Bring it on – Ravudi

Fiji’s super welterweight division professional boxing champion Jese Ravudi with his trainer Ioane Delaitabua at their gym in Nawaqabena, Naitasiri yesterday. Ravudi fi ghts Winston Hill in Suva on Saturday. Picture: RODNEY ACRAMAN

Fiji’s super welterweight division professional boxing champion Jese Ravudi says he will use his challenges as an inspiration when he defends his title against Winston Hill during the 2023 FMF Fiji Boxing Series this Saturday.

Ravudi, who trains in a shack turned into a gym in Nawaqabena, Naitasiri, says the limited resources will not lessen his chances of a win.

“I’m proud to be a kaicolo. I’m proud to be a Naitasirian. I’m proud to be here and I get pride from where I train,” Ravudi said.

The former Lomaivuna High School student says he will show Hill what he has been learning at the small gym in Naitasiri.

“He is going to see where I am coming from, and he will know what I am capable of. The whole point is to win the fight.”

He has also assured people who doubt him that he will prove his critics wrong come Saturday.

“To the people who have doubts in me, come in big numbers, bring your doubts with you, get your tickets, and come and witness a very tough fight.

“I will prove my talk in the ring and clear everyone’s doubts inside the ring.”

The main card fights begin at 6pm at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

In other bouts on the evening, Nathan Singh takes on Vanuatu’s Masing Warawara, Binnu Singh Jr battles Junior Farzan Ali for the featherweight title, Ronald Naidu takes on Ratu Rakuro, Gabrieli Ravalawa fights Muhammed Ali, Krishnil Mudaliar matches up against Saimoni Ratu while Paulo Ratumaikoro takes on Cena Ruata.

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