THE much-awaited boxing showdown between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) is set for Wednesday October 26th and Thursday October 27th at the Pacific Crown Hotel.
Neighbors Papua New Guinea (PNG) will be bringing over eight boxers, six male and two female boxers.
They are expected to arrive in Honiara before Wednesday.
Solomon Islands Amateur Boxing Association (SIABA) confirmed Solomon Islands boxers will be selected from their training camp.
SIABA believes the boxing night will help both sides in their respective preparations for future boxing competitions and especially the Pacific Games 2023 in Honiara next year.
SIABA will also use these competitions to finalize its squad for the games next year.
This will also be part of SIABA’s preliminary discussions to host an all-Melanesian boxing challenge which will include Vanuatu, Fiji, and New Caledonia in the build-up towards the Sol2023 XVII Pacific Games.
This initiative was driven in partnership with SINIS and supporting sponsors, Ministry of Home Affairs, Pacific Crown Hotel, Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company and Pinnacle Enterprises.
By CARLOS ARUAFU
Solomon Star, Honiara