The highly anticipated slugfest between Shondell Park and Shelly ‘The Boom’ Gibson is expected to satiate the appetites of Lindeners who have been starved of good fistic action for far too long. The two female gladiators will clash in a super/heavyweight contest the Nation’s Promotions Group, presents 26 rounds of fistic fury at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground on Boxing Day, December 26 next.
The card will also feature several other potentially action packed affairs and already the Derick Richmond/James Walcott 12 rounds shindig for the local super middleweight title has sparked the interest
of the pundits. In his last outing at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Richmond had administered a methodical beating to DeClou who is also the Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) middleweight champion. An unassuming fighter, Richmond appears unable to harm the proverbial fly but he packs an amazing power punch that has earned him the coveted tile of ‘King of left hooks.’ Edmond DeClou that left the latter pugilist nursing a broken jaw compliments of a wicked left hook. DeClou is still wired up and still to receive the all clear from medical practitioners to resume his career.
Familiarly known as ‘Sack,’ Walcott is unimpressed and promises to dish out a first class licking to Richmond. “I am not DeClou and I plan to teach this kid a thing or two about the sport,” said Walcott in response to a question of his strategy for the bout. Indeed, Walcott is an experienced customer with superb boxing skills and will not be easily lured into close combat. Further, the lanky pugilist, who also doubles as coach for the Harpy Eagles Boxing Gym, packs a mean punch which compliments his boxing ability and could pose problems for Richmond. This is indeed a good fight and might just be the one to fill the arena.
Otherwise, Kelsie George, a relatively young professional, still to register a win after 7 fights (1 draw), will want to use this fight as the starting point for other victories. He fights Romeo Norville, another good fighter. Norville has notched up 2 fights but suffered a setback when he was stopped by Richmond in his last outing. He will want to repair that damage and get his career back on track.
Cassius Matthew will also be on show against Kishawn Simon in a 4 rounds catchweight bout. The latter fighter had had a jerky start to his career but has recovered with a decisive victory in his last bout. The Matthews bout will be somewhat challenging as the Lindener is experienced and fights out of an awkward and unorthodox style.
Those four professional bouts will be supported by a similar number of amateur encounters, all exhibition bouts between pugilists out of the Mining Town.
Kurley Hoper up against Ronald Andries in the 75-79lbs class while Joshua Corbin squares off against Dauryan Miller in the 84-90lbs class. Hakeem Alexander and will tackle Randolph Williams in a 160-175lbs shindig while and Ejad Alli and Troyston Luard will box against each other.
There will be gate prizes of one I-Pad, one cell phone and two cash prizes of $10,000 each for four lucky patrons. The admission price is $1000.
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