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Qica On Mission To Revive Boxing

Unbeaten Fijian heavyweight champion, Petero Qica returns to the ring on February 9 after a seven-year lapse. Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, the 30-year-old said he took a break from the
16 Jan 2019 10:00
Qica On Mission To Revive Boxing
Fijian heavyweight champion Petero Qica (right) during a workout at the YMCA, Suva on January 15, 2019. Photo: Grace Narayan.

Unbeaten Fijian heavyweight champion, Petero Qica returns to the ring on February 9 after a seven-year lapse.

Speaking to SUNsports yesterday, the 30-year-old said he took a break from the sport when he joined the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF).

“It’s been a while since I’m returning to the boxing ring and I really want to prove myself in this fight,” Qica said.

He takes on school teacher Isikeli Navuni in a four-round fight.

“My aim is to bring back the glory days of boxing in Fiji. I feel this sport hasn’t been in the spotlight for the past few years so I’m confident I can achieve that with the help of my coach, club members and sponsors.

“My preparations have been up to par and I just can’t wait to step into the ring on February 9.

“I’m fully aware that my opponent Navuni is a former national amateur champion, so the competition will be tough.

“Nevertheless, I won’t let that factor undermine my ability as I look forward to a great fight and won’t let my fans down.”

Meanwhile, Boxing Commission of Fiji chairman Bulutani Mataitawakila said the sudden increase in heavyweight boxers has brought in more excitement.
Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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