Un­beaten Maka to test Farzan

Fiji Sun - - Sport - LI­TIA TIKOMAILEPANONI Edited by Leone Cabenatabua Feedback: li­tia. tikomailepanoni@fi­jisun.com.fj

Tough Ton­gan wel­ter­weight boxer Si­taleki Maka ar­rives into the coun­try to­mor­row and is ex­pected to give Fiji wel­ter­weight cham­pion Ju­nior Farzan Ali a hell of a fight on Satur­day night. This was the sen­ti­ment of Toe-2Toe pro­moter Ab­dul Feroz who said yes­ter­day that Maka has pre­pared well as he was named the re­place­ment boxer four weeks ago af­ter Paul Tay­lor pulled out due to sick­ness. “Look at BoxRec- Maka has an im­pres­sive un­beaten record of eight fights,” he said. The 30-year-old Maka cur­rently holds the New Zealand Na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion su­per light­weight ti­tle and is based in Auck­land. As an am­a­teur boxer he has rep­re­sented Tonga and is un­der the guid­ance of world renowned trainer Lolo Heimuli. Feroz told SUNs­ports that he has worked hard to pro­mote the pro­gramme that is to be staged at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Satur­day and he wants to en­sure that fans get their monies worth.

“I’m call­ing on fans to ex­pect a great fight on Satur­day be­cause I have in­vested so much into this pro­mo­tion and I hope to de­liver the goods. I urge fans to buy their tick­ets from any Sports World out­let near them. This is an op­por­tu­nity for them show their sup­port to­wards the re­vival of box­ing in the coun­try,” he added. The Lo­mawai na­tive from Nadroga has been renowned for bring­ing world rated over­seas box­ers like Paul Small­man, Sean Sul­li­van, Gary Comer, Daniel Baff and Javier Ma­mani to fight in our shores.

UNDERCARDS Feroz who is mak­ing a come­back to pro­mo­tion says, the undercards con­sisted of up­com­ing box­ers who have the po­ten­tial to be­come draw­cards. “These box­ers have got good am­a­teur box­ing records and have rep­re­sented Fiji as well.” These box­ers are Franco Frasier, Jo­seva Vaileba, Ula­iasi Qalo­mai, Save­naca Naliva and To­masi Dago while hard hit­ting Simione Tui is mak­ing a re­turn to the ring as well.

Si­taleki Maka.

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