Jamaican Boxers Qualify for Pan American Games


Two Jamaican boxers, Super heavyweight Ricardo Brown and lightweight Shiloh Defreitas, have qualified for the Pan American Games that take place in Lima, Peru, from July 2 to August 11.

They did so at the qualifying tournament held in Nicaragua from April 2-11.

Lightweight Defreitas who boxes out of England, won his first bout against Yonathan Contreras from Guatemala, but lost to former Colombian professional boxer Jonathan Romero, in the next round.

He finished in the final eight nevertheless.

Brown received a buy into the quarter finals and then lost to the American Richard Torrez who could not participate further in the competition because of cuts.

Torrez won the bronze medal and also qualified.

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board, Stephen Jones, says the boxers will start an intense training program to keep then sharp.

Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.

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