BARBADIAN BOXER WINS TITLE: Winner of the inaugural Commonwealth Boxing Council Zonal Championships

The acting Prime Minister maintained that sports formed part of a major thrust of government’s initiatives. However, he contended that with respect to boxing, the sport “has been faltering for a number of years” and “there is still much work to be done”.

Twenty-three-year-old Barbadian boxer Miguel Antoine who emerged winner of the inaugural Commonwealth Boxing Council Zonal Championships was presented with his award last Saturday by acting Prime Minister Ronald Jones, during a ceremony at the Ministry of Education, Constitution Road, St. Michael.

In his address, Mr. Jones congratulated Mr. Antoine for what he termed “his significant and pioneering achievement”, which, he said, was a testimony of what this country’s youth could achieve.

Mr. Jones called for the need to professionalise the whole approach to amateur boxing in Barbados, so as “to bring more of our youth and young people of the calibre of Miguel Antoine to the fore to develop that skill and the talent which persons like Miguel and others possess.”

He encouraged persons to see the benefits of the sport as promoting a healthy lifestyle, while developing the mind and body in a holistic manner. Mr. Jones noted that amateur boxing also provided an avenue for boxers to move on to the professional realm, where financial dividends could be attained.

The ceremony was witnessed by Director of the Commonwealth Boxing Council, Roosevelt King; Advisor to the Commonwealth Boxing Council and Founder of the Caribbean Sports Awards, Al Hamilton; and Founder of the Commonwealth Sports Awards and Director of sponsor Thump Monkey, Tim O’Brien. {DATA COURTESYCL/BGIS}

Follow on Instagram

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.


add a comment

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.

  • My Bdos Lottery Top Up 20201
  • Julie Bridal Gowns336x280
  • SG Coop Ad Christmas Cards 336 x 280 01 1
  • BR2 If you saw this then you came to the best place to get seen 1