Nalawa wants to stay a win­ner

Fiji Sun - - Sports - - WAISEA NA­SOKIA

Un­beaten boxer Jim ‘Thun­der’ Nalawa is go­ing for a win against Rahul Aaron Ku­mar in the light­weight bout on Fe­bru­ary 2.

The two will face-off in a four-round fight un­der the West­wood Box­ing Pro­mo­tions in con­junc­tion with Free­dom Sports Man­age­ment at the Novo­tel Suva Lami Bay Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

The Ra na­tive wants to main­tain his un­beaten record.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to the fight and my op­po­nent will be com­ing on strong as he wants to win as well,” said Nalawa.

“Well it’s an­other big fight for me and I’m not tak­ing it lightly. I re­spect my op­po­nent since he has more pro fights than me and has more ring ex­pe­ri­ence as well.”

Ku­mar has fought up­com­ing box­ers like Ju­nior Wahid Khan, Sachin Mu­daliar, and Sai­moni Mario since mak­ing his de­but in March, last year.

“Prepa­ra­tion is go­ing on well. I’m not pre­dict­ing any­thing but will be go­ing for a win. “I’ve won both of my fights by knock­outs so I ded­i­cate this fight to my grand­mother in Lau, my fi­ancee’s fam­ily in Ja­pan, my dad but mostly to Team Sniper for help­ing me out.” Nalawa is also grate­ful to Shant Ku­mar for sup­port­ing him and spon­sors Global Re­cy­clers.

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