McDonald/GBA card for February 17
-now an annual eventTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will kick off its 2018 activities with a card on February 17 at the National Gymnasium.The 12-bout card will be of an international flavour and is being held in conjunction with former amateur boxer, Alford `Boxer’ McDonald.Speaking with Chronicle Sport from the US Virgin Islands yesterday, McDonald said that so far Jamaica and St Lucia have signaled their intention of participating.“It is my understanding that French Guiana and Grenada are also waiting on the sideline to confirm coming to Guyana. I had promised last year that this would be an annual event. We need more exposure and quality competition for our young boxers and this tournament will provide just that,” McDonald said.McDonald disclosed that he is in close contact with GBA president, Steve Ninvalle, and the full composition of the card will be known within two weeks.“What has been revealed to me is that the St. Lucian light welterweight champion, Nathan Ferrari is eager for a rematch with Guyanese, Colin `Superman’ Lewis, while French Guiana wants to send someone to test the Caribbean bantamweight king `Lightning’ Keevin Allicock. I estimate that we will have at least four international bouts,” the former boxer added.Lewis stopped Ferrari in the second round last month at the Caribbean Championships. Opponents are also being sought for Joel Williamson; Caribbean middleweight champion `Dynamite’ Desmond Amsterdam, and national light heavyweight champion, Dennis `Menace’ Thomas.The February 17 card follows on the heels of a collaborative effort between the GBA and Seon Bristol of Briso Promotions, held at the National Gymnasium last Boxing Day.