Todd happy with bouts

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Sakiusa Narara and George Crotty exchange blows during the bout at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Suva yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Fiji Amateur Boxing head coach Cam Todd said he is happy that plans of hosting boxers of the British Royal Navy in the country have finally come into place.

The Fiji Selection vs British Royal Navy Fiji Boxing-sanctioned event got underway at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Suva yesterday.

Around 25 bouts were held yesterday, with another 18 more to take place next week on Friday.

“I’m so happy that we finally managed to have this event because we have been planning it and working on it for the past eight months,” he said.

“We recorded wins and losses, but the main focus of this event is to expose our boxers to the different levels of boxing from athletes of different countries.”

Todd added he plans to have international fights as such every four months.

“Introducing these international fights will certainly interest other countries to bring their boxers here to Fiji and that’s exactly what we want.”

He said this was the first time most of their fighters competed in international bouts.

“Most of our boxers have been excited about this event because this was the first time many of them got to fight international opponents.

“We are looking forward to next Friday when we will have another round of bouts before the British Royal Navy leaves our shores for England.”

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