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Gaunavou respects Naliva

  Coming in as a replacement Naitasiri boxer Tomu Gaunavou enters the ring at Prince Charles Park, Nadi tonight with great respect of his opponent Savenaca Naliva. Gaunavou stepped in
30 Jun 2017 11:21
Gaunavou respects Naliva
Savenaca Naliva, promoter Mohammed Shameen, Tomu Gaunavinaka and co-promoter Simon Naushad at the weigh-in at the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

Coming in as a replacement Naitasiri boxer Tomu Gaunavou enters the ring at Prince Charles Park, Nadi tonight with great respect of his opponent Savenaca Naliva.

Gaunavou stepped in after Joseph Kwadjo was hit by a vehicle while training in Suva last week and is still admitted at Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

Speaking to SUNsports Gaunavou said Naliva comes from a boxing family as his dad Filimoni was the country’s heavyweight champion during his era.

“I respect Save and I hope we will out on a good fight,” he said.

“I’ve been preparing well since I had been training for a fight in August. There is no prediction because in boxing one will win and the other will lose and this will all be finalised on the day of the fight.”

Gaunavou is the nephew of former super welterweight champion Ioane Delaitabua.

He has won one of his two professional fights since turning pro in 2015. He lost on a controversial points decision to Johnny Singh but bounced back to stop veteran Wahid ‘King’ Khan of Lautoka.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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