All roads lead to Mandela Avenue when the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) hosts their one-night Mashramani Boxing Extravaganza on the tarmac of the National Gymnasium from 18:00hrs in keeping with Guyana’s 50th Republic Festivities.
This will be the first Amateur Card to be held outdoors in recent times and the GBA aims to make the Event as competitive and entertaining as possible with some good fights carded for the evening.
Admission is free and there will be a well stocked Bar and the GBA is encouraging those in the Boxing fraternity to support this venture.
GBA President Steve Ninvalle says fans are free to make donations to help the Boxers presently in Cuba training for the Olympic qualifiers from March 26 to April 3 in Argentina.
The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo Japan from July 24 to August 9.
Fans will be in for a treat with the many young talent on show and the main event should have them on their feet as many in boxing circles will anticipate the return of Jason ‘AK 47’ Barker. Daren France will be the man facing Barker and an exciting slug out is promised.
National Boxing Coach Sebert Blake had earlier informed that, “Although some of our best Boxers like Keevin Allicock, Colin Lewis, Desmond Amsterdam and Dennis Thomas are presently in Cuba, we have some talented young fighters who can produce entertaining bouts. So we are trying to give the Guyana Boxing public a competitive night of Boxing.”
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) under the stewardship of GBA’s Technical Director and National Head Coach, Terrence Poole, has dominated local boxing for over two decades and the individual Gyms have not been getting a fair opportunity to win ‘Best Gym titles’ due to the large number of Pugilists that represent the Army.
But this time GDF will not be fighting as a team and according to Blake, all the Gyms will be ganging up against the GDF Boxers to make it a man-to-man rivalry.
“We want to see if the GDF will be able to put up a battle against the rest of the Gyms,” said Blake, the Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) Coach.
Jason ‘AK 47’ Barker of the Republican Gym is back and wants to reclaim his title and is coming up against GDF’s Daren France, while National lightweight Champion Clairmont ‘Cartel’ Gibson who knocked out Jamal Eastman of the Rose Hall Jammers Eastman, will again trade punches in what is anticipated to be a riveting re-match.
In the other scheduled bouts on for tonight: Malachai Jones will battle Sean Graham, Richard Howard vs Ryan Benjamin, Jaqwan Milo vs Shurlon Stephen, Mark Crawford vs Jerron McKenzie, Emmanuel Pompey vs Neil Warden, Abiola Jackman vs Alesha Jackman, Patrick Harvey vs Jarmin Grant, Dewani Lampkin vs Orin Bancroft, Richard Subratee vs Quacy Abrams, Sean Griffith vs Julius Kesney.
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