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Chand To Feature In Main Bout

  Former Fijian middleweight champion, Abhay Chand has been eyed by the Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotions to feature in the main bout on October 13 programme at Prince Charles
27 Aug 2017 11:02
Chand To Feature In Main Bout
Form left, Co - Promoter Simon Naushad of Ccanada Fiji Southern Boxing promotions with Abhay Chand at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka on August 12. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

Former Fijian middleweight champion, Abhay Chand has been eyed by the Canada Fiji Southern Boxing Promotions to feature in the main bout on October 13 programme at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

Chand outpointed super middleweight champion Opeti Tagi before knocking out Matthew Michael in the third round in the Kiran Boxing Promotions at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka last month.

Promoter Mohammed Shameem said this would be another interesting event as they intend to organise quality fights for fans to enjoy.

“Our mission is to unearth talents and revive boxing in Fiji. It has definitely come to another level after the success of our first promotion,” he said.

Co-promoter Simon Naushad said having women involved has encouraged more to take interest in the sport.

“We’ve boxers from all over Fiji and the event will take place during the Courts Inter-District Championship football break on Friday, October 13.”

The programme marks the return of heavyweight boxer Napoleon Taumoepeau who takes on hard-hitting Vilimoni Taganikoro.

2003 South Pacific Games gold medallist Inia Vuli will also feature in the programme.

Others boxers lined-up are Siliveni Nawai, Malakai Marama, Opeti Tagi, Savenaca Naliva, Krishna Mudaliar, Junior Farzan Ali, Rahul Pillay, Jese Ravudi, Shamal Ramanuj, Rahul Aron Kumar, Junior Filimoni Naliva, Ritesh Gounder, Charlie Sesefo, Sameer Ali, Penaia Ratu, Sakiusa Mekemeke, Samuela Foster, and Ratu Paul.

Four women boxers, Katrina Singh, Mable Talie, Visila Kolitapa, and Anaseini Dakua.

Naushad said details would be finalised after consultation with Boxing Commission of Fiji.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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