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‘The Sniper’ Singh Learns The Hard Way

“It moulded me and changed my attitude to become a better person in the community and the boxing family,” he said.
19 Sep 2020 11:48
‘The Sniper’ Singh Learns The Hard Way

Boxer Sebastian ‘The Sniper’ Singh has learnt a lot from his suspension.

In a press conferred at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, yesterday Singh said when slapped with the suspension he took it in a positive way.

“It moulded me and changed my attitude to become a better person in the community and the boxing family,” he said.

“When I was participating there were a lot of new people joining boxing and making the competition much tougher and fun. I’m looking forward to good fights and we don’t have to look abroad anymore. We’ve got quality boxers here now.

“For the Boxing Commission of Fiji, I’m really grateful for what they did because they’re basically looking at the safety of boxers in our nation.”

Singh said he is grateful to be back since it’s almost a year now.

“I’ve met genuine people that were there for me when I fell. When I got suspended I was upset. It was pride that drove me around.

Now I will put in my 110 per cent into training and focus on improving my boxing. My trainer has his job, coach has his, so I have to do mine well.”

Singh said the main focus now is to make weight of the division he is fighting in.

“I have so much faith in my coaching staff that I will make the weight and now we actually have a dietitian.”

He said at the moment he’ll take whatever is offered to him.

“Long term plans we are focusing on Germany, Australia and probably United Kingdom, nothing is impossible when you have the right people to talk to and the right promoter.

“We’ve also spoken about international training and try to work with some international coaches as well.”

Singh added that right now he’s ready to fight anyone who challenges him.

The BCF suspended Singh on December 24, 2019 after he failed to answer to complaints raised by officials and promoters.

The issues were on his failure to meet the weight he had agreed on the contract, lack of respect for rules and authority and failure to defend the Fijian middleweight title on the given time frame.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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