PAPUA New Guinea’s only Muay Thai boxer Lee Henry Garap received sponsorship boost from two business houses in Port Moresby – 2Fast Motors and the Nambawan Trophy Haus in Boroko.
Garap needed all the support he could get to boost his preparations for the Evolution Match in Brisbane on Nov 27.
2Fast Motors chief executive officer Billy Lin donated sports gear worth over K900 which includes Nike brand products – shoes, training air, pro singlet, woven shorts, cushion sock, water bottle and travel bag.
Lin said he had known Garap through fitness training at Live Gym at the Holiday Inn.
He was convinced that the young Papua New Guinean had put a lot of effort and commitment to his training while disciplining himself to be a real champion.
“As a professional flying the PNG flag overseas signifies the spirit of the country in sports and its investors. To bring something back to PNG is a bonus and credit that will put us on the world map,” Lin said.
Garap thanked Stewart Smith and Nambawan Trophy Haus for sponsoring his airline tickets and for recognising his potential in the martial art.
He is confident of faring well in the challenge with the only a threat an injury which could deny him of a gold prize in the 66-70 kg division.
As a 12-time PNG kick boxing champion, Garap will not be taking the event lightly as he will be up against some of the best in the world.
He trains every week with his promoter Shaggy who is based in Brisbane.