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WBF chief tells way forward

Boxing in Fiji will only prosper if all relevant stakeholders are able to honour their dealings. These were the comments of World Boxing Foundation (WBF) president Mick Croucher after they
22 Jan 2018 13:53
WBF chief tells way forward
Mick Croucher

Boxing in Fiji will only prosper if all relevant stakeholders are able to honour their dealings.

These were the comments of World Boxing Foundation (WBF) president Mick Croucher after they stripped Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh the Asia Pacific super lightweight title.

“Boxers and their trainers have got to understand that when they sign their contract under a required weight they’ve got to meet it,” Croucher said.

“It’s not about signing the contract and then not meeting the weight required.”

He said boxers and trainers have got to understand the contract is a legal document that they need to honour.

Croucher said WBF recently established an office in China where the demand has been high.

“Sebastian was earmarked to fight in one of the promotions in China after his title defence on February 2 but now it’s not going to happen. It’s sad because we really want to help develop boxing in Fiji.

“WBF has also established itself in Hong Kong where many fights are now taking place.”

WBF referee/judge Justin Kennedy said they had been talking with Boxing Commission of Fiji about holding a two-day training workshop where local ring officials could also be accredited internationally.

“We’ve no problem with the Boxing Commission since the chairman Mr Bulutani has been very professional in his approach,” he added.

Team Sniper’s camp manager Aman Ravindra Singh said they’re going to hold a press conference today to clear all the issues surrounding the cancellation of the fight. Sebastian had pulled out of the fight due to dengue fever.

Edited by Osea Bola

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