After surgery, Junior Fa looking for knockout victory in the ring before end of the year

'Oku taupotu 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

Junior Fa is looking for a warm-up match by the end of the year after surgery.

Fa, is currently ranked 12th in the World Boxing Organisation World heavyweight rankings, had surgery after gastric surgery and biopsies for cancer.

While Fa had maintained his winning streak, he found himself exhausted after his fights.

He scored unanimous points wins over Luis Pascual and Craig Lewis, but his fights were sluggish.

His mid-year victory over Mexican champion Luis Pascual in Auckland was described as “uninspiring.”

“He should have bowled over the limited Pascual but never looked capable of it,” one report said.

His performance against Pascual was a complete contrast to his earlier fight against Fred Latham when he knocked out his opponent in the first round.

Unknown to anybody – including his manager – Fa, who represented Tonga at the Oceania Championships, had been suffering from fatigue.

Tests showed he was suffering from low iron and haemoglobin levels in his blood, which meant he was not getting enough oxygen.

However, he was cleared him of cancer.

After going public with his health scare and comments about his recent performance in the ring, Fa said he would need another knockout win at his next match.

The main points

  • Junior Fa is looking for a warm-up match by the end of the year after surgery.
  • Fa, is currently ranked 12th in the World Boxing Organisation World heavyweight rankings, had surgery after gastric surgery and biopsies for cancer.

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1 COMMENT

  1. ‘Oku lolotonga faofao ‘eni ‘a Junior Fa ki he’ene fuhu he faka’osinga ‘o e ta’u ni’ hili ‘eni ha tafa ne fai ki ai.

    Ko Fa foki ‘oku lolotonga fika 12 ia ‘i he fakahokohoko ‘a e Kautaha Fuhu ‘a Māmani’ pea na’e fai hono tafa ‘o mahino ‘eni ‘oku hao pe he kanisaa’.

    Lolotonga ‘ene fuhu hohoko mālohi mai’ ne ‘asi ‘a ‘ene hela’ia vave pea fuhu ‘e ni’ihi ne mālohi pe ka ne hangē pe ‘oku ‘i ai ko ā ha me’a ne faingata’a’ia ai ‘a e tangata’ ni.

    Ta ne longo pe ia mo hono faingata’a’ia’ kae fai ‘o toki lea ki he’ene faiako ko ia ‘oku’ faingata’a ‘ia fakaesino.

    Ne sivi ia ‘o ‘ilo ‘oku tō lalo e lēvolo ‘o e ‘aione mo e heimakolōpini’ ‘i hono toto’ ‘o hoko ia ke si’i ai e kasa ‘osikena’ hono sino’ pea ko e tupu’anga ia ‘ene hela’ia vave’.

    Kaekehe kuo fai ‘eni hono faito’o pea ‘e foki ia ki he mala’e’ mo e teuteu ke tuki tāmate’i hano hoa ‘e mu’a mai ‘i he lele atu ko ‘eni’.

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