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Nawai: I Want Chotka Next

Promising middleweight boxer Siliveni Nawai maintained his unbeaten record after a 4th round TKO win over Nereo Cakautini at Tilak High School in Lautoka on Saturday night. The Tubenasolo, Nadi
13 Feb 2017 11:47
Nawai: I Want Chotka Next
Nereo Cakautini hits the canvas against Siliveni Nawai in the main bout at the Tilak High School hall in Lautoka last Saturday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Promising middleweight boxer Siliveni Nawai maintained his unbeaten record after a 4th round TKO win over Nereo Cakautini at Tilak High School in Lautoka on Saturday night.

The Tubenasolo, Nadi native wasted no time in challenging Australia based- John Krishna Chotka Jnr to fight him next.

“I’m challenging Chotka for a fight, anytime and anywhere,” Nawai said.

“I want to fight him since he has beaten my brother (Ronald Naidu). We are from the Mulomulo Boxing Club and I want to fight Chotka.”

Nawai celebrated his win over Cakautini, which was the main bout of the Kiran Boxing Promotion.

Referee Fatu Tuimanono stopped the fight when Cakautini’s cornerman threw in the towel midway into the fourth round.

“The way I fought tonight was because of God who gave me the strength and I was confident that I will knock him out.

“I had a game plan and I gave all I had. Even if they had increased the number of rounds, I will still manage to combat that. The game plan was to close Nereo up and tire him quickly.”

Nawai said he had prepared well for the fight. He indicated that he has three training sessions in a day.

His day starts at 2am with his road run and again at 10am.

He trains under the watchful eyes of his father and former Fiji cruiserweight champion Ulaiasi Naivogo Snr.

Nawai thanked promoter Ben Krishna for giving him the opportunity to fight in the main bout.

“I hope if he can give me another main bout in the next promotion.”

Boxing Commission of Fiji (West) director Usman Lale Ali said the programme was above average despite a few hiccups.

Ali said the main bout was a cracker, with Nawai using his ringcraft and that shows that boxers are developing.

He added there has been major interest from other boxers to challenge the respective winners.

The next Kiran Boxing Promotion is scheduled for March 18.


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