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Paul at home as boxing caravan enters Enterprise
T&T’s Olympic boxer Nigel Paul will be at home when the T&T Boxing Association’s Community Caravan rolls into the Dass Recreation Ground in Enterprise Chaguanas on Saturday evening from 3 pm.
Paul, who amazingly qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil last year after just 10 fights, will take on Jeremy Rudolpho in a super heavyweight encounter as he prepares for the Continental Championship in Honduras from June 7-20 which will be used as a qualifier for the World Championships later this year. Aaron Prince who is also on the the country’s team for Honduras will also warm-up against Akiel Outram in a 69kgs contest, expected to generate similar interest to the Paul/Rudolpho fight.
Cecil Forde, president of the T&T Boxing Association said in a release that the community caravan programme is also being used to prepare the country’s top four Youth boxers - Justin Parris, Tyrone St Clair, Tyron Thomas, Nickell Joseph, for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas from July 19-23. On Saturday, however, only Joseph (Nickell) will be in action as he faces Romel Lezama in a 75 kg contest.
In the other bouts, Isaac Herbert will square off with Brandon Dennis in a 91 kg fight; Isaac Cudjoe will have a date with Tyrell Cadette (81 kg), Joseph Sylvester coming up against Josiah Hunte and junior wonderboy Nyrell Hosein meeting his close friend and rival Kevin Persadie in a 49 kg fight. Forde noted also that the community caravan boxing programme has been a tremendous assistance to them in discovering new talents and has led to the registration of new boxing gyms.
“The recent success of our Schoolboys, Juniors and Youth team in Guyana has been bringing everyone out. This is good for the future of the sport as we are seeing 12 and 13 year old joining the programme also,” Forde said.
He thanked the Sport Company of T&T for its assistance in sending the team to Guyana recently as well as Minister of Sports Darryl Smith embracing the young boxers on their return at the Piarco International Airport, saying it has gone a long way in motivating the young boxers and encouraging others to come on board.
1 Nigel Paul vs
(91 plus kgs)
2 Aaron Prince vs Akiel Outram (69kgs)
3 Isaac Herbert vs Brendon Dennis
4 Romel Lezama vs Nickkell Joseph
5 Isaac Cudjoe vs Tyrell Cadette
6 Christian McDonald vs Anthony
7 Nyrell Hosein vs Kevin Persadie
8 Joshua Sylvester vs Josiah Hunte (69 kgs)
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