THE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) and the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) have collaborated to ensure that the country’s representatives at the inaugural Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia, are given every possible chance of reaching the podium.
At a joint Press Conference yesterday, GBA president Steve Ninvalle and GOA head K. Juman-Yassin, highlighted that Patrick Harvey, Travis Inverary and Alisha Jackman, will have the service of a nutritionist, a psychologist, a physiotherapist and whatever else is needed for the trio to properly prepare for the November 25 – December 5 event in the South American country.
With the boxers also receiving $100 000 each from GOA, Ninvalle explained that the money is “not for their training programme, it’s just for them to cushion the effects and the hardships that they may have.”
Meanwhile, the GOA’s long-serving president highlighted their happiness to support the GBA, with Ninvalle adding that the GOA has been the backbone of support for boxing throughout the years.
The boxers will head into a high-level training camp, which will also see boxers from Trinidad and Tobago join to shape their skills ahead of Cali.