Following his completion of an International Technical Officer (ITO) course late last year, one of Guyana’s best and brightest boxing referees, Elton Chase, on Tuesday received his certification.
An extremely elated Chase was presented with his ITO certificate by Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) President Steve Ninvalle.
Last year, the experienced local referee/judge was among a handful of Caribbean officials who were successful at the ITO exams held in St Lucia. The accomplishment created history for local boxing as Chase is the first Guyanese to be certified as an ITO by the three International Boxing Associations (AIBA).
Chase thanked Ninvalle and the GBA for providing the opportunity and assured that he would impart the knowledge gained for the good of the sport.