A very busy period for the administrators of amateur boxing and boxers themselves over the past two weeks continues with the encampment of a team of senior boxers in preparation for the World Championships in Kazakhstan next month.
President of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle told Kaieteur Sport that on the heels of the junior team of boxers leaving for the South American Youth Games in Peru last week, the seniors were called up
and put into camp under the watchful eyes of veteran Trainer Terrence Poole and Cuban Francisco Roldon at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Gym in Albouystown.
The boxers chosen are Dennis Thomas (Middleweight) and Imran Khan (Bantamweight) of the Police Gym, Eon Bancroft (Welterweight), Bert Braithwaite (Light Welterweight) and Ron Smith (Welterweight) all of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Stefan Gouviea (Light Weight) of the Harpy Eagles Gym.
Ninvalle was high in praise for the assistance from the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and its President K.A. Juman Yassin, who he described as going beyond the call of duty to assist in the encampment of the boxers of both squads. He stated that the GBA is trying to see as best as the funding presents itself to send boxers to every possible overseas engagement to improve their preparation for major events in the near future.
Of recent local fighters have been to Barbados, while a junior team is currently in Peru and the seniors are preparing for Kazakhstan. One Coach, Sebert Blake, is down to leave this week for Hungary on an Olympic Solidarity Course organised by the GOA.
That apart young fighters were involved last evening in Linden in the Mackeson sponsored Fight Nights programme sponsored by Ansa McAl. That programme moves to Georgetown on Sunday at the Cultural Centre Tarmac and to New Amsterdam, Berbice October 5.
The GBA had pledged earlier, to keep their boxers busy with the aim of improving their ability for
overseas engagements and have been true to their word despite financial and some other challenges as they hope to one day soon realise the dream of additional Olympic medal holders to join current lone medalist Mike Parris.
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