Caribbean School Boys Boxing: Packed T&T contingent heading to Guyana
The third edition of the Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Championship is over a month away, but Trinidad and Tobago boxers are already sending a strong message of their desire to cart off the title when the event is held in Guyana from August 17-19.
According to Steve Ninvalle, President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), 22 persons from the twin island republic will attend; the team includes 12 boxers, four of which are females, six officials and four parents.
Ninvalle further stated this by far will be the largest contingent to visit and the females are being trained by the country’s first female world champion Ria Ramnarine, who expressed to him, the boxers are eager to perform.
In 2017, hosts Guyana stuck to the script and dominated the event by retaining the overall title with six gold medals and two silver, while Trinidad and Tobago claimed four gold medals and four silver.
This year, Grenada was the first to register with a six-member team, while the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia and Jamaica have confirmed their participation, but their numbers are still to be decided.
Antigua and Barbuda, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas and Suriname are still to confirm their presence, but they have until July 21 to make that decision. There would be no further extension.