The Trinidad Boxing Board of Control (TBBC) has noted with grave concern recent social media posts, in which an unsanctioned contest was held in the environs of Port of Spain. The TBBC wishes to remind the public that under the “Boxing Control Act” Chapter 21:52 (‘the Act’) of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the TBBC is charged with the regulation of Boxing contests in Trinidad and Tobago.
All Boxing contests regulated by the TBBC may only take place under strict protocols that ensure competitor safety under the supervision of trained and certified practitioners qualified to ensure the safety of competitors. These protocols also require in part the presence of trained medical personnel during the contest, medical examination of competitors before and after each contest and the notification to the district police station that an event is to be held.
Members of the Public are asked to note that the Boxing event reported to have occurred recently and reports and video of which are currently being circulated on social media and alleged to have taken place in Trinidad & Tobago over the past weekend WAS NOT PERMITTED NOR SANCTIONED BY THE TBBC.
The TBBC further wishes to advise that in the present pandemic no boxing contest will be sanctioned where the current Public Health Regulations prohibit contact sport of any kind.
Trinidad Boxing Board of Control