An ambitious boxer, who has honed his skills thanks to the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Sports Programme, has made the island proud by qualifying for the upcoming Pan American Games slated for Guadalajara, Mexico, from October 14 to 30.

Cobia Breedy, a former student of the Princess Margaret Secondary School, who enrolled in the BDF’s Sports Programme in April 2010, secured his spot by winning two boxing matches on Tuesday and Wednesday in Panama.??

Another Barbadian boxer, Anderson Emmanuel, also reaped success and qualified for the Pan American games after successfully defeating his challengers.?? They were both trained by long-standing coach, Gary Bowen, of the Sports programme.

The contingent returns to the island from Panama via Miami tomorrow, Friday, July 8, at 9:30 p.m.

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