Tough Kiwi for Se­bas­tian Singh

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Vet­eran New Zealand boxer Daniel Maxwell faces up­com­ing Se­bas­tian Singh in the main bout of the King of the Ring Pro­mo­tions at Prince Charles Park, Nadi this Satur­day. This was con­firmed yes­ter­day by pro­moter Mohammed Shane Riaz in­di­cat­ing it’s go­ing to a be good test for Singh. “We can­not get the World Box­ing Foun­da­tion’s In­ter­na­tional light wel­ter­weight ti­tle be­cause the pro­posed op­po­nent can­not be re­leased for the fight,” Riaz says. “But we’re glad that Maxwell a vet­eran boxer in New Zealand has taken on the chal­lenge three weeks ago and is now com­ing over for the 10-round fight. This is go­ing to be a good test for Se­bas­tian.”

GRUDGE MATCH The 8x3-minute round main sup­port­ing bout has been dubbed the grudge match where Fiji feath­er­weight cham­pion Kr­ishna Mu­daliar takes on hard hit­ting Sai­moni Ratu. In their ear­lier fight in 2011, Ratu won by knock­out.

“This is go­ing to be a thriller,” Riaz said.

OTHER BOUTS In the 6x3-minute sup­port­ing bouts sees Fiji mid­dleweight cham­pion Opeti Tagi who is work­ing hard to res­ur­rect his ca­reer takes on Lau­toka slug­ger Ku­nal Nair. Tagi who at one stage moved up to the cruis­er­weight di­vi­sion is not mak­ing a re­turn to his weight cat­e­gory. In his prepa­ra­tion, the Naitasiri native says, he has moved back to his train­ing camp in Serea to pre­pare for this fight. The other clash sees vet­eran Lau­toka strong­man, Wahid Khan fight­ing Tomu Gau­navou of Suva. Gau­navou in his last fight put on a gutsy per­for­mance against Johnny ‘Ma­chine Gun’ Singh where he lost nar­rowly on points.

The fi­nal of the six round fight, marks the re­turn of Nereo ‘The Ter­mi­na­tor’ Cakau­tini tak­ing on Sam Foster of the Jittu Box­ing Sta­ble (JBS), Rai­waqa. JBS trainer Marika Yal­i­mai­wai said that Foster is one of their am­a­teur box­ers who is now mak­ing his pro­fes­sional de­but.

“We’re grate­ful to the pro­moter for giv­ing us this op­por­tu­nity and we call on box­ing fans in the West to come and watch the fight as many of our up­com­ing box­ers are par­tic­i­pat­ing,” Yal­i­mai­wai added. Edited by Osea Bola

Daniel Maxwell.

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