The National, Tuesday 02nd April, 2013
By HENRY MORABANG
HOST NCD Team One are the new champions of the NCD Governor’s Cup boxing challenge held at the Ben Moide Soldiers Club at Murray Barracks in Port Moresby over the Easter weekend.
The annual boxing challenge attracted teams from Gulf, Kairuku Amateur Boxing Association (KABA), NCD Team One and NCD Team Two and Enga.
NCD Team One, filtered with PNG representatives, easily picked up four gold medals, a silver and two bronzes to dethrone the defending champion KABA, who only managed two gold, two silver and two bronze.
NCD Team Two finished third with one gold medal, two silver and two bronze, Gulf picked up a sole gold medal, two silver and three bronze while newcomer, Enga walked home with four bronze in their first appearance in the cup.
The new champions started their campaign when PNG’s 49kg champion, Charles Keama won his bout on points. Keama joined the Defence club this season to pursue his boxing career.
Representing NCD for the first time, the 20-year-old Keama survived a knockout to beat Gabriel Martin, who represented Gulf to win the first contest of the afternoon.