Latest Sports Boxing News in Brief For January 18 2023


Boxing well-known individual set for PNG bout
Papua New Guinea media is reporting that eight-time world champion Manny Pacquiao will face Australia’s former middleweight champion Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine in an exhibition bout in Port Moresby in June. The Nationwide quotes PNG Expert Boxing Administration Board chairman Bernard Fong saying the bout would not solely be a big event inside the nation nevertheless receive world safety and a spotlight given Pacquiao’s stature inside the sport and his recognition. Fong said all payments might be paid by the promoter. It is probably the bout might be staged on the Sir John Guise Stadium.

‘Hero’ Kaltak extends A-League contract Vanuatu captain Brian Kaltak has extended his contract with A-League side Central Coast Mariners until 2025. Kaltak’s decade-long journey to the A-League began with the Vanuatu Soccer Federation’s academy. He then moved to New Zealand the place he carried out for Auckland Metropolis FC.

The 29-year-old made his A-League debut this season. Mariners coach Nick Montgomery says it was a easy alternative to make as Kaltak already has hero standing on the New South Wales membership. Vanuatu participant scores in seconds Vanuatu’s Augustine Chilia scored in merely 36 seconds in opposition to the Put together dinner Islands as his side recorded its first win inside the Oceania Beneath-17 soccer championship in Fiji.

That early function didn’t set Vanuatu on monitor for an enormous win, nonetheless, and the Cooks equalised by Jeremiah Williams on the stroke of half-time. Vanuatu scored a second from Jimmy Moso shortly after the restart and the scored remained 2-1 to Vanuatu, who now progress to the quarter-finals. Every teams had misplaced to Tahiti of their opening video video games. Inside the day’s completely different pool match, a dominant second half observed New Caledonia beat American Samoa 7-0. The last word group match takes place on Wednesday.

Within the meantime, Oceania Champions League winners Auckland Metropolis FC have been drawn to play African giants Al Ahly of Egypt inside the opening match of the FIFA Membership World Cup 2022, on February 1 in Morocco. Bowlers delighted as Oceania Downside organize World Bowls has launched the launch of the inaugural Oceania Downside following the sport’s exclusion from this yr’s Pacific Video video games. The Oceania Downside is about to host teams from Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Niue, Fiji, Put together dinner Island, Tokelau and powerhouse nations Australia and New Zealand.

It is set to be held at Blockhouse Bay Bowling Membership in Auckland, early this yr. Contained within the Video video games evaluations the World Bowls Oceania regional director saying it is truly obligatory that Oceania member authorities have as many worldwide rivals alternate options as doable, to spice up their prospects and talent to compete at World Bowls events and the Commonwealth Video video games. He said they want the Downside to develop to be a longtime event on the calendar. Bowls has featured inside the remaining two editions of the Pacific Video video games, at Port Moresby 2015 and Samoa 2019, nevertheless is not part of Solomon Islands 2023.


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