Boxers cleared to return to training, says Ninvalle

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Two weeks after returning from Cuba where they were stranded for 126 days, the four national boxers have been cleared to return to training. That’s according to president of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle.

Speaking to News Room, Ninvalle said the boxers were psychologically evaluated on Sunday by Dr. Sixtus Edwards, a clinical psychologist.

The four boxers- Colin Lewis, Keevin Allicock, Desmond Amsterdam and Dennis Thomas- have now been given the green light to return to training, once the necessary approval is granted by the relevant authorities.

Ninvalle said a commitment was made to have the boxers evaluated upon their return, and he is happy that process is over and the quartet is cleared.

The boxers were stranded in Cuba since March 20 after COVID-19 measures were implemented in the country, among them the closure of the main ports of entry.

Guyana’s ports of entry were also closed to limit the spread of the deadly disease.

The boxers were initially in Cuba for a three-month training stint ahead of Americas Olympic Qualifier in Argentina. The Qualifier, which was set for March 26 to April 4, was postponed due to COVID-19.

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