Lightweight Michael Alexander has qualified for the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Vera Cruz, Mexico, scheduled for November.
According to Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Boxing Association (TTABA) press release, Alexander and Stephanie Allen made the recent trip to Tiaman Mexico for the first CAC qualifier. Allen, however, was stopped in the second round of her bout against the Central American champion from Costa Rica when the referee intervened..
Alexander fought Sparkinson Almonte of the Dominican Republic and lost 2-1, but with the Dominican Republic boxer being the gold medallist, Alexander was one of the six boxers to qualify for the Games.
Meanwhile, the team selected for the Commonwealth Games, is scheduled to leave for a live-in camp in Cuba which is scheduled to begin on June 1.
Following are the boxers for the camp: Azariah Agard (Heavyweight), Chimere Taylor (Middleweight), Andrew Fermin (Light-heavyweight), Patrice Kalloo (Flyweight), Aaron Prince (Middleweight), Stephen Charles (Welterweight), Michael Alexander (Lightweight), Shawn Joseph (Bantamweight), Jean-Paul Cooper (Light welterweight), Justin Parris (Junior)
In other news, TTABA would be hosting a local referee/judge’s course beginning on Thursday, May 15, which will run for four weeks, two days per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.
All those interested must register with us as soon as possible.
The contact numbers are: 736-4715; 686-6280