Plans to roll-out Olympic boxing to all professional fighters are in line with the sporting spirit of inclusivity, International Boxing Association (AIBA) President CK Wu told insidethegames here today and claimed the risk of injury is not as great as has been claimed by former top fighters like Lennox Lewis.
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Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith and chairman of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Sportt) Michael Phillips, have both given gave cricket legend Brian Lara top marks for his intervention in hosting the Tuesday night fight night boxing series at his Castle residence.
Lennox Lewis, himself a former Olympic boxing gold medallist, calls it "preposterous". Barry McGuigan, another distinguished ex-Olympian who also became a world champion, condemns it as "crazy".
Trinidad and Tobago boxers Michael Alexander and Aaron Prince clinically outpointed their opponents when the Tuesday Night Boxing Series event continued at Brian Lara's Castle.
Four of T&T’s national boxers including welterweight Aaron Prince will leave this country on Monday for Cuba where they will spar against quality opposition in preparation for the first Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifier in Argentina from March 8-20.
TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s fighters won four of the five international contests on Tuesday night, when the second instalment in the “Tuesday Night Boxing at the Castle” series was held at cricket icon Brian Lara’s residence on the Lady Chancellor Hill in St Ann’s.