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Amateurs boxers in international fights at Olympia Crown on Saturday

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 8:11 PMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's amateur boxers will go up against a six-man contingent from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on Saturday in a show that has been arranged by the Jamaica Boxing Board, in association with the Olympia Crown Hotel, Molynes Road.

There will be six international and two local bouts on the card, and fight time is 8 p.m.

The team of six boxers from the BVI is coached by Jamaican Julan Brown, who heads the boxing programme there. The full team is Andrew Lettsome 20, heavyweight (195); Elton Leonard, 21, light heavyweight (175); Elton King Leonard, 20, middleweight (160); Tyriq Isles, 23, welterweight (155); Romario Morgan, 19, light welterweight (139) and Dmoi Martin, 17, flyweight (115).

Lettsome and Isles arrived in the island yesterday, accompanied by team manager David Penn. The other boxers will arrive tomorrow. The Boxing Board stated yesterday that this card is part of its development programme and is designed to give Jamaica's amateurs competition involving other teams from the region.

The plan is that over the next several months, Jamaica will engage in team tournaments, so as to keep the young amateurs busy.