Two Surinamese boxers to compete at Terrence Ali National Open


Surinamese boxers Revelino Dongo and Samuel Green will journey to Guyana for the Terrence Ali National Open from December 15-18 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

Dongo, a heavyweight boxer, will fight in the 121kg class while Green will be in the 57kg category.

The esteemed event, which is the final statutory competition to be conducted by the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), will provide the perfect culmination for an eventful year for the sport.

In an effort to further solidify the tournament’s eminence following the absence, and continue the discipline’s developmental thrust, the local governing authority will financially compensate the top three finishers within each weight class of the Elite Division.

Essentially, the Elite Division, the crème de crème of the local amateur circuit, will receive financial remunerations for finishing in the top three positions- gold, silver, and bronze.

This momentous decision was inspired by and comes on the heels of the historic move by the International Boxing Association (IBA) under the stewardship of Umar Kremlev, to increase the prize pool by a mammoth 50% for the 2023 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from May 1-14.

With this decision, Guyana becomes the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean that will financially compensate its elite amateur pugilists at the National Championship.

Once again, this is indicative of the GBA’s developmental aim in creating not only an enabling environment for the development of the discipline but to maintain the nation’s position as the premier amateur hub in the English-speaking Caribbean region.

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