Boxing team leaves for Barbados today
A team of six boxers and two officials will leave today for Barbados to participate in the 2016 Caribbean Boxing Development tournament, which takes place at the Barbados Beach Club from tomorrow to Saturday.The boxers are lightweight Daniel Hylton, who will box in the Junior class; female flyweight Keron Thomas, who will box in the Novice class; lightweight Ricardo Carter; middleweight Janathan Hanson; light heavyweight Ian Darby; and super heavyweight Richardo Brown, who will all box in the Open Elite class.They will be accompanied by Gilbert Vaz, who will be the manager-coach, and Robert Napier, coach. Referee-Judge Kevin Stupart, who will participate in a pre-tournament seminar for technical officials, left the island on Saturday. The team will be joined in Barbados by Switzerland-based Jamaican female bantamweight boxer Sara-Joy Rae.The tournament is designed to allow boxers from the Caribbean to compete with each other annually as part of the development programme for the region. Other territories participating are Barbados, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St Maarten, the US Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.International Boxing Association president Dr C. K. Wu and the acting executive director, William Louis Marie, will be present for the finals and will have a meeting with regional representatives on Sunday, December 11.