PRESS RELEASE – 69 kg elite senior Boxer Welterweight Lyndell “the Russian” Marcellin and 17 year old school boy Lightwelterweight 64 kg youth Boxer, Nathan Ferrari have been named Senior and Junior boxers of the year respectively for 2015 by the ST.Lucia Boxing Association.
Marcellin, although not having a great year as in previous years ,was still able to get the nod over the other elite senior boxers who were on show for ST.Lucia in 2015.
Marcellin won gold at the OECS Boxing championships at the end of May in Grenada where he was also named Boxer of the tournament. H e was also a gold medallist at the 2015 Creole Boxing championships in Martinique. He ended 2015 at the Caribbean Development Boxing championships in Guyana with a Bronze medal. He also took part in the Pan American Boxing qualifiers in Mexico where he lost to Argentina’s Albert Ignacio Palmettea.
Honourable mention for 2015 in the Elite senior category were 75kg Middleweight Arthur Langelier and 75kg /81kg Marvin Anthony who floated between Middleweight and Lightheavyweight through the year. Langelier won gold at the Creole Boxing championships and silver at the OECS Boxing championships .
He took part in the pan American boxing qualifiers in Mexico and did not medal at the Caribbean Development Boxing championships in Guyana where he suffered a controversial loss. Anthony won Gold at the OECS Boxing championships and Silver at the Caribbean Development Boxing championships in Guyana.
Ferrari a 17 year old Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School student made his debut in the sport this year and has impressed all who has seen him so far in the sport.
He won a gold medal at the Creole Boxing championships in Martinique and lost a very close bout to an opponent from Guyana at the Caribbean Development Boxing championships which were held in Guyana at the end of November.
He is a very disciplined young man and very dedicated to the sport and is willing to ask questions and learn and he has a bright future ahead of him in the sport if he stays focused.
Honorable mention in the junior division is Kareem Boyce a Sir Ira Simmons secondary school student who also made his debut this year. He won a silver medal at the Creole Boxing championships in Martinique and also won silver at the Caribbean Development Boxing championships in Guyana late November.
Boyce is another youngster with great potential in the sport and needs to be encouraged to continue and to maintain his focus on the sport.