Boxing

“The Sniper” lands lucrative sponsorship deal

Fiji’s boxing sensation has landed a sponsorship deal with a mobile phone company in Fiji and is confident of achieving a top ten world ranking over the next two year.

Staff Writers

November 1, 2017 12:42 pm

Inkk Mobile has released a “Sniper Knockout” mobile plan as part of the sponsorship with Sebastian. (Photo by Newswire).

Sebastian “The Sniper” Singh is a professional boxer who currently holds the South Pacific Super Lightweight Championship title.

The sponsorship deal with Inkk Mobile, a subsidiary of CJ Patel & Co, will assist Sebastian in overseas training camps, uniforms and other team expenses.

Sebastian Singh with Inkk's Operations Manager, Amit Narayan at a press conference in Suva today. (Photo by Newswire).
Sebastian Singh (left) with Inkk’s Operations Manager, Amit Narayan at a press conference in Suva today. (Photo by Newswire).

While the total amount of the sponsorship was not revealed, Sebastian was confident it would help him achieve a world ranking over the next two years.

“Over the next two years, we want to be ranked in the top ten in the World. Over the next year, we want to be ranked in the top 50 in the world, so we’ll have some big fights coming our way,” said Singh

Inkk’s Operations Manager, Amit Narayan spoke highly of Sebastian’s accomplishments.

“It’s only once a while that a boxing talent of Sebastian’s calibre emerges,” said Narayan.

Narayan said this was Inkk’s first sponsorship in any sport other than soccer – the mobile company had sponsored the Battle of the Giant soccer tournament for the past nine years.

As part of the sponsorship, Inkk has released a “Sniper Knockout” mobile plan, which gives their customer unlimited calls and SMS till midnight every day for 99c.

Inkk's Sales Manager, Pravendra Shankar (left) with Sebastian at a press conference in Suva today. (Photo by Newswire).
Inkk’s Sales Manager, Pravendra Shankar (left) with Sebastian at a press conference in Suva today. (Photo by Newswire).

Inkk’s Sales Manager, Pravendra Shankar was upbeat about the positive impact Sebastian will have on his company’s brand.

“The deal allows us greater visibility to a certain market audience, to our boxing fans, to our youths. Sebastian has his eyes set on the next Commonwealth Games, so he has his vision in place,” said Shankar.

Sebastian’s next fight is in December with an international opponent to defend his current World Boxing Foundation title. A successful defence will land Sebastian more lucrative international deals.

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