The extent of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) support for the ‘the Caribbean will be known later this week, President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle said yesterday.
Ninvalle met with amateur boxing’s world governing body interim President Franco Falcinelli during the Executive Committee meeting in Rome, Italy last week and confirmed that the organization’s head will be dealing with the ‘Year of the Caribbean’ during his report to an Extraordinary Congress set for this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Caribbean has been identified to benefit from AIBA’s Year of Legacy projects this year.
Ninvalle told Stabroek Sport yesterday that the Caribbean is fine tuning its proposal to send to Falcinelli and also the president of AMBC, Osvaldo Bisbal.
He added that “We expect a lot for the Year of the Caribbean and we expect it to be better than the year of Africa (2017). We didn’t hear much of what happened in Africa but rest assured the Caribbean will have a year that is full of activities.”
Ninvalle disclosed that the two-day event for Dubai starts on Thursday.