Up-and-coming pugilist Kevon Mullings yesterday punched his way to the best boxer award when the second and final Pepsi/Michael Parris Under-16 tournament concluded at the Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis Gym.
After clinching a victory against Herman White in their highly competitive, punch-filled bout, the Harpy Eagles product gained the judges nod for the coveted trophy.
The crowd pleasing Mullings put on a dazzling display of attack and defence, counter-punching his Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym opponent to earn a unanimous victory in the 90-94-pound category.
While Mullings took home the individual honours, the products of the Essequibo Boxing Gym brought their talents to the city and won the best gym award for their club.
Other winners yesterday included Jamie Kellman, Quancy Wright, Travis Anthony, Orin Harris, Shakima Jones, Delroy Elcock, Shaquille Wright, Shemar Bumbury, Chris Moore and Josh Corbin.
The youngest pugilist on show was Sean Graham. He is nine-years, eight-months and 17 days-old.
Note: The competition was sponsored under the Pepsi brands. It brought the curtain down on the calendar of activities for the Guyana Boxing Association.