stylish Jese Ravudi redeemed himself when he stopped Junior ‘The Razor’ Far­zan Ali in second round. Korolevu-based heavyweight boxer James Singh knocked out Rupeni Rasaku in the first round.

In other supporting bouts veteran Ritesh Gounder drew with Rahul Kumar of the Seaside Boxing Club while Soropepeli Vuniyayawa beat Peceli Dere on a TKO.

Lions Boxing Club’s Robin Hazel­man knocked out Iosefo Cakauni­valu of Newtown Boxing Suva in the second round while the enterprising William Mel stopped Ronald Singh in the first round.


Boxing Commission of Fiji director Usman Ali said they are confident of staging a major international fight sometimes in late August or early September.

“Both boxers will be from overseas and we’re awaiting confirmation of the ground and the results of the general elections,” he said.

It is understood the proposed fight could be between former WBO world super middleweight champion, Re­nold Quinlan and veteran Sam Soli­man.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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