IBO fight opportunity for Fijian boxers
There is an opportunity for Fijian boxers to fight for the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) titles.
This was after Australian boxing official Justin Kennedy told SUNsports yesterday that he has resigned from the Australian-based World Boxing Foundation (WBF) and is now with the much bigger Florida-based IBO. “I was appointed as an IBO fight commissioner, supervisor, referee and judge,” Kennedy said.
“I’m off to China to referee and judge six fights and hopefully can get an IBO title fight in Fiji soon.”
Kennedy has been instrumental in getting Fijians boxers to fight in Australia and recently saw Sachin Mudaliar win the Australian National Boxing Federation’s Australasian super featherweight title. The IBO former world champions are Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Manny Pacquaio, Anthony Joshua, Ricky Hatton, Roy Jones Junior and so on.
The current IBO world heavyweight champion is Andy Ruiz, super middleweight is held by Chris Eubank Jnr while John Ruba, Balke Minto and Xiao Tao Su are the IBO Oceania champions.
From left: Justin Kennedy and Jeff Horn in Sydney, Australia