Pacific Games

Captain boxes to history making gold

December 2, 2023 8:16 am

Team Fiji amateur boxing has ended their 20-year Pacific Games gold drought in the Solomon Islands.

Captain courageous Jone Davule silenced the over 1000 Solomon Islanders at Friendship Hall in Honiara when he beat local boy Maximilan Makana.

Davule beat Makana on split points decision in the 60kg category.

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The Lomaiviti man who lost his aunt who raised him recently delivered and will return home without his biggest supporter to celebrate with him.

Head coach, Cam Todd says no one was more deserving to win the gold medal than Davule.

“The best person that could have won it was our team captain, Jone Davule. I’ve worked with him now since Commonwealth Games, and he is truly a class gentleman. And I can’t think of anyone more deserving to win the gold. ”

Fiji last won a gold in Suva at the 2003 Games.