After weeks of diligent preparation Kelsie George confident of victory tomorrow night
The Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym (PRBG) in St Magdalene Street, New Amsterdam Berbice, was a hive of activity over the past month as the boxers contracted for the Fight Night boxing card scheduled for tomorrow night rounded off sessions in preparation for the big night.
In the main event, Howard ‘Battersea Bomber’ Eastman is up against Simeon ‘Candyman’ Hardy in what is touted to be a mouthwatering 10 rounds contest.
While this bout has captured the imagination of boxing pundits, another Berbician, Kelsie George, is spouting confidence even as he prepares for his 4 rounds middleweight bout against James Walcott. George recently commenced his professional career and despite spirited performances against Troy Lewis and Edmond DeClou is still to register a victory.
Now as Berbice crew wind down the preparations for this fistic duty tomorrow night, George steps into the ring with every intention of registering the first victory of his fledgling professional career. The lanky fighter said that he has trained very hard for this bout and is adamant that he will come out victorious. “I have already suffered two losses which, to my mind are more than enough and I intend to reverse that trend,” George emphatically declared.
The Berbician has been training constantly and had intensified preparations over the past month for what he says is his biggest day since it will bring him his first victory in his professional career.
He has been training daily under the watchful eyes of coach and founder of the PRBG, Orland ‘Pocket Rocket’ Rogers and former amateur pugilist, Michael Crawford. Over the weeks, he has engaged in hectic sparring sessions with Eastman, national amateur boxing champion, Richard Williamson and a few other amateur boxers out of the Ancient County, while his coach has also doubled as a sparring partner.
While admitting that there were kinks in his preparation for his first two professional bouts, George, a top amateur boxer, has effected changes to his schedule and endured weeks of rigorous preparation. This has prompted Rogers to declare that Walcott is in for a torrid night.
Rogers admitted that George commenced training sessions with a few technical errors which he (Rogers) has been able to rectify. “He is now good to go,” declared the ‘Pocket Rocket’.” Rogers further stated that the fight should propel his charge’s professional career which should be the beginning of George’s success story. “Kelsie knows how important it is to win this fight and I don’t think he will allow anyone to stand in his way. He definitely has the potential of becoming a future world champion,” stated Rogers.
Meanwhile, George has intimated that he is prepared for anything Walcott has to offer. He scoffed at the suggestion that his opponent has the advantage by dint of experience. “Yes, he is experienced and that is why at the end of the fight he will be experiencing a lot of pain,” George quipped.
The two other professional bouts on the card will see Rudy Fraser matching skills with Lindener Cassius Matthews, while Trinidad based Guyanese, Iwan Azore tackles Barbadian, Miguel Antoine. There will also be the customary 4 amateur bouts among the nation’s top Simon Pures. Admission into the venue remains at $1,000 for adults and $500 for children. The card is an innovation of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control in collaboration with the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association, the National Communication Network and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. The action gets underway at 20:00hrs.
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