Trainer calls on fans to back ‘Sniper’

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Syd­ney-based trainer Lepani Wil­son has called on the coun­try’s box­ing fra­ter­nity to back su­per light­weight boxer Se­bas­tian ‘Sniper’ Singh. “The boy is good and he should be coun­try’s next draw card and groomed well he could be hit­ting big time in the sport,” he said yes­ter­day. Wil­son said Singh is a classy boxer, very skil­ful and has good ringcraft which sets him apart from any lo­cal boxer.

He is trained by his father vet­eran trainer Gyan Singh of the Up­town Box­ing Club in Toorak, Suva.

Singh faces his first big test against Alex Ah Tong for the va­cant World Box­ing Foun­da­tion’s Asia Pa­cific light­weight ti­tle at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Oc­to­ber 1.

“I call on box­ing fans to sup­port Se­bas­tian in this most im­por­tant fight and a win will pave his way for­ward. “He is a lo­cal boy and we should sup­port him all the way.” 10x3mins round (WBF Asia Pa­cific su­per light­weight ti­tle)Se­bas­tian Singh (Fiji) v Alex Ah Tong (Aus­tralia); 8x3 mins round- Opeti Tagi (Fiji) v John Kr­ishna Ju­nior (Aus­tralia); 6x3 mins round- Kr­ishna Mu­daliar (Nadi) v Sai­moni Ratu (Naitasiri), Ron­ald Naidu (Mu­lo­mulo) v Franco Fra­zier (Lau­toka), Wahid Khan (Lau­toka) v Tomu Gau­navou (Suva); 4x3mins round- Nereo Cakau­tini (Lau­toka) v Sam Fos­ter (Suva), Kunal Nair (Lau­toka) v Frank San­day (Suva), Sachin Mu­daliar (Nadi) v Azhat Mo­hammed (Lau­toka); Sameer Ali (Nadi) v Ravi­nesh Nair (Lau­toka).

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