The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has named its team that will represent Guyana at the Caribbean Schoolboys and juniors boxing championships set for Guyana next weekend.
According to correspondence from GBA President, Steve Ninvalle, the team was selected after the association hosted a two-day box-
off at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Gym, Albouystown over the weekend.#
In the juniors division, it is no surprise that Christopher Romeo, out of the Vergenoegen Boxing Gym (VBG) will lead the charge in the 45-57KG class after being adjudged the best junior boxer in the competition.
Forgotten Youths Foundation (FYF) will see three of their youngsters also in the mix, including Most Improved Boxer, Richard Howard in the 44-46KG class, runner up, Mark Crawford in the 57-60KG and 16-year-old second generation boxer Leon Moore in the 46-48KG division. Young Achievers (YA) duo, Jamal Mercer and 15-year-old Emanuel Pompey along with CBG’s Jevon Thomas will compete in the 60-64KG, 64-69Kg and 69-75KG divisions respectively.
In the Schoolboys category, Joel Anthony (Harpy Eagles), Enoch Monroe (Harpy Eagles), Deron William (VBG), 52-54KG Patrick Harvey (FYF) and 54-57KG Kurt Beckles (Harpy Eagles) will lead Guyana’s charge.
Germain Williams (VBG) and Shemar Morrison (FYF) will be the two novices in competition in the 60-64KG and 69-75KG class respectively while Alesha Jackman will be the lone 12-14 year-old female, alongside Savannah Boxing Gym’s Jelica Rodney who will be in the 15-16 year-old division and Akea Lamazon of Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym in the 17-18 year-old group.
The team will be coached by Sebert Blake (TD), Clifton Moore (VBG), James Walcott (Harpy Eagles), Joseph Murray (FYF) and Floyd Grant (CBG).
The championships will see 10 countries invading the National Gymnasium for the three-day contest beginning on Friday and concluding on Sunday.