The Jamaica Boxing Association will be represented by a three-man team which they named last week to
represent them at the International Schoolboys and Junior Boxing tournament set for Guyana this month end. Stephen Jones, President of the JBA, informed that two boxers and a coach have been confirmed to make the trip to Guyana.
The two boxers, Joshua Forrest Davidson (69 kg) and Daniel Hylton (60 kg) would be accompanied by Coach Robert Napier.
Hylton has been to Guyana before, competing last November in the Caribbean Development Tournament. He beat Guyanese Christopher Moore in his first fight but was later stopped by Trinidadian Justin Parris.
The Schoolboys and Juniors’ tournament will be contested on April 29 and 30 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and has been organised by the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association.
Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) President, Steve Ninvalle, said that Jamaica was due to send a larger contingent. However, one of its top junior fighters died by drowning late last month.
The tournament is the first of its kind in the region and comes on the heels of the 13-nation Caribbean Development Tournament held here last year. The English speaking Caribbean has been trying to improve their fortunes after sending a total of 36 fighters to last month’s Olympic Box Off in Argentina, with only two qualified. They have decided to place heavy emphasis on the junior programme to ensure a better quality fighter as they advance. Ninvalle stated that Barbados and St Lucia are also confirmed to participate but are yet to send in a composition of their teams. This is expected by Wednesday.
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