The Barbados Boxing Association will stage the annual Carlton Hope/Lionel Hall Memorial Boxing Tournament at the St Michael School Auditorium on September 26 starting at 7 p.m.
The event is being held as part of the selection process for boxers to represent Barbados at the upcoming Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament that will be held in Guyana in November 2015.
The local boxers will come up against boxers from Antigua and Barbuda in a ten-bout card which will feature juniors, youth, and elite boxers. The weigh-ins and medicals for all participating boxers will take place at the office of Dr Bronwen Glasford, Wildey, St Michael (opposite the Shell Gas Station) on September 26 at 7 a.m.
Among the local boxers who will be in action are Anderson Emmanuel, Akeem Farley, Ch’vanni Forde, Cabral Barriteau-Foster, Ezra Lorde, Ision Fraser and Arkeem Isidore.
All boxers on the card are expected to attend the weigh-in and medicals. In preparation for the card, there will be two sessions for technical officials on Wednesday September 16 and Friday, September 25. The sessions will be held at Worrell House, Whitepark Road, St Michael, Room 4 (upstairs) and will start at 6 p.m. each evening.
The first session will be a general discussion led by the president of the Barbados Boxing Association, Anthony Jones, while the second session will be conducted by international referee/judge James Beckles of Trinidad & Tobago.
Meanwhile, the association, in collaboration with the Barbados Olympic Association, will be holding a coaching course for coaches for the international one-star accreditation. Eleven local coaches along with fifteen from seven other Caribbean countries will be attending the course which is scheduled to run from September 17-21 at the headquarters of the Barbados Olympic Association.