“Young Guns – The Proving Ground”With the intent of giving younger boxers a platform to showcase the fruits of their hard work in the ring, the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) on Saturday evening staged their first ever ‘Young Guns – The Proving Ground’, which ironically lived up to its name.‘The King’ celebrates his easy victory with his mini meThe five-card event saw a mixture of debut boxers, females, and even an international sensation, all competing in the square jungle at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).Like any other boxing event, the boisterous crowd was not shy to shout its approval or disapproval, creating a highly intense and competitive atmosphere.Of the first pair to take the ring, Terrence Adams, who had just one fight in his professional career — which he had won — came up against the debutant Delon Charles. The contest was indeed close, with the featherweight boxers throwing punch after punch in hope of achieving a boxer’s ultimate dream, a knockout.The four rounds of competition expired quickly, and it was not a shocker that the debutant Charles had emerged victorious. This was mainly owing to the fact that the boxing had produced a stronger final round than his opponent.James Moore enjoying his advantage over Romeo NorvilleNext to take the ring were the females. Being the only female contest on the cards, the animated audience was pumped and ready for the action. Rewinna David and Ansilla Norville had both expressed their intention to come out victorious, but on fight night it seemed as though only one boxer was determined enough. David carried an air of confidence, firing strong punches at her opponent, who could only resolve to clinch when the heat was too much. David often had her opponent on the ropes, and even though it looked like the audience would see their first knockout of the night, Norville survived. But it was no surprise that David’s hand was the one raised at the end of the bout.Given his long record in the ring, many would have thought that Anson Green would emerge victorious over his debuting opponent, but the crowd was in for a shock. Green, who has a track record of two wins and six losses, appeared certain that he would be able to demolish Joel Williamson, but it was the other way around. Four rounds of back and forth jabs saw the more experienced fighter ‘getting a run for his money’, as the humble Williamson grabbed the victory.The penultimate fight could be deemed the fight of the night, as it featured a comedy of errors. When James Moore and Romeo Norville stepped into the ring for their cruiserweight contest, the difference in the boxers was clearly visible to the energetic crowd. The tall, lanky Moore towered over his opponent and made it difficult for him to connect a punch. Try as Norville did, Moore’s advantage saw him delivering jab after jab to the head, and when the chatter from the crowd became overwhelming, Moore would dabble in taunts that entertained viewers and upset Norville’s coach. After the third round, the officials called off the fight, awarding Moore a technical knockout to take his professional career to two wins in two bouts.A glimpse of the female actionThe excitement of the previous match made the way for a great atmosphere at CASH, as the boxers prepared for the final bout. The Barbadian Keithland King had boasted upon his arrival in Guyana that he would be able to knock out his opponent Derick Richmond by the second round of their middleweight contest. Although it didn’t go exactly that way, it was a close call. The self-assured Guyanese boxer made use of the home crowd advantage, even as ‘The King’ made his grand entrance. With the fight underway, the Guyanese advanced, throwing jab after jab that often missed its target. After the first round, Richmond was visibly tiring, paving the way for King to make light work of him.Richmond barely survived the second round, the crowd going quiet as the announcement came that the match would be discontinued and a technical knockout would be awarded to the visitor, making King’s prediction off by just a short margin.Owing to the success of the first “Young Guns – The proving Ground’ card, the GBBC and organisers Clive Atwell and Dexter Marques are in talks to have a similar event each month.
1 Home. #POGBACK pic.twitter.com/N0irgKbuv5— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 8, 2016 Paul Pogba Manchester United have re-signed Paul Pogba for a world record transfer fee.The 23-year-old midfielder has penned a five-year contract with the Premier League side after he passed a medical on Monday.United have been chasing the Frenchman all summer and finally got their man after agreeing to pay Juventus €105million (£89m).That figure beats the estimated £85million that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013 in the previous world record deal. Juve have revealed United could also owe them a further €5million (£4.25m) if certain sporting targets are reached during the course of Pogba’s contract.Pogba left United four years ago for a nominal fee, and went on to win four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice while his reputation grew – persuading Jose Mourinho to pay a colossal sum to bring him back to Old Trafford.“I am delighted to rejoin United,” Pogba said. “It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho.“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends.“But I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford. I always enjoyed playing in front of the fans and can’t wait to make my contribution to the team. This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game.”Pogba’s move has been one of the most protracted transfers of the summer, and there was a final tease before confirmation finally came in the early hours of Tuesday morning.First, United posted a video on Twitter of a hooded figure in a club training top with the message “Are you ready? #POGBACK”.Moments later, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola tweeted “THE MAN IS UNITED”.And Pogba himself then followed up by bidding farewell to Juventus.“Thanks @juventusfc and all Juventini. Goodbye means nothing, it is the time we spent together that matters,” he wrote.Only then did the official announcement come from the club. But United and their fans will hope Pogba proves to be worth the wait. “Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future,” Mourinho said once the deal was official.“He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is.“At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years. He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond.”
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Former LYIT student Declan Treanor is currently in serious condition following an accident in Malta.Declan had been on a holiday in Malta when he was struck by a Volkswagen Golf driven by a 67-year-old woman at a pedestrian crossing in The Strand, Sliema, on the east of the island. The accident occurred at 9:30 am (8:30 am Irish time) last Saturday.The Malta Police Force and an ambulance attended the scene. In a statement, Malta’s Police Force says that he has suffered “grievous injuries” and a Magisterial Inquiry has been appointed on the case whilst the Police investigation continues. The 35-year-old is now in a coma, and is due to undergo an MRI scan this afternoon.Doctors at the Mater Dei Hospital in Malta have been slowly reducing the amount of sedation prescribed to him in the days following the accident, with none being given to him for the first time this morning with the hope that it will help him emerge from the coma.Declan has been responding to stimulus, however surgeons have not been able to conduct surgery on his leg fractures as the risk is too great until he wakes from the coma.Assistant lecturer at LYIT and close friend of Declan’s, Joe Coll, set up a fundraiser along with other close friends of Declan’s to take the pressure off of Declan’s family and partner during this difficult time. Declan with his partner Claire Fastner“Naturally this is a very stressful time for his partner and his parents.“Thankfully Declan has travel insurance, but we are trying to raise funds to alleviate some of the financial pressure for his partner and parents who will likely be there by his side for weeks or more likely months.”Although he has been responding to certain stimuli, doctors are concerned that his brain injuries may be severe.“Declan is very fit, a vegetarian, and he really looks after himself. We will know more following the MRI scan.”Originally from Monaghan, Declan studied in LYIT for four years, graduating from the Computing Department in 2005. During their time at college, Joe and Declan became close friends and lived together, and they remained close following their graduation. “Declan is one of the funniest and friendliest people I know. Declan is a life and soul of the party type guy. Really funny and really friendly. If you have met him we are sure you would agree.“We would greatly appreciate any small contribution you could make.”If you would like to help, you can visit the Declan Treanor Fund by following this link:https://www.leetchi.com/c/money-pot-declan-treanorAppeal launched to help LYIT graduate in serious condition following accident in Malta was last modified: September 24th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:declan treanorfundraisermalta