Several of the country’s top amateur boxers showcased their wares and seemed to have impressed those officials scrutinizing their performances when the curtains came down on the evaluation tournament organized by the executive committee of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Saturday evening last.
Boxers from several gyms countrywide were on show including those from Harpy Eagles Boxing Gym (HEBG), Five Star Boxing Gym (FSBG), Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF), Rose Hall Jammers (RHJ), Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym (PRBG), Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Head Bangers (HB). The latter entity is a gym in the USA and was represented by Lawrence Singh, whose enjoys Guyanese parentage.
Of all the pugilists on show Jamal Eastman (PRBG) continued to impress when he registered a lopsided 3-0 verdict over Tyron Lashley (RHJ) in their 75-79lbs contest. It took the Berbician most of the first round to get his rhythm and Lashley capitalized with some stinging jabs and right crosses. Eastman got into his act in the second round, evening up the scorecards after delivering some telling blows that set the final round as the decider. When the bell sounded for that round, Eastman rushed out and rocked Lashley with a vicious left hook. He followed with a straight right that forced Lashley backwards and registered several similar salvoes before the round was through. Such aggressiveness tipped the scales in his favour and he was adjudged the 3-0 winner.
Diwani Lampkin (FYF) and Joel Wilkinson (PRBG) turned in a crowd pleasing performance and from the first gong both went after each other. Both traded blows and even when the bell to end the second round sounded the pundits were still divided of which was ahead. The final round was a replica of the preceding ones with both pugilists trading crunching blows. When the final bell sounded the warriors were engaged in toe to toe combat and made it extremely difficult for the judges to call. In the end, Wilkinson triumphed, maybe by dint of his earlier aggression.
The night was not devoid of the knockouts and several boxers failed to make it to the final bell. They were Jamal Archer (HEBG) who was stopped at 1:18secs of the second stanza compliments of a Quincy Boyce (FSBG) onslaught. Keisha Arokium (RHJ) also had her bout against her sibling and gym mate stopped.
Romeo Norville (HEBG) also suffered a technical knockout at the hands of Eon Bancroft (GDF) after incurring a gash to his mouth that bled profusely. The medical experts then advised that the fight be terminated.
In other results, 50-54lbs Kevin Mullings (HEBG) was too good for his gym mate, Jake Cadogan, while in the 65-69lbs category Keevin Allicock outpointed Delroy Treyfall (FSBG). Kurt Allicock (HEBG) prevailed over his gym mate, Timothy Evans, while Shawn Michael (FYF) defeated Akeem Daniels (HEBG). Quincy Boyce (FSBG) then won from Jamal Archer (HEBG) moments before Laured Stewart (FYF) gained a 2-1 nod over Ron Smith (GDF). Richard Williamson (PRBG) was too good for Lawrence Singh (HB).
There was also an exhibition bout where Stephan Gouveia (HEBG) and Bert Braithwaite (GDF) displayed their skills. The boxers were all presented with beautiful trophies donated by several corporate entities.
Meanwhile, Director of Youth and Sports, Neil Kumar delivered brief inspiring words to the boxers before the start of the tournament. He commended the GABA executive for organizing the tournament while dubbing activities as insightful. “You are the people that will make this country proud,” he reminded the boxers even as he exhorted them to give of their best.
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