Local boxer to debut on April 25

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By ROBINSON LEKA
LOCAL boxer Andrew Aisanga will make his international debut against Filipino Mark Sales following the announcement of the World Boxing Association-sanctioned title bout in Port Moresby on April 25.
The 27-year-old, from Mekeo, Central, will be part of the only international undercard bout in the welterweight (69kg) division and he says he is confident of a victory following two wins to start off his professional boxing career.
“For my career, I’ve had only two fights but this upcoming event will be my first international bout,” Aisanga said.
“I won my first fight on points and I won my second via a technical knockout (TKO) in round one, so it’s been a really exciting time just waiting and preparing for this fight.
“I started boxing when I was 13 and a big inspiration for me when I started was my father, Augustine Aisanga, and I’ve been part of it since then.
“He taught me most of what I know, so this should be a good fight.
“I’m excited about the news of this fight and I’m aiming to stop my opponent hopefully by the sixth or seventh round.
“I’m confident and I think I have what it takes to win this fight.”
The Papua New Guinea Boxing Council has backed Aisanga’s campaign under Oceania Fight Promotions with the fight to be a curtain raiser to the main event for the vacant WBA Asia super featherweight title.
Meanwhile, Aisanga’s management has called on interested sponsors and supporters to assist his camp with the fight only two weeks away.

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