Boxers tough it out at Vaitele

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IN ACTION: Boxers in the ring during the Upolu and Savai’i boxing tournament last weekend.

IN ACTION: Boxers in the ring during the Upolu and Savai’i boxing tournament last weekend. (Photo: Supplied)

The Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring hosted its second round of amateur boxing tournament last weekend.

It was held at their Vaitele Boxing Ring inside Papali’i Poloa’s compound.

The tournament started from 35kg pin bout to the 69kg welter for the normal bouts fights, with two special bouts from 75kg middle weight and 81 kg light heavy division.

According to the Samoa Amateur Boxing Association General Secretary, Faletolu Su’a, the tournament aims to provide a platform for amateur boxers to develop their skills and knowledge of the sport.

He added the tournament helps develop these young boxers for upcoming international tournaments that Samoa Amateur Boxing is set to host later on this year.

“We are set to host the Oceania Youth Championships later on this year and this tournament helps identify local boxers to represent Samoa.”

“We are also hosting the camp for youth boxers in May as a preparation camp for boxers for the Youth Olympic in October.”

The Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring will continue their third round this weekend at the Vaitele Boxing Ring. 

Results

1. 35kg Pin –James Seilasa (PLT/Toamua) won vs Tailua Mika (2loulava)

2. 38kg Mosqi- Lotu Hall (PLT) won vs Tino Isitolo (Faamalosi)

3. 42kg Mosq Snr- Michael K Tutoatasi (PLT) won vs Peni Pio (Faamalosi)

4. 48kg Lightfly-Toetu Sianini(2loulava ) won vs Ioane Malaki (Faatuatua)

5. 56kg Bantam-Lui Kolio (Faamalosi)won vs Beijing Vaele (2loulava Laumua)

6. 60kg Light Weight- Seanoa Hall (PLT)won vs Tafua Isitolo (Faamalosi)

7. 64kg Lightwelter- Jin Seleni (2loulava) won vs Tito Taulagi (Faamalosi)

8. 69kg Welter- Alai Faauila (PLT) won vs Saimoa Kolio (Faamalosi)

9. 69kg Welter- Telea Isitolo (Faamalosi)won vs Ken Levi (2loulava)

SPECIAL BOUTS

10. 75kg Middle weight – Toele Hall (PLT) won vs Ioane Lafaele (Faamalosi)

11. 81kg Light Heavy – Ropati Hall (PLT)won vs Lini Isitolo (Faamalosi)

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