Caribbean boxers out to dethrone Guyana at senior championships
From December 6-9, Guyana will host the Caribbean Senior Boxing Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and visiting teams have voiced their eagerness to keep the Guyanese on the mat during the three-day event.
Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadalupe, St. Lucia, Suriname, French Guiana, US Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago are expected to arrive in Guyana this coming week for the fistic battles of gloves and sweat.
Fighters have called out the Guyanese, who are the defending champions. The St. Lucian crew, though small, is most enthusiastic about their chances.
According to President of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle, the twin-island republic will be sending a 38-member team, inclusive of Olympian Nigel Paul.
Dominica is hoping to send a six-member team, inclusive of three boxers, coach, referee and manager.
Guyana will be represented by 10 Elite boxers, four Youth boxers, five Juniors, nine Novices, two Junior Women and one Novice Female, totaling 31.
The big absentee is Commonwealth Youth Silver medallist Keevin Allicock due to a hand injury.
The team of coaches responsible for the Guyanese contingent is Terrence Poole, Sebert Blake, Clifton Moore and Gregory Cort.
This tournament, which was formerly known as the Caribbean Development Tournament, was first hosted in Guyana in 2015.
(ELITE) Richard Subratee (49kg), Seon Griffith (52kg), Gibson (56kg), Jamal Eastman (60kg), Colin Lewis (64kg), Emanuel Sancho (64kg), Desmond Amsterdam (75kg), Markember Pierre (81kg), Aubrey Headley and Shamear Mingo (91kg).
(YOUTH) Irfan Tiwari (49kg), Shaquille Wright (Christopher Moore (64kg) and Jevon Thomas 975kg).
(JUNIORS) Richard Howard (46kg), Francis Sukhu (52(kg), Christopher Romeo (57(kg), Mar5k Crawford (60kg) and Kevin Mulling (66kg).
(NOVICES) Julius Kesney (52kg), Clinton Clarke (56kg), Delroy Fordyce (60kg), Kevin McKenzie (64kg), Quincy Boyce (60kg), Alex Murray (75kg), Astion Niles (81kg), Sheakeal Damon and Emmerson Farley (91kg).
(JUNIORS, WOMEN) Alesha Jackman (featherweight) and Abiola Jackman (light middleweight).
(NOVICES, WOMEN) Debra Vanderstoop (heavyweight).