Rio AMBC election to be chaired by Guyanese Ninvalle


President of the Guyana Boxing Association Steve Ninvalle has been appointed chairman of the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) elections to be held on Thursday (September 30) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ninvalle will chair the meeting Virtually and will be responsible for what is termed the most important part of the AMBC Congress. AMBC had recently written to AIBA to have one of the most respected administrators appointed to chair.

AIBA responded in the affirmative. In an invited comment, the GBA boss said that he welcomed the fact that AMBC and AIBA could have placed so much confidence in him. He promised to operate in a fair and impartial manner.

In chairing the elections, Ninvalle, a Vice-president of AMBC, has become the first from CARICOM to do so.

The local boxing boss has chalked up several first since being elected the president of the GBA, including the Anglophone Caribbean’s first Executive Committee Member of AIBA, first AIBA Youth Commission Chairman and first member of the AIBA Executive Bureau.

Venezuelan Luisa Benitez, the lone woman in the quartet, Brazilian Fabiano Borges, Puerto Rican Jose Laureano and American Tyson Lee are running for the post of president.

Thursday’s Congress will see the new head taking over from Argentine Osvaldo Bisbal, who has resigned as the 43-member AMBC president.

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