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Commentary: Terminal humiliation of MMA golden goose, Rhonda Rousey

January 6, 2017
Commentary: Terminal humiliation of MMA golden goose, Rhonda Rousey You can be forgiven for thinking that Mixed Martial Arts Fighting (MMA) owes its popularity to the testosterone-fuelled fists of fury of fighters like Anderson “The Spider” Silva, George “Rush” St Pierre, and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. But that distinction belongs to the glamour-puss...

Dominican Republic's absurd laws shatter star boxer's promising career

February 5, 2016
Dominican Republic's absurd laws shatter star boxer's promising career SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- When Adonis Peguero Louis won the pre-selection test to join the Dominican Republic’s national boxing team, the young man’s future played before him. As if watching a film, he saw himself headlining fights across the country, travelling to arenas...

USVI rallies around Julius Jackson in Tuesday match-up

October 5, 2015
USVI rallies around Julius Jackson in Tuesday match-up ST THOMAS, USVI -- US Virgin Islands champion fighter Julius "The Chef" Jackson will square off in a middleweight clash that headlines Jackson against Venezuela's Jose Uzcategui in a Premier Boxing Champions Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays clash on October 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

USVI's Julius Jackson wins title bout in Argentina

August 4, 2014
CORDOBA, Argentina -- The US Virgin Islands’ 340 Boxing champ Julius Jackson has won his title bout against Crispulo Javier Andino in Argentina. When Jackson returned to the territory on Saturday, he brought back the same World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol title belt...

USVI boxers go 2-1 in Argentina

December 9, 2013
ST THOMAS, USVI -- 340 Boxing's professionals will be returning to the US Virgin Islands on Monday with two more wins under their belts -- and a new world title. John Jackson, Julius Jackson and Samuel Rogers went 2-1 on Saturday night at the historic Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium.

USVI boxers to headline Argentina fight card

November 6, 2013
ST THOMAS, USVI -- The US Virgin Islands’ professional fighting champs will be heading to Argentina on December 7 to headline a five-bout fight card at the historic 20,000-seat Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium in Cordoba. Currently, boxers John Jackson, Julius Jackson and Samuel Rogers...

USVI amateur boxers dominate Atlanta tournament

September 5, 2013
USVI amateur boxers dominate Atlanta tournament ATLANTA, Georgia -- Boxers from the USVI Boxing Federation attended the Paul Murphy Title Boxing Tournament, Southwest Championships in Georgia, from August 30-September 2, 2013. This tournament hosted over 500 boxers from across the United States. Five boxers along with their coaches...

Commentary: Remembering legendary Bahamian Wilfred S. Coakley Jr.

April 26, 2013
Commentary: Remembering legendary Bahamian Wilfred S. Coakley Jr. Wilfred S. Coakley Jr. was an extraordinary man. Nothing demonstrated this quite like the way he regarded his impressive accomplishments in the fields of boxing, finance, insurance, writing and law (to name just a few) as if they were, well, ordinary.

Meeting of OECS leaders of parliamentary opposition hailed a success

May 9, 2012
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Leaders of the parliamentary opposition in the member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ended a successful meeting in St Lucia on Friday, at which they discussed issues relating to the...

Cuban coaches to help Trinidad athletes

October 13, 2011
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Starting this month, nine coaches from Cuba will be employed in Trinidad and Tobago, on contract, for a period of two years.  The expertise is being shared as part of a bilateral agreement between the two countries.

AIBA boxing championships ready to go in Barbados

September 4, 2010
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BTA) -- The International Amateur Boxing Association’s (AIBA) sixth edition of the Women World Boxing Championships, to be held in Barbados from September 6 through September 19, will welcome female boxers...

Women boxers urge Barbadians to support them

August 30, 2010
Women boxers urge Barbadians to support them BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Local women boxers competing in the upcoming International Amateur Boxing Association's (AIBA) Women World Boxing Championships in Barbados are appealing to their compatriots to support them.

Barbadians urged to support women's boxing championships

July 29, 2010
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Local boxing enthusiasts and sports fans are being encouraged to support the International Amateur Boxing Association's Women's Boxing Championships to ensure its success.

USVI boxers stumble in CAC quarterfinals

July 28, 2010
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (MCT) -- The always-quick-to-smile Clayton Laurent walked out of the locker room Sunday night with a used mouthpiece tucked snugly behind his ear and a somber look on his face.

 

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