The Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control (TTBBC) and the Special Advisor to the TTBBC, Boxu Potts, have extended condolences to the family of Tommy Thomas, who passed away last Saturday.
‘’We are saddened to hear this news which is a great loss to the boxing fraternity. He is not only known nationally but also internationally where he had worked countless fights. He worked with some of our great local boxers, including the late Jizelle Salandy and Ria Ramnarine,’’ a release from the TTBBC stated.
Up to the time of his death, Thomas was the lone international referee/judge in Trinidad and Tobago registered and recognised by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Association (WBA).
‘’Tommy was always a supporter of the sport. Even when fights were held in the most rural area he would take time off to serve. He was very selfless rather than selfish. He lent himself to the sport in many different ways,’’ added the TTBBC, which also noted that with Thomas’ passing they will have to work to develop young referees and judges.