Overseas boxers also in the fray
California Square in the East Ruimveldt area will be a hive of activity on October 24, 25 and 26 when the Guyana Boxing
Association stages their National Open Amateur Championships at the now popular venue.
The venue has in recent times hosted the National Novices and Intermediate tournaments, attracting a large crowd on each occasion, giving much needed encouragement to the talented young pugilists and a big boost for the sport as the executive of the association look to push the sport forward and win back the large turnout of fans as in yesteryear.
President of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle, informed that 50 boxers so far are expected to participate, representing the nine gyms around the country, which will all be looking to make their mark. Ninvalle further disclosed that the event has attracted at least three overseas fighters seeking to make their mark locally and line up to represent their country.
One fighter is a middleweight along with another boxer whose name will be released shortly, while the other is Quincy Small, younger brother of former Cruiserweight World Champion Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite.
The GBA boss further noted that overseas-based Promoter Seon Bristol’s interest has been stirred and will be here to look at the current cadre of fighters with the intention of spotting talent. He has in the past assisted local boxing and has pledged his continued support.
Small, is due here by October 19, while confirmation will be made this week on the other fighters traveling for the event.
Fans are expected out in their numbers and will definitely be in for a treat. The previous events produced many slugfests and this will be no different, while the fighters on show will be much more skillful this time around. Boxers are currently being prepared at their respective gyms and things will heat up in the coming week as they prepare to take away national accolades.
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