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Collaborations key to BBF growth, says Dill

Bascome’s most recent bout was the result of a collaboration with local businesses and charities

The Bermuda Boxing Federation is working to build partnerships within the community in an effort to evolve the sport in Bermuda.

The recent “Greatest Fight Night”, featuring Nikki Bascome’s unanimous points decision win over Iwan Azore, was the result of a collaboration with various local businesses, including sponsors Gorhams Ltd and World On Wireless (WOW), and local charities such as the Special Olympics Bermuda.

Nathan Dill, the BBF president, said: “The Bermuda Boxing Federation is grateful to the Special Olympics Committee for the support given to us in staffing the ‘Greatest Fight Night’ at the Fairmont Southampton on February 25.

“Special Olympics Bermuda is such a worthy charity and as their goals are similar to ours, this collaboration was a perfect fit. We would like to thank them for their time and support of our goals and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Karen Woollery, the Special Olympics national director, thanked the BBF Bermuda Boxing Federation for making a donation to the charity.

“Moving forward, the intent is to continue our special relationship with the BBF, whereby we plan to likewise stage events in an effort to assist our athletes reach the goal of attending the Summer World Games, being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in March 2019,” she said.

Dill added: “Our federation would like to set a standard when it comes to community partnerships and relationships with charities.

“We are more than happy to be able to support the goals of organisations like Special Olympics Bermuda, while working towards similar goals, including the BBF goal to reach Tokyo in 2020.”

For more details about Special Olympics Bermuda, visit www.specialolympics.org. For updates on BBF programmes and events, email bermudaboxingfed@gmail.com to join its mailing list