GBA/GOA launch Goodwill boxing tournament

The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) along with the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) officially launched the fistic International Goodwill tournament on Saturday at the GOA headquarters.

The tournament, which will box off on February 13 and end February 16, will feature pugilists from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and the host.

At the launch, President of the GOA KA Juman Yassin stated that he hopes the tournament will see the rebirth of the Caribbean Championships.

President of the GOA KA Juman-Yassin (left) makes a point at yesterday’s launch of the International Goodwill Tournament as GBA’s President Steve Ninvalle looks on. (Orlando Charles photo)
President of the GOA KA Juman-Yassin (left) makes a point at yesterday’s launch of the International Goodwill Tournament as GBA’s President Steve Ninvalle looks on. (Orlando Charles photo)

“I recall CABA, the Caribbean Amateur boxing Association championships in which most of the English speaking Caribbean countries participated,” said Juman-Yassin.

“Guyana was on top but that association is no more and I sincerely hope that this tournament will be a stepping stone for that association to be born again.”

GBA’s head, Steve Ninvalle revealed that the tournament will be used as a means to start discussions with their Caribbean sister associations as well as a yardstick for their boxers. “We have already signaled our intention to have some discussions to develop boxing in Guyana and the Caribbean,” Ninvalle disclosed.

“Our elite fighters for the first time will have to fight without headgear which will be new and we hope that the public come out and support.

“It is something that will test us and we are putting our shoulders to the wheel as it is part of our preparation for the South American Games in Chile and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,” Ninvalle added.

Ninvalle also mentioned that the tournament organisers will be using the new computerized scoring system since AIBA’s certified referee/judge James Beckles will be in Guyana for a two day refresher workshop of the new system for the tournament. (Emmerson Campbell)


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