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Nawai’s Trainer Confident

  The camp of middleweight boxer Siliveni Nawai is confident of a good outing against veteran Wahid ‘King’ Khan on December 12 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. “There has been
03 Dec 2015 11:07
Nawai’s Trainer Confident
Siliveni Nawai (right) goes for the kill against Osea Nakanacagi. Nawai won on points. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

The camp of middleweight boxer Siliveni Nawai is confident of a good outing against veteran Wahid ‘King’ Khan on December 12 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

“There has been a lot of talking about this fight and this has really pushed us to train harder,” the Mulomulo Boxing Club trainer Baba said.

“We’ve great respect for Wahid but at the same time we’ve drawn up a plan on how we are going to fight him. Like every other boxer we are going in for a win.”

He said the 21-year-old Nawai would be the next drawcard.

“Nawai is still young and has a great future in the sport. We’ve set our goals but we will wait for the outcome of this fight.”

Baba said they understand that promoters would be offering them big fights if they beat Wahid.

“There’s a Fiji middleweight title held by Opeti Tagi but for us right now we are going to go step by step.”

In his last fight Nawai caused an upset defeating  2003 Pacific Games gold medallist Osea Nakanacagi.

Baba indicated Nawai has boxing in his blood as his father Ulaiasi Naivogo is the former South Seas light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.

The fight is an undercard to the Fiji heavyweight title clash between champion Petero Qica Junior and tough Napoleon Taumopeau.

Meanwhile, in another interesting fight stylish welterweight boxer Ronald Naidu faces former club mate Johnny ‘Machine Gun’ Singh.

Baba said they have respect for Singh who is now training under Faiyaz Khan.

“It’s going to be a good fight as both boxers know each other’s style well,” he said.

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