Colin ‘Superman’ Lewis bullied his way to a first round TKO victory over the hapless St. Lucian Nathan Ferrari on Sunday night at the National Gymnasium, during the main bout of the Patrick Forde Memorial Open which was organised by the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) in collaboration with McDonald’s Promotion.
This was a rematch of the light welterweight finals of the Caribbean Development Boxing amateur tournament that punched off December last in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia; Ferrari’s native land. And, ‘Superman’ proved that his victory in the island republic wasn’t a fluke and with support of the scores of cheering home fans that filled up the ring side admission and stands, he didn’t disappoint the Guyanese and the referee was forced to stop the contest in the first round.
A straight right from ‘Superman’ Lewis that landed on Ferrari’s chin accounted for the first knock down. The St. Lucian composed himself after and fired some spirited blows in retaliation but the more dominant in form and attacking prowess, ‘Superman’, shrugged off the challenges and dealt a flurry of blows and winded Ferrari, gifting himself the TKO victory which was decided by referee Lawrence Assanah.
‘Superman’ was awarded the Best Boxer elite and overall trophies.
Meanwhile, Deeron Williams (school boy best boxer), Ravin Rodrigues (junior best boxer), Chris Moore (youth best boxer) and Alisha Jackman (female best boxer) also took home trophies and one year’s bragging rights from the event which is in its second annual year.
Two of Guyana’s brightest prospects, Keevin Allicock and Desmond Amsterdam also improved their records on Sunday in exciting fashion. Allicock forced Jamal Eastman’s corner to throw in the towel in the second round, while the referee stopped the contest since Amsterdam’s onslaught on his opponent Kelvin Wielzen of Suriname could’ve been lethal.
Local standouts, Chris Moore and Joel Williamson also ensured that Guyana sent back home the two other Surinamese, Toni Lin and Blond Pikienito with unanimous losses.
The next local GBA event will be the National Novices set for next month. Head of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle and Technical Director, Terrence Poole, both shared the sentiments of a successful and well organised event which was experienced by all stakeholders.
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