In August, Guam Amateur Boxing Federation president Cano Cruz took a big step in bringing the sport of boxing back into the spotlight on Guam.
In about two weeks, Cruz
will take another step in that direction when the GABF
hosts its second boxing tournament at the Guam sports complex gym.
The tournament will be open to all residents of Guam, Cruz
said. "I came out of the woodwork to revive the sport because it had been stagnant for some time," said Cruz, now a two-time GABF president.
The tournament is scheduled for Nov. 10, so there is still time for people to register for it, Cruz
Several boxers from both the Dededo and Saralu boxing clubs have already registered for next month's tournament, Cruz
said, as well as "independent boxers who train on their own."
The fight card will depend on how many boxers register, Cruz
said, adding that the August event was a success, and that his
goal is to build on that for the future.
"We want to rejoin the Guam National Olympic Committee
said."We want the sport to hit really big with tournaments and classify who the best boxers on the island are to represent Guam off-island."
said that a coaches' meeting is set for 6 p.m., Oct. 29 at the Guam sports complex gym to go over the fight rules and medical issues, and to answer questions.
Anyone interested in boxing in this tournament may e-mail Cano Cruz
may also be contacted for more information on requirements and the tournament.