18 Sep

Keevin Allicock, Abiola Jackman to be awarded by AIBA

first_img… Blake, Pool, Assanah also to be recognisedKEEVIN Allicock and Abiola Jackman were named by the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) among five boxers and officials, who will be awarded by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for their achievement and performances in amateur boxing.The Steve Ninvalle-led GBA said AIBA had asked all of its affiliated federations to nominate individuals to be awarded as part of the International body’s observance of International Boxing Day.Abiola JackmanAfter consultation with GBA’s Coaches and Referee and Judges Commission, Allicock, former Junior Commonwealth silver medallist and reigning Caribbean bantamweight champion, along with Jackman, the current female Caribbean Champion, was selected.While Allicock will be recognised as the country’s best Elite boxer and Jackman the best Youth female fighter, Mark Crawford will be awarded for being the best Youth male boxer.The Best Coach award will go to Sebert Blake; Best Official is Terrence Poole and Lawrence Assanah, a Sergeant in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who recently picked up his AIBA One Star badge, will be recognised for his excellence in the ring as a referee.AIBA designated July 22 to be celebrated every year and encourages the global Boxing Family, fans, partners and stakeholders to join in celebrating.Leading up to the July 22 event this year, AIBA took the initiative to inspire the global boxing community, through sharing the greatest boxing stories and organising quizzes to challenge all boxing fans and supporters.last_img

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