Kokoda Boxing Challenge to Showcase PNG Boxers Ahead of Commonwealth Games

Lamana Gold Club, come 10th of May, will showcase some of the best boxers of in the Commonwealth countries, including PNG, Fiji and Australia in the Kokoda Boxing Challenge as part of a Commonwealth Games Trial, in Port Moresby.

PNG will be represented by a female and four male boxers in this event.

President of PNG Boxing Union John Avira says at the moment all five boxers are currently in Philippines, undergoing training.

He says, while they are looking forward to the Kokoda Challenge, another training program will also be organised for them just before the Commonwealth Games in Canberra.

2015 Pacific Games Gold Medalist, Debbie Kaure will not be participating in boxing at the Commonwealth Games, but in Rugby Union.

Avira says he is confident and happy with the final selection.

Godwin Eki

has been a Sports Reporter since he started work with Media Niugini Limited in 2013, under News and Production. Coming from a background in Nursing and Paramedics from Queensland, Australia, he finds it interesting covering sports from the community level right through to the regional level. Hoping to one day tap into reporting on PNG politics, economics, environmental issues and other challenges Papua New Guineans face, he’s also covered stories on a variety of topics other than sports. His philosophy is: Believe, Act and Pursue.

Godwin Eki

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