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Nelson Street youth wins UTT boxing scholarship
 

"We have identified five major areas — Coaches, Facilities, Administration, Welfare of the athletes and Research — in order for our boxers to perform comfortably at the highest level."

Ken Butcher

Coordinator at UTT

BY GREGORY TRUJILLO

A 20-year-old girl from crime-ridden Nelson Street in Port-of-Spain has been given a chance of a lifetime to develop both her boxing skills and her academics.

Chimere Taylor, along with Siparia teenager Declan Calliste, the 19-year-old nephew of calypsonian Leroy "Black Stalin" Calliste, were yesterday offered scholarships by the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

"I intend to make good use of the scholarship because I was chosen before a host of other talented boxers, "said a shy Taylor at a press conference held yesterday by the T&T Amateur Boxing Association at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium.

During the four-year scholarship at UTT, Taylor and Calliste will be exposed to national competitions hosted by the TTABA and will be training twice daily and attending school five days a week.

"At UTT we are walking the walk and not talking the talk," said Co-ordinator Ken Butcher.

"We are actually putting it together very quietly and we will be giving them the motivation and drive to achieve the goal of UTT and the Amateur boxing Association of having amateur boxers in the Olympics in 2012 in London.

"Both individuals are well rounded athletes and are worth representing T&T at the highest level."

Butcher added that UTT will be giving its full support towards the development of amateur boxing.

"We have identified five major areas—coaches, facilities, administration, welfare of the athletes and research" he said.

Butcher also indicated that Tobago will not be left out. "We intend to cover all grounds wherever there are boxers and talent."

UTT and the University of Cuba are jointly responsible for the three-week visit of Cuban psychologist, Dr Maria Antonia Riera in TT.

The Doctor of Sports Science in one of the facilitators at the second module (six in all) of Sport Psychology Part One Advance Boxing Coaching Course, which started on Monday and ends on September 12.

Former world rated lightweight, Ulric Johnson and current boxers Floyd Trumpet and Jamella Jones, are among the 23 participants.

The course is being held daily at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella and the nearby Cosmic Boxing Gym.