Boxing federation seeking funding for tournament


Great Bay, St. Martin – The St. Maarten National Boxing Federation is planning on hosting a amateur  boxing tournament June 1 and 2, 2018, but desperately needs financial assistance to make this a reality.

According to Shawn Blair of the St. Maarten National Boxing Federation, they are in need of sponsorship in order to make this a reality “We had people promise us funding before so now we are in need of financial support as this is a great opportunity for us with regards to sports tourism,” said Blair.

Blair further stated to 721News that boxing is one of the most recognizable sports in the world and the federation has countries, such as, Aruba, Guyana, Guadalupe, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, USA, St Lucia, US Virgin Islands, Haiti, Grenada, Curacao, Anguilla, Antigua and Suriname that are willing to support them by coming to this tournament.

“Also what we will be doing with this tournament is having a Coaches Clinic where we will have someone to train our local people to be Internationally Certified as a boxing coach, as the last tournament in St Lucia they did referee and judges so now we would like to do coaching,” said Blair.

Source: 721 News