21 boxers to defend home turf at Winfield Braithwaite Caribbean Schoolboys/Juniors Championship

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The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has officially selected a 21-member team that will be tasked with defending home turf in the prestigious Winfield Braithwaite Caribbean Schoolboys/Juniors Championship, set for August 18-20 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

The team, which features two female pugilists, includes representation from the Forgotten Youth Foundation, the Guyana Police Force, Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis Gym, Rose Hall Jammers, Vergenoegen and Pace and Power Boxing Gym.

The boxers are:

Rose Hall JammersShimroy Wings, Raham Peters, Travis Sancho, Matthew Sancho, Kenyon Hamilton and Joffes Jackson

VergenoegenKeyon Britton, Markel Blue, Joel Hinds, Garvel Hyman and (female) Tianna Moore

Forgotten Youth FoundationWayne Castello, Tiquan Sampson, Shakquain James and (female) Akeelan Vancooten

Pace and PowerKhamuda Alexander, Ken Harvey, and Ryan Rodgers; [Andrew Lewis] Eon Bancroft and Leon Albert

Guyana Police ForceChance Niles

The GBA had commenced its arduous selection process with the monthly Under-16 Championships, which were hosted at the Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis Gym, Albouystown, and the National Gymnasium.

“Upon the end of the previous competition in July, combatants were shortlisted for further assessment, which resulted in the aforementioned cadre being selected. The team will be encamped to continue the preparatory phase and will be once again under the supervision of the GBA coaches Lennox Daniels, Sebert Blake, Clifton Moore, Francisco Roldon, and Technical Director Terrence Poole MS,” the GBA said in a statement.

Steve Ninvalle, President of the GBA, said that the selection was a result of a thorough and structured process which commenced months in advance of the impending championship.

The team will be under the watchful eye of the association’s technical machinery, whose sole objective is to prepare our pugilists to defend home turf.

“While we would have prevailed on each occasion as the overall winner, we simply cannot utilise past results as a barometer,” Ninvalle added.

“As a consequence, we will leave no stone unturned in our continued preparation to maintain our dominance in the region, as the competition provides a window, brief as it may be, into the future and overall imminent direction of the discipline in the region,” he further said.

Guyana will join teams from Barbados, The Bahamas, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago at the tournament.

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