Fight Night Boxing extravaganza…
Kwesi ‘Lightening Struck Assassin’ Jones vows to knockout Shawn Corbin
It’s approximately two weeks to fight night, on June 1 next, and Kwesi ‘Lightening Struck Assassin’ Jones is confident that he will in the best shape of his life when he comes up against Trinidad based Guyanese pugilist, Shawn Corbin in defence of his Light/heavyweight title on that date. He is so confident that he has dispatched a missive to his nemesis that he would be coming all primed up for a knockout victory.
Yesterday afternoon, while getting in some valuable work at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Boxing Gym, Albouystown, Jones paused briefly from pounding away at the heavy bag to send out a missive to Corbin, “I have heard that you are boasting of being this great knockout artist and that I will be your next victim but I want to warn you that I will be coming hard at you and will take you into the deep waters before I drown you,” said Jones.
The muscular Jones said that he has researched Corbin’s record and discovered that he is not as invincible as he would like his fans to believe. Jones further pointed out his ability to end a fight at any given point. He reminded of the Cleveland Fraser encounter where he was on the losing end going into the tenth round but pulled the proverbial ‘rabbit out of the hat,’ delivering a vicious right uppercut that connected to Fraser’s chin and dumped him on the canvass for the full count. Jones is confident that he could replicate that feat against Corbin.
Jones’ coach, George ‘Canchi’ Oprecht is confident that his charge is capable of taking care of Corbin and would retain his title when the smoke is cleared. “We have youth on our side and will be quicker than Corbin,” said Oprecht while pointing out that Corbin is way past his prime.
However, he was quick to note that Corbin is an experienced pugilist and Jones will have to be wary of him. He said that he had seen Corbin in action in a sparring session with Andrew Lewis and was quite impressed with the way he handled himself. “That is why we are leaving nothing to chance and will train exceptionally hard,” assured Oprecht.
During yesterday’s sessions, and shortly after engaging in several rounds on the big truck tire, used for stamina and power punches, Jones went a further hectic session of skipping before engaging in tactical work. He closed off sessions with calisthenics and rigorous free arm exercises and will resume training tomorrow morning with sparring sessions.
Several other boxers will comprise the card including Iwan ‘Pure Gold’ Azore against Barbadian, Miguel Antoine in a 6 rounds welterweight scrap, while lightweight, Rudolph Fraser tackles Cassius Mathews over 6 rounds. Kelsie George will also be up against James Walcott in a middleweight clash over 4 rounds in the night’s opening bout.
Admission remains at $1,000 for adults, while children pay half that amount. The fights would be taped for broadcast at a later date. Fight Night Guyana is staged under the auspices of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), in collaboration with the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association, the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports (MCY&S) and the National Communications Network (NCN). Bell time is 20:00hrs sharp.