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Second Annual Edward St. George Memorial Golf Invitational unfolding

Edward St. George (left) 1928-2004; Ambrose Gouthro

Last September the Grand Bahama Sports Promotion Association saluted a giant contributor to the development of the island with the first Edward St. George Memorial Golf Invitational Tournament. The event staged at the Lucayan Reef Course sparked the sport that once was famed for its glory years in Grand Bahama. Indeed golf in Grand Bahama,…
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Joshua reigns supreme among world heavyweights

Bahamas Boxing Commission Chairman Fred Sturrup is pictured, standing second from left during the British Boxing Board of Control Awards Dinner last Saturday in London. Standing from left are: Commonwealth Boxing Council Office Executive Debbie Down, Sturrup, Dr. Rafin Lodipo of Nigeria, Bob Olukoya of Nigeria, Tim Down and David Vern of Great Britain. Seated are Pat Rhoden, David Rhoden, Justine Rhoden and Lee Vern.

Anthony Joshua will be 29 on October 15. Thirteen days later he will clash with Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff Wales. Joshua is the current World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight and International Boxing Organization (IBO) champion and on a path to rival Lennox Lewis historically as the greatest…
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Does Freeman Barr deserve recognition as world champ?

ELISHA OBED – He was 90-21-4 for his career and won WBC Junior Middleweight Championship in 1975.

This question, I pose today. Does Freeman Barr deserve to be recognized as an authentic world champion? For years now, a little over four decades, Elisha Obed has been widely recognized as the one true Bahamian world boxing champion. He accomplished what great national pugilists such as Yama Bahama and Gomeo Brennan before him, never…
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Unique mural honors ‘Golden Knights’ in Grand Bahama

The Golden Knights have been placed back into the spotlight by the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), the quasi-governing organization on the island. On August 10, 2012 in London as the latest, at that moment in time, from the series of the most prestigious sporting classics in world history was concluding, the diminutive Ramon Miller…
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