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Follow The Rules, Promoters Told

  The Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) has made it clear that under their rules and guidelines a promoter cannot bind a boxer for life or a certain period. BCF
02 Mar 2018 11:00
Follow The Rules, Promoters Told
Sebestain Singh. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

The Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) has made it clear that under their rules and guidelines a promoter cannot bind a boxer for life or a certain period.

BCF chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai said they have been following with great interest the open challenge made by two of the country’s finest boxers Siliveni ‘Hands of Stone’ Nawai of Mulomulo Boxing Club, Nadi and Sebastian ‘The Sniper’ Singh of Uptown Boxing Gym, Suva through the media lately.

He said Nawai is a registered middleweight boxer who can also fight as a super welterweight, whereas Sebastian is a welterweight and have been fighting in the super welterweight category as well.

The boxers are willing to fight on an agreed weight category, which BCF believes should be super welterweight,” Mataitawakilai said.

“However, we are concerned with two promoters for taking opposing the positions claiming one boxer can only fight under their promotion putting a wedge to this much-anticipated fight.

“BCF wants to make it clear that it is not in the Boxing Commission of Fiji rules and guidelines that a promoter can bind a boxer for life for certain period. This will deprive the boxer from worthy fights and also deprive the public from watching top class fights of our local boxers.

“This tactic will also deprive other potential boxers to be recognised when one or few boxers or a club is given more attention and special place by promoters.”

Mataitawakilai said they are mandated to make sure that all boxing clubs have registered boxers to be given a fair chance to fight in every promotion.

“There is no first, second or third class boxer or boxing club in Fiji. They have to be considered equally. Promoters registered with us must adhere to the rules and regulations of the Commission or they are free to promote elsewhere outside Fiji.

“If the two boxers are really keen to stake their claim on the number one pound-to-pound boxer in this light category than BCF will negotiate with a neutral promoter to promote this fight for the benefit of the two boxers and the interests of boxing fans in Fiji,” he added.

Edited by Leone  Cabenatabua

 

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