Golden Gloves Champs Start On Friday

Age group amateur boxers (youths) to compete for medals, Commander Stan Brown’s family members donate trophy for ‘Outstanding Boxing Achievement of the Year’
22 Feb 2021 13:31
Golden Gloves Champs Start On Friday
Former amateur boxing heavyweight champion and Wailoku Riverside head trainer Marika Bola instructs Hiram Qaloiwasa in the Under-13 category at the Commander Stan Brown’s gym in Walu Bay, Suva. Photo: Boxing Fiji

The 2020 TJ’s Golden Gloves National Boxing Championship will showcase Fiji’s best and most promising boxers at the Commander Stan Brown Boxing Gym in Walu Bay, Suva from February 26-27.

FABA president, Manasa Baravilala said, this was the largest national championship to date and for the first time ever, age group boxers (youths) would compete for gold, silver and bronze medals.

He said boxers qualified through a merit-based system, and qualification system that was established to encourage maximum participation and fairness to each boxer that participated at these fortnightly club competitions and were awarded points.

In addition to the medal awards, the Manu Koroi Memorial Awards for 2020 Coach of the Year, 2020 Women/ Youth Boxer of the Year, 2020 Male/ Junior Boxer of the Year is at stake.

Baravilala said the Brown family members in New Zealand and Fiji have donated the Commander Stanley Brown Memorial Trophy for ‘Outstanding Boxing Achievement for The Year’.

“It is awarded to the boxer who best exemplifies fairness, respect and excellence inside and outside the boxing ring and will be awarded for the first time in Fiji.”

The FABA board and its competition committee are grateful to Thomas Salvadore Johansen, owner of TJ’s and Café 30 for his sponsorship of this event which was postponed from last December due to Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

Baravilala said the event was sanctioned and organised by FABA.

Admission are $7 adults, school children $2, Under-6 free



U11 Ocean Ledua, 40kg, (Caubati Boxing), U13 Stephen Ledua, 55kg, (Caubati Boxing), Manasa Toro 50kg, (Caubati Boxing),  Meli Buinimasi (Nakasi Boxing) Hiram Qaloiwasa (Wailoku Riverside Boxing)

U15 Joe Kolitapa (Butterfly Boxing Navosa), Elijah Qiokata (Wailoku Riverside Boxing), Osea Nawaqa Jnr (Jittu Boxing Raiwaqa), NIdhish Nand (Kwadjo Boxing)

Junior (15/16 yrs) Ankeet Singh, 64.5kg, (Uptown Boxing), Wame Vula, 64kg, (Jittu Boxing Raiwaqa), Abhay Chand Jnr, 62kg, (Draiba Boxing Navosa), Stone Rokobuli 56.4kg (Lighthouse Boxing Suva), Asesela Botei 54.1kg (Jittu Boxing), Ratu Orisi Qicatabua, 57kg, (Newtown), Salesi Tuifagalele, 74kg, (Uptown), Viliame Qaqa, 70kg (Jittu Boxing)

Youth (17/18 yrs) Alifereti Dodomo, 74kg, (Butterfly Boxing Sigatoka), Panapasa Tamanitoakula, 77kg, (Caubati Boxing),  Vilimoni Naiwaluwaqa, 75kg, (Jittu Boxing), Epeli Nanovu, 69kg (Team Boxing Brave), Mohammed Safiq, 69kg, (Kwadjo Boxing),  Atama Raqili, 62kg, (Nakasi Boxing),  Ilisoni Tegu, 62.1kg, (Jittu Boxing),  Senitieli Bose, 63kg, (Draiba Boxing Navosa), Aditiya Singh 65.4kg (Uptown Boxing),  Etuate Qalibau, 66kg, (Draiba Boxing Navosa)

Light Flyweight <52 kg Rohit Prakash, 48.7kg (Labasa Boxing Academy), Nehaal Chand (Uptown Boxing),Deodaran S Naidu 51kg (Tavua Golden Boxing)

L/WELTER 57-63 kg Elia Rokobuli, 62.3kg (Lighthouse Boxing), Mesake Dere, 60kg (Draiba Boxing Navosa), Waisake Vakaloloma, 60.3kg, Jone Koroilagilagi (Police Boxing), Chen Song Jnr, 60kg, (Caubati Boxing)

WELTER 63-69 kg Meli Cabenabula, 68.3kg,  (Newtown Boxing), Samisoni Gonewai, 68kg,  (Butterfly Boxing Sigatoka), Tevita Dagoya Vatukoula (Core Boxing), Esera Joni 68kg, (Boyz in the Hood-Nadi), Mikaele Gonerata, 68.6kg, (Sorokoba Boxing), Samuela Waqa Wailoku (Riverside Boxing), Jason Aufiu, 66.9kg, (Uptown Boxing), Akalusi Cirikiwai, 65.4kg (Draiba Boxing Club), Ratu Kelepi Mawi, 67kg, (Newtown Boxing)

MIDDLE 69-75 kg Jiko Lakonaivalu, 75kg, (Team Boxing Brave), Viliame Navuniyau, 74kg, (Boyz in the Hood Nadi), Kolinio Koroiyadrai, 74kg, (Lighthouse Boxing), Jope Ratulailai, 75kg, (Newtown Boxing), Josefa Nava, 74.4kg, (Delainavesi Boxing), Semi Manasa Qoro, (Wailoku Riverside), Isikia Rogoyawa (Newtown Boxing)

L/HEAVY 75-81 kg Mosese Ranavue, 77.5kg,( Jittu Boxing), Vilikesa Nadresu (Navosa Boxing), Isikeli Tamanisau, 75.8kg, (Newtown Boxing), Kusitino Sireli Tui (Lighthouse Boxing Suva), Savenaca Tuiwailevu 91.2 (Uptown Boxing)

HEAVY 81-91 kg Lesio Yavalanavanua (Lighthouse Boxing), Jobe Ubitau (Wailoku Boxing), Alifereti Doidoi, 80kg, (Draiba Boxing), Tome Vulo, 86.7kg (Uptown Boxing), Vereniki Ralulu, 81.6kg (Sorokoba Boxing Ba)

SUPER HEAVY 91 kg+ Semi Dauloloma, 91kg (Boyz in the Hood Nadi), Dabwab Halstead (Uptown Boxing)




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