Qica fails to turn up for title fight
December 12, 2015 5:08 pm
The much anticipated heavyweight title clash between champion, Petero Qica and contender, Napoleon Taumoepeau ended in disappointment in Nadi last night, after the former failed to turn up.
Boxing fans were turned away angry and demanded a refund after Qica’s manager produced a medical certificate for a leg injury, preventing the title holder from participating in the main bout of the Wild West Boxing program.
Fight promoter, Abdul Khan has called on the Boxing Commission of Fiji to strip Qica off the title for failing to turn up last night.
Meanwhile in other bouts, Tomasi Kavika beat Iliavi Bose Junior on points, Ratu Daunivavana defeated Izaaz Ifraaq Khan with a technical knock-out in the third round, Eroni Vaqewa beat Lepani Levatia on points while the bout between Ronald Naidu and Johnny Singh ended in a draw.
In the two 6×3 special bouts, Jovesa Vaileba defeated Simon Peter Whippy in a second round technical knock-out while Atunaisa Tuwai lost to Savenaca Naliva on a unanimous points decision.