Fight­ing Way To Top

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they de­cided that there was no point of wait­ing around but to move up and fight the top box­ers in the weight di­vi­sion. They stuck to the plan and did not dodge any boxer that came their way.

De­spite suf­fer­ing a set­back on a point’s de­ci­sion loss to Jake Carr for the Aus­tralian su­per mid­dleweight ti­tle, this only made Team Quin­lan work harder and smarter. They took their chances and in no time, he won the IBO In­ter­na­tional and in­terim PABA su­per mid­dleweight ti­tles. Th­ese wins upped his rank­ings and qual­i­fied him to fight Geale for the va­cant world ti­tle. Tonight at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, some of the coun­try’s promis­ing box­ers en­ter the ring with big dreams of mak­ing it in­ter­na­tion­ally.

It’s not bad to dream, but the fact is that it goes with hard work and proper plan­ning. No one de­nies the fact that we’ve got tal­ented box­ers who could make it big in the box­ing world. They have got to learn from Team Quin­lan’s ap­proach. There’s no need of be­ing choosy on which op­po­nent to fight next. Hand pick­ing your op­po­nent is not go­ing to give you a cor­rect in­di­ca­tor of how good you are.

The sim­ple fact is that to be the best you’ve got to fight the best. That is the way to go. We wish them well in tonight’s pro­gramme. Pend­ing on the out­come, the chal­lenge is al­ways there for our up­com­ing box­ers on who is go­ing to chal­lenge, Ju­nior ‘The Ra­zor’ Farzan Ali for the coun­try’s wel­ter­weight ti­tle or if not fight Opeti Tagi for the mid­dleweight ti­tle. The onus is on them to make it hap­pen be­fore they look else­where.

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