Jamaicans weigh-in with five medals from Guyana tournament

December 01, 2015
(Front row from left) Nico Yeyo, Daniel Hylton, Ricardo Carter. Back row: Jamaica Boxing Board of Control president, Stephen Jones, Ian Darby, coach Gilbert Vaz, team captain Janathan Hanoson, team manager Kevin Stupart, and Director in charge of amateur boxers, Kingsley Goodison.

A superb five-member boxing expedition from the country's amateur division stamped its class on the recent Caribbean Development Boxing tournament in Guyana, sweeping through more than 100 competitors from across 16 countries with two gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Jamaica's team captain, Janathan Hanson, led with gold in the middleweight division. Ricardo Carter struck gold in lightweight.

Sixteen-year-old Donald Quarrie High school boxing sensation, Daniel Hylton, claimed silver in the featherweight category. Nico Yeyo took silver in welterweight.

Light heavyweight Ian Darby won bronze in the amateur competition.

magnificent performance

Team Jamaica was accompanied by coach by Gilbert Vaz and manager Kevin Stupart, both Jamaica Defence Force servicemen.

The Jamaicans are scheduled to arrive home today.

Head of amateur boxers, and Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) director, Kingsley Goodison, praised his team's outstanding efforts.

"This is a most magnificent performance of the amateur boxers that I have seen. I have been associated with boxing for over 20 year and it is the first we have had such an unbelievable medal haul," Goodison told STAR Sports yesterday.

"Sixteen countries participated, over 100 athletes, male and female, and for our five member team to come home with this amazing haul, it is amazing. The emphasis is now looking on the youth, like young Daniel (Hylton), for the future," he added.

JBBC's junior championships are scheduled for next month.

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