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Sete Confident

Sete Confident
Middleweight boxer Tevita Sete in Labasa on January 9, 2019. Photo: Shratika Naidu
January 11
10:37 2019

Middleweight boxer Tevita Sete is confident of beating Tomu Gau­navou in their clash under the South Pacific Boxing Promotion banner at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Febru­ary 9.

The 33-year-old Saqani farmer told SUN­sports that despite making a comeback af­ter a year’s break he’s ready for the fight.

“I will do my talking in the ring,” Sete said.

“I won’t underestimate Gaunavou be­cause I know what he is capable of. I’ve been waiting for so long for this and it’s going to be a good fight.”

Promoter Freddy Chand said this is go­ing to be an important fight for Gaunavou because if he wins then he’s going to be among the top contenders in the middle­weight division.

“It’s going to be an exciting division with Abhay Chand, Sebastian Singh and Siliveni Nawai as the other contenders as well,” he said.

Sete said the reason behind his return to the ring is to encourage his brother Jo­sefa Koroca, who is sick and admitted at Labasa Hospital, not to give up easily.

“I started boxing when I was in Year 11 at All Saints Secondary School. With my brothers we formed the Nacula Boxing Club. Boxing is in our blood. My dad Luke Kerelotu had 29 fights and lost only one during his time.”

Sete said the recent passing away of his uncle and former Fiji super middleweight champion Atama Raqili has motivated him to put on a good show against Gau­navou.

“My uncles Atama and Jare Lalakai were not only champions during their time but they always gave their best when in the ring. That’s what I want to do,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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