Flash to host Muay Thai, boxing fest

The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

FLASH Muay Thai Training PNG Inc will stage its first challenge on September 3 in Port Moresby.
The main event will see professional Muay Thai kickboxer Lee Henry Garap take on a yet-to-be-named opponent in a World Kickboxing Federation title bout in the 65kg division.
Garap, who goes by the moniker “The Flash”, is the director and instructor of Flash Muay Thai and said he  was lining up 15 fights on the card which will feature a mixture of Muay Thai and regular kickboxing, as well as amateur and professional boxing bouts.
“The fights were delayed due to late affiliation to WKBF but that was settled last week, with approval and endorsement granted for the event” Garap said.
“We have yet to secure a venue to stage the show but it will be a great opportunity for local fighters, some of whom will go on to take part at the PNG Games in Kimbe, West New Britain, in November.
Garap said two women’s fighters, Elizabeth Gibson and Flora Loga, will clash in a 55kg division bout as part of the show.
In the professional boxing bout, veteran Kevin “Iron man” Baki will face Andrew George in a super lightweight (63.5kg) bout.
For the national title fights in Muay Thai, Pende Ugla faces Alex “The Reaper” Worogop (67kg), Sine Otto takes on Martin “Handyman” Mike (60kg), John Ake battles Alphonse “The Punisher” Kouga (72kg) and David “Wigman” Lawe will go against Thomas “Spiderman” Kagili (63.5kg).
In kickboxing, Kila War takes on Lucas “Transporter” Pamenda (95kg), Bostony Elo faces Chicko Emmanuel (67kg), Jimmy Bomb fights David “Jungle Boy” Nane (70kg), Daniel Embei battles Mack “Compressor” Hiari (67kg), while Kaupa “Flame” Omena will do battle with Peter “Wizard” Waiyang (56kg).