Welterweight champ Ravudi ready for the unexpected

Boxer Jese Ravudi trains at the Nadi Sports and Social Club Gym. Picture: FT FILE/REINAL CHAND

Ahead of his fight on Saturday, World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific super welterweight champion Jese Ravudi says he is ready to face Donasio Nadrugu at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on Saturday.

The Naitasiri fighter said he respected his opponent and was looking forward to a good fight.

Ravudi said all preparation had been going well and he respected his opponent for Saturday’s bout.

Nadrugu is from the Nasavu Boxing Club in Ra.

“I know little about him but I have a lot of respect for him and all my past opponents,” Ravudi said.

South Pacific Boxing Promotion promoter Freddy Chand said Ravudi was a good boxer.

“His opponent has just fought one professional fight and he cannot be counted out.

“He had 10 amateur boxing fights and it is going to be a good fight.”

In the main bout, former International Boxing Organisation (IBO) world super middleweight champion Renold Quinland will fight Savenaca Naliva.

The main supporting bout will see veteran Abhay Chand of Navosa taking on Siliveni Nawai in a 10-round bout for the vacant Fiji super middleweight title while Sydney-based heavyweight boxer and former rugby league player Puna Rasaubale goes toe-to-toe in a six-round fight against Lautoka’s Esira Natotomu.

The official weigh-in will take place at Nair’s Dais in Nadi at 3pm on Friday.

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