After partnering with the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) to box off two successful tournaments earlier in the year, the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) will once again brand and sponsor the final competitions which will be staged tomorrow.
In excess of 30 amateur pugilists will compete for medals in the third and final under-16 competition from 10:00hrs at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym.
The tournament, which is sponsored under DDL’s Pepsi brand, is scheduled to attract Simon Pures from Young Achievers, Carryl Boxing Gym, Essequibo Boxing Gym, Harpy Eagles, Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF), Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Rose Hall Jammers and the Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym.
“The Pepsi brand is pleased to announce the third tournament of the under-16 tournament which will start tomorrow,” said DDL’s Brand Executive for Pepsi, Larry Wills at yesterday’s press briefing at the Ministry of Sport.
“We hosted the two competitions earlier in the year and we were very pleased at how they were executed and we look forward to the same on Sunday.
“DDL loves to give back to the community and this is one way of doing such,” he added.
President of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle, thanked Wills on behalf of DDL for supporting the tournament once again and urged the public to support the event by attending.
The GBA head also disclosed that a leg of the tournament could perhaps be staged in an interior location.
Technical Director of the GBA, Terrence Poole, pointed out that last year’s tournament bore fruit as three of the under-16 competitors Stephan Green, Travis Fraser and Joel Williamson represented Guyana at the South American Youth Games in Peru.
He added this nursery could birth a 2016 or 2020 Olympian.
Poole, who also encouraged boxing fans to attend the competition, reminded the media that the event is geared for boxers 16 years and under. (Emmerson Campbell)