Great Bay, St. Maarten – Shawn Blair, President of St Maarten National boxing Federation recently returned from Russia where he attended the 2018 AIBA Congress. Blair stated that it was a successful trip for the St. Martin National Boxing Federation in terms of what they were able to accomplish for the sport of amateur boxing.
“We will get a 3-star coach from Guyana to come to St. Maarten and train our boxers and our coaches,” said Blair. “We were also able to make an agreement with Ecuador to send our boxers to Ecuador to train.”
Blair hopes to have a Caribbean National Team for the 2024 Olympic Games, so the Caribbean will identify a couple of boxers and place them into a national training camp so outside of that they can come and represent their country’s and go back to the training camp.
721 News was further told by Blair that St. Maarten have the first option of hosting the 2019 Caribbean Development Tournament. “We have to first submit a letter of guarantee that we can do so.” On behalf of the St Maarten National Boxing Federation Blair congratulated AIBA new elected president Mr.Gafur Rahimov