PRBC Release: Fiji boxers need help to get to Samoa for the Pacific Rim Boxing Championship

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FIJI BOXERS NEED HELP TO GET TO SAMOA FOR PACIFIC RIM BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP

Press Release: Pacific Rim Boxing Championship (9th May 2012)

The plight of Fijian boxers to take part in the inaugural Pacific Rim Boxing Championship (PRBC) hits another hurdle by failing to secure sponsorship, three weeks away from the first leg in Samoa.

Fijian boxers Johnny Singh and Junior Naliva who are to represent Fiji are based in Nadi and Ba, both were affected by the recent floods.

Team manager and Fiji promoter Abdul Khan said, Although both were affected by the floods, the boys are determined to represent Fiji.

It was hard to find a place to train but were finding it harder to secure sponsorship. All the businesses in Nadi and in the Western area where the boxers are from weve approached have been affected by the flooding.

PRBC Chairman, Edwin Puni has put out a special appeal to Fiji and Fijians abroad to help.

Mr. Puni said, Fiji has a proud history in boxing. Theyve proven it with rugby sevens that teams from the Pacific can be world champions given the opportunity to compete regularly in international tournaments.

The Pacific Rim Boxing Championship was formed last year in Apia to provide the much needed regional tournaments as part of reviving boxing in the Pacific.

Potential sponsors and donors can contact Mr. Abdul Khan directly on (+679) 925-4263 or Mr. Edwin Puni by email edwin@puni.co.nz for more information.

Team Fiji hopes to depart Tuesday 29th May for Apia.

PHOTO 1: Team manager and Fiji promoter Mr. Abdul Khan in Samoa attending PRBC meeting last year

PRBC CONTACT: Mr. Edwin Puni (Chairman)
MOBILE NUMBER: (+6421) 618-042
EMAIL: edwin@puni.co.nz

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