Crown Plaza Hotel was full of boxing fans who came in their crowds to barrack for their fighters.
The night started off with two local bouts followed by three international bouts.
The main bout of the night was a match between PNGs 16 year old Beipu Noki, and Australia’s 15-year-old Bryce Hansen.
To start off the night of entertainment after the speeches, a comedian group called the Watete Group entertained the night while the first bout of fighters were getting ready to enter the ring.
After the hilarious act, the first two local bouts started. As boxing started, food and drinks were served to keep the night alive.
Straight after the local bout, the international bouts started. These bouts saw PNGs Beipu Noki, Henry Umings and Tom Boga go fist to fist in the ring against their Australian opponents, Bryce Hensan, Papa Utia and Isaiah Farr.
The first international bout saw PNGs Henry take on Papa in the ring as they both went fist to fist at each other. With good blocks and hits from Henry in the third round left Papa miserable. After the judges’ split second decision, Henry in the Blue corner won the first international bout. The second international bout saw Isaiah Farr from Brisbane fight in the ring with PNGs Tom Boga.
The third and main international bout of the night that pulled the crowd to their feet was the fight between Australia’s 15 year old Bryce Hansen and PNGs Beipu Noki. It was a very tough fight between the two boxers as they both tried using different hits, strikes, and body movement to hit at a better angle. Unfortunately in the third round of the main fight, Bryce left Noki restless
From The three international bouts, Australia walked away with two wins leaving PNG with just one win.
PNG boxers will now go back to training in preparations for the upcoming PNG games and the 2015 Pacific Games,