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Guyana-Born Boxer of Yesteryear Calvin Garraway passes away in England – 24th May 2013

Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports says everything is ready for Sunday’s half marathon race. The race starts at Paradise on the East Coast of Demerara and ends at Carifesta Avenue. Several international runners are expected for the race.

Vice president of the Amateur Athletics Association of Guyana Gavin hope said that they are happy to partner with the Ministry to run off the race which is expected to be very competitive.

Transportation to go to the starting point leaves the Ministry of Culture Main Street at 4:30 Sunday morning.

Guyana Born Boxer of Yesteryear Calvin Garraway has passed away in England. A close relative of the Garraway told this Newscast that Garraway who in 2009 was erroneously reported as dead since 1980, passed away just after 9 last evening. Calvin Garraway hailed from the Pomeroon and had 4 professional for British Guiana in 1953. Out of 13 fights overseas, he only won once and was knocked out on six occasions. His record reads 27 fights, won 13, lost 13 and drew one. He had 10 Kos in those fights. Garraway will be remembered for his clash with Cuban Wilfredo Miro where the referee stepped in during round six and stopped the fight after Miro dazed the British Guiana boxer with a left and right combination. Other notable performances came from his winning of both the British Guiana Bantamweight title and then the Inter-colonial lightweight tile where he defeated a Trinidadian.

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  • Jere

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say great blog!


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