Boxing squad named for upcoming overseas matches

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Boxing squad named for upcoming overseas matches

PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia Amateur Boxing Association officials have named a squad to continue preparations for some major regional and international boxing events for the rest of the year.

The squad comprises four boxers previously named to represent St. Lucia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow Scotland from July 27 to August 3, 2014.

The four are 64kg Lightwelterweight Lyndel “the Russian” Marcellin, 69kg Welterweight Ron Bastien, 75kg Middleweight Arthur Langelier and 91kg Heavyweight England-based Ryan Charles.

The squad will continue preparing for some regional events, among them a card in Guyana scheduled for May 31, a road show scheduled for the market steps on June 1, and an invitational boxing card in Martinique on June 14.

The boxers on the squad will intensify their preparations as St. Lucia gets set to defend the Creole Boxing Championship title it won in 2013. The Creole Boxing Championships this year will be held in Guadeloupe from July 9 to 12.

Also in July St. Lucia’s boxers are scheduled to participate in the second CAC Boxing qualifiers for the 2014 CAC Games to be held in Vera Cruz Mexico in November.

The St. Lucian boxers are also set to defend their OECS boxing title later this year as well; a date for the OECS Boxing championships to be held here will be announced soon. The local boxers earmarked for the Commonwealth Games will be involved in a 12-day camp just ahead of their departure for the games.

The full training squad named is :

Lyndell Marcellin
Ryan Charles
Arthur Langelier
Ron Bastien
Kyghan Mortley
Miguel Auguste
Dalton George
Alex Poyotte
Joshua Duberry
Adrian Brad Louis
Heslie Louis Joseph
Nyran David
Ian Auberto
Yatil Roberts
Marvin Anthony
Jamal Mitchell
Colin Vidal
Merlanda St. Clair- lone female boxer in the squad.

The boxers are under the watchful eyes of coaches Conrad Fredericks and Jorge Gonzales Dominguez and team manager Brian McDonald.

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