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Aussie Boxers Here On Business

Kiwi-born Fijian boxer Michael Prasad Jnr wants to carry on where his dad, a former boxer and promoter Ambika Prasad left off.
13 Mar 2020 11:25
Aussie Boxers Here On Business
From left: Koen Mazouder, Baba Kumar, promoter Hasmat Ali, Michael Prasad Jnr, Manuer Matet at Nadi International Hotel on March 12, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Kiwi-born Fijian boxer Michael Prasad Jnr wants to carry on where his dad, a former boxer and promoter Ambika Prasad left off.

The Australian based- boxer will make his professional debut in Suva tomorrow.

With 20 amateur fights under his belt he is looking forward to make a name for himself just like his dad and elder brother who has retired from kick-boxing.

Prasad takes on Asivorosi Turaga at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva tomorrow night.

Australian Koen Mazouder said he always wanted to fight a Fijian boxer in Fiji.

“To be honest I’ve not fought a Fijian boxer but I have met them when they come over.

I’m up for the challenge,” Mazouder said as he takes on stylish Vanuatu welterweight boxer Roy Ser in the main bout.

“I expect Roy (Ser) to be strong and tough. I had a great training camp.

“I am here for business.”

South Sudan born Australian boxer Manuer Matet confirmed that he wants to fight Fijian boxers in the future.

He moved to Australia six years ago, and have been boxing for three years. Matet has defeated Suva’s William Mel in Australia.

Promoter Hasmat Ali said all the overseas boxers have arrived into the country.

“They are in the exact weight they have signed for and it is going to be thriller on Saturday.

“The fans should turn up in big numbers. There has been a lot of demand to host the event in Suva. The more support we get the more international fights we will have in Suva.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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