Gwendolyn ‘Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil to engage Carletta Ewell in North Carolina USA tie breaker
After a short period of inactivity, Women’s International Boxing Council Heavyweight champion, Gwendolyn ‘Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil will return to the ring for a third encounter, over 10 rounds, in defense of her title against Carletta Ewell in North Carolina USA, September 15 next.
This is their third encounter where both pugilists hold a victory over each other but the ‘Stealth Bomber’ said that she is confident of carting off the spoils this time around.
O’Neil became Guyana’s first woman’s World champion after defeating American Kathy Rivers in a memorial bout at the National Park in March 2004 for the Light/Heavyweight Woman’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) belt.
She returned in December of the same year to earn a lop-sided decision over Trinidadian, Chrystal Lessy for the Women’s World Boxing Council version of the championship before suffering a knockout to Laila Ali in a bout staged at the Emperor’s Palace, South Africa.
She redeemed herself with a points decision win over Ewell in November 2008 but subsequently surrendered by decision in their return bout six months later in St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.
O’Neil also suffered a unanimous points loss to Ijeoma Egbonine in a 6 rounds affair staged in Georgia USA in April last year before rebounding with a unanimous verdict over Pauline London at the Banks DIH Thirst Park venue in October last year.
She now lives in the USA and practices her trade at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, Front Street, Brooklyn, under the tutelage of former top boxer, Dillon Carew.
The ‘Stealth Bomber’ recently returned to Guyana and last Monday afternoon turned in a hectic workout at the Andrew Lewis Boxing Gym, Independence Boulevard, under the guidance of Lennox ‘Cappell’ Daniels.
She leaves Guyana sometime during the week for Brooklyn where she will resume training activities before traveling to the fight venue.