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Bring It On, Says Champ

Fijian welterweight boxing champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali is ready to take on ex- New Zealand kickboxer Arthur Taylor on Saturday, April 23, at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.
21 Mar 2016 10:17
Bring It On, Says Champ
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Fijian welterweight boxing champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali is ready to take on ex- New Zealand kickboxer Arthur Taylor on Saturday, April 23, at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Dubbed the country’s best pound-to-pound boxer, Farzan says, he is eager to get things going after hearing stories about his opponent.

“This is the most important fight of my career,” he said.

“Trust me this is going to be my fight. It’s going to be sweeter than honey so I’m calling on boxing fans to come and watch this fight.”

After signing his contract in Nadi last Friday, Boxing Commission of Fiji acting president Usman Ali said he is hopeful that this fight is going to lift professional boxing in the country to another level.

“Anthony Taylor is a good boxer and the fight with Junior Farzan here in Fiji is going to be good for the sport especially for fans who will be able to watch a quality fight,” he said.

“This will take the sport to another level which we are all working towards. It has been long to see overseas boxers come over to fight our boys.”

Ali said there is still work to be done in lifting the image of the sport but this involves good partnership between the promoters, boxers and the public.

The Farzan-Taylor clash is going to be the main bout of Toe-2-Toe Promotion. Promoter Abdul Feroz said he is happy to make a return to the sport after signing up with BCF.

Feroz is renowned for bringing to the country world-rated boxers like Javier Mamani, Paul ‘The Doctor’ Smallman, Sean Sullivan, Gary Comer, Yao Yi Ma and India’s Pradeep Singh.

“My last promotion was in 2011 and I’m happy to be back and work with the current BCF directors.

This is going to be my 23rd boxing promotion” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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