by Elijah Lavett – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby
The Papua New Guinea Boxing Union (PNGBU) is preparing for its 2015 National Boxing Championships in Kavieng, with the event to take place from November 18-22.
Kavieng Open MP, Ben Micah, has shown financial support in assisting with the championships.
PNGBU president, John Avira, thanked Micah for his passion towards boxing, adding that this was not the first time the Kavieng MP has thrown his support behind the sport.
By taking the national championships to rural areas, it exposes the sport to a wider community, with many champion boxers being identified from these areas.
Associations intending to participate at the championships would have to observe the rules that govern the event.
Tournament Director, Dick Larry, said participants would have to be properly affiliated, paying a fee of K250 in order to be eligible to participate at the championship.
Meanwhile, Pacific Games gold medalist Charlie Keama is finalising his preparations for the AIBA World Boxing championships in Doha, Qatar.
The championships will double up as the Olympic qualifier for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.