Fight of his life

Junior Binnu Singh trains at the Pacific Fitness Centre in Denarau Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

WHEN Junior Binnu Singh faces Junior Farzan Ali in the featherweight title fight tomorrow during the 2023 FMF Boxing Series, it will be a fight he has been waiting for a very long time.

The 22-year-old has labeled this fight as one of the toughest of his career but is prepared to get the work done when he faces the veteran boxer.

Ali fought Singh’s father Binnu Singh, for the same title, 20 years ago, when Jr was only three-years-old.

And this Saturday, Singh will be reviving his father’s legacy when he faces the same opponent that had faced his father two decades ago.

“This will be a very important fight for me.

“My father has fought Ali fi ve times in the past, winning twice, losing twice, and having one draw.

“And when I fight this same opponent, I will show him what I am made of,” he said.

Singh grew up with his family in the interior of Navosa in Nadroga, Sigatoka, and comes from a line of farmers and boxers.

“I started boxing from a young age, having seen my father training at home every day.

“And since we live on a farm, I was used to hard work and fell into boxing quite easily.

“Watching my father box everyday somehow planted an interest in me before I finally decided at 17 years old that boxing was something I wanted to pursue.”

Singh said he had been preparing for this fight for the past month and could not wait to jump into the ring with the veteran.

“I know he is more experienced, but I am here with no fear, and I’m coming to
honor my family’s legacy.

“My whole family will be there watching me, so I will have all the motivation and strength needed to push me through the fight.”

The duo will battle it out tomorrow night at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

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