Amateur boxers selected for eighth ProAm boxing extravaganza
Executives of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) have released the names of the boxers scheduled to appear on the eighth edition of the ProAm Boxing extravaganza slated for Friday September 24.
In the first bout, Republican pugilist, Daneshwar Narine will battle Dexter Wray in a junior/flyweight contest while middleweights Laured Stuart comes up against Ron Smith in a welterweight encounter. National middleweight champion of the Michael Parris National Open championships, Eon Bancroft will face Alfred Benjamin in that very division while heavyweights Markember Pierre (GDF) and Republican, Trelon Munroe battle for honours.
The amateur segment precedes the professionals who will also add to the excitement of the card. In the main bout The Battersea Bomber’ Howard Eastman will match gloves with Kwesi ‘Assassin’ Jones in what is anticipated to be a keenly contested thriller.
The supporting card will witness three other entertaining bouts starting with two debutants, Simeon Hardy and Gavin ‘Hercules’ Williams battling in a junior/middleweight affair.
Clive Atwell, currently honing his skills in Antigua and Barbuda, returns to battle Orland ‘Pocket Rocket’ Rogers in a lightweight bout while Pauline London and Debbie Tyson will square off for the second time in as many months to settle the issue of superiority once and for all. Theirs is a light/heavyweight fight and London enters the ring with a psychological edge having won the first encounter.
President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Peter Abdool said that he is satisfied at the way the programme is developing. He said that the initial objective was to create an awareness of the local talent nestling in the gyms thus the televised version of the programme.
The GBBC President said that he is heartened by the support rendered by the corporate community and is urging the involvement of those that are yet to come on board. “This is an expensive initiative that will eventually gel into something really big,” prophesied Mr. Abdool. He further noted that the local boxers are beginning to come into their own as witnessed by the improved quality of the fights.
The programme is staged under the auspices of the GBBC in collaboration with the GABA, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the National Communication Network (NCN).
The boxers appear for the monthly press conference, aired on NCN television sometime next week while the weigh in takes place at the Water Chris Hotel, Waterloo Street next Thursday evening.