Ferrari and O'Shaughnessy to represent St Lucia at Carib Boxing Championships

By December 04, 2019
Nathan Ferrari Nathan Ferrari

Nathan Ferrari and Dudley O'Shaughnessy will comprise a two-member boxing team from St Lucia set to contest the 2019 Caribbean Boxing Championships, which begins on Monday, December 9, in Trinidad and Tobago.

Staged under the auspices of the American Boxing Federation and the Caribbean Boxing Steering Committee, the competition will attract nearly 200 boxers from 17 countries. Participants have been confirmed from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic, who are first-timers. Cuba has is also being invited for the first time.

Ferrari is a former Caribbean school-boy champion who has been training in the Twin-Island Republic for the past two months. He will compete in the 64kg class. Meanwhile, O'Shaugnessy, who is based in England, will go in the 69kg category.

The weigh-in for the championships was on Wednesday with the technical meeting and draw set for Wednesday night.

Fights will be hosted at the National Cycling Velodrome in Couva.

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