PNG Boxing

Beni Fought For Freedom

He was the pride and inspiration of the 60s and 70s generations that were swept up by the push for independence by our political leaders.

Beni challenged the perception at that time that, to be white is right, mighty, invincible and unbeatable. The defeat of every boxer that late Beni took on from Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines and elsewhere, instilled pride in our people. Finally a black native was able to punch white men and knock them down in the boxing ring.

Decklam To Mentor Youngsters

He was winner of PNG Light Heavyweight Boxing championships held in Port Moresby recently. After the fight, he has decided to use his boxing experience, technics and skills to inspire and mentor youngsters who would like to take up the sport.

The East New Britain fighter started his amateur boxing at aged 15, under former boxing greats Bernard Fong and Ben Tami who nurtured and mentored him from his amateur days before turning pro when he moved to Port Moresby in mid 90s.

TVWan Action Secures Naming Rights

OFP Managing Director, Maryanne Millie has welcomed onboard broadcaster TVWan Action and is confident that the sports channel will deliver great boxing action to all PNG viewers.  

"It is great to have TVWan Action assist us broadcast the fights and bring it to the comfort of your homes of our devoted fans and supporters in Port Moresby, Central Province and around PNG,” said Millie.

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Boxing Goes Next Level

Chairman of PNG Referee and Judges Joe Efi, and Chairman for Hiri Boxing Association John Ono, facilitated the training.

The eight were certified as amateur boxing referees and judges are Simon Kusunan, Kisojau Sapak, Pethro Ismael, Shelinah Rake, Anisa Wulau, Vois Benedict, Len Meli and Steven Torima.

Efi said the training now allows New Ireland to host its own tournaments and conduct matches, without having to fly in technical expertise from Port Moresby to preside over matches.

PNG boxers to return today from Olympic qualifiers

The four – Andrew Aisaga in the 69kg division, Charles Keama 52kg, Thadius Katua 60kg and Jonathan Keama 75kg all lost their fights in their preliminary bouts on points.

National boxing coach Joe Aufa said the team will now await the national federation (PNG Boxing Union) and the PNG Olympic Committee to decide what their next assignment is.

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Man shot by police over betelnut, critical

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The Wanigela man that was shot by police in a betelnut raid at Koki yesterday remains in a critical condition at the Port Moresby General Hospital today.

Court orders Ani repay over K66, 000

Boga eyes Gold in Pacific Games

Boga is among 12 boxers representing PNG and is the only athlete in the squad who took part in the 2011 Games in New Caledonia.

The 25 year old from Central and Eastern Highlands Province, won bronze in 2011 in the 64kg category but missed out on a medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Since then, he has been training hard for the July Games.

In the lead up in his preparations, Boga won a gold medal at the Queensland Championship late last year.

He said obtaining gold at the championship has boosted his moral to keep pushing hard in training.