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Quinlan Remembers Uncle Before Big Geale Fight

Renold Quinlan took time out of his busy training schedule in Sydney yesterday to honour his late uncle and soldier Timoci Wilson who will be buried in Suva today. “I
08 Sep 2016 11:29
Quinlan Remembers Uncle Before Big Geale Fight
Renold Quilan (standing, left), and trainer Lepani Wilson (standing third from left), with family members in Sydney.

Renold Quinlan took time out of his busy training schedule in Sydney yesterday to honour his late uncle and soldier Timoci Wilson who will be buried in Suva today.

“I will remember my grand mum who recently passed away and my uncle in this fight against Daniel Geale,” he said.

His trainer Lepani Wilson told SUNsports they have been training hard for their October 14 fight against the former world number one Geale where the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world super middleweight title is at stake.

“At the moment we’ve been rated as underdog and many have written off our chances,” he said.

“That’s fine with us because that has been the story of our journey. They always look down on us but everyone they put on the table for us we ate them up and probably Geale is next.”

Quinlan is the holder of the IBO international title and the interim Pan Asia Boxing Association (PABA) super middleweight title.

Wilson said this was the most important fight in Quinlan’s career because if he wins against Geale the World Boxing Association (WBA) is already billing him against former world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Geale in his last fight in New York suffered a knockout loss to Cotto.

“Renold had been seeking for a breakthrough but it was not coming our way.

“So we took on the top rated boxers and he beat them at their game and that’s how he has moved on fast.

“We took the risk and have come this far.”

Quinlan’s mum hails from Viwa in Bau, Tailevu and during his early childhood he was raised in Nepani.

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