By Raphaella Kaore – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby
The NCD Amateur Boxing team consists of 20 boxers who will take part in the national championship trials in Goroka, at the end of this month.
The team also includes four officials who will be traveling with the team.
The boxers will all be playing in their respective weight categories, except that there are two 64 kilogram fighters in Tom Boga and Lenox Kunsi and in the 75 kilogram women’s Debbie Kaore and Christine Ikupu will have to compete to get a spot in the trials.
With only five days to go, the NCD teams have been doing intensive training at the Murray Barrack’s field and gym.
Head coach, Mark Keto, has been consistent with the performance and fitness level of the boxers taking the boxers for power, speed and conditioning training sessions.
The NCD team is prepared and is looking forward to the trials, held on 27-30 January at the National Sporting Institute in Goroka.