Samoan boxer Farani Tavu'i has accepted an invitation to fight a Chinese opponent for the WBO vacant Cruiser weight title to be held in China next weekend.
The President of Samoa's South Pacific Professional Boxing Federation, Ale Vena Ale, says Farani will be rated fifth in the world if he wins.
"Under the contract if he wins we will make a call and his first defence will also be in Beijing in China. His opponent is a guy called Max Singh. He's got four fights [and] four wins - he's a newly upcoming Chinese boxer".
Tavu'i competed in the main Super 8 competition in Christchurch earlier this year.