Com­mis­sion en­dorses new pro­mot­ers

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Box­ing Com­mis­sion of Fiji act­ing pres­i­dent, Us­man Ali has en­dorsed two new pro­mot­ers who are in­tend­ing to stage their pro­grammes in the com­ing months. 21st Cen­tury Box­ing Pro­mo­tions’ Far­man Ali and Ki­ran Box­ing Pro­mo­tions Ben Kr­ishna Jai re­ceived their pro­moter’s li­censes in Nadi. “The Box­ing Com­mis­sion is happy with the two pro­mot­ers as they have com­plied with the re­quire­ments,” Ali said. “Both of them have been in­volved with box­ing for a long time. This is a big boost to the sport as they are keen to pro­mote as we need to grow the sport and with this move we cer­tainly can achieve that goal.” Busi­ness­man Jai, who has spent 35 years in Aus­tralia, is ex­pected to take the sport to a new level. He is propos­ing to stage his pro­gramme on Jan­uary 14, 2017 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. “I’m plan­ning to bring box­ers from Aus­tralia and also pro­mote women box­ing as well. I have done two ama­teur fights in Si­ga­toka now with the view of go­ing pro­fes­sion­ally as to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity,” he said. Jai was a boxer in the mid 1970s and was trained by Tony Mun­dine Snr. His lo­cal friends are the likes of John Chotka, Ali­pate Korovou, Semi Bola and Neel Pa­tel. Faar­man who is a renowned box­ing trainer plans to hold his pro­gramme in mid-De­cem­ber. Ali has been in­volved with box­ing in the last 10 years. “I have trained box­ers and if I don’t pro­mote them then they will have to wait for months to get a fight so if I can pro­mote it then I can have more fights for them,” he added. Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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