Come September 28 all roads should lead to Durban Park which will become Guyana’s latest venue to host Professional Boxing and the Caribbean’s number one Amateur pugilist Keevin Allicock will headline the four-bout Amateur Card on the Pro-am NexGen Global Marketing & HJ’s ‘Not in My House’ Boxing Championships.
The 20-year-old Allicock, who suffered a controversial loss at the last Pan American Games in Peru, is now on a training stint in Russia and is expected back on September 23.
The Caribbean Bantamweight Champion, Coached FYF’s Sebert Black, is scheduled to match gloves with Trinidadian Anthony Joseph, while Caribbean Middleweight Champion Desmond Amsterdam, former light welterweight Caribbean Champion Colin Lewis and Caribbean Lightweight Champion the Beast from Berbice; Jamal Eastman, will also fight in the Amateur bouts.
Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) President Steve Ninvalle, who is working hard for the development of Guyana’s Amateur Boxers, explained that this card will help to develop and expose Boxers in the Amateur ranks.
“Any amount of activity in the Amateur arena will assist Amateur Boxing. So if we have five Cards and can have five more it will be better than having two more,” Ninvalle said.
Pro-Am cards are nothing new to Guyana and a few years ago the GBA had collaborated with the Guyana Boxing Board to what was called ‘the Friday nights fights’ which was held once every month at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
These Cards give the GBA the opportunity to showcase their boxers to people who might not come to Amateur Boxing but may go to Professional fights.
“We applaud the idea and welcome it back and hope that it could be continuous,” said Ninvalle.
He informed that the GBA’s Technical Director Terrence Poole, who is also the Coach of the GDF Boxing Gym and Coach Blake are in charge of the selection of the Boxers for this Card.
Looking ahead, Ninvalle disclosed that the National Intermediate Championship is slated for the first week in October, while the GBA is trying to hold the National Open in the last week in October.
“This is because we want to give our boxers selected to represent Guyana in the Caribbean Championships, a month of proper training. When I say proper training I mean encampment and so forth,” Ninvalle explained.
The Caribbean Championships will be held in Trinidad from December 4-9 and the GBA’s top man informed that Guyana wants to send a team of at least 18 Boxers to give this country a chance of a successful defence of the title they regained last year at home.
“We have worked so hard to win the title last year after relinquishing it in 2017 when we sent four Boxers to the Championships in St Lucia due a lack of funds,” noted Ninvalle. (Sean Devers)
Jun 06, 2020By Sean Devers Regarded by many in the local Rugby fraternity, including National Captain Jamal Angus, as the best teenage Rugby talent in Guyana, fly-half Tyrese Prescod seems well poised to...
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 05, 2020
Jun 04, 2020
Jun 04, 2020
Editor’s Note, If your sent letter was not published and you felt its contents were valid and devoid of libel or personal attacks, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]