The Kwesi Jones/Sean Corbin match should be a humdinger
When Kwesi ‘Lightening Struck Assassin’ Jones engaged Barbadian based Guyanese, Cleveland Fraser, the boxing pundits had predicted a certain win for Fraser saying that he was more technically sound. Indeed, after seven rounds where Fraser had Jones on the retreat and destined for an easy decision win, the analysis seemed correct.
In a split second all this changed when Jones pulled the proverbial ‘rabbit out of his hat’ and delivered a killer uppercut that landed on Fraser’s chin and decked him for the full count. Apart from successfully defending his title, Jones had endorsed his sobriquet even as he commanded more respect from his detractors.
Now on June 1, Jones will be required to once again pull off all the stops to preserve his title against one of Guyana’s better boxers, Sean Corbin, currently residing in Trinidad and Tobago. Corbin commenced his professional career in 2001with a points victory over Trinidadian Ricardo Innes in the Twin Island Republic.
He has, so far, managed to chalk up 14 wins out of 17 fights with a 58.82% knockout ratio after losing to Polish fighter Dawid Kostecki (TKO by 4), German, Karo Murat (TKO by 2) and Panamanian, Tito Mendoza (TKO by 10).
Corbin is a decent fighter who packs a punch and has had extensive international experience. He was a onetime Caribbean Boxing Federation champion, a title he lost to Murat and a WBO Inter-Continental light/heavyweight titlist.
Jones, on the other hand, apart from the Fraser victory, has earned respect after defeating former European Boxing Champion, Howard Eastman, the Fraser victory and a trilogy with Edmond DeClou where he won two of those fights.
Both pugilists are currently undergoing stiff training; Jones at the Andrew Lewis Boxing gym and Fraser in Trinidad and Tobago. A keen and entertaining match is therefore envisaged. Jones has a 9-5-2 record and is spewing confidence of defeating Corbin.
The ProAm affair is a Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) initiative in collaboration with the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Activities would be recorded for future showing one week after the card has concluded. The admission price remains at $1,000 for adults, while children pay half that amount. The first bell sounds at 20:00hrs sharp.