Just over a month after topping their counterparts from the Guyana Defence Force, boxers of the Republican Boxing Gym are getting ready to replicate the feat when the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) stages the National Open Championships, three nights of fistic fury, from Friday October 24 to Sunday October 26, at the M&CC Municipal Centre, California Square, East Ruimveldt.
The recent move to this venue from the indoor facilities of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and the National Gymnasium was met with uncertainty but GBA officials persisted. The move seems to have brought back the crowds as residents of East Ruimveldt and adjoining communities came out in support of the pugilists.
Heartened by the response, GBA officials have decided to spice up the impending tournament and following a visit to the world famous Gleason’s Gym, Front Street, Brooklyn NY, GBA President, Steve Ninvalle has secured the services of two Guyanese living in that country, to participate in the tournament.
The two boxers, middleweight, Christopher Colbert and heavyweight, Quincy ‘Biggy’ Small, are already in training and are scheduled to arrive in Guyana within the next two days. Mr. Ninvalle explained that he sought the services of the two USA based boxer to test the skill, endurance and determination of the local boxers. It is not yet known who the local fighters are that will oppose the two USA based pugilists but fans are assured that the organizers will select the best of the locals to match gloves with the foreigners.
Otherwise, fans could look forward to the many slugfests as the best boxers from all of the top gyms will be on show. Those gyms are, harpy Eagles (HEBG), Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF), Young Achievers (YABG) Ricola Boxing Gym (RBG), Caryll Boxing Gym (CBG) Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym (PRBG) and the Rosehall Town Jammers (RHJ).
The first gong will be sounded at 20:00hrs sharp each night and adults will be required to pay $400 to enter, while children pay half that amount.
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