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Naliva Calls For Rematch In Ba

The light heavyweight title fight was stopped by the Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) in the sixth round due to the slippery canvas at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Saturday Both boxers showed their disappointment with Kwadjo slipping six times, four in round two and two in round five.
11 Feb 2019 12:36
Naliva Calls For Rematch In Ba
Ba's Savenaca Naliva connects a shot at Joseph Kwadjo in the main bout at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Saturday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Sorokoba Boxing Club’s Savenaca Naliva wants a rematch with Joseph Kwadjo at the AD Patel College, Ba,in August.

The light heavyweight title fight was stopped by the Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) in the sixth round due to the slippery canvas at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Saturday Both boxers showed their disappointment with Kwadjo slipping six times, four in round two and two in round five.

“I was ready for the fight but I want a rematch in Ba,”Naliva said.

“We can’t do much with what unfolded in Nadi. It was unfortunate, uncalled for and should not have happened.”

Kwadjo said: “I did not expect this to happen, how come we fight on a slippery carpet. When he pushes me, I get an eight count. When I throw a punch, I slip.

“I am disappointed as my fans came from Suva. I have fought in Australia, New Zealand and in Ghana but never fought in this condition.

“We need a rematch. I feel sorry for the fans.”

Promotions director Mohammed Shammem said: “Boxing fans can look forward to a rematch in Ba.”

Meanwhile, the welterweight title fight between Mulomulo Boxing Club’s Ronald Naidu and Buca Bay Prince Rakuro Daunivavana did not eventuate after Naidu presented a medical certificate.

BCF Director Usman Ali said that the Commission will look into the case of Naidu.

Qica set for more fights

Fiji’s heavyweight champion Petero Qica continued his unbeaten run defeating Isikeli Navuni by TKO in round three.

“It is nearly eight years since I last fought,” he said.

“I want to thank my parents for their support. Even though we had some difficulties during training, I want to thank YMCA, Humes Industries for their support.

“I’m going to train every day except for Sunday,” Qica said.

Edited by Osea Bola
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