Oct 11, 2012 Sports
With merely two days to fight night, the ‘Foreign Invasion’ boxing card organized by Hurry Up Promotions, scheduled for Saturday October 13 next, has suffered a setback following the cancellation of all of the international fights. However, boxing buffs have been assured that the card will go on and the fights are expected to provide a high level of entertainment.
A recent press release from the promotional group informs that the team of fighters coming from the United States of America who were to have arrived in Guyana tomorrow morning has had to abort those plans.
Those boxers, Juan Carlos Pena of Santo Domingo and Americans, Alan Phelan and Frank Galarza, have all had to postpone their arrival here until a later date. The release further states that Moore, anxious to provide the boxing starved fans of fistic action, has made the necessary adjustments to make the card a possibility.
The Howard Eastman/Simeon Hardy 8 rounds light/middleweight affair remains intact as is the 6 rounds middleweight bout between Jermaine King and Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) middleweight champion, Edmond DeClou.
American, Allan Phallen was scheduled to come up against Charlton Skeete in a featherweight 4 rounder but that fight was also cancelled. Skeete will now tackle the exciting Berbician, Richard Williamson, fresh out of the amateur ranks and already successful in his first fight. Former heavyweight champion, Mitchell Rogers completes the card in a 6 rounds affair against Anthony Augustin.
Meanwhile, Moore spoke with Kaieteur Sport and said that the Howard Eastman/ Simeon Hardy bout should compensate for the overseas fighters inability to keep their ring date. He said that both pugilists are in top shape and rearing to go.
He said that the Edmond Declou/Jermain King duel promises much as both fighters have developed a genuine hatred for each other and have been exchanging savage threats. Moore also assures that the Williamson/Skeete shindig would be a scorcher.
The card was first hit by misfortune shortly after it was organized when American pugilists, Frank Galarza fought to a difficult draw on September 22 last against Alantez Fox at the Resorts World Casino in Queens New York.
His management team was reluctant to put their charge’s health and record at risk and opted to postpone any other ring engagement until further notice. Alan Phelan, a Spanish fighter pitted against Moore, suffered a similar fate, losing his fight on the same card and has indicated that he is unprepared to re-enter the ring so quickly.
Moore regards this new development as a blessing in disguise especially since his involvement in promotional and managerial activities have weighed heavily on him and severely hindered his preparations.
A multiple champion with vast experience, Moore has promised that a fight with Pena is high on the agenda even as he promised boxing buffs that they will have the opportunity of witnessing the bout at a later date.
Moore also feels that the Howard Eastman/Simeon Hardy bout should compensate since both pugilists are in top shape and rearing to go. Admission to the venue remains at $3000 for inner ringside while those fans occupying the outer ringside will pay half that amount. Weigh in takes place on Friday night while the first bell sounds promptly at 20:00hrs on Saturday night.
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