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No Doctor, No Boxing

Amateur Boxing Fiji had to turn away boxing clubs from the National Fitness Centre in Suva last night after cancelling their Saturday Fight Night at the eleventh hour. ABF official
09 Nov 2014 16:04
No Doctor, No Boxing

Amateur Boxing Fiji had to turn away boxing clubs from the National Fitness Centre in Suva last night after cancelling their Saturday Fight Night at the eleventh hour.

ABF official Marika Yalimaiwai confirmed the cancellation, stating that no medical supervision was available for the event.

“We have had to call off the boxing event because there was no doctor available,”Yalimaiwai said.

“A doctor needs to be present in the event in case of medical emergency and we could not secure one on time.

“We don’t want to risk the well-being of our boxers by holding an event, so we decided it was best to call the event off. We received the directive from the Fiji Sports Council not have the event because of the absence of a doctor.”

Yalimaiwai apologised to all the boxers who turned up and assured the event would resume next weekend.

“It is most unfortunate that this happened and we’re really sorry to have inconvenienced all the clubs that came down to the venue. We can assure that we will sort everything out to avoid this happening again and next week the fight will take place.”

The weekly Saturday night competition is part of Amateur Boxing Fiji’s programme in preparation for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj




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