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Mudaliar Returns Home With First Aussie Title In Over 20 Years

This title is the first to be won by a Fijian boxer in 20 years on overseas soil.
21 Oct 2019 10:45
Mudaliar Returns Home With First Aussie Title In Over 20 Years
ANBF Australasian super featherweight champion Schin Mudaliar (third from left) with Boxing Commission of Fiji director Usman Lale Ali at Nadi International Airport on October 19, 2019. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Australia National Boxing Federation’s Australian super featherweight champion Sachin Mudaliar jetted into the country on Saturday night.

The Nadi- based boxer said he is looking forward to his title fight against Australia’s Jai Alexander for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Oceania Orient featherweight title on December 7.

“This title is the first to be won by a Fijian boxer in 20 years on overseas soil,” said Mudaliar.

Mudaliar upset favourite Ben Denico with a split points decision win in their title fight in Sydney, last month.

“I thank the Almighty God for giving me strength and bringing me home safely. I’m looking forward to the IBO title fight in December. I’m hoping for a win.

“I’m ready to fight anyone and all I need is the support of the Fijian fans. I’m training under Rodney Williams of Blacktown and I’m grateful to him for helping me out.”

Boxing Commission of Fiji board member Usman Lale Ali said it was a proud moment for Fiji Boxing that one of our boxers have done well overseas.

Meanwhile, Renold Quinlan lost on points to Mark Lucas in Wollongong, Australia on Saturday night.

Upcoming middleweight boxer Malakai Marama is billed to fight Josh Frederiksen on November 23 in Australia.

Marama has won four of his five professional fights. His only loss was to Franco Fraser on points.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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