The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will bring the curtain down on its calendar of activities for 2015 on Saturday with the staging of another Pepsi/Michael Parris U-16 Boxing Championships.
The Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym will be the place to be from 10:00hrs as the young fighters in the boxing nursery match gloves for trophies and medals in the second tourney of its kind for the year.
Said Technical Director of the GBA, Terrence Poole yesterday “In the nursery over the years we tend to spot lot of talent and potential and I expect to do the same Saturday so an entertaining day of boxing should be on the cards” Poole said yesterday.
Poole intimated that all systems are in place for the event which will attract “about 40 to 50 boxers.”
Come and see the young boxers on the brink of success in with around 25 exciting bouts scheduled.
Meanwhile, in an invited comment, president of the association, Steve Ninvalle intimated that during a meeting with the other heads of the boxing associations, it was agreed that more emphasis will be placed on the nursery.
“Going forward, the Caribbean as a Region will focus much more on the nursery and the younger boxers.” Ninvalle also thanked DDL for sponsoring the championship for the fourth consecutive year and hopes that the partnership continues for many years to come.
The pugilists who will be competing for trophies and medals, will come from the stables such as the Carryl Boxing Gym, Essequibo Boxing Gym, Forgotten Youth Foundation, GDF, Republican, Pocket Rocket Gym, Rose Hall Jammers, the New Opportunity Corps and the Young Achievers Gym.