Trini promoter seeks support of Freundel Stuart for MASSACRE 4: (K1) Kickboxing 30 & 31 March
A promoter from Trinidad is hoping that the current Government in Barbados will subsidise a prominent Martial Arts tournament which is already under the scrutiny of ESPN, the famed global tv-cable sports network, and set to come off at the end of March.
Jason Fraser, President of the Trinidad & Tobago Combat Sport Association, says in his homeland a similar approach was used to engage support from Freundel Stuart’s counterpart Kamla Persad-Bissessar and was achieved with success far exceeding original expectations. Fraser believes since elections are at any moment for Barbados, that Stuart will rush to assist…
However it is of the view from Bajan Reporter that the TTCSA President would fare far better if he approaches the Opposition BLP or Barbados Labour Party (although I do recall how Freddie MacGregor and Tarrus Riley were brought in by both sides for free public concerts last elections five years ago in mid-January 2008) to see if they can provide some sort of boost?
This bout is set to happen no matter what and has already cost organisers in the vicinity of $500,000 TT, with at least six different Caribbean territories each sending not just fighters but coaches, managers, therapists and other crew this is a massive Sports Tourism boon for Barbados with visitor arrivals already down this quarter.