Four of six fighters who will form a potent Jamaican boxing team, left the island Tuesday for Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) where they will participate in the Caribbean Boxing Championships between December 3 and 9.
The boxers are Middleweight Janathan Hanson, Elite Featherweight Lisa Frazer, Youth Featherweight Sherikee Moore and Youth Light Welterweight Britney McFarlane. Super Heavyweight Ricardo Brown and Welterweight Joshua Frazer are to join the team in Trinidad and Tobago. Coach Gilbert Vaz and manager Leroy Brown also left with the team on Tuesday.
Boxing Board President Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones told BUZZ that he was happy that the island was able to send a team.
“Where the Caribbean Championships are concerned, we are happy to be a part of it. It is important in terms of our region that Jamaica takes part not only in the development tournament but the Championships at the end of the year because the boxers look forward to it. What I am most pleased about is that we have a balanced team not just our elite boxers but our most novice boxer who is a female and we have three females and three males representing Jamaica, so we are confident that they will all do well,” Jones said.
“We are going up against countries that will have many more participants so it’s not a matter of winning the Caribbean Championships but a matter of doing as best as we can. We are confident that we will come back with medals…,” he added.
All eyes will be on Ricardo Brown, who is seen as a medal prospect for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. The Jamaican team was sponsored by the Jamaica Olympic Association which provided funds for four boxers, while the other members of the team were funded from private donations.