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Young boxers do T&T proud in Barbados
T&T’s national boxing team is one step closer to its objective in preparation for the 2016 Olympics. Five members of the team travelled to Barbados recently to take part in the Horace Phillips Memorial tournament.
Flyweight Stephanie Allen outboxed Bajan Iniggakaya Lythcott while the youthful Kevin Coker (Lightweight), a Petrotrin-sponsored boxer, made his first international appearance with a hard-fought decision over the rugged and hard-hitting Clinton Rogers.
Azariah Agard (lightheavyweight) of the Defence Force, who competed at this year’s Amateur Championships fought as a light heavyweight against Adrian Biscette, Barbados top heavyweight boxer, in a fight that had a lot of ebbs and flows, both fighters had their great moments. This fight was no walk in the park for Agard who summoned up the courage by unleashing a two-fisted attack with some crisp body shots and accurate jabs and hooks, knocking out his Barbados counterpart in the third and final round.
Joash Cyrus (welterweight) who fought a more experience fighter, held his own until he got dropped by Barbados Keithland King with a left sneaky hook. Akmal Stroude (Lightflyweight) put up a game performance showing a lot of quality and class but was beaten by the very talented and classy Jabali Breedy, Barbados biggest hope for a gold medal.
The next event is set for March 30, at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, where the Barbados and Guyana female team will square off against T&T.
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