Tanagu stops Silisia


Diesel Vitis’ Bronson Tanagu celebrates after his win over Hatangas’ Lemuel Silisia on Saturday…Picture Taromane Martin.

DIESEL Viti boxing club fighter Bronson Tanagu has ended Hatanga boxing clubs’ Lemuel “the power pack” Silisia three bouts undefeated run on Saturday after picking up a judges split points decision win at the Multipurpose Hall.

Tanagu who lost to Covenants’ Henry Kia last month, was able to win over the judges half way in round two and in round three, after a poor round one, catching Silisia with his jabs and one two combinations during their HABA welterweight division fight on Saturday.

Tanagu said the victory meant a lot to him and was very pleased with the win over the power pack Silisia.

“Yes, I’m really pleased with the win tonight because I’ve been training really hard for this fight,” he told SunSPORTS.

“We both challenged each other leading up to the fight, he even put out the challenge via his face book account. That made me work even harder and to get the win over him is very satisfying.

“My victory tonight gives me more confidence and makes me even more focused on achieving my goal of representing Solomon Islands at the regional of even international level.

DISAPPOINTED… Hatangas’ Lemuel Silisia falls to the canvas with disappointment after his loss to Bronson Tanagu on Saturday.

“I will continue to work hard and harness my style and try to change it up for every fight until I arrive at where I want to be.

“And that is to represent Solomon Islands at the Pacific Games, Mini-Games, Commonwealth Games or even the Olympics one day.

Meanwhile the ‘Power-Pack’ Silisia said he was disappointed with the judges’ decision and loss but says he looks forward and will continue preparing for his next fight.

Other highlights from Saturday’s HABA boxing tournament saw Hansel Ramo of Solomon Pride taking revenge on Hatanga’s Jeff Nyieda, the judges scoring the fight an outclass win for Ramo and coach Jonathan Tapsell.

Leikolo Besa of Solomon Pride picked another TKO win defeating Hatangas’ Spencer Kiliman in round two while Diesel Vitis’ Henry Pua claimed a judges split point’s decision win over Hatanga’s Junior Navo in the light weight divisions.

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