Home Sports Two gold medals for Guyana at boxing championships
Host Guyana won two of three gold medals up for grabs, but it was a St Lucian who stole the show during the Tri-Nations Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships, which concluded at the weekend at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Welterweight Nathan Ferirre from St Lucia was named the best junior boxer of the tournament and there was little surprise bearing in mind the dominance he showed.
When the tournament got underway on Friday, the St Lucian stopped Guyana’s Joshua Corbin in the second round and repeated the performance against Jamaica’s Jerome Ennis on Saturday. Ennis had defeated Guyana’s Quincy Moore on the opening night.
Meanwhile, Guyana’s Christopher Moore and Akiel Mounter won gold medals in the international contests. Moore defeated Daniel Hyman of Jamaica on Friday before going on to dispose of St Lucia’s Kareem Boyce on Saturday.
Mounter was declared a unanimous decision winner over Taj Brown of St Lucia on Friday and then proceeded to defeat countryman Michael Edwards on points. Shaquancy Wright was adjudged best boxer in the schoolboy championship.
Akea Lamzion was the best girl boxer after out-pointing Rondesa Bagot on Friday night and benefitting from a walk-over against Rianna Rogers on Saturday evening.