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Rough House to focus next on boxing championship
Coaches Adam De Silva and Dwayne Hinds will lead an eight-member Rough House Club in the National Amateur Boxing Championships, which will take place from January 23 to February 3.
Though they are quite well known for their exploits in the MMA cage, the Rough House Club is no stranger to boxing success as two of their athletes, Keron Bourne and Dwayne Hinds, copped gold in their respective weight divisions at the 2012 boxing nationals.
Rough House’s ultimate goal is winning the title of champion but they are also trying to gain as much experience as possible against good opposition and consistent competition. “Rough House has been in existence for just over eighteen months, and although we have had notable success in a number of different combat sports, our plans are to keep improving with each competition and eventually have ranked boxers representing T&T internationally,” said De Silva.
“We will take the skills we learn in the boxing ring and add it to our grappling game. We can then take it to the MMA cage with the hope of having our MMA fighters represent Trinidad and Tobago on the international scene.”
Based in St James, the club has about 50 members, all of whom practise different disciplines including judo, submission grappling, sambo, boxing, kick-boxing, mixed martial arts and krav maga (self defense).
They have succeeded internationally, having brought home gold and bronze from the Pan-American Sambo Championships in 2012.
Representing Rough House will be Joshua Garraway, Adam Seedansingh, Joash Walkins Omar Smith, Jean-Marc Borel, Adam De Silva, Dwayne Hinds and Keron Bourne.
Rough House expressed their gratitude to the Ministry of Sport for supporting the T&T Amateur Boxing Association (T&TABA) in their attempt to provide the avenue for the boxers to compete, be focused and motivated to train.
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