Boxers to undergo training in Canberra

first_imgBOXING BY PRISCILLA HARRY [email protected] MORE training is needed for the boxers as team PNG prepares for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next month. The boxers will be undergoing another training camp in Canberra with only a week before the games start. The PNG Boxing Federation, in partnership with the Australian Sports Institute, will be sending four elite boxers to go through intensive training. PNG is among England, Ireland and other athletes from the Oceania region who will sending athletes to the institute to prepare for the games. PNG Boxing Federation president John Avira said training will continue for the boxers because they needed to be at the peak. “Our boxers will be engaged with other coaches at the institute. At least their two months in the Philippines has paid off well in the Kokoda Challenge,” he said. “We are happy with the outcome of their training but they have to do more to keep fit and need room for improvement in their personal fights so we have engaged them at the institute in Canberra until the Commonwealth Games start.” There was room for more talent but the PNG Boxing Federation will concentrate on the four boxers. They are Charlie Keama, John Ume, Thaddeus Katoa and the only female boxer Laisani Soma. The team leaves for Canberra on March 26.last_img