Raekwon Baas & Jurmar Valentijn OZNK champions

Jan 2024

After six months of not being able to box competitive, Raekwon Baas, now training at FitBoyz 010, made a successful comeback in the ring.

During the Open Championships OZNK he won the quarter-finals on Saturday January 20 by WO. On Sunday, January 21, he fought against the Belgian Lennert Dalemans, who defeated a German in the quarter-finals. Raekwon won this semi-final, which took place in Breda, on points.

Saturday January 27, Raekwon won Joshua Perkins in the final. In Heerlen all judges had in this final the red corner as winner and that was Raekwon, who won by unanimous decision.

More boxers, born from Curacao parent(s), and who live and train in the Netherlands, participated in these championships.
Cyrus Clarinda (Bredase ring) was directly in the final, which he won against Justin Tomasoua (Van ‘t Hof).
Tremayne Melfor (FitBoyz 010) won the semi-final, but due to an injury he was unfortunately unable to box the final.
Jurmar Valentijn (FitBoyz 010) boxed directly in the final and won Kaganhan Durmus (Belgium) on January 28.

Jurmar Valentijn (photo below 2nd from the right) is still undefeated. He also boxed in Curacao, where he won against Dylano Streedel in November 2021 and won against Shaquan Croes (Aruba) in November 2022.