Team RAKA Boxing League will be hosting a FIGHT NIGHT Tournament organized by one of PNG’s Professional boxer himself, Mr. Junior Kauko Raka.
The six month tournament which was initially supposed to start on the 20th of this month, has been put on hold following the death of the Patron of PNG Boxing and Former Kavieng MP, Mr. Ben Micah.
“For now, teams have been preparing themselves well for the tournament with a total of seventeen teams confirmed to take part.
Each team/club has a total of sixteen boxers each, for both the women and men’s team.”
“Our focus for this tournament is to appoint the best amateur boxers who will take part in our professional boxing competitions especially in the Pacific Games and also in other major tournaments that will represent the country.”
Raka further added that the venue as well as the winning prize for the tournament has not yet been confirmed at this time but will be announced later on after everything has been finalized.
House of Pain Boxing Club, Waigani, is amongst the other clubs who will be taking part in the tournament.
According to Coach, Mr. Nelson Kosipi, the team had no time to waste and proceeded straight into training after successfully registering their team.
Kosipi who is also a professional boxer himself, stated that the team is divided into two divisions which are the Cadet and Novice.
Raka is now awaiting confirmation on what programs will be carried out during the Haus Krai of the Late Mr. Ben Micah so that he can prepare the other boxers in terms of their contribution towards the Haus Krai and Funeral programs.
He added that everything will commence once funeral and burial arrangements have been made and that everything is complete and over and done with.
“As per our respect, everything regarding boxing will be put on hold as this is the time of mourning for our boxing family. From Team Raka and other boxers in NCD and around the country, we would like to pass our sincere condolence to the family of the Late Mr. Ben Micah”
Furthermore, Raka has advised that registrations for the tournament is still open and teams interested to take part can do so by paying a fee of K200 in order to secure a spot.