On second thoughts maybe this is an exciting time for our Games guests to be in Samoa while the heavyweights are going at each other in a battle for supremacy.
In the red corner the defending champion Government, over on the blue spot is the challenger the EFKS Church.
Just wished boxing’s great commentator the late Howard Cosell was behind the microphone to call the fight. His running commentary would probably sound like this:
“Ladies and gentleman. After the first two rounds of this historic contest, make yourself comfortable. This fight is going to go all the way.
“Government in my scoring analysis took the first round easy, in the Mohammed Ali style of jabbin’ and movin’, to keep the bobbin’ and weavin’ Joe Frazier at a safe distance.
“Fireworks exploded in the second round when EFKS swung too low at the starting bell, when they pulled out the church school kids from the opening ceremony of the Pacific Games.
“Government took advantage of the foul punch to pile up the support of an angry booing general public against the EFKS.
“The kids were seen as innocent and vulnerable. When the EFKS struck below the belt, an enraged public unleashed their wrath that left them hanging on the ropes in danger of getting the count.
“But ladies and gentlemen, the impossible happened. Just seconds away from the end of the round the EFKS landed a crunching blow, when the court threw out tax evasion charges on the 20 ‘faifeau’, including the church Chairman, for lack of evidence.
“This is no lie ladies and gentleman, but Government wobbled to the corner, calling in the big guns from the Attorney General’s Office, for legal advice.
“Straight up, ladies and gentleman, this fight is going to go into the history books like no other that I have had the pleasure of reporting.
“There is no question the Government has the firepower to comeback for the remaining rounds. From the instructions I can hear plainly at their corner, they will set the elite legal brains of the Attorney General’s Office in motion.
“ From where I am sitting, it’s easy enough to tell the EFKS has the financial stamina to fire their own heavy punching legal artillery at their opponent.
“ Faith in the divine powers is their secret weapon and as onward moving Christian soldiers they will not be moved.
“There you are boxing folks! Drama at it’s greatest ever. State versus Church.
This is Howard Cosell, reporting live from ringside.”
“…..so who do you think the Lord will favour, dear?