HABA congratulates boxers for impressive outing


Members of the Solomon Islands Community in Suva posing with the three boxers from Solomon Islands after their respective fights.

HONIARA Amateur Boxing Association (HABA) has congratulated its three boxers that recently took part at the the Fiji Boxing Revival Tournament held in Suva over the weekend.

The three boxers are Henry Kia, Joshua O’oku and Lemuel Silisia.

Kia and O’oku represent Covenant Boxing Club while Silisia represented Hatanga.

The trio were selected to represent HABA in the Fiji tournament based on their top performing results in a series of competitions organised in Honiara over the past months.

A statement from HABA this week reads: “ HABA would like to congratulate Henry Kia and Joshua O’oku of Covenant BC and Lemmuel Silisia of Hatanga BC on their impressive performances at the Fiji Boxing Revival Tournament held in Suva over the weekend.

“Kia won a hard-fought bout by unanimous decision, while O’oku and Silisia both won their bouts by first round TKO! It doesn’t get much better than that.

“Kia, O’oku, and Silisia are the first Solomon boxers to participate in a new Fiji-Solomon exchange program developed by Interim HABA Vice President and Covenant BC founder Mr Calvin Ziru.

“This wonderful program, and the great victories of our three boxers, is yet another demonstration of the real improvements being made to the sport of amateur boxing in Honiara under the Interim Executive Committee’s reform agenda.”

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