56kg Bantamweight Travis Maynard will be first in action when he comes up against an opponent from Haiti, Pierre Marie Phelissien.
75kg Middleweight Miguel Auguste will fight against Venezuela’s Saavedra Engry.
St. Lucia’s other boxer at the qualifying series Dalton “the Hurricane” George lost in his 64kg lightwelterweight contest against Walter Duarte of Guatemala last evening.
George was the better boxer having won the first round and was leading in the second round of the encounter when he complained of not being able to breath properly and could not have continued the fight hence the referee having to stop the contest.
The conditions in Bogota have not been kind to the St. Lucian and other foreign boxers as it has been bitterly cold conditions which they have not been accustomed to which has affected their preparation for bouts and in bouts itself. Two Trinidadian boxers also complained of not being able to breath properly in their bouts and a Haitian boxer passed out not being able to deal with the conditions.
The second CAC qualifier in Colombia is for the CAC Games to be held in Vera Cruz Mexico in November. 69 spots for qualification to Mexico are available in this series and despite the ST.Lucian boxers coming up with or without a win they may still land qualification spots for Mexico as in the 64 kg Lightwelterweight Division there were 9 spots available but only 6 boxers were able to enter that division also the 75kg middleweight division 9 spots are available with only 8 boxers being entered.
The 56 kg Bantamweight division,6 spots are available with 8 boxers registered in that division.
The qualifiers conclude on Friday night with ST.Lucia’s contingent expected home next week Monday.