API ‘in the ring’ for Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing


Corporate support continues to stream in for the Junior Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing Championship, slated for later this month in Guyana. On Wednesday, local organisers were presented with another package of benevolence, this time from a Sheriff Street entity.

Under its Premyum line of products, Associated Packers Industry (API) confirmed its alliance with the Guyana Boxing Association, the organising body for the fourth annual showpiece.

Deputy CEO of the company, Marissa Bujan, presented a quantity of food-based products, including milk, corn, oil and rice to Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the Association, Stacy Correia.

Correia said the gesture will significantly aid the Association’s efforts to pull off a successful championship.

“We currently have 20 (local) boxers encamped at the Gymnasium, and we just want to say thank you (to API) and we would like and hope that you would continue with your support,” Correia said.

Bujan commented: “We are proud to support such an event. We always support the idea of young people behind sport and we find it very imperative for their development.”

The three-day championships will be staged from August 16-18 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and should feature boxers from Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.

It is a significant improvement for a tournament which started with just three countries.

E-Networks, Massy Distribution and Courts Guyana are the other sponsors thus far. The Championship is scheduled to commence at 18:00h daily and Ringside tickets cost $1,500 each, Stands $500 and season tickets $4,000.

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