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Canadian man opens up wallet for boxingCanadian man opens up wallet for boxingCanadian businessman Mohammed Shameem is in Fiji to help potential boxers live out their dreams.

The former Fiji boxing promoter was at the home of the late former heavyweight champion of Fiji, Ba’s Filimoni Naliva.

Shameem met with Naliva’s two sons in Sorokoba village and handed them boxing gear.

He has already promised to build from scratch a proper boxing ring; the work will start this week.

Shameem told a local newspaper he was on a mission to revive boxing in the village.

“I want to revive boxing in Fiji and the reason I chose Sorokoba because it is the home of former champion Filimoni Naliva”, he said.

Shameem had promoted some of Naliva's fights when he was in Fiji and the two were good friends.

“There’s a lot of raw talent in the country it’s just they need financial support and an added dose of motivation to turn them into great boxers”.

The Canadian has hinted at the prospect of arranging local boxers to fight in Canada.

“I’m willing to work with the Fiji Boxing Council.I will  help boxers appear in local promotions in Canada”, said Shameem.


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