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Pele Faumui Heads to Fiji to Rumble

Pele Faumui Heads to Fiji to Rumble

Source: eventpolynesia.com

Samoa’s middleweight champion Pele Faumui heads to Fiji this week to go toe-to-toe with Fijian champ Abhay Chand for the main event of the Wild West Promotions program dubbed as the "Fight For Glory".

Faumui has beaten Chand twice before, first in Fiji and last year in Samoa, both on points.

This time is different according to Pele, ““Winning by points is no longer enough. I’m going for a knock-out win and that’s why I’ve been sparring heavier boxers.”

Under the watchful eye of trainer Asiata Napoleon Stanley, Faumui has been sparring with Samoa supermiddle champion Alema Sonny Vaele and light heavyweight Francis Mamoe.

Pele said, “Abhay is a tough fighter and I respect him. But I’m too fast and this time I will be hitting him harder.”

For speed Faumui had also been sparring with Tony Iapesa who was on standby to fight Steve Heremaia in Auckland last week before Heremaia pulled out at the last minute.

Both Chand and Faumui have declared a week away from the fight that they are going into the December 1 fight night looking for a knock-out win.

Word from Fiji is that the crowd will see a new look Chand in the ring at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. “Chand will be fast and furious,” said trainer and martial arts expert Farmaan Ali in a Fiji Times report.

According to Jenkins Tesese of Faumui’s management, “I hope Fiji will turn up on the night to support Chand because Pele has no intention of losing in Fiji. He has trained well.”

“We congratulate promoter Abdul Khan and Wild West Promotion for getting boxing back on in Fiji. There’s so much talent in Fiji even Samoa. But without boxing tournaments, there’s no development and future for boxers, trainers and officials,” said Tesese.

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