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Hicken motivates fighters ahead of IMMAF Pan American Championships

Updated: Jun 18, 2022

Guyana’s delegation for the upcoming IMMAF Pan Am Games paid a courtesy call on Acting Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken, who assured his support and confidence in the team ahead of their departure.

Guyana’s team consists of our first female fighter to participate in an IMMAF event, lightweight Shenese Bobb, alongside Welterweight Trevlon Clarke, Middleweight Ijaz Cave and heavyweight Carl Ramsay.

The 2022 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Pan American Championships will take place in Monterrey, Mexico from June 22 – 24, with athlete check-in and the Tournament Draw on June 21.

(From left) Trevlon Clarke, Coach Troy Bobb, Acting Commissioner Clifton Hicken, Shenese Bobb, Ijaz Cave and Carl Ramsay

Acting Commissioner Clifton Hicken had some words or encouragement for the athletes.

“Maintain your discipline. You have the foundation from the Guyana Police Force.

You’ve worked hard, you’ve trained hard, and I want to remind all of you that you have our full undivided attention and support. Do well, and remember when you come back remember you’ll have the flag of Guyana and by extension the Guyana Police Force. Discipline is paramount.”

GYMMAF President Gavin Singh thanked the Commissioner for his consistent support to the team and the Federation.

“We’d like to thank you for your continued support, not only at this event but since 2017. You have been strategic, very enthusiastic and supportive in seeing the development of the athletes, and by extension the officers of the force. We look forward to working together with you.”

The team departs tomorrow for Monterrey, Mexico where they will face off against top amateur fighters from across IMMAF’s Pan American member nations.

The Championships provide an opportunity for Pan American athletes to experience international level competition close to home soil. The event will be IMMAF’s first Pan American tournament since before the pandemic, back in 2019.

Athletes have the chance to gain World Amateur MMA Ranking points with top-performing athletes seeded for the end-of-year IMMAF World Championships.

IMMAF’s Pan American member nations include Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, United States of America and Venezuela.


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