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BOXING PNG, Fiji seal deal

Expect few Fijian boxers to be fighting under programmes in Papua New Guinean in few months. WAISEA NASOKIA NADI This was confirmed by the Papua New Guinea professional boxing control
29 Mar 2014 08:17

Expect few Fijian boxers to be fighting under programmes in Papua New Guinean in few months.
WAISEA NASOKIA
NADI
This was confirmed by the Papua New Guinea professional boxing control board (PNGPBCB) chairman Bernard Fong.
A delegation including PNGPBCB director Danny Poponawa met with Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) director (west) Usman Ali in Nadi early this week.
“We needed to have these talks with our brothers as we want some Fijian boxers to fight in our sanctioned programmes back at home,” Fong said.
“It should be good for the two countries as we need a lot of interaction. I can confirm in few months time we should be having some boxers over and likewise some of our boxers coming to fight in Fiji as well.
“Finance in terms of sponsors limits the sports from growing and that should not be a problem as we have few PNG based companies operating in Fiji such as Pearl (South Pacific) Resort, Grand Pacific Hotel (GPH) and BSP Bank. We will start negotiation with them from home in securing sponsors.”
Ali thanked the PNGPBCB executives for assuring that Fijian boxers would appear in programmes in PNG.
“This was a good meeting and we are so glad that PNG has confirmed their partnership,” Ali said.
“With both countries through their respective governments will allow the ball to start rolling soon and we look forward to it.”
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