GP prepping boxers

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By Taromane Martin

GUADALCANAL Province sports division is planning on staging a boxing bout later this month to help their preparations for this year’s Solomon Games.

Assistant Provincial Sports coordinator Mr Francis Loxie said boxing head coach Mr Channel Kaoni has held discussions with their executive and has agreed to host the bouts.

“We’re looking at hosting the boxing bouts at either the Don Bosco Technical Institute or at GPPOL 2,” Mr Loxie told SunSPORTS yesterday.

“According to Mr Kaoni there are 15 fighters confirmed for the proposed fights which will likely be held at the end of this month or early next month.

“The bouts are purposely to help raise funds for Guadalcanal province’s athletes and officials for the Renbel Solomon Games and also to help prepare our boxers for the national games this November,” he said.

Meanwhile the 2018 Solomon Games in Rennell and Bellona province is set to take place on November 20th -30th.

According to a statement from the local organising committee they are expecting more than 2000 athletes and officials to grace their shores for the 7th Solomon Games.

Theme for this year’s Solomon Games is ‘Live the Impossible Dream’.