Stephanie Allen of Golden Fist gym was one of nine champions crowned on the penultimate night of the National Amateur Boxing Championships at the Woodbrook Youth Facility Saturday night.
On a night when a record 22 bouts were judged, nine champions were crowned and new talents emerged, one boxer was disqualified for executing a round-house kick while the women boxers showed their prowess in the ring.
Candice Pyke, the Most Outstanding Female Boxer for two consecutive years (2009 - 2010) upset her Boxing Magic teammate Ingle Charles, the 2012 National Light Welterweight champion.
Charles looked stronger and more conditioned than Pyke, a former flyweight boxer and mother of a young child. But when the bell rang, Pyke was the aggressor and used some crafty techniques to triumph over Charles by a wide 11-4 margin, thus snatching the Light Welterweight title.
The Open Class boxers did not disappoint as Aaron Cumberbatch (Cosmic), Lavel Nurse (THA Elite) and Akiel Outram (Cosmic) all defeated their respective opponents. Outram was the pick of the crop as he showed finesse in picking apart Gideon Prince (Prince Gladiators) who he pummelled onto the canvas.
Marinus Coutain (Fine Line) and Kyle Ragoonath (Ultimate Gym) won the Novice Heavyweight and Novice Lightweight titles respectively in similar fashion. During their quarter and semi-final bouts, both boxers dispatched their opponents with the referee stopping the contests.
75kg Novice Elite Middleweight
Joash Cyrus (Ultimate Gym) def Thurion Garcia (SEPOS) Decision (12-7)
91kg Youth Heavyweight
Jealani Garcia (Fine Line) won by walkover vs Dillon Maharaj (White Eagle)
91kg Novice Elite Heavyweight – Final
Marinus Coutain (Fine Line) def Adam Seedalsingh (Rough House) – RSC
91kg Open Elite Heayweight
Azariah Agard (TTDF) def Nick Boodram (Phoenix) –Disqualification
91+ kg Novice Elite Super Heavyweight - Final
Jermeil Guevera (Ultimate) def Joseph Simon (Magic) – RSC
57kg Women Featherweight - Final
Lexcine Duke(Magic) def Shenica Abraham (Magic) – RSC
64kg Women Light Welterweight - Final
CandicePyke (Magic) def Ingle Charles (Magic) - Decision
56kg Open Elite Bantamweight
Aaron Cumberbatch (Cosmic) def Levi Francis (Sand City) – RSC
57kg Junior Featherweight
Christian McDonald (Ultimate) def Jarrel Nunes ( YANS) – RSC
Raheem Modest (Undisputed) won by walkover vs Malcolm Benjamin (Champs)
60kg Youth Lightweight
Kevin Coker (Cosmic) won by walkover vs Aderl Braveboy (Moruga)
60kg Novice Elite Lightweight - Final
Kyle Ragoonath (Ultimate) def Aaron Joseph (Golden Fist) – RSC
64kg Novice Elite Youth Light Welterweight -Final
Jean Marc Borel (Rough House) def Asad Fabien (Magic) – Decision
64kg Novice Elite Light Welterweight - Final
David Francique (TTDF) def Keron Bourne (Rough House) – Decision
64kg Open Elite Light Welterweight
Stephen Charles (Black Hawks) def Dion Charles (Golden Fist) – Decision
Akiel Outram (Cosmic )def Gideon Prince (Prince Gladiators) – RSC
69kg Novice Elite Welterweight - Final
Davin Sinaswee (Ultimate) won by walkover vs Brian Gabriel (Fine Line)
69kg Open Elite Welterweight
Joash Walkins (Rough House) def Keslon Raymond (Magic) – Decision
Lavel Nurse (THA Elite) def Ricardo Gittens (Magic) – RSC
75kg Youth Middleweight
Micah Espinet (YANS) def Kevin Gazette (Magic) – Decision
50kg Women Elite Flyweight – Final
Stephanie Allen (Golden Fist) def Keitha Charles (Black Hawks) – Decision
Fidel Lewis (Golden Fist) def Shakeem George (Golden Fist) — Decision