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Barbados fourth in boxing tourney

Barbados fourth in boxing tourney

CASTRIES, St Lucia – Hosts St Lucia, on the back of two victories on the final night of competition last Saturday, emerged winners of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Boxing Invitational at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. They finished with 17 points, closely followed by Grenada on 14 while Antigua and Barbuda picked up […]

Amateur boxers show off skills

Amateur boxers show off skills

Bantamweight Jamali Breedy continues to impress at the amateur boxing level and on Saturday night at the Horace Phillips Memorial Tournament at the Kensington Oval Bond, he was simply a cut above the rest. So much so, that if one had diverted one’s gaze from the ring to exchange pleasantries with another fight fan, Breedy’s […]

Bridgetown Burning next Saturday

Bridgetown Burning next Saturday

The 18th Bridgetown Burning International Martial Arts Championship kicks off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on April 15 at 2 p.m. The event will feature international Chinese kickboxing (Sanda) athletes from Canada, Bermuda and Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. The disciplines will also include Taekwondo, Olympic wrestling, sports, kung fu and karate. Guest of […]

Pacquiao adds to boxing legend

Pacquiao adds to boxing legend

With another world title won, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao touched down in Manila today keen to get back to the real work of politics. The 37-year-old senator claimed the WBO welterweight title with a unanimous points victory over American Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas on Saturday, his first bout since April. “I went back after […]

Final tribute to ‘The Greatest’

Final tribute to ‘The Greatest’

Hundreds of people gathered outside Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in Kentucky and elsewhere along a funeral procession route on Friday to celebrate the boxing champion who jolted America with his showmanship and won worldwide admiration as a man of principle. Ali, a once-controversial convert to Islam who lost three years of his boxing career for […]

Thousands attend Ali’s Muslim funeral

Thousands attend Ali’s Muslim funeral

A Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali today drew thousands of admirers to the boxer’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it. An estimated 14,000 people, representing many races and creeds, attended the jenazah, or funeral in Arabic, where he […]

Muhammad Ali died from “septic shock”

Muhammad Ali died from “septic shock”

The Family of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has revealed that he died from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.” The three-time world heavyweight champion died on Friday night. He was 74. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. A public funeral will be held on […]

Tributes continue to pour in for boxing legend

Tributes continue to pour in for boxing legend

Tributes continue to pour in for boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The 74-year-old, three-time world heavyweight champion, died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. In his tribute US President Barack Obama said: “Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it.” The UK Prime Minister David Cameron described Ali […]

Bajan boxers for Guyana tourney

Bajan boxers for Guyana tourney

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Some of Barbados’ best young boxers will be in action at the first Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Tournament scheduled for April 29 and 30 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana. President of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle confirmed that secretary of the Barbados Boxing Association Kathy Harper-Hall had informed […]

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