Essequibo’s Shaka Moore brought the curtains down on this year’s Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) amateur boxing tournament with a scintillating victory over Junior Henry at the third GBA/Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under 16 tournament which was staged yesterday at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym.
Moore, fighting in the 100 to104- pound division, out boxed his Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) gym opponent, Junior Henry in the most entertaining and punch filled match up of the 11-bout card.
Cheered on by supporters at ring side, Moore jabbed and power punched his way to a three-nil victory in the slugfest and pocketed the winner’s trophy while Henry earned a medal.
Other winners at yesterday event included Anthony Camacho of Young Achievers Gym (90-94 pounds), Jakeel Cadogan of Harpy Eagles Gym (55-59 pounds),Orwane Harris of FYF (60-64 pounds), Ansol Wolfe of Harpy Eagle’s Gym (60-64 pounds), John Moore of FYF (70-74 pounds), Kevon Mullings of Harpy Eagles Gym (70-74 pounds), Quincy Wright of Essequibo Boxing Gym (50-54 pounds),Jaime Kellman of Young Achievers (50-54 pounds), Odeny Moore also of the Essequibo Boxing Gym (85-89 pounds) and Christopher Mansfield of the Harpy Eagles Gym (90-94 pounds).
At the completion of the competition which was also staged in Linden and Georgetown earlier this year, president of GBA, Steve Ninvalle thanked DDL for sponsorship of the events and also mentioned that he hopes the partnership continues in the years to come.
“The Guyana Boxing Association would like to say a heartfelt thank you to DDL for making these tournaments possible” said Ninvalle. “This is the third for the year and we do expect that in 2013 that DDL will partner with us again because it is only if we have such partnerships that we can see the pinnacle”.
He added “It is important that we have our nursery in capable hands and we know that support from DDL our boxing at the nursery is in capable hands and I think in the last six months of the year, there has been a lot of development and we will continue to build on this in the coming year”.
DDL’s Sales Manager, Alexis Langhorne stated that the company is pleased to be sponsoring the tournament and promised to continue doing so in the years ahead.
The event was sponsored under the Diamond Mineral Water, Pepsi and Gatorade brands.