After an absence, of some two decades, Grenada, made history by capturing a bronze medal through light-welterweight boxer Rufus Vesprey of Carriacou, at the recently concluded, Youth Commonwealth Games in The Bahamas.
Vesprey began his gold medal quest by defeating Rodriguez Frederick of Dominica to advance to the next round. The referee was forced to stop the contest early in the second round after Frederick got three standing 8 counts.
However, in the semi-final, Vesprey lost to Tyler Jolly of Scotland in what was described as a thrilling contest.
Earlier that same evening, light-heavyweight Timon Gilbert of Grenada lost to another Boxer from Scotland, Lewis Beggs.
From all reports, Gilbert fought bravely, completing all three rounds, and ending up in good shape.
AIBA 3 Star Coach Sebastian Steill from the sister isle of Carriacou accompanied the boxing team while1st Vice-President of the Boxing Association of Grenada (B.A.G.), Dr Deborah Stephens-Johns, officiated at the Games as AIBA ring side Doctor; a proud moment for Grenada according to B.A.G.
Besides Grenada, Jamaica, Guyana and The Bahamas were the English speaking Caribbean countries that won medals at the games.
Boxing Coaches Sebastian Steill, Shane Joseph, Norbert Grant, B.E.M, Jewel Lewis and Desmond Hector will now be working harder to achieve greater victories for Grenada in upcoming boxing events
The Boxing Association of Grenada and The Grenada Olympic Committee are finalising plans to prepare four senior boxers to participate in the Senior Commonwealth Games, Boxing Competition, scheduled to take place in Australia, in March of 2018.
President of the B.A.G., Johnson St. Louis says the association, boxing fans and supporters all over, extend hearty congratulations to Team Grenada on a job well done.
The team returned home on Tuesday.