December 14, 2017

Boxing: Forgotten Youth Foundation punch way to GBA U-16 title

Fistic fury and hard fought battles were the highlights of the 2017 Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) national under-16 championships held at the Andrew “Six Head” Lewis gym in Albouystown last Saturday. At the tourney, the Forgotten Youth Foundation Boxing gym came out victorious, while the Savannah Boxing Gym’s (SBG) performances were memorable.

Part of the high-octane action on Saturday

Technical Director at GBA, Terrence Poole noted that the 16-bout, one-day tournament which “rumbled” off on Saturday afternoon was a fitting way to close off junior amateur boxing in the country for the year, since all the fights exhibited by the 38 athletes were very exciting.
The Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) won 11 of the 16 fights in convincing fashion ahead of the other five gyms that participated for the championship trophy.
Julicia Rodney of Savannah Boxing Gym based in Lethem won the lone female fight. Poole noted that there is a great need to get more females involved in amateur boxing and this can be an opening. The technical director further pointed out that the tournament was a big success and explained that it is very possible that in the future Guyana will be represented by one of the boxers from the tournament.
The list of Saturday’s bouts:
1. 56-60lbs Vickacy Graham (FYF) defeated Michael Mangal (FYF)
2. 135-140lbs Shemar Morrison (FYF) defeated Emmanuel Pompey of Young Achievers (YA)
3. 60-64lbs Joshua Tamambaran of Rose Hall Jammers (RHJ) defeated Moses Crawford (FYF)
4. 75-79lbs Sean Graham (FYF) won by unanimous decision against Wayne Castello (FYF)
5. 85-89lbs Dwayne Baptitse (FYF) won by walkover against Elijah Waldron of Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym (PRBG)
6. 90-94lbs Richard Howard (FYF) defeated Kamil Yahya (PRBG)
7. 100-104lbs Travis Inverray (FYF) defeated Jadan Graham (YA)
8. 105-110lbs Patrick Harvey (FYF) won by split decision against Francis Sukhu (RHJ)
9. 125-129lbs Jaqwan Mild (FYF) defeated Jamal Mercier (YA)
10. 115-119lbs Raphael Sebastian (RHJ) defeated mark Crawford (FYF)
11. 15-157lbs Female Julicia Rodney (SBG) defeated Abiola Jackman (FYF)
12. 155-162lbs Javon Thomas defeated Kevin Tacoordeen (SBG)
13. 170-178lbs Joshua Corbin (Carryl) defeated Brian Harris (FYF)
14. 180-187lbs Daniel Dey (FYF) defeated Shauquan Michael (RHJ)
15. 56-60lbs Vickacy Graham (FYF) defeated Shanquan Deen (FYF)
16. 135-140lbs Shemar Morrison (FYF) defeated Troy Nero (SBG)