Boxing

Amateur Boxing Revival Hits North

“The Fiji Amateur Boxing Association has also given us equipment to allow us hold more bouts in the Northern division,” the former Fijian middleweight champion said.
29 Jul 2019 16:57
Amateur Boxing Revival Hits North
Amateur boxing got underway at the Seaqaqa Police Station ground on July 27, 2019. Photo: Courtesy of Setoki Mafi

Amateur boxing bouts took place in Seaqaqa on Saturday after more than 20 years.

Northern Amateur Boxing Association president Nat Ledua said they are reviving the sport as they have a lot of talented boxers.

He said the programme titled, ‘The King of the Ring- North’ attracted amateur boxers that came from as far as Nakawakawa in Bua.

“The Fiji Amateur Boxing Association has also given us equipment to allow us hold more bouts in the Northern division,” the former Fijian middleweight champion said.

“In two weeks we will be doing programmes around the North. “We’ve requested to hold four programmes. We want to form a team to represent C.B.M (Cakaudrove, Bua, Macuata) to the Golden Gloves competition in November.”

Ledua said Vanua Levu boxers like the late Subash Chand, Mohammed Arif and Osea Nakanacagi have won gold medals at the Pacific Games.

And then in the Oceania Championship, Northern-based boxers like Joe Keresi and Gyan Kumar have won gold while Taslim Shah has won silver medals.

“We would like to thank the Fiji Police Force for allowing us to use their ground and at the same time we’re conducting community policing to help our youths stay away from crime related ills.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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