Aug 25, 2010 Sports
Boxing fans that have come to appreciate the appearance Republican lightweight pugilist Nankumar Singh when he appears in the ring will once again get a chance to see this rising star in action when he appears in the seventh edition of the ProAm boxing cards at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Friday evening.
Singh will oppose Mervyn Ageday in a highly anticipated rematch after the latter boxer defeated the former in the finals of the Intermediate Boxing Championships earlier this year.
The two will clash in the amateur segment of the 7th ProAm boxing extravaganza under the auspices of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) in collaboration with the National Communication Network (NCN) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Several other fights will comprise the amateur segment and includes CAC bronze medalist, Devon Boatswain (GDF) against Kelsie George (PRBG), Keeve Allicock (HE) will also match gloves with the other CAC bronze medalist, Dexter Jordon (FYF) while Burt Braithwaite opposes Republican, Dameion Ross. All of the boxers are engaged in stiff training at their respective gyms.
Meanwhile, coach of the Guyana Defence Force, Terrence Poole feels that the ProAm boxing card has been of immense benefit to the young boxers. He is also pleased with the general performances of the amateur boxers as well as the support rendered by corporate Guyana.
“This is a plus for the sport and I am optimistic that the fruits of our labour would become apparent in the near future,” said Mr. Poole. The boxers are scheduled to weigh in tomorrow night for the Friday night engagement.
Guyana, Headquarters in the lead
Guyana and Headquarters are respectively in the lead in the International and Force competitions of the 2010 Guyana Police Force Athletic Championships after the completed finals on Day One at the Police Sports Club, Ground Eve Leary yesterday.
On a day of mostly heats, Headquarters managed to amass 82 points ahead of ‘A’ Division’s 63 points and ‘B’ Division’s 28 points. Country Division is trailing in fourth with 23 points after the competition got underway in sweltering heat at the venue.
Guyana comfortably assumed the lead in the International competition and looks set to retain that title after just the first day with 115 points. Trinidad and Tobago follows with 33 points as Barbados is behind with 24 points.
In the completed finals yesterday, Larry Josiah turned in 2:06.1 to outclass Winston George 2:13.5 and Barbados’ Melile Mierez (2:14) in the Men’s 800m ‘A’ Class race.
Shyann Boyer led a sweep of the top two places for ‘A’ Division in the Women’s 3000m, in a time of 13:24.6 with Samantha Williams second in 13:59.7. Toshauna Punch was third in 14:16.6 seconds.
Trinidad and Tobago topped the discuss women event with J. Huggins and E. Huggins recoding best throws of 32.92m and 25.79m respectively. Natasha Alder was third for Guyana with her mark of 24.56m.
Ronald Payne returned the glory to Guyana in the men’s discus throw with his mark of 28.91m while Michael Pollydore was second with 27.41m. Shane Dyer was third in 21.45m.
In the discuss ‘B’ Class event, Collis Fraser and Cordell English threw 31.75m and 28.89m respectively for Headquarters while ‘A’ Division’s, Colin Bristol threw 26.14m for third.
Donna Ferguson won the women’s long jump with 4.14m for Headquarters as Barbados’ Sophie Reece placed second with 4.10m. Country Division’s Shermaine Clarke (4.04) was third. Desmond Nicholson leaped 5.90m to win the ‘A’ Class men’s long jump with Keith Roberts in second with 5.56m and Winston George third in 5.14m.
Troy Williams (6.40m), Trevor Benn (6.02m) and Cordell Mentore (5.90m) were the top finishers in the men’s ‘B’ Class long jump. The competition continues today with the official opening ceremony set for Friday at the same venue.
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