West Indian Sports Complex in Halley’s corner

first_imgNineteen-year-old boxer, Shemar Halley, will have the support of West Indian Sports Complex as he looks to advance his career in the sport over in Trinidad and Tobago. Recently, the Robb Street-based sports goods store made a significant contribution to the pugilist from the Forgotten Youth Foundation Gym which is based in the community of Albouystown.The young man rose to prominence early last year when he was adjudged the best elite welterweight fighter in the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association’s Andrew Lewis National Novices Championship and later in the Junior Lightweight division in the Lennox Blackmore Intermediate Championships.Halley explained that the sponsorship meant a lot to him and that he was pleased to have the company in his corner along with coach Sebert Blake and young pugilist, Keevin Allicock. He said that it is moments like this which give him the encouragement to go on and represent well and to show that their investment has not gone to waste and he pledged to make full use of the opportunity. Halley indicated that he is grateful for the opportunity to develop his career and get the exposure of fighting overseas early which will in turn help with his progression in the sport.Meanwhile, Proprietor of West Indies Sports Complex, Javed Khan reflected on what he has seen the young man do in the ring and was pleased with his performance, noting that “he is very gifted and is definitely one for the future.”Khan added that it was on this basis that he believed sponsoring Halley would do well for the young talent as well as symbolise what the company stands for in promoting and aiding athletes in whatever way they can. The proprietor wished Halley well and reminded him that everyone was behind him to do well.last_img

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