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Boxing remembers Jizelle Salandy
« on: January 07, 2015, 09:03:50 PM »
 

Boxing remembers Jizelle Salandy


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/Boxing-remembers-Jizelle-Salandy-287583211.html

By Mark Pouchet

Ma Pau Members Club and former boxing promoter Boxu Potts celebrated the sixth anniversary since the death of former eight-time world champion jiselle Salandy at Sweet Lime, Ariapita Avenue yesterday.

The occasion was also used to promote the proposed WBC Super Welterweight fight between Trinidad and Tobago’s Lorissa “Cheetah” Rivas and Sweden’s Mikaela Lauren that is tentatively scheduled for late March/ early April.

Salandy died on January 4, 2009 after a car crash on the Beetham Highway and was later given the WBC accolade of “Eternal Champion”. The Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control (TTBBC) adviser Boxu Potts called it a bitter-sweet occasion yesterday.

“Bitter in the context that our iconic figure Giselle Salandy is not here with us. Gone too soon at a young age but it is sweet to know that we can remember her and celebrate her life and times,” Potts said, adding that the luncheon was hosted to also promote the upcoming Rivas/Lauren world bout.

Potts added that at the five-day World Boxing Council (WBC) 52nd annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in December, the organisation decided to honour Salandy as the first female eternal champion by hosting a world title fight here in T&T.

Rivas will fight for the title in the division that Salandy dominated, ruled and died undefeated in.

“It is a rare thing in boxing but the WBC has stepped up to the plate to honour her and we are pleased to have such a high accolade in boxing in our homeland,” Potts said. In preparation for the world title bout, Rivas fought a warm-up fight Saturday night when she defeated Guyana’s Shondelle Williams by a first round knockout and she is scheduled to have another bout at month’s end against a yet-to-be named opponent before travelling to Jamaica in February for a fight versus Sharon Ward.

Potts said Lauren has also been offered the opportunity to have a final warm-up fight here in T&T before the world title bout. Those warm-up bouts are expected to be part of the TTBBC’s community boxing drive which started Saturday with a card in Chaguanas.

Former promoter /manager for Giselle Salandy Harry Ragoonanan said while he was glad Rivas was earning a world title engagement, this country “has never really seen the full strength of Salandy and all she was capable of... The year that she died we had great plans for her but sorry the country missed out on that.”

Ragoonanan said he was happy she was being recognised by being inducted into the WBC Hall of Fame and he expects her legend to live on in T&T boxing.

Potts said it would be remiss of him not to remind young athletes to beware of fans posing as friends and the dangers of drinking and driving when athletes are fatigued.

TTBBC member Neale Greaves said that the planned main bout, featuring Rivas and Lauren had already received the blessings of the WBC and vice-president of the Europe Eurasian Pacific Boxing Council Malte Muller-Michaelis.

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Re: Boxing remembers Jizelle Salandy
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 09:38:26 PM »

Giselle Salandy to be inducted into International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame

http://www.cnc3.co.tt/press-release/giselle-salandy-be-inducted-international-womens-boxing-hall-fame

Late champion female boxer Giselle Salandy, will be inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) in July this year.

Salandy was named among eight female boxers worldwide to be inducted into the IWBHF.

She will be the only one receiving the prestigious honour posthumously.

The announcement of the honored inductees was made on Saturday at the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Tijuana, Mexico.

Salandy, a six time world title holder and winner of all seventeen of her professional bouts, was tragically killed in an auto accident on January 4th, 2009 at age 21.

The induction ceremony, honoring the third class of the IWBHF, is tentatively scheduled for July 9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, site of the first two induction ceremonies, pending finalization of site and event sponsorship details.

Eight luminaries, whose careers in boxing span nearly five decades, comprise the third class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF).

The group includes seven boxers from both the "modern era" (1990-2010) and the "pioneer" years of the sport (1960-80), and a trailblazing woman who breached the all male ranks of boxing management in the 1980s.

Those to be honored include Sumya Anani, Jane Couch, Elena Reid, Ann-Marie Saccurato, Giselle Salandy (posthumous), Lady Tyger Trimiar, Britt VanBruskirk and Jackie Kallen.


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Re: Boxing remembers Jizelle Salandy
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 04:11:00 PM »
Imagine how much more she would have achieved.
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

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Re: Boxing remembers Jizelle Salandy
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 04:08:04 PM »
Imagine how much more she would have achieved.

Yes boss! I often imagine..