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I Want A Real Fight, Says Nawai

Nadi boxer took 57 seconds to  stop Ravudi   Rising super welterweight boxer Siliveni Nawai took only 57 seconds of the first round to knockout Jese Ravudi in their 10-round clash
15 Oct 2017 11:00
I Want A Real Fight, Says Nawai
Savenaca Naliva wins over Sakiusa Mekemeke in the boxing programme at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Nadi boxer took 57 seconds to  stop Ravudi  

Rising super welterweight boxer Siliveni Nawai took only 57 seconds of the first round to knockout Jese Ravudi in their 10-round clash at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Friday night.

Ravudi took the fight to Nawai right from the opening bell but the Nawaka native sized-him up before unleashing a left hook that sent him to the canvas.

Auckland based- referee Faiyaz Khan counted Ravudi out as he was still dizzy and was slow to respond.

“I wanted to knock him out in the tenth round,” Nawai said.

“But he fell in the first round and that is not entertaining. I had wanted to put myself to a real test and thought Jese would give me that but it was not to be.”

Nawai has remained unbeaten in nine professional fights.

“This fight motivated me to go up another notch. I did respect Jese as we’ve have been good friends but a rematch will be fair to me, the sport and the fans out there.”

In the main supporting bout heavyweight boxer Napoleon Taumoepeau’s powerful punches to its toll on Vilimoni Taganikoro who threw in the towel at the start of the second round.

Taumoepeau’s ripping body punches weakened the Bukuya boxer who had opted to move around the ring and  kept throwing feeble jabs that failed to worry the Tongan.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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