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‘The Razor’ Signs Up For Singh Fight

Commission endorses June 30 promotion to be staged in Nadi Fiji’s welterweight champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali has put his words onto paper by signing the contract to fight
24 May 2017 11:00
‘The Razor’ Signs Up For Singh Fight
Canada Fiji Southern Boxing promoters (left-right) Naushad Buksh, Mohammed Shameen, Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali and Farzan Ali Snr in Nadi on May 23, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Commission endorses June 30 promotion to be staged in Nadi

Fiji’s welterweight champion Junior ‘The Razor’ Farzan Ali has put his words onto paper by signing the contract to fight WBF Asia Pacific super lightweight champion Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh on June 30.

The country’s most anticipated fight will be held under the Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotion banner and will be staged at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

“Happy to come onboard as they are very good boxers and it has been a while. There was a lot of hype about this fight and now all is on track,” said manager/ trainer Farzan Ali Snr in Nadi yesterday.

Farzan Snr, a former boxer and promoter said they are looking forward to the fight.

“This fight will be a good one. If you’ve missed some big fights then don’t miss this one. This is the fight of the year.”

Junior Farzan said everyone has been talking about it so it’s time to make it happen.

“Especially for boxing fans because at the end of the day the best fighter will win. “He’s (Sebastian) got a good trainer so we are giving everything for the love of the sport.”

The fight is jointly promoted by Naushad Buksh and Mohammed Shameen.

Shameem said, “I’m here following my father’s footstep, it will be a wonderful programme to come and watch.

“The sport is in our blood and I want to bring champion boxers from overseas to fight here.”

He added that majority of the boxers have signed the contract for the promotion.

“We will be having two exhibition fights and two women’s fights and that will be an interesting as well,” he said.

Boxing Commission Fiji (BCF) chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai confirmed that the programme is going ahead.

“The commission is happy that an overseas promoter is going to be part of Fijian boxing. This will definitely lift the sport to another level and we want the local boxers to prepare themselves for the event,” he said.

Mataitawakilai also confirmed that there would be six programmes confirmed for this year with three going to Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotion.

Their other two programmes will be staged at the National Gymnasium in Suva on September 30 and Subrail Park, Labasa later in the year.

Programme:

Main event (10x3min): Junior Farzan v Sebastian Singh, Main supporting bout (8 X 3 min): Opeti Tagi v Abhay Chand, Savenaca Naliva v Joseph Kwadjo, Supporting bout (6 X 3min): Isaia v Waisale Ratu, Ronald Naidu v Franco Fraser, Mathew Michael v Junior Kuar Singh, Sameer Ali v Krishna Mudaliar, Shamal Ramanuj v Rizwan Ali, (4 x 3min) Junior Naliva v Edreiel Thein (Burma), Rahul Krishna v Sachin Mudaliar.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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