Boxing Championship a Monster Mash

Arthur Langilier (R) let his fists do the talking against the out spoken Karl Warner of Antigua and Barbuda.

A Monster Mash! You could say so as St Lucian boxers landed punishing blows at the Independence Boxing Championships last weekend at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.
The two-day event sponsored by Monster Energy, attracted boxers from Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada along with the host country St Lucia. Dominica and St Vincent were no shows.
It was a highly successful competition for local boxers. St Lucia finished in the medal count with four gold medals and one silver.
Junior Boxer of the Year, Lyndell “The Russian” Marcellin, won the gold after defeating Sonny Benjamin (Antigua and Barbuda) in a light welterweight contest prevailing 2-1 on points.
In a lightweight affair, 2010 Senior Boxer of the year Dalton “The Hurricane” George, over powered Grenada’s Timothy Stephen 8-3 on points in a lightweight contest.
The other St Lucian Gold Medal winners were the dreadlocked Arthur Langilier on his debut. He thumped tough talking Antiguan Karl Warner 4-1 on points in a middleweight contest.
In a heavyweight showdown, crowd favorite Bert Regis won St Lucia’s fourth gold medal which
he shared with opponent Garvin Grant (Antigua and Barbuda). The bout went the distance (three rounds) and when it was over they tied on ponts 7-7. Organizers decided to give both fighters a gold medal.
The silver medal for St Lucia came courtesy of Elton Octave who lost to Wynton Phillips (Antigua and Barbuda) in the lightweight division.
Antigua and Barbuda won two gold and two silver medals. Garvin Grant and Wynton Phillips came away with gold medals, while
Sonny Benjamin and Karl Warner were awarded silver medals.
Grenada had two medals-one gold and silver. Imrod Bartholomew won over Antiguan Tuvia Lewis
6-2 in a light heavyweight contest for the gold, while Timothy Stephen got
the silver.

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