NAGICO Insurances and Young Blood Boxing Gym have teamed up to host a night of amateur boxing on November 13th 2009.
The L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium will come alive as some of the best young amateur fighters from the Dutch side, French side and Saba face off in what is being billed as this year’s most exciting night in local boxing.
The main card of The Young Blood Boxing Gym, NAGICO Night of Amateur boxing will be a battle between Dutch St. Maarten’s Greg Richie and Saba’s, Enoch Charles.
An affordable $10 for general seating and $ 20 for ringside will give you entry. Matches are scheduled to start at 7:00 pm with 9 amateur bouts and 4 exhibition fights scheduled. The proceeds from the boxing event will go towards the purchasing of materials needed for training and to cover the travel expenses for young athletes who will travel abroad. The event is being held in association with the St. Maarten Amateur Boxing Association.
The entire boxing night is being spearheaded by Young Blood Boxing Gym trainer and local boxing celebrity Shawn "Pitbull" Blair. The sponsorship cheque was presented at NAGICO head office. On accepting the sponsorship Mr. Blair commented "It is one of the best feelings in a long time to know that NAGICO is willing to sponsor yet another community project, but this time in the form of boxing. NAGICO is once again providing an outlet for the youth to express themselves and keep themselves occupied. When I came up with the idea of holding an amateur fight night, and presented my proposal to NAGICO It was received positively. I would like to thank NAGICO for giving the youngsters this opportunity."
NAGICO provided sponsorship for several big ticket professional fights held on the island last year, but unlike those events this night will focus only on amateurs.