Aug 30, 2010 Sports
Keeve Allicock registered a major upset when he outpointed 2010 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games bronze medalist, Dexter Jordon when the two bantamweight boxers squared off in the amateur segment of the 7th edition of the ProAm boxing extravaganza at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) last Saturday evening.
Marvin Ageday (FYF) also overcame Nankumar Singh (Rep) in their lightweight clash while Bert Braithwaite steamrolled Dameion Ross to cart off the honours in their junior/welterweight clash. The other CAC bronze medalist, Devon Boatswain, stamped his authority against Kelsie George to win the middleweight affair.
The boxers all put up good performances, which is an indication of the strides made by the executive bodies of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) and the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) towards the advancement of their respective affiliates.
As in the case of the Jordon/Allicock bout, the latter boxer lacked the requisite power but made up for the deficiency with determination and grit. Jordon started the bout as the favourite by dint of his recent accomplishment coupled with a record that surpasses the one hundred bouts mark.
Despite his powder puff punches Allicock employed a two fisted attack while withstanding the aggression of his opponent. Jordon could be accused of complacency to some extent as he seemed to underrate Allicock. When the decision was announced Jordon appeared to be in disbelief that not only had he lost the bout but by such a wide margin.
Braithwaite was careful not to make a similar blunder, using vicious body and head punches to dominate the proceedings. The pattern continued for the duration of the bout even though Ross did show short spurts of aggression. In the end his efforts proved to be inadequate.
The Ageday/Singh encounter was a replica of the first, only this time the former pugilist chose to engage in several brawls much to Nankumar’s liking. During those periods the Republican took advantage and surged ahead. Ageday resorted to his boxing tactic which proved to be effective as the judges concurred at the end of the thrilling affair.
At the end of the amateur segment, Furniture giant, Courts once again rose to the corporate challenge and distributed a voucher valued at $10,000 to each of the participating boxers that allows them to shop at Bounty’s Supermarket.
Delivering brief remarks after the prize giving ceremony, Marketing representative (Courts Inc), Pernell Cummings reiterated his organization’s commitment to the boxers’ welfare. He promised continued support in the future. “This is Courts way of inspiring your efforts to boxing excellence in the future,” assured Mr. Cummings.
The four boxers scheduled for the eight edition of the programme scheduled for September 24 next, would be announced at a later date.
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