The PNG Boxing team arrived in the country after attending the Oceania National Boxing Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Out of 9 countries, Papua New Guinea finished in third place behind Australia and New Zealand.
PNG did well at the Oceania Championships winning 5 medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze).
The most noticeable would be Charlie Keama who defended his title in the Flyweight Division beating Australia’s Tyler Blizzard in the Gold Medal bout.
Maxie Magea settled for Silver in his Light-Flyweight division, going down to Australia’s Alex Winwood.
Team PNG was made up of some fairly new faces to the international scene.
PNG Boxing President John Avira said though they were new, they certainly impressed going up against Australia and New Zealand.
Keama and Magea have qualified for the World Championships in Germany later this year.
Moving forward, Boxers will be preparing to take part in the National Championships and other upcoming international events.