The National –Friday, January 7, 2011
MORE than a 100 boxers from 13 clubs in the Kairuku Amateur Boxing Association (KABA) participated at the recently held Moroi Cup last month.
Tournament organiser Andrew Magaiva hailed the bouts at Inauabui village a success.
“Boxing in Kairuku is as strong as ever with many clubs still active and producing a good number of fighters in the different weight classes,” Magaiva said.
Boxers from Port Moresby under the NCD banner attended the tournament but came of second best to the hosts with KABA fighters taking five gold medals to NCD’s one.
Magaiva was appreciative of the assistance from the office of Central Governor Alphonse Moroi, for whom the tournament is named, saying KABA was grateful for the governor’s commitment.
He also thanked local MP Paru Aihi for his continual support especially in providing trophies and other prizes for the fighters.
Meanwhile, KABA has selected a group of boxers to represent team Central at the Arafura Games in May.
KABA select squad: E.J. Koasu (49kg), Gabriel Martin (52kg), Allan Magaiva (56kg), Titus Moipa (60kg), Joe Magaiva (64kg), Bona Maino (69kg) while three female fighters were also included: Mary Greg (56kg), Dorothy Ovia (60kg) and Elizabeth Kaikai (52kg).
Magaiva said he was confident KABA would be able to send the squad andofficials to Darwin with the help of Governor Moroi and MP Aihi.