Garap Ready for Muay Thai World Title

Lee 'The Flash' Garap
Lee ‘The Flash’ Garap

Papua New Guinean Muay Thai fighter, Lee ‘The Flash’ Garap, is ready to take on Thai and 7 time world champion in 64.5kg division, Petachanong Banchamek, and he is confident of his abilities.

Post Courier (September 24) reports Garap making the announcement at the Ullie Beier Arts Centre at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) yesterday. He said:

“I lost my two previous fights with a weak elbow but this time around I don’t have issues.”  

The 33 year old is currently the Muay Thai champion in the South Pacific and Oceania region and holds a world champion status in the 66.8kg division under the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF).

A win for Garap will enable him to advance and compete in other world title fights.

The fight is being promoted by Jungle Intelligence (JI) in partnership with the Melanesian Institute of Arts and Communication and will be held in the country.

According to JI promoter, Jerry Sarufa, the fight will cost an estimated K2500, 000 to host and they are asking interested corporate sponsors for support.

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