The Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis National Novices Championship originally scheduled for this weekend will now box off on July 29.
According to president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle, the postponement was “was unavoidable because it clashed with some other things being held at the venue that we were looking for.”
Ninvalle said that the three-night event will take place at the National Gymnasium instead of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Said Ninvalle “We were able to work that out and shift to the new date at the National Gymnasium.”
When the event gets underway at 19:00hrs, 10 gyms will battle for trophies and medals.
According to Technical Director of the association, Terrence Poole, boxers from the New Opportunity Corps, Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF), Harpy Eagles, Young Achievers, Rose Hall Jammers, Essequibo Boxing Gym, the Guyana Police Force, Republican, GDF and the Pocket Rocket Gym will compete at the local event.
Poole had told this publication previously that he expects in excess of 60 boxers to step in between the ropes.
Last year’s top honours went to the pugilists of the GDF gym after they famously out punched their Republican opponents for the champion’s trophy.