[www.inewsguysana.com] – The English speaking Caribbean will have its first official on the Executive Body of the World Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) when Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) President, Steve Ninvalle was elected on Thursday during the election in Jeju, South Korea.
Ninvalle highlighted the magnitude of the feat as he noted that, “the voice of the Caribbean will be heard in the inner chambers”.
Meanwhile, Vice-President of the Bahamas Boxing Association, Alwin Sergeant mentioned that the achievement was a significant one.
“This has been a tremendous victory for the Caribbean, in fact the Americas have finally decided and realised that without the Caribbean they can’t go forward, so Steve’s victory is a victory for Caribbean boxing… I think it goes beyond boxing; it’s a victory for Caribbean sport… I will put it this way, round one; mission accomplished,” Sergeant said.
President of the Grenadian Boxing Association Ralph James also chimed in on the importance.
“The holding today was an extremely proud moment for us in the Caribbean, we are happy that Steve has won a major victory and the boxing federation’s and associations should be proud because this in itself starts a new trend for boxing in the Caribbean and it will certainly take us further in the game.”
The AIBA Executive Body is made up of 20 persons that usually make the decisions in the best interest of boxing.