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Bukuya Star Wants Naliva

Slugger Vilimoni Taganikoro wants to fight hard hitting light heavyweight boxer Savenaca Naliva. The 35-year-old, Bukuya native did not mince his words after he scored an impressive TKO win over
15 Feb 2017 11:00
Bukuya Star Wants Naliva
Vilimoni Taganikula of Bukuya, Ba against Savenaca Koroi in the Kiran Boxing Promotion at Tilak High School in Lautoka last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Slugger Vilimoni Taganikoro wants to fight hard hitting light heavyweight boxer Savenaca Naliva.

The 35-year-old, Bukuya native did not mince his words after he scored an impressive TKO win over Savenaca ‘Tyson’ Koroi in their 4 x 3 minute bout under the Kiran Boxing Promotion at Tilak High School in Lautoka last Saturday.

Referee Joeli Sauqaqa stopped the fight in the third round after Koroi surrendered.

“He was a good match for me,” Taganikoro said.

“I respected him and this has been my third professional fight so far.”

Taganikoro indicated that his mission is to help lift Bukuya’s name in the sport. Over the years Bukuya has produced top boxers like former heavyweight champion Silovate Junior, former South Seas middleweight champion Jone Katonivere, Marika Katonivere and the list goes on.

“It’s after a long time a boxer from Bukuya has appeared again. I’m proud of my heritage and I want to do my people proud again.”

Tagainikoro made his debut on September 26, 2015 in Nadi, where he lost on points to Naliva. He recorded his first win when he stopped Epeli Nalivi of Namosi in October 22, last year.

“I want to challenge Naliva again. I lost to him on my debut and I want to take revenge and set my boxing record in shape. I’m praying for any promoter to help me line-up this fight as he is a great boxer too.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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