Quincy Boyce and the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) took home the marquee accolades when the final bell of the Lennox Blackmore Intermediate Championships chimed on Sunday night at the National Gymnasium.
After three nights of fistic fury, Boyce was awarded the coveted best boxer award while the GDF snared the best gym trophy once again.
Fighting in the welterweight division, Boyce was in demolition mode over the weekend, stopping all three of his opponents. First on Friday night, the GDF standout turned back the challenge of Denzil Adams, making light work of the Republic Gym member in the first round.
On Saturday, Boyce’s gym mate, Jamal Crawford proved to be a more worthy opponent, but eventually, the referee was forced to put a stop to the contesting the final round after a series of vicious flurries and standing eight counts.
Boyce returned to the ring on the final night and picked up right where he left off, once again forcing the referee to put a stop to Seon Murray’s night in the opening round.
While Boyce took the top honors in the elite category, Shaquille Wright of the Vergenoegen Boxing Gym, was adjudged the best boxer in the youth division after earning a clinical win via the TKO route in the lightweight category.
The championships which featured a total 27 bouts, in excess of 40 boxers, and seven gyms competing for trophies and bragging rights, was hailed as a success after achieving its objective.
Named after Guyana’s first Commonwealth boxing champion, the fixture is seen as an avenue for spotting and harnessing the talent of the young boxers who could potentially become future world champions.