Sports — 04 October 2013
The countdown is on!

The groundwork has been done, and the final touches are being put on preparations for next weekend’s boxing open-door event out west in San Ignacio.

There are no Premier League football games scheduled for next weekend in San Ignacio, so the main attraction will likely be the boxing showcase where San Ignacio/Santa Elena residents are welcome to witness the start of a new era in boxing. Boxers seeing action will be from Lions Den Gyms in San Ignacio and Ladyville, as well as from San Pedro and Guatemala.

Lions Den Gym managers Clinton Tucker (Ladyville Lions Den) and Frank Martinez (San Ignacio Lions Den), who together organized the event, are determined to see boxing return to prominence on the Belize sporting scene; and they say they are committed to youth development, and not just the commercial side of boxing at this time. That will come in the future; but right now, it’s all about getting the youngsters involved, and getting the community involved.

A first of its kind for as far back as we can recall, the Boxing Tournament at the Welcome Center in San Ignacio, scheduled to commence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, will be FREE (as in no admission charge) for all who want to come out and support this noble endeavor.

“Come on out and support our present and future boxers,” and “let’s make a change!”, says the flyer promoting the boxing exhibition.

For more information or assistance with the event, contact Clinton Tucker at 604-8948 or Frank Martinez at 637-1680.

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