18 Mar 2019

Manus Island refugee using sport to inspire

From , 5:00 am on 18 March 2019

A refugee detained for almost six years on Manus Island says he hopes resurrecting his sporting career will inspire people.

Ezatullah Kakar has been boxing in Port Moresby and is preparing for another professional fight later this month.

He's taking on PNG's Solomon Tiamani in a cruiser-weight bout on March the 24th before meeting the same opponent in a kickboxing fight in May.

Mr Kakar, who has won medals representing Pakistan, says sport is helping him to overcome trauma inflicted by his detention.

Ezatullah Kakar.

Ezatullah Kakar. Photo: Twitter / Ezatullah Kakar