Re­match set for Oct 26

Fiji Sun - - Sport - GRACE NARAYAN Edited by Osea Bola Feed­back: [email protected]­

The re­match be­tween Joseph Kwadjo and Save­naca Naliva is sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 26 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. Dubbed ‘Re­venge of the Bad Blood’, the fight is sanc­tioned by Box­ing Com­mis­sion Fiji and will be put to­gether by South Pa­cific Box­ing Pro­mo­tions.

The duo first fought at the same venue on Fe­bru­ary 9 which was stopped in the 6th round by the ref­eree due to the ring be­ing slip­pery and unsafe for the fight to con­tinue. But even be­fore the fight was stopped, a brawl erupted in the fourth round which in­cluded of­fi­cials from Kwadjo and Naliva’s camp.

At one stage dur­ing the fight Kwadjo was fight­ing bare­foot.

The light heavy­weight ti­tle fight was de­clared a no contest.

Ghana­ian boxer Kwadjo was ex­cited for the re­match as he pre­pares to de­liver his best.

“I’m aware fans are look­ing for­ward to this fight and I will be ready for it,”Kwadjo said.

“I will try my best to de­liver a good fight come Oc­to­ber 26. We are fully pre­pared to bring the ti­tle home to Suva.”

Naliva thanked South Pa­cific Box­ing Pro­mo­tion for host­ing the fight. I thank Team Kwadjo for agree­ing for a re­match, “Naliva said Pro­moter Freddy Chand con­firmed the duo will fight for the light­weight ti­tle.

“This is the most awaited fight of the year and it was not com­pleted as sched­uled early this year.

“It will be sorted out by Oc­to­ber 26. Both boxers will be sign­ing to fight in the 80kg cat­e­gory.”

Photo: Grace Narayan

From left; Save­naca Naliva, Freddy Chand and Joseph Kwadjo at the Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel on July 31,2019 .

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