The 12 Member Grenadian Boxing Team who represented the Boxing Association of Grenada (BAG) at the 22nd OECS Boxing Tournament,held in St. Lucia arrived at the Maurice Bishop International Airport on Sunday afternoon to a heroic welcome.
Winning Gold Medals for Grenada were1.Jerome Joseph – Lightweight,Sister Isle Carriacou2.Timon Gilbert – Light Heavyweight3. Rufus Vesprey – Light Welterweight,Sister Isle Carriacou4. Dariel Sylvester – Heavyweight,Sister Isle Carriacou5. Shevon Lewis – Super HeavyweightCapturing silver Medals were:6. Jarvis Regis, – Welterweight and7.Nelon Cyrus-Bantam Weight8.Joshua Redhead – Middleweight got the Bronze.Accompanying the Grenadian Boxing Team were AIBA Ring Side Medical Commission Official,Dr.Deborah-Ann Stephens-John,AIBA 3 Star Coach,Sebastian Stiell,AIBA 1Star Refree/Judge Lyle Bullen Junior and Veteran Boxing Coach Nobert Grant,B.E.M.President of B.A.G Johnson St.Louis speaking at the arrival said,that the Association will take up all training efforts and development programmes, for all aspects of Boxing and will try to attend most of the tournaments in the region, organised in the American Boxing Federation r and the International Boxing Association, in an effort to prepare Grenada, to send a powerful Boxing Team to The Summer Olympics Games in Tokoyo ,Japan in 2020.
It is worthwhile noting that, Grenada have won the OECS Boxing Championships 16 times out of 22 occassions over the years.ThePresident of the St.Lucian Boxing Federation and Organiser of the OECS Championship.Mr.
DavidChristopher said tha Grenada have a very good team of Boxers, pleasant and respectful boys,keep them in good hands and the Caribbean will benefit a lot.The B.A.G. will like to express thanks to the Grenada Olympic Committe and Sponsors for their generous assistance towards the team participation in the OECS Championship.