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Boxers Prepare For King Of The Ring

FABA development chairman Carson Young said there were 12 boxing clubs participating now.
12 Aug 2020 15:26
Boxers Prepare For King Of The Ring
Ilisoni Tegu (left) of Jittu Boxing Stable lines up Sakiusa Nailoloku during the Monday Night Fights at the Cmdr Stan Brown Boxing and Fitness Centre , Walu Bay, Suva on August 10, 2020.Photo: Sereana Salalo

The Fiji Amateur Boxing Association (FABA) applauded the participation of young boxers.

There has been a rise in the interest in the second round of Monday Night Fight at the Cmdr Stan Brown Boxing and Fitness Centre in preparation for the King of the Ring competitions.

FABA development chairman Carson Young said there were 12 boxing clubs participating now.

“A lot of new clubs and a lot of interest which is good,”Young said.

“It is very important boxers know that they need to compete because we are going to allocate points for the national ranking system.

“Unless you’re ranked you won’t be considered for national duties.”

The Monday Night Fight was for the clubs in the eastern division only, however western clubs were also welcomed to participate.

“We have King of the Ring North, West, and South and for the Golden Gloves competitions, you need to qualify through the King of the Ring competition.”

These competitions are scheduled for November.

The Northern division clubs have been given a ring and are expected to hold its divisional meet.

“For the North, they have enough experience to run their own programme.

“FABA has given them a boxing ring, they know what we expect of them, they still have not done anything yet,” Young said.

The Police Boxing Club is expected to join in the next round of competition where the West vs East on August 24.

There were 33 bouts during the Monday Night Fight.

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