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Rumble In Tahiti

Three boxers flew out of the country yesterday to fight in the Champion of Europe programme in Tahiti tomorrow.  The Fiji contingent is led by Fiji welterweight champion Junior Farzan
27 Nov 2014 12:23
Rumble In Tahiti
Iosefo Cakaunivalu, Boxing Commission of Fiji director (west) Usman Ai, Junior Farzan Ali and Matthew Michael at Martintar in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Three boxers flew out of the country yesterday to fight in the Champion of Europe programme in Tahiti tomorrow.  The Fiji contingent is led by Fiji welterweight champion Junior Farzan Ali who has not fought for the last two years.

He is accompanied by Iosefo Cakaunivalu, Matthew Michael and Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) director (West) Usman Ali.

“This is a chance of a lifetime for the three boxers and as usual we always want them to do their best and make Fiji proud,” said Ali.

The Nadi businessman said the boxers have trained well for their respective bouts.

“They are ready and they will take boxing to another level. We would like to thank the Ministry of Youth and Sports, French Embassy, and those who are actively involved in the sports to make it happen for the boys.”

Farzan who has a proud record of 37 wins from 44 fights takes on Karihi Terei of Tahiti in an OBA title fight (10 x 3 minute round). Farzan has scored 26 knockouts from his 37 wins while Terei has won two of his six fights. Taveuni native Cakaunivalu and Michael will appear in four round fights. The main bout will see the UBO International champion Temoo Tamaititahio of Tahiti/ France go head-to-head with Petranyi Zoltan of Hungary. The programme is sanctioned by Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) under the New Caledonia Boxing League.

Meanwhile, veteran Lautoka slugger Wahid Khan was not able to make the trip as he was not given a visa.

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