LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Naragsak Showdown Kickboxing and Boxing event made its highly anticipated debut last Saturday Dec 2, 2023 at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym. Organized by Lead Plus Nataraki and sanctioned by SKP, this thrilling event showcased the immense talent of young athletes in the Cordillera region and provided a platform for beginners to compete and hone their skills.
Headlining the event were SEA Games medalists Jomar Balangui and rising star Renato Cha. Their electrifying performances captivated the audience, leaving them in awe of their athleticism and determination and won the Fight of the Night award with Jomar emerging as the winner of this amazing fight, but it wasn’t just about these seasoned athletes; Naragsak Showdown aimed to provide more opportunities for aspiring fighters to showcase their abilities on a grand stage. There were 19 bouts completed in the event with beginners and rookies showing raw skills, unstoppable energy and unwavering determination to win. Upcoming rising star athletes shined in the ring, they poured everything to display their explosive energy and great skills. The air was filled with palpable energy and determination and the spirit of support and competitiveness intertwined harmoniously creating an atmosphere that fueled every athlete’s drive to succeed. From the thunderous cheers to the fierce competition, the event showcased the very best of human ambition. This is not just another kickboxing and boxing event. Naragsak Showdown shines a spotlight on our local talents who have been waiting for such an opportunity to prove themselves.
The importance of events like the Naragsak Showdown cannot be overstated. Combat sports hold tremendous potential for our nation to excel internationally, bringing home countless medals and glory. However, this potential can only be realized if we nurture these talents with continuous support from all sectors – government, community, and private entities.
Lead Plus Nataraki has always been committed to supporting local communities by organizing fitness events that promote physical well-being as well as youth advocacy programs that empower individuals mentally. This debut edition of Naragsak Showdown perfectly aligns with their mission to create lasting impact through sports development.
“This event is just the beginning,” Nataraki aims to continue providing young athletes with opportunities to compete, grow, and achieve their full potential. We believe in a future where our combat sports athletes can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the world.”