Novices c/ships a success says Poole

GDF’s Troy Miggins (left) boxed his way to the lightweight honors and the Best Boxer Award. Here he is on the attack versus Jevon Gomes whom he defeated via unanimous decision.

Technical Director of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) , Terrence Poole described the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Novices Championship this past weekend as a ‘huge success’ despite a few glitches.

Poole told Stabroek Sport yesterday that the three-night event which

culminated on Sunday attracted in excess of 40 pugilists from gyms all across Guyana and most of the bouts were tightly contested and competitive.

He said that he saw “a lot of potential from the first timers” during the  annual competition which is held in honour of Guyana’s first world boxing champion, Andrew Lewis.

“For a novices competition, there was a lot of potential on show. We definitely see great things in the making. We had some outstanding boxers.

None other than GDF’s Troy Miggins who boxed his way to the lightweight honors and the Best Boxer Award.

On Friday night, Miggins KO’d gym mate, Dexter Alexander soon after the the first bell rang. Miggins followed up the win on Sunday with a unanimous victory over Jevon Gomes who is also from the GDF gym.   Meanwhile, when the curtains came down on the fixture at the National Gymnasium, holders, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) retained the Best Gym Award after amassing 23 points.

The Forgotten Youth Foundation was second on two points while the Republican Boxing Gym (one point) was third.

The boxers will now focus on the Lennox Blackmoore Intermediate Championships scheduled for sometime next month at the same venue.

Note: On Sunday night, a power outage forced the event to start almost two hours after the scheduled 19:00hrs start.

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