Only PNG and Pacific Islander certified professional referee and judge opens boxing club

A newly established boxing club in Port Moresby has opened its doors and is inviting the public to join.

The Sankamap Boxing Club (SBC) is owned by the only Pacific Islander certified as a professional referee and judge, Alex Rihatta.

The club’s Facebook page cites their aim to “focus on training boxers especially from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville who for a few years now have been neglected at amateur level.” However, boxers from other provinces are accepted.

The club currently has a membership of 39 boxers including children and growing. Trainings are on Mondays and Fridays at Geregere Avenue, Unit 4, Section 22, 121, Boroko

Alex Rihatta can be contacted on numbers 70042955/76072232 or email

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Bernard Sinai

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Bernard is a student of Kyokushin Karate and a blogger. He believes martial arts has the potential to change people for the better.
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