NSC’s funding saves the day for T&T-bound boxers
With the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) having uncertainty over whether they have to throw in the towel in the lead up to the Caribbean Boxing Championships, the National Sports Commission (NSC) on Tuesday handed over a cheque to the sum of one million dollars to the local body.
It means a team of 16 departed Guyana Wednesday for Trinidad where the Championships will be held from December 4-9 at Woodbrook Youth Facility.
Heading the contingent are Caribbean Champions middleweight Desmond Amsterdam and Bantamweight Keevin Allicock along with Colin ‘Superman’ Lewis and former Middleweight silver medalist, Dennis Thomas.
Also included are the talented Jackman sisters Abiola and Alesha, who are making their first trip overseas.
The other boxers selected are: Youths: Mark Crawford (Lightweight–60 Kg), Richard Howard (Bantamweight–56 Kg), Emanuel Pompey (Middleweight-75 Kg), Dennis Thomas, Jullius Kesney, Daren France, Kevin Hunte and Kevin McKenzie.
The Coaches are Sebert Blake and Terrence Poole.
Guyana, CARICOM’s powerhouse in boxing, has won the senior Caribbean title twice since 2016.
In 2018, led by the championships’ best boxer Allicock, who battled through the excruciating pain of a broken bone in his right-hand, the locals copped 15 medals, inclusive of 10 gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Trinidad and Tobago finished second with 10 medals and Barbados third on eight.