Boxing

‘I Will Do It My Style’

Alivereti Kauyaca promises not to disappoint his hometown fans when he defends the cruiserweight title against Joseph Kwadjo in Nadi
14 Jan 2021 13:47
‘I Will Do It My Style’
Joseph Kwadjo (left) will be challenging Alivereti Kauyaca for the Boxing Commission of Fiji cruiserweight title - March 20 in Nadi. Photo: Leon Lord

Boxing Commission of Fiji cruiserweight champion Alivereti Kauyaca is ready to face veteran Joseph Kwadjo.

The 26-year-old Bukuya, Ba, native will be defending his title in the South Pacific Boxing Promotion main event on March 20, in Nadi.

Kauyaca, who is dubbed Fiji’s ‘Mike Tyson’ because of his knockout power, stopped Filimoni Naliva Jnr in the fifth round to claim the title last year.

And despite Kwadjo’s return to the ring after being inactive for more than a year, Kauyaca said it would not be an easy fight.

“Joseph Kwadjo is not new to the boxing family in Fiji. His name is famous in Fiji and abroad.

“I have so much respect for him and I will welcome him in style in my hometown, Nadi,” he said.

“It will be an advantage for me, as it is my hometown where I’ve a lot of fans.”

Kauyaca wishes to be like his father, former boxing champion Silovate Rasaku Jnr.

“I started boxing since I was a kid. My father was a former heavyweight champion. He reigned during Pauliasi Ratu and Mosese Kavika’s time, in the 80s.

“Boxing has been part of our family and I want to continue the legacy. Boxing is in my blood.

While he has much bigger plans for the sport he loves, defending his first title is his priority.

“First I want to defend my title, then I will consider the next move.

“But I’m looking forward to  fight overseas or fighting an overseas opponent here,” the Bukuya farmer added.

 

Kwadjo returns

Ghanaian Kwadjo is set to return to the ring. His last fight was against Savenaca Naliva on October 26,  2019 where they fought for the BCF light heavyweight title. He lost by technical knockout  (TKO).

“Everything good, although I’m not being active in the ring I was always in the gym training.

“I’m also training young boys in my club, so when I’m out of the ring, I’m very much involved in the sport.

“So far everything is good.

“I have huge respect for Kauyaca, because he is a champion.

“But to be champion is a hard work. So I take my hats off to him.

“I can’t be sitting down waiting for a rematch with Savenaca Naliva as he needs to move up to cruiserweight division (91kg).

 

PROGRAMME:

Main Bout: Joseph Kwadjo vs Alifereti Kauyaca,

Super Lightweight title:  Nathaniel Singh and Ronald Naidu

Other matches:   Savenaca Naliva vs Eroni Ligaloa, James Siingh vs Vilimoni Taganikoro, Jese Ravudi vs  Abhay Chand, Jnr Naliva vs Nepote Dawadawa and Sebastian Singh vs Rakuro Daunivavana.

Feedback:  sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

 

 



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