The four boxers scheduled to compete in the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Boxing Tournament scheduled to get underway in Pune Mumbai, India from October 12-19 have all received American visas to facilitate the stop-over leg of their trip and are scheduled to leave Guyana on October 8.
President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GABA), Affeeze Khan visited the Kaieteur Sport late yesterday afternoon bursting with the news.
He said that the acquisition of the travel document was a major hurdle and now that it has been crossed the boxers are now prepared to give of their best in the tournament.
President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), K. A. Juman Yassin also came in for commendation. Khan said that it was Yassin who had made the initial offer to GABA and he had gleefully accepted.
The President also wishes to publicly relay his heartfelt gratitude to the officials at the US Embassy for facilitating the team. He said that the acquisition of the visa means that the team will no longer have to travel the arduous route through England.
According to Khan, officials would have been required to fill over 20 pages of documentation and then wait for a further three weeks while the document was being processed.
This would have meant that the team would have arrived one day before the tournament which would have meant insufficient time to acclimatize.
Khan also had a good word for the many supporters. He said, “I wish to thank the many supporters who have shown faith in the development of amateur boxing.
It is this very support that has been the catalyst to our successes and has helped us to select the best boxers available to represent Guyana.”
The boxers are bantamweight Clevon Rock, featherweight Stephon Gouveia, flyweight Orlando Allicock and welterweight Akeem Alexander.
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