THE Caribbean boxing fraternity has received another resignation from one of its most experienced and long-serving administrators. President of the Trinidad Boxing Association Cecil Forde has thrown in his towel following resignation on Tuesday from the Caribbean Steering Committee for Boxing.
Forde’s walk from the committee came one day after Chairman Steve Ninvalle tendered his resignation and has apparently left the region’s leadership barrel in a critical state. Forde was the Vice-chairman of the committee and, along with Kathy Harper Hall of Barbados, is one of the longest serving administrators of the sport.
The outspoken Trinidadian said his decision to leave the group came after carefully analysing comments made at a virtual meeting of Caribbean presidents held on Sunday, October 4.
“Dear Caribbean Presidents, I hereby inform you that I have resigned as Vice-chairman of the Caribbean Steering Committee and the five-man committee appointed to hold discussions with AIBA Presidential Candidates with immediate effect. This decision was taken after carefully examining all comments that were made on Sunday, October 5 2020 Zoom meeting with presidents.
“In leaving, l feel confident that the achievements that we have made as a regional body will continue under the guidance of those selected.
“I wish to thank the entire Caribbean Boxing Community for the love, and total respect they have given me for the thirty plus years I have been involved in the sport of Boxing. I will remain committed to give my support and advice if needed,” Forde wrote.
On Monday, Ninvalle resigned from both committees citing personal reasons. The surprise move left many in the region puzzled and was labelled a `phantom punch` by head of St Lucia Boxing Association David `Shakes’ Christopher.