Pan American bronze medallist Michael Alexander is among five T&T boxers on the International Boxing Association (AIBA) World rankings list.
Yesterday, T&T Boxing Association (TTBA) vice president and national coach Reynold Cox expressed his delight on the achievements of the local boxers making the world rankings which took into account the last two World Championships for both men and women and the Continental Championships and Games, last year.
"I feel elated," said Cox. "I think the team has worked very hard over the last few years to earn these ranking spots. We were Caribbean Champions in 2019 and these rankings are evidence of the strength of our team as a Caribbean nation."
The 27-year-old Alexander, who won a silver at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, holds the number 10 position with 400 points in the men's 64kg weight category according to the list posted by AIBA.
The other local men's boxers featuring on the rankings are Tyron Thomas, who is ranked 33rd (100 points) in the 69 kg category, Aaron Prince is ranked 31st (100 points)s in the 75 kg and Olympian Nigel Paul ranks 35th (100 points) in the plus-91 kg.
Lone women's boxer, Tianna Guy, is also ranked 31st with 150 points in the 57 kg category.
"With Olympic qualifiers eight months away, it's a great morale booster for the boxers. Our focus is now is to become one of the top teams in the region next to the likes of Cuba and USA," said Cox, a former national boxer.
"I would also like to say thanks to the coaches on the national team, trainers at the EDPU (Sports Company) and our technical team for making it a success. However, rankings do not win matches so we will have to keep working hard to qualify boxers to the next Olympic Games."