PRESIDENT of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle, has been appointed chairman of the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) elections to be held tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ninvalle will chair the meeting virtually and will be responsible for what is termed the most important part of the AMBC Congress.
The AMBC had recently written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to have one of the most respected administrators appointed to chair. AIBA responded in the affirmative.
In an invited comment the GBA boss said that he welcomed the fact that AMBC and AIBA could have placed so much confidence in him. He promised to operate in a fair and impartial manner.
In chairing the elections, Ninvalle, a vice-president of AMBC, has become the first from CARICOM to do so.
The local boxing boss has chalked up several firsts since being elected the president of GBA including the Anglophone Caribbean’s first Executive Committee Member of AIBA, first AIBA Youth Commission Chairman and first member of the AIBA Executive Bureau.
Venezuelan Luisa Benitez is the lone woman in the quartet along with Brazilian Fabiano Borges, Puerto Rican Jose Laureano and American Tyson Lee. Tomorrow’s Congress will see one person taking over from Argentine Osvaldo Bisbal who has resigned as the 43-member AMBC president.