The Papua New Guinea Professional Boxing Association will host a one-day friendly at Hohora Youth Boxing Club, which starts today.
In an effort to promote boxing in the country, amateur fighters around Port Moresby lock their horns in the ring against New Ireland fighters.
President Erwin Wafewa said the bout would not only promote boxing but also introduce the fighters to potential sponsors of next year’s international event.
“Mixed-sex boxers will compete in the 48kg to cruiserweight divisions.
Wafewa said the friendly matches are also an opportunity to identify potential professional boxers.
“I know young boxers are very excited and looking forward to the fight.
As you know, we had our last games in 2020, but then we went into lockdown and canceled sporting events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have a lot of plans and will announce them in due course. Right now we are focusing on today’s event where fans can easily attend and see young boxers in action,” he said. rice field.
Wafewa thanked major sponsor 2U Network for providing the K4000 to help run the tournament.
A representative for network company Norman Kamba said the support was part of a social responsibility to give back to the community.
Kamba said their main initiative is to help young people participate in sports activities and make a positive impact on society.
“The company is a domestic Internet service provider established in 2021.
They are sociable by providing data bandwidth to businesses, businesses, and individuals who need Internet access.
Professional boxing, meanwhile, wanted to attract more sponsors to support the show for next year.