Photo Caption: Pakistani refeugee Ezatullah face off with former PNG Kickboxing champion and current heavy weight boxing champion John Korake.
Pakistani refugee Ezatullah Kakar will face off with PNG boxing champion John Korake during the first ever professional boxing tournament to be staged at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby on the 22nd of December this year.
The tournament to be its first ever for PNG Professional Boxing Gym promotion, it will also include two professional boxers from Indonesia taking on the local boxers.
This announcement was made last Thursday during a press conference held in Port Moresby.
Earlier on with an interview with radio New Zealand, Kakar said he wanted to give a shot for the Papua New Guinea’s heavy weight title.
Certainly the sky is the limit for Kakar who has won silver medal in the World Martial Arts Festival in Iran in 2012 and later go threatened by Taliban.
According to Radio New Zealand, Kakar was under pressure to fight against Australians in Afghanistan, and he instead chose to seek asylum in Australia.
But that country detained the athlete on Manus Island where he continues to train and dream of becoming a teacher and a world champion.
“So it’s my dream in the future if I’m free and teach children especially in the family fields; how to respect families, how to keep health. So it’s my dream. I’m fighting against the drugs and smoke and drink,” Kakar said.
“Three months ago I started at the PNG boxing club. There they just trust me I can win money fights and I can win any kind of strong and hard fights,” he said.
“So especially when I’m going to fight my heart is feeling pain for Manus and Nauru. Now I’m fighting for Manus and Nauru.”
After two easy wins early this year in Port Moresby, Mr Kakar said he was told he could box for PNG, a country the refugee said he would never represent after being detained by its government for so long.
The 26-year-old Kickboxer turned boxer said he would win a world title for any safe country that gave him freedom and with PNG Pro boxing Gym giving him the opportunity to face off with PNG Champion John Korake, he is looking forward to the fight.
Kakar thanked Korake for accepting the offer to challenge him. He also thanked former MP and member for Kavieng Ben Micah for the support given.