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  The World Boxing Foun­dation (WBF) in part­nership with the Box­ing Commission of Fiji (BCF) will conduct a two-day ac­credited referee, judges and ring supervisor training for local professional boxing
23 Apr 2018 09:43
Top Training For Boxing Officials
From left: Boxing Commission of Fiji chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai and Westwood Boxing promoter Praneel Dass. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

 

The World Boxing Foun­dation (WBF) in part­nership with the Box­ing Commission of Fiji (BCF) will conduct a two-day ac­credited referee, judges and ring supervisor training for local professional boxing of­ficials in Nadi on May 3-4.

The participants will then have the opportunity to show what they have learnt during the Best Boxing Promotions at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on May 5.

BCF chairman Bulutani Mataitawakilai said the training has been made pos­sible through a Government grant from the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the 2017/2018 financial year.

“This will be the first ever training for Fijian boxing of­ficials to be conducted in the country by a recognised inter­national boxing body.

“Several training has been conducted in the past by Aus­tralian and New Zealand box­ing bodies. We are grateful to WBF for this opportunity.”

The WBF partnership was first established by BCF acting chairman, the late Malakai Veisamasama.

“As of today, we have four referee and judges in Fiji and we are targeting 15 more interested individuals for this training. So far we have received almost 10 confirma­tions from interested indi­viduals.

“We are grateful for the ground work and now this training will be of great ben­efit to professional boxing in Fiji. BCF is again calling for interested women who can join professional boxing as referee and judges to come in and join since we have an increase in the number of fe­male boxers registered with us.”

WBF president Mick Crouch­er said he is looking forward to the event along with their leading Australian official, Justin Kennedy.

“The World Boxing Founda­tion has gained much respect around the world for its in­tegrity and only wishes to deal with promoters of the utmost respect and integrity. “I offer my personal commit­ment to advise and train of­ficials as Fiji has some of the best potential boxers in the world.”

He added that local female officials would be taught by Lynette Kennedy. –

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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