By Avenash Ramzan
Reigning Caribbean Boxing Federation (C A B O F E ) Bantamweight champion, Elton ‘Coolie Bully’ Dharry, will continue his preparation ahead of the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Cup of Champions later this year when he takes on Guyanese Charlton Skeete on the 22nd edition of Friday Night Fights ProAm boxing card on April 27 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) yesterday released the full card, which will comprise of five professional bouts and four amateur contests, with action set to get underway from 20: 00 hours.
Fighting under the alias ‘Fighting Raja’, Skeete will be hard-pressed to emerge victorious against a rampant USA-based Dharry, who has ruled the competition in the Bantamweight division in recent times.
However, the 27-year old Skeete, with a record of three defeats and one win, was confident that he has what it takes to upstage his more seasoned 26-year-old opponent, who has chalked up eight wins, five losses and one draw in his 14-fight professional career.
Speaking to this publication via telephone from the GBBC office yesterday, Skeete was adamant that he will be the man in the winning corner on fight night, noting that his preparation is on stream.
Coach James Walcott has been guiding the boxer through his paces at the Harpy Eagle gym in Albouystown, and according to him, the camp is working overtime to get Skeete in shape for the sixrounder.