Oct 05, 2022 Sports
Bringing back ‘Boxing day’ Card as Promoter
By Sean Devers
Kaieteur News – Elton Dharry last fought in Guyana on April 23 this year when he beat Orlando Penalba of Panama by a unanimous decision at the Providence Stadium to win the WBC International Super Flyweight title.
The USA based Guyanese said he is looking forward to fighting in his homeland again on November 26.
The 36-year-old Dharry, who migrated to the US in 1999 as a 13 year-old with his family and settled in Brooklyn, New York, has Professional record of 33 bouts, 26 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw.
With just over a month to go before he steps into Ring on home soil, Dharry who trains at the famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York spoke about his preparations for November 26 fight.
“Preparations for November are going well. I took a few days off to come to Guyana for the CPL Final. I am leaving tonight (Wednesday) to head back the US,” said the pugilist who was born on Essequibo Island of Leguan.
Dharry fought in the Olympic Box-Offs in 2003 and 2004 before turning Pro, is also a Boxing Promoter and been involved in four Cards including his last fight in Guyana.
“I had a lot of distractions as a Promoter of that Card and it (his fight) was not of my best showing in the Ring. I have learnt my lesson…I not promoting a Card that I am fighting in again,” said Dharry, who added that in about two weeks he will have more information on who he is coming up against.
“It could be a Boxer from the UK, he wants to fight in England but we are trying to have the fight here,” disclosed Dharry, whose last loss was in Australia in November 2019 when he fought Australian Andrew Moloney for the vacant interim WBA World title.
Back in the days, there was a Boxing Card every Box Day (Dec 26) and Dharry has put his promoter’s cap; collaborating with local Promoter Seon Bristol to bring back Boxing on Boxing Day.
“I am the Promoter for the Boxing Day Card. Sean Bristol from Briso promotion and I will team up for the Boxing Day card.
I’m excited about boxing and the steps we’re taking to build the sport. We have lots of talented fighters,” continued Dharry, who spoke about the challenges of being a promoter.
“The most challenging part is to get things going, get everyone to be on the same page and do what they are supposed to do,” lamented Dharry.
“We have talented and exciting fighters. Laured Stewart, Imran Khan are two of the fighters for the Boxing Day Card and we are waiting to confirm a few more fights for the boxing day card
I hope we have a few more champions come out from the promotion we’re about to do.
It’s important for us to put on quality fights if we want to be taken serious in boxing.
I want to build the fighters up and put on worthy title fights in Guyana and get the fights ranked and give them opportunity to fight for world titles,” concluded Dharry.
Exxon has to put up a sign board across the Demerara Harbour Bridge to tell Guyanese what % of revenue we are getting from the Stabroek Block!
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