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Boxing stalwart passes on

luigimarshall, luigimarshall@nationnews.com

Added 23 May 2011

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THE BOXING FRATERNITY has lost one of its great stalwarts. Barbados’ leading referee, judge, official and trainer Derek Herbert passed away yesterday at the age of 60 following a lengthy illness. A staffer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 38 years, Herbert was most renowned in his role as a licensed World Boxing Council judge and referee in a 27-year career spanning 98 bouts. After his recent retirement, he conducted training courses for prospective officials in the sport. “This is a blow not only to boxing but to all sports in general because he made a contribution to so many sports in some manner,” said secretary of the Amateur Boxing Association, Kathy Harper-Hall. Herbert had the distinction of playing a representative role at the national level for at least six different sports, having served as either a medic or trainer in boxing, basketball, cricket, hockey, football and volleyball. (JM)

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