26th March 12:10 PM
Kwadjo says ring conditions 'shameful' while Naliva wants rematch
By Semi Turaga and Gulsher Ali
Sunday 10/02/2019
The boxing match between Savenaca Naliva and Joseph Kwadjo

Fiji-based Ghana boxer Joseph Kwadjo says it is shameful that his  fight against Savenaca Naliva was stopped due to the ring being slippery.

The much anticipated fight had a dramatic ending last night with the fight being stopped in the 6th round due to the ring being slippery and unsafe for the fight to continue.

The fight was stopped by the referee.

At one stage during the fight Joseph Kwadjo was fighting barefoot.

The fight was declared a no contest with no winner crowned and now the two boxers may have to fight another day for the vacant Fiji Light Heavyweight Title.

He says people all over the world will watch the fight and see a boxer fighting with no boxing shoes.

Kwadjo says the fight should have been stopped in the second round.

Responding to Naliva’s challenge, Kwadjo says he will go anywhere to fight if the boxing ring canvas as well as the security is good

Before the fight was stopped, a brawl erupted in the 4th round which included officials from Kwadjo and Naliva’s teams.

Police confirm the incident and say their 18 officers who were deployed for the event controlled the situation when the brawl occurred.

Naliva who gave Kwadjo a fair contest last night has called for a re-match but he wants the fight to be staged in Ba.

Naliva believes he was winning the fight.

Boxing Commission of Fiji, Commissioner Usman Ali says about 10 people were in Kwadjo’s corner and they had told them to clear out during fight but they did not follow instructions.

He says they will write to Kwadjo’s management.

Only three officials are allowed in a boxer’s corner.

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