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International amateur boxing body gives directive for new elections

Vincent Strachan

Four months after the Bahamas Boxing Federation (the amateur arm of the sport in the country) held elections, from which Vincent Strachan emerged as president, a directive has come down from the international parent body to have another voting forum. This has been confirmed by both past long-time President Wellington Miller and Strachan. “It’s been…
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Taureano Johnson at pivotal point in once-promising career

Tureano Johnson

Tureano Johnson has a 20-2 won-lost record and is still thought of as a creditable boxer. However, it must be acknowledged that his stock has dropped over the last year. Saturday after next, August 25, will make exactly a year since Bahamian Middleweight Champion Johnson last fought. In that hard battle against Sergiv Derevyanchenko, Johnson…
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World Relays up in air following late pull out decision by Bahamas

2017 WORLD RELAYS – Sahanaue Miller-Uibo passes to An- thonique Strachan during the 2017 World Realays held in New Providence.

Officially, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) is dealing with an unclear status of the World Relays. The reality of the situation is that the late pull out of hosting the World Relays for the fourth time by The Bahamas, has thrown the event up in the air. The Bahamas has dealt one of…
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BOC urged to heighten role in national sports movement


More than four decades ago, with basketball and golf stalwarts Vince Ferguson (the late) and Freddie Higgs (the late), respectively, leading the way, an effort was mounted to cement in place a national sports federation that would encompass all of the organized sporting bodies. The objective was for there to be a meeting of sports…
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