GBA’s U16 competition gets underway Saturday

Kevin Tacoordeen

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 competition which will be staged on Saturday.

In excess of 40 amateur pugilists will compete for medals in the third and final under-16 competition from 13:00hrs at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym.

Julia Rodney
Troy Nero

The tournament, which is sponsored under DDL’s Pepsi brand, is scheduled to attract Simon Pures from Forgotten Youth Foundation, Pocket Rocket, Vergenoegen, Rose Hall Jammers, Harpy Eagles, Young Achievers, Carryl Boxing Gym and the latest affiliate, Savannah Gym in Lethem.

Kevin Tacoordeen, Julia Rodney and Troy Nero will represent Savannah Gym.

According to GBA President, Steve Ninvalle, “this nursery could potentially birth  a 2020 Olympian.”

Ninvalle, who also encouraged boxing fans to attend the competition, reminded the media that the event is geared for boxers 16 years and under.

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