The Headhunter – Stanley Nandex
He was known as the Headhunter in his brutal past profession and is one of those rare Papua New Guineans who have reached the pinnacle of their sport on an international level from the humble beginnings of the village.
Today, he still plays a key role in the development of the youth of PNG through the establishment of his kickboxing schools around the country.
I remember when the name Stanley Nandex was all over our newspapers, radio, and television – but there was rarely any televised footage of the man plying his trade.
It was one thing to read and hear about Nandex’s travels and victories in Australia and Turkey but to actually picture them mentally was just about impossible.
Which is why when I found this little clip of the Headhunter featuring some of his victories, I was slightly taken aback. Stanley Nandex was good – very good. Check it out: