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Defending Title In Fiji

  Renold Vatubua Quinlan is now the interim Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) super middleweight champion. Quilan, whose mum hails from Viwa, Bau Tailevu, scored an eighth round knockout win
22 Dec 2015 12:19
Defending Title In Fiji

 

Renold Vatubua Quinlan is now the interim Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) super middleweight champion.

Quilan, whose mum hails from Viwa, Bau Tailevu, scored an eighth round knockout win over Michael Van Nimegen in Sydney to scoop his second international title. He is also the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) International super middleweight champion.

Quinlan’s uncle/trainer Lepani Wilson said they were ready to defend their PABA or IBO title in Fiji early next year.

“We had wanted to fight Daniel Geale but his camp has somewhat withdrawn after our PABA win last weekend,” Wilson said from Sydney yesterday.

In his last fight Geale lost the World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight title to Miguel Cotto.

“The WBA and WBC have told us to fight Geale if we want a better ranking and a world title fight. Geale’s reluctance is a setback and makes it worse there’s no super middleweight boxer in Australia who wants to fight Renold right now and that’s why we are willing to come to Fiji and fight.”

Wilson said it has been Quinlan’s dream to fight in the country as he has fond memories of his early upbringing in Nepani.

Quinlan boasts of a proud professional record of 10 wins and a loss. He has also beaten Ghanaian boxer Joseph Kwadjo. Edited by Osea Bola

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