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Boxing Mourns Taumoepeau

Boxing Mourns Taumoepeau
From right: The late heavyweight boxer and trainer Napoleon Taumoepeau
July 24
10:16 2018

Heavyweight boxer and trainer Na­poleon Taumoepeau died over the weekend.

Boxing Commission of Fiji chairman Fiji Bulutani Mataitawakilai said, “We will miss someone who is so dedicated to boxing. He lives a life full of energy and commitment to boxing.”

Taumoepeau coached Winston Hill to the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.

Hill said, “Lay down my dear brother … lay down and take your rest. Gone too soon and unexpectedly.

“You are remembered by the great things you have done and many lives you have helped. Our hearts mourn your loss and celebrate your life through the good memories you leave with us,” said Hill.

Police confirmed that Taumoepeau, who is also a businessman, was found dead at his boxing gym at Brown Street in Suva on Sunday. He died at the age of 40.

He was born in the USA. He made his debut in the professional boxing in 2009 where he lost his first bout to Fatu Tui­manono. Since then he remained unde­feated in five bouts.

-Edited By Osea Bola

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