BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) â€“ The 22nd Caribbean Amateur Boxing Association championship is set to be the biggest ever with as many as 17 countries declaring their participation later this month in Trinidad & Tobago.
Defending champions Bahamas are among the teams for the one-week tournament at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre from 26 June to 1 July and the entry list could swell even further if Belize and French Guiana join the championship.
â€śWe are still awaiting word from Belize and Cayenne (French Guiana), who have also expressed interest,â€ť CABA general secretary Kathy Harper-Hall said.
The competition will have bouts in 14 weight classes and five categories â€“ seniors, novices, youth, cadet and women. The weight divisions range from pinweight (46 kilos) to super heavyweight (91+ kilos).
There will be a pre-tournament seminar for officials on 25-26 June, designed mainly to improve efficiency with the computerised scoring system.
Countries already entered are: Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, USVI, and hosts Trinidad & Tobago.