PNG boxers have great potential: Referee

PNG boxers have the potential to make it big on the international boxing scene but they lack support in the country.

These were the opening remarks from internationally qualified master referee/judge from Australia, Brad Vocale.

This November, the pro boxing event had the addition of Brad Vocale, who hosted four days of training for local judges and referees.

This was to certify them as internationally recognised professional boxing officials before last weekend’s Sunday’s (Nov 19) event.

The referees and judges were acknowledged before the first fight at Port Moresby’s Sports Inn.

Boxing referees and judges came from all over the country, including Wewak, Kimbe and Southern Highlands.

Sophie Yaruso