JIS News

Amateur boxer, Jovan Young, is anxious to obtain his Jamaican passport, so he can take part in the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) amateur qualification event at the end of May, for a possible place on the country’s team to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
Jovan, who spoke to JIS News while waiting at the Jamaican High Commission in London to submit his application for a Jamaican passport, said he was really excited about the possibility of representing Jamaica.
“Both sets of my grand parents are from Jamaica, so I would be very proud to represent Jamaica. I have obviously very strong ties to Jamaica and it would be amazing, because I would be doing it for my grand dad,” he said.
Jovan said he was invited to participate in the Jamaican qualifying event by the JBBC after the Board was contacted by his London club.
The young boxer has been participating in the sport for the last five years. He admits that his mother, while very supportive of his choice of sport, worries about him and wished that he had taken up football instead.
“Boxing is more than a sport, it is a way of life, it’s every day, it’s the way you sleep, the way you eat, the way you live your life. You have to give it everything,” Jovan said.
His father, Ronald, said he was very proud of Jovan’s achievements and that he could represent Jamaica. “I am very proud of my son. My father represented Jamaica and England during the war, so this would be amazing for him and make his grand father very proud,” he said.

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