Two of the Belfield Boxing Gym’s promising female pugilists, sisters Iprecious and Iniggahaya Lythcott, will be in action as the Amateur Boxing Association of Barbados stages a special 35th anniversary card at the Queen’s Park Steel shed tonight and tomorrow.
The boxing card will also serve the dual purpose of honouring long-time multi-discipline sports administrator Kathy Harper-Hall.
Harper-Hall has been an administrative stalwart of amateur boxing in Barbados for more than 30 years.
Iprecious, 15, a pupil of Frederick Smith, and Iniggahaya, 17, of Daryll Jordan, are expected to do battle in the pin-weight category and have been under the tutelage of well-known trainer Kelvin Nowell.
Today, at a presentation ceremony at the Belfield Boxing Gym, Member of Parliament for St. Michael West Central James Paul presented a monetary contribution to Nowell to facilitate the purchase of boxing gear for his two fighters.
Paul reiterated his commitment to providing assistance and incentive for aspiring and talented sports persons in the community and encouraged the Lythcotts to pay attention to their training and to give of their best in whatever endeavour they pursued.
Howell and both young ladies thanked their MP for his generosity and encouragement.
Nine countries are participating in the two-day event including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Guyana, British Virgin Islands and Barbados.†