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Bring It On, Says Unbeaten Nawai

Unbeaten welterweight boxer Siliveni Nawai has accepted Sebastian ‘The Sniper’ Sin­gh’s challenge. Nawai who is dubbed the ‘Hands of Stone’ because of his power punching told SUNsports yesterday that he
24 Feb 2018 11:35
Bring It On, Says Unbeaten Nawai
Unbeaten welterweight boxer Siliveni Nawai (left) with Ronald Naidu at the Mulomulo Boxing Club in Nadi on February 21, 2018. Nawai has accepted Sebastian Singh’s open challenge. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Unbeaten welterweight boxer Siliveni Nawai has accepted Sebastian ‘The Sniper’ Sin­gh’s challenge.

Nawai who is dubbed the ‘Hands of Stone’ because of his power punching told SUNsports yesterday that he has a point to prove against Singh.

He said after Singh’s outburst last Friday night that he was ready to fight any local boxer and put them to sleep, has really inspired him to take-up the challenge.

“If Singh is ready than I’m ready,” Nawai said.

“This will be a good fight as there have been a lot of talks in determin­ing who the real champion is.

“He did mention that we (local boxers) will sleep in the ring. He has the right to say that but let’s see on the day on whether he’ll sleep in the ring.”

Nawai said he has been training after his 4th round knockout win over Osea Nakanacagi in Labasa in December, last year.

The Nausori Highland native has been unbeaten in 10 professional fights. He has beaten top boxers like Wahid Khan, Nereo Cakautini, Pita Tabuarua, Nakanacagi and former Sydney-based boxer Jese Ravudi.

Nawai said promoters have ap­proached him for this fight and the Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) is ready to sanction it.

Promoter Simon Naushad said he’s hoping to promote the fight and will look to his counterpart in Canada on the possibility of hold­ing the event in May.

“The fight is on but I wish not to sabotage the other promotions that are underway.”

Mulomulo Boxing Club head trainer Chunchul Kumar Baba said their boxers are ready.

“The boys are ready to fight Se­bastian in any weight division he chooses. In the lightweight we’ve Ronald Naidu, welterweight it’s Nawai and Abhay Chand in the middleweight.

“The promoters, BCF and the venue are ready too but we need to ask Sebastian is he ready to put his words into paper or he’s just out to make a loud noise,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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