Paulo aims for a knockout

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Paulo Ratumaikoro at the BoxFit Gym in Suva on Tuesday this week. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Boxer Paulo Ratumaikoro wants nothing less than a knockout win against Sikeli Senidoko.

The dynamic duo will go head-to-head in the cruiserweight division of the Bluewater Boxing Promotion on March 2.

Ratumaikoro has just turned professional with three fights under his belt, two won by way of knockout and one with a draw.

For the past three months, the Bua boxer has been preparing for what he describes as “his biggest fight yet”.

“Sure, a knockout is going to come, I won’t say much but something is going to happen. I’ll just give him one round, test him in the first round then I’ll knock him,” Ratumaikoro affirmed.

“I respect Senidoko, he is good for me because I wanted to fight a good opponent this year. He has fought a lot of good boxers like Joseph Kwadjo so I’m looking forward to this one.”

The 32-year-old father of two has been training at the Lighthouse Boxing Club in Caubati under the leadership of coach Saimoni Taudogo.

A total of eight professional bouts are scheduled to be held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

In the main bout, Joseph Kwadjo will be facing Alivereti Kauyaca for the cruiserweight champion title while Ubayd Haider, formerly known as Nathan Sigh, will take on Mohammed Ali in the main supporting lightweight bout.

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