Great Bay, St. Maarten – On Wednesday October 31 Shawn Blair, President of St Maarten National boxing Federation will be representing St Maarten in Russia at the Congress International Body. Blair told 721 News that they are having elections to vote for the new president, and St. Maarten would like to outline their plan for the development of amateur boxing in St. Maarten for the next four years.
Blair further stated that they would also like to make “Battle of the Islands” an annual tournament and they will submit a request to host the 2019 Caribbean Development Tournament right here in St Maarten.
“We know it would not be easy because back in 2006 when we had the Caribbean amateur boxing championship it was in Sint Maarten and unfortunately it fell apart, but we have the support of the Caribbean boxing family behind us 100%,” said Blair.
It was reiterated by Blair that they would need the support from businesses, government and volunteers to make it happen from, as from 2003 to present local boxers have been capturing gold every time they step out of St Maarten to compete, so they would like to develop them to go as far as they can.