GBA Youth boxing heads to Rose Hall this weekend

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After a hiatus of over two decades, competitive boxing is set to make a return to Rose Hall this weekend with the Guyana Boxing Association staging an Under-16 Youth and Junior tournament.

Twelve fights are carded for this Saturday, and according to President of the Association, Steve Ninvalle, this will serve as an avenue to build on the success of Team Guyana at the recently concluded Winfield Braithwaite Caribbean Schoolboys and Junior tournament.

Guyana won that four-nation competition in comprehensive fashion, and Ninvalle said this move is to keep the boxers active, while decentralizing the sport and also unearthing new talents.

Guyana Boxing Association President Steve Ninvalle (News Room photo/October 21, 2021)

“Our intention is to make sure that we can continue with the strategic activity for the Under-16s and juniors,” Ninvalle related.

“We want to make sure we keep them as active as possible. On the other hand, we want to make sure that there is some decentralizing of boxing.”

“This will be the first time in over two decades that the Boxing Association would be having activity in Rose Hall Town and our plan is that when we’re finished with this we head to Vergenoegen.”

Given the dominance of the Rose Hall Jammers boxing gym over the years, Ninvalle said “it is only right that residents of the area get a chance to see their young boxers not only training, but in actual competition.”

The venue is the Area ‘H’ ground and admission is $500. Showtime is 17:30h.

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