Coventry firm BOXRAW's helping hand to ensure Anguillan boxers could compete in the Commonwealth Games - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Coventry firm BOXRAW's helping hand to ensure Anguillan boxers could compete in the Commonwealth Games

Coventry Editorial 6th Aug, 2022

A KIND-HEARTED Coventry company prevented the Anguillan boxing team from having to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games by donating much-needed kit.

BOXRAW provided items to the Caribbean nation so they could make it into the ring at Birmingham 2022.

Anguilla were nearly forced to pull out of the games due to a lack of kit and a lack of sponsors but BOXRAW was more than happy to help.

The donation continues Birmingham’s desire to support local businesses and maintain a legacy after the games.

Anguilla had two boxers at the games, with Curlun Richardson losing in the light heavyweight quarter finals and Japheth Olton at the same stage in the heavyweight division.

An Anguillan spokesperson said: “Team Anguilla is very grateful for the kind gesture from BOXRAW with the supply of boxing kit as our boxers set out to make the small population of 15,000 at home and those in the diaspora very proud.”

Ben Ammana, BOXRAW’s managing director added providing the kit was a ‘no-brainer’.

“For most of these guys, this is a career and lifetime highlight, and the fact that they were without any team gear sounded ridiculous to us.

“Supporting Anguilla also aligns perfectly with out charity ‘Boxing Is Love’.”

Despite never having won a medal at the Commonwealth Games, Anguilla have competed six times.

Story by William Rogers.

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