The Fiji Boxing Commission and Promoters met with the Minister for Youth and Sports, Jese Saukuru, today at the Ministry Headquarters to discuss the development of boxing in Fiji.
A key highlight of the meeting was the proposal to establish a national boxing academy as part of their plans for the sport’s future.
Saukuru expressed his support for the Commission and Promoters’ plans.
“Boxing is a popular sport in Fiji, and the Government is committed to supporting its development,”
“I am confident that boxing will continue to grow in popularity in Fiji,”
“The welfare of boxers is the most important thing, the Fiji Boxing Commission must ensure that boxers are treated fairly and with respect.” he said.
The Commission and Promoters discussed the current state of boxing, including the challenges it faces, such as insufficient funding and lack of facilities.
The proposed national boxing academy was presented as a solution to some of these issues and a way to foster and support the sport’s development.
Saukuru also noted the potential of boxing to help promote healthy living and discipline among young people.
“Boxing is a sport that can help to promote healthy living and discipline among young people,”
“It also has the potential to help develop Fiji’s sporting reputation internationally,” he said.
The Boxing Promoters expressed their appreciation for the Minister’s support.
“We are committed to working with the Ministry to develop boxing in Fiji and to provide opportunities for young people to participate in the sport,” they said.
Saukuru encouraged young people to get involved in the sport and take advantage of the opportunities that are available.