Last man standing | Fiji Olympian boxer Hill on a mission

Jses Ravudi and Winston Hill after their weigh in at Terry Walk in Suva. on Friday, June 9, 2023 In the background is rugby Olympian Jerry Tuwai. Picture: JONA KONATACI

“When I step into the ring tomorrow night (tonight), I’m going to do what I came here to do — and that is to walk away with the Super Welterweight title.”

Olympian boxer Winston Hill made the statement after the weigh-in of the 2023 FMF Boxing Series, where he faces current Super Welterweight title champion Jese Ravudi at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva tonight.

All 14 professional boxers scheduled to fight today gathered at Terry Walk in Suva yesterday for the weigh-in of the event.

Fans and spectators flocked to the area, receiving pictures and autographs from their favourite boxers ahead of the event later this evening.

“I’m very excited for this fight, and I cannot wait to jump into the ring,” Hill said.

“I am also at peace that everything for the fight has been confirmed today, and I promise my supporters an exciting show tomorrow night (tonight).”

Hill weighed 68.1 kilograms during the weigh-in while Ravudi weighed 69.5kg.

Hill said while many of his fans were expecting a knockout, he plans to take Ravudi through all the rounds of the bout, giving them a show worth their money.

“A lot of people are looking for a knockout, if it happens it happens. But if he makes a mistake, I’ll be there to knock his lights out,” Hill said.

Hill added he was upset with Ravudi for not making the effort to stay within the weight boundary for the bout, which was not to exceed 69kg.

“We signed upon 69kg, and both agreed to be either below or exactly at 69kg on the day of the weigh-in.

“I had to work very hard to balance my weight, and here he comes on weighing day just to be above it.

“This just shows the disrespect he has for me and the organisers of the event. And that is why I will teach him a lesson when we step into the ring tomorrow night (tonight).”

The program starts at 3pm.

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