Boxers Compete In Development Tournament

March 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Some of the island’s promising boxers competed in the inaugural Bermuda Boxing Federation [BBF] Development League tournament at Whitney Institute on Saturday [March 9].

The event featured sanctioned fights, masters, corporate and charity bouts, and open sparring for elite and youth competitors.

Development boxing comp March 13 2024

In the men’s junior contests, Qeir Ypaeraguire, of Controversy Gym, defeated Jordan Peterkin, of Fresh and Hungry Boxing Gym, on points, and Jaden Wilson, of Controversy Gym, beat Zane Furbert, of Fresh and Hungry Boxing Gym, on points.

Meanwhile, in the men’s bouts LeJai Tucker, of Fresh and Hungry Boxing Gym, overcame Stephon Paynter, of Controversy Gym, on points, while the bout between Bruce Perinchief, of Controversy Gym, and stablemate Annan Zuill was ruled a no-contest after the latter sustained an injury in the first round.

The BBF hopes to hold Development League tournaments, supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, every two or three months and build a national team of boys and girls to represent the island overseas.

“We launched the first of our grass-roots development series tournaments at the weekend,” Nathan Dill, the BBF president, told Bernews.

“We’re focusing on the youth, the amateurs, and building an amateur team.

“The feedback from the officials and coaches has been to have frequent, smaller-scale events to give our guys more ring time and experience.”

For more details, visit the BBF Instagram account @boxingbda or Facebook at Bermuda Boxing Federation.

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