IBO fight op­por­tu­nity for Fi­jian box­ers

Fiji Sun - - Sport - LEONE CABENATABU­A Edited by Osea Bola

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

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