With its mandate to host semi-monthly tournaments, the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will stage its second tournament for the month of June tomorrow at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym.
On the heels on the first held on June 9, the tournament which is geared towards preparing boxers for the Third Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Tournament here in August, will box off from 13:00hrs.
According to President of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle, “We expect to have 40 boxers competing at the second in the series of the Mike Parris Under-16 Boxing tournaments.”
Ninvalle noted yesterday that “Notably present will be the Rose Hall Jammers which were absent at the last tournament where the Harpy Eagles took the lion’s share.”
The GBA president acknowledged that Grenada has already sent in their registration forms of three males and one female boxer.
He added that Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Trinidad, Barbados and St Lucia have also signaled their interest in competing at the August 17-19 fixture slated for the National Gymnasium. Said Ninvalle “Currently, Antigua is awaiting word from their Ministry of Sport”. Ninvalle stated that he expects contingents from about 10 foreign nations competing at the international event.