AFTER a relatively quiet first four months of the year for the St.Lucia Boxing Association the coming few months will be a very busy one. The association has shortlisted a number of boxers for a series of upcoming regional and international engagements.
According to SLBA Public Relations Officer Brian Mc Donald, St. Lucia is expected to participate with a six member team and three officials at the OECS Boxing Championships in Grenada May 28 to 30. St. Lucia are defending OECS champions having won the tournament when it was last held in 2013 in St. Lucia. The St. Lucia team for Grenada will be announced next week.
Two of St. Lucia’s senior or elite boxers LyndellMarcellin and Arthur Langelier are scheduled to participate in the Pan American Games boxing qualifiers in Mexico June 4 to 9.
St.Lucia is also scheduled to participate at the Annual Creole Boxing championships in the French speaking Island of Martinique July 1 to 4. St.Lucia finished in second place losing out on the title by one point to French Guyana last year in Guadeloupe.
Several boxers from St. Lucia at the Novice, Junior, Youth, Elite and Women’s divisions are expected to take part in a Caribbean Boxing Championships set for Aruba in late September.
Meanwhile, 64 kg Light welterweight boxer Adrian Brad Louis is preparing to participate in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa, September 5 to 11.
Mc Donald said: “St.Lucia may also participate in the AMBC continental championships AIBA World Boxing champions in Doha, Qatar in October. On the local front a series of road shows has been scheduled to fine tune the boxers’ preparation and readiness for the various events.
Road shows have been planned for Mabouya Valley, Soufriere, Choiseul and Vieux Fort respectively.