February 25, 2018

‘Bad Blood’: Int’l boxers ready for showdown in Guyana

Overseas fighters have begun arriving in Guyana for the international card “Sangre Malo” at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall this weekend.
The six-bout card that is jointly promoted by the Guyana Boxing Board of Control and Next Gen Global Marketing under the name, Sangre Malo which is Spanish for `Bad Blood’ promises nothing but fistic fury.
Local fighters – Dexter `De Kid’ Marques, Dexter `Cobra’ Gonsalves and Elton `The Bully’ Dharry – will oppose their counterparts from Venezuela, while Shawn Corbin (Guyana) faces Trinidad and Tobago’s Sheldon Lawrence.
Two Barbadian fighters – Anderson Emmanuel and Keithland King – will face off with Guyana’s James Moore and Anson Green, respectively.
Both Gonsalves and Marques concluded glovework earlier than normal on Monday; the reason being to avoid any injuries that might result from glove work.
Amateur champion Steve Allicock and Orin Bancroft are the duo’s sparring partners and they have both been doing eight to 10 rounds of glove work since that segment of their preparations began.
The main supporting bout on the card will feature Corbin facing Lawrence in a 12-round contest for the World Boxing Council’s Fecabox light heavyweight title.
Corbin is making a return to the ring after losing to England’s Nathen Clevery in 2014 for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title. He has won 15 of his 22 professional fights and lost five with two draws.
Lawrence has won 10 fights (eight by K.O’s) and lost one. He won his last four bouts.
United States-based Guyanese, Elton Dharry, who is the current CABOFE and Inter-Continental bantamweight champion will take on Jesus Garcia of Venezuela in an eight round contest.
Dharry arrived in Guyana on early Tuesday while the Venezuelans were also scheduled to touch down later on the same day.
Heavyweight debutants Moore (Guyana) and Emmanuel (Barbados) will face-off in a four-round contest.
Guyana’s Anson Green and Barbados’ King will clash in a four-round junior middleweight contest also.
Fight fans are reminded to get their tickets early as the promoter, Aleem Hussain, has predicted a sold out arena come Saturday night.