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Tighter security for boxing card

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Security will?be beefed up for Saturday’s Carlton Hope Memorial Boxing Tournament at Springer Memorial School.
With memories still lingering of last month’s brawl during the Lionel Hall Memorial Tournament at the Netball Stadium, the Barbados Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) has taken steps to ensure there would be no recurrence.
During a Press conference at the Coconut Court Hotel yesterday, BABA president Anthony Jones and secretary Kathy Harper-Hall revealed there would be added security for the card which gets under way at 7 p.m.
In addition, police crowd control barriers will be set up around the boxing ring.
Talented boxers Cobia Breedy and Adrian Biscette will lead Barbados’ charge at the scheduled 12-bout card that will pit some of the island’s best boxers against Trinidad and Tobago’s best.
Breedy, an emerging light welterweight boxer from the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP), will no doubt be looking forward to Saturday’s event, having been involved in the notorious bout with St Lucian Dalton “Hurricane” George which triggered last month’s brawl.
Biscette, a light heavyweight who also hails from the BDFSP camp, is set to take on Trinidadian Shaquille Gabriel in one of the feature fights.
Female boxers Jenny Benedict and Gheeta Narine, who represented Barbados at the 2012 Women’s Elite Continental Championships, will be battling in the featherweight and lightweight divisions respectively. (RB)

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