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March 7, 2021
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Charles Keama Boxes Up A Victory

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PNG’s Charles Keama showed his spirited Botswana opponent the canvas in the men’s 49kg light fly division, as he set himself up for the quarterfinals. 

It was a pulsating final bout that brought Keama to tears as he walked out of the ring a winner.


PNG’s Charles Keama in the blue corner put up a thriller of a fight as he took the ring against the Botswana’s Mogketsi Legetho in the red corner in the 49kg light fly division.


Keama, who hails from Mekeo in the Central Province, began his boxing career in 2010 when he went in as an underdog. He was a first-timer at the Commonwealth Games.


He took his opponent with accuracy and set punches that went noticed. The first round was equally fought.


In the second round, there were nothing but fierce pounds tested in the ring.


Adrenaline ran through the third bout with Keama, who proved a hard rival. Keama is now standing by for the quarter finals.


In the 56kg bantam, Henry Umings lost the fight to Cayman Islands’ Tafari Ebanks, and Junior Kauka Raka went down to Ghana’s Abdul Omar.


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