The Kokoda Track Kickboxing Showdown, which was schedule to start from today 24th March to tomorrow 25th of March at the Bomana Correctional Service Training College outside Port Moresby, has been deferred to a later date.
National Kickboxing Federation President, Mr. Stanley Nandex stated that the change of timing was due to circumstances beyond their control
“The Showdown that is to go down this Friday and Saturday is being deferred and that is because this weekend, there will be a repatriation and funeral service for two CIS officers who have passed away,” said Nandex.
The event for Southern Region kickboxing, was supposed to start the Federation’s programs for 2023, which would be the first after a long while since the Federation had to cancel its events from 2019 onwards, due to the COVID pandemic.
Mr. Nandex sincerely extended his words of apology to all the participants, officials, sponsors and invited guest for the inconvenience caused.
The Federation will reconfirm the change of date after making confirmation with the Correctional Service Commander on the use of their facility to host the event. A memo will be sent out to inform people of the conformed date.
Nandex further urged all fighters to use these extra days to continue their trainings and prepare well for the showdown.
Meanwhile, the other National Kickboxing Federation events coming up this year are the Highlands Regional Championship, which is set for April in Goroka.
The New Guinea Islands event to be held in Rabaul in May and the Momase event locked in for June in Wewak.