The National, Wednesday October 30th, 2013
By NIGEL LAKI
The Ox & Palm semi-professional kickboxing tournament will stage its quarter-finals at in Port Moresby tonight.
Papua New Guinea Kickboxing Association general-secretary Eddie Kavina said preparations for the tournament had gone well.
Kavina said there was a lot of potential in PNG’s young fighters and through tournaments like this they had a chance to exhibit their talents.
Kavina stressed the need for all fighters to stay with their weight limits to make competitive fights.
He said fighters who weighed between 70-72kg would be allowed to take part and those above the required weight would be disqualified.
Promoter and president of Kickboxing-1 Promotions, Stanley Nandex said that he was happy to see male and female fighters from the four regions to taking part in the tournament.
With the much-talked about issues of equality and participation of women Nandex was pleased to see the inclusion of female fighters in the tournament.
“Tournaments like this give opportunities to the young people to show their talents and maybe one day represents PNG on the world stage,” Nandex said.
Tickets for the show are K30 for adults while children below 16 will pay K15.
Corporate tables of 10 people are being sold for K3,000 with meals included.