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Boxing Championship on Boxing Day in Gambia

Nov 20, 2015, 10:41 AM

If all goes as planned, Gambian-born WBF World Middleweight Champion,Patrick Tiger Mendy is preparing to stage what will be perhaps the first-ever Boxing Championship on a Boxing Day (26th December) 2015 in The Gambia.

According to him, preparations are at an advanced stage and he is hoping to have renowned international Boxers from the UK to grace the boxing championship.

Inspired by his desire to promote and develop boxing in the country, Patrick Tiger Mendy is now in his final touches to complete the ongoing works at his boxing gym at the Independence Stadium that he is personally spearheading.

“I would like to have the boxing championship around the Tourism Development Area, but the exact venue is yet to be confirmed. I want to see boxing is well promoted and developed in this country. I want to see The Gambia produce many champions like me [Patrick] and Badou Jack.”

While calling for the support of both the public and private sector in staging the championship, he was full of praises and thanks for the Gambian leader for his personal support and prayers to his initiative.