The Real Drunken Master

The Real Drunken Master

Drunken boxing is a style of Chinese kung fu that tries to mimic the movements of an intoxicated fighter. It is not usually associated with Western boxing; however, one such professional boxer adopted the technique and did it so well in the ring that he earned the nickname “The Drunken Master”. The Drunken Master – Emmanuel Augustus Emmanuel Augustus is a former professional American boxer who fought out of Texas and earned the nickname for…

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The Undisputed Rocky Marciano

The Undisputed Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano is not as well-known by our generation as the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather or Mike Tyson. However, he is the only heavyweight boxing champion that was never beaten. He was like a brick wall that kept coming at his opponents. He also has the highest knockout percentage in the history of boxing. Rocky Marciano died in 1963 at the age of 45 but his legend lives on.

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Katua prepares for toughest fight yet – Rio Olympics

Katua prepares for toughest fight yet – Rio Olympics

Papua New Guinean boxer Thadius Katua is getting himself prepared for the toughest assignments of his life as he brushes up his skills for the Rio Olympic Games next month. The 19-year-old Caterets Islander is currently in Baguio, Philippines training under the watchful eyes of coaches Joe Aufa and Allan Nicolson. But for Katua, granted passage to the Olympic Games through a tripartite qualification, this is not on an unfamiliar trip for the young Bougainvillean….

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How to School a Bully

How to School a Bully

Bullying is one of the worst things a child can face and it is unfortunate that most of it goes undetected and unaddressed. However, when this father found his son was a bully, he decided to teach the kid a lesson that will not be forgotten soon. Bullying is often done by the strong against the weak and defenceless and to prove that the disciplinarian father pitted his son against a professional boxer. Let’s see…

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Dynamic Duo – The Boxing Sisters

Dynamic Duo – The Boxing Sisters
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What Makes a Champion? The Foreman/Moorer Story

What Makes a Champion? The Foreman/Moorer Story

One of the best stories of a fighter going back into the ring after so many years and surprising everyone is the legendary fight between Michael Moorer and George Foreman. Foreman wins the fight and becomes one of the oldest heavy weight champions in the world.

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Boxing association cries foul over national selection for XV Pacific Games

Boxing association cries foul over national selection for XV Pacific Games

A boxing association in the country has cried foul over the unfair selection of boxers for the XV Pacific Games in July by the PNG Boxing Union (PNGBU), the Post Courier (February 20) reports. The National Capital District Amateur Boxing Association (NCDABA) president, Honk Kiap, called the selection process during the national boxing trials in Goroka “unjustified and unfair for most centers.” Mr Kiap alleges that the PNGBU had flown a few fighters from Bougainville,…

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

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…

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Kairuku boxing association gets new ring

Kairuku boxing association gets new ring

Kairuku Amateur Boxing Association (KABA) has thanked Minister for Sports and 2015 Pacific Games Justin Tkatchenko for buying a new boxing ring for their association. KABA Charity Boxing coordinator Joe Aufa, who is also the PNG boxing national coach, said the purchase of the new boxing ring was timely as it will be used for the charity boxing challenge to raise money for their run down Catholic Church in Veifa’a in the Mekeo area of…

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First Pacific Islander professional boxing referee is a Papua New Guinean

First Pacific Islander professional boxing referee is a Papua New Guinean

The first Pacific Islander to receive an internationally recognised certificate as a professional boxing referee and judge is a Papua New Guinea (PNG). Proud Bougainvillian, Alex Rihatta, became the first person from PNG and the Pacific Islands to be officially recognised by the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) and the United States Boxing Council (USBC) as a qualified referee and judge in the Oceania region. Rihatta, 43, who hails from Hanahan, was presented the certificate…

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