Peter Nygard steps up for Bahamian Boxing

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas will be sending off a six-member team today to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to compete in the first round of the qualifications for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Coached by Andre Seymour, Ronn Rodgers and Valentino Knowles, the team will comprise of Ronald Woodside in the bantamweight (56 kilograms), Rashield Williams in the light welterweight (64kg), Carl Hield in the welterweight (69kg), Israel Johnson in the light-heavyweight (81kg), Davon Hamilton in the heavyweight (91 kg) and Keishno Major in the super heavyweight (91-plus kg).

On Monday as the team was introduced to the media, they got an endorsement from Ray Minus Jr and an inspirational address from master motivator Spence Finlayson. The team, sponsored by the federation, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Peter Nygard and Island Games, will be in competition through March 20.

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