Trainer calls on fans to back ‘Sniper’
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).