Hand-in-Hand onboard with Caribbean School Boys Boxing
Guyana will host the third edition of the Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Championships from August 17-19 and Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life and Insurance Companies has come in support of the event, which is organised by the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA).
GBA President Steve Ninvalle, speaking at simple ceremony at the company’s Avenue of the Republic location, extended gratitude for the four trophies presented and the prompt manner in which the company extended its benevolence.
Ninvalle further noted that he foresees Guyana doing well at the championship. He added that the other countries are showing their interest as registration closes on Saturday (June 7). To date Grenada, who was the first to register with a six-member team, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago have confirmed.
Director of Hand-in-Hand Insurance and Manager of Fire, Howard Cox, spoke of the success of the boxers over the years and the need for them to have continued support.
“The amateurs are the nursery of boxing and I’m very pleased [the] tournament has been started again. This is a vital tournament not only for Guyana, but also for the Caribbean because our boxers need a lot more exposure,” Cox contended.
The GBA has already begun preparations for the title defence by hosting competitions every fortnight at the Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis gym.