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Analysis: Watch Sniper Live on Fiji One

Fiji Television’s decision to show Se­bastian ‘Sniper’ Singh’s welterweight fight against New Zealand’s Bowyn Morgan is a big win for boxing. The Pro Boxing welterweight title fight, at Christchurch’s Horncastle
14 Dec 2018 11:00
Analysis: Watch Sniper Live on Fiji One

Fiji Television’s decision to show Se­bastian ‘Sniper’ Singh’s welterweight fight against New Zealand’s Bowyn Morgan is a big win for boxing.

The Pro Boxing welterweight title fight, at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena, will be broadcast live -on free-to-air channel Fiji One – on Saturday at 10:08pm (Fiji time).

It will be followed by the main event: for­mer WBO world heavyweight champion Jo­seph Parker vs Alexander Flores.

The live coverage of the event will start from 7:30pm (Fiji), with the main fight scheduled for 11pm.

Fans will get a rare chance to watch one of Fiji’s best young boxing talents compete in an international boxing event, in what is Singh’s biggest career fight.

The broadcast will come 14 days after FBC TV aired the fight between WBC heavy­weight champion Deontay Wilder and for­mer WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

It will mark a big month for the ailing sport locally, as it tries to recover from a steep de­cline in recent years.

Boxing is rarely shown on free-to-air televi­sion, given the irregular competition, high-costs and minimal returns.

Smaller fights that fail to generate inter­est in the build-up do not attract advertisers and therefore do not make business sense.

‘Sniper’s’ fight against New Zealand’s No.1 welterweight has a lot riding on it and will be watched closely in Fiji. It has been deemed lucrative enough to broadcast live.

A win for the Suva boxer, despite his oppo­nent being the heavy favourite, will be huge for the sport.

The left-handed Singh enters the fight with a record of 11 wins, two losses and a single draw.

Morgan, on the other hand, has a record of 18 wins and one loss, and is also fighting in his hometown.

The odds seemed stacked against the Fijian boxer.

Still, a good performance against a more experienced opponent will endear him to the fans and will help improve Fiji boxing image.

-Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: sheldon.chanel@fijisun.com.fj

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