Team WNB ready for kickboxing tourney

Team WNB ready for kickboxing tourney

West New Britain (WNB) kickboxing team’s preparation for the PNG Games next year is gaining momentum, The National reports. WNB kickboxing association president, Stanis Malea said as part of the team’s preparation they would attend a tournament in Wewak next month. Malea said his fighters included females and were well prepared for the tournament and is confident his fighters will do well. He said the team will perform in curtain raisers before the main event…

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Nandex regains mantle as head of PNG Kickboxing

Nandex regains mantle as head of PNG Kickboxing

The sport of Kickboxing has done well on the international arena and is still going strong despite the challenges and the political disturbances that we have encountered. However, despite all that going on in the background the executives have been very much intact together with their loyal members, fighters and officials for the past four years. They have held on until on the 1st of October, 2016 the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) and World Kickboxing…

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Kickboxing federation defers executive elections

Kickboxing federation defers executive elections

The Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Association has deferred its election of executives for later this month. The election was initially scheduled to take place in the first week of April but patron Robert Kopaol said the association was disorganised due to a lack of coordination and hijacking of protocol by different associations and individuals. Speaking at a brief executive meeting held ain Port Moresby on April 1, Kopaol said because the sport had a significant…

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Muay Thai welterweight title fight deferred

Muay Thai welterweight title fight deferred

The much anticipated Muay Thai welterweight title fight between Papua New Guinea’s Lee “The Flash” Garap and Thailand’s Rangsan Poonsang has been deferred to next week, The National reports. The match sanctioned by World Kickboxing Federation which was supposed to take place today has been rescheduled for August 9 due to a delay in Poonsang’s visa. The news was announced by Garap on Wednesday. Garap apologised to the sponsors and supporters for the inconvenience but…

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Kickboxer claims assault by police

Kickboxer claims assault by police

A Papua New Guinean (PNG) kickboxer scheduled to fight in an under-card bout this Friday claims he was assaulted by members of a police unit in Port Moresby and might not be able to fight, reports The National. Rickson Yamo, a Common Wealth Games pugilist and kicboxer who is scheduled to fight on the under-card fight of Lee Garap’s WKBF Muay Thai welterweight bout claims he was beaten by members of the Dog Unit stationed…

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PNG to host “Hour of No Respect”, international kickboxing event

PNG to host “Hour of No Respect”, international kickboxing event

The Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Association (PNGKBA), KB-1 Productions and international sanctioning body, the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) will host a month long international kickboxing event from May to June in Port Moresby. The event dubbed the “Hour of No Respect” will see fighters from five different countries converge on PNG soil to challenge our own homegrown fighters. The event is likely to attract more than fifteen international teams including fighters and officials from Germany,…

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Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited backs Kickboxing tourney

Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited backs Kickboxing tourney

  Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited (MVIL) has given a K20, 000 sponsorship to the Ox & Palm Eight-Man Kickboxing Tournament which will be held on March 21. MVIL Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Joe Wemin, is adamant that the sport will drive the ‘don’t drink and drive’ message. He said MVIL was happy to be associated with kickboxing to promote the message of road safety and presented a check of K20, 000 to the Papua New…

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ESP kickboxing calling for support

ESP kickboxing calling for support

The Wewak kickboxing fraternity is seeking support to send their team of 28 fighters to the PNG Grassroots Games in Kokopo, East New Britain, come November. Wewak Kickboxing Association (WKA) trainer, Mark Sai, is confidence of the team winning medals after their impressive performance during the last games held in Port Moresby which they collected seven gold medals topping the tally in the code. He is appealing to the East Sepik Provincial government, business houses…

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Kickboxers fail to make championships meet

Kickboxers fail to make championships meet

THE Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Association is not saying why its contingent is not taking part in the 2012 World Kickboxing Championships, in Croatia. The association had selected 37 fighters and eight officials to represent the country and the fighters are unhappy at missing out. With the championship’s opening ceremony on Monday and bouts already into day 2, the fate of our fighters is sealed. There are 1,500 fighters from 76 countries at the championships,…

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Kickboxers need financial assistance

Kickboxers need financial assistance

Papua New Guinean kickboxers selected for the World Championships in July are in desperate need of financial assistance to meet their costs. According to reports in The National, the kickboxers have been tasked to raise K3000 each for the trip while the Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Association (PNGKBA) will subsidise each fighter with K2000. The funds raised will be used to meet travel expenses including accommodation and training expenses. Former world champion and kickboxing legend…

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