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BCF monitors Tagi’s weight

  Boxing Commission of Fiji will monitor Opeti Tagi’s weight before he fights Joseph Kwadjo in the main contest at Subrail Park today. Tagi hit the scale at 84.4kg while
19 Dec 2015 15:36
BCF monitors Tagi’s weight
Joseph Kwadjo and Opeti Tagi ready for the fight today with promoter Pranil Dass. PHOTO:PENI DRAUNA

 

Boxing Commission of Fiji will monitor Opeti Tagi’s weight before he fights Joseph Kwadjo in the main contest at Subrail Park today.

Tagi hit the scale at 84.4kg while Kwadjo weighed 79.1kg

BCF director (West) Usman Ali said the Westwood Boxing Promotions programme would go ahead as schedule.

“Both boxers the agreed to fight despite the disparity but we will monitor Tagi’s weight.

Usman said Tagi signed an agreement in front of the officials that he would be ready for the next weigh-in.

He said both boxers had agreed to fight since it was a contest.

“Tagi will have to get his weight down by a couple of kilogrammeso,” Usman said.

“The programme will go on as scheduled.”

Tagi said he would dedicate the fight to his children Faith, Grace and Junior.

“It will be a tough bout and I have trained for two months,” Tagi said.

“This is the third time for me to visit Labasa Town and I promise that this fight will be tough and clean fight.

“I am thankful to the local people for their hospitality and I hope that this is a start of the revival of boxing in Labasa,” He said.

Tagi, who is four years older than Kwadjo,  has fought 26 fights with 16 wins (KO 9), lost 10 (KO 8) since making his debut in 2000.

Edited by Osea Bola

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