THE Rum Fire Mayhem at the YMCA Part 2 was launched yesterday at the Pavilion Mall in Kingston with the announcement that there will be five professional fights including one title fight for the WBA/FEDECARIBE Welterweight Title on Saturday July 21.
Willie Yap, of Yap Promotions, announced that his company and Jamaica Genesis Entertainment have recently signed the top-five rated professional boxers in Jamaica, a move expectected to take local boxing to the world level starting with the upcoming fight card.
The main fight on the card will see Sakima Mullings, who holds the Caribbean Commonwealth Zonal title, going after the vacant WBA/FEDECARIBE Welterweight title.
That fight is scheduled for nine rounds and Mullings will take on Martin Austin out of Guyana. Mullings, who spoke at the launch, said that though he did not know a lot about his opponent, his intention was to leave Austin on his face or on his back in the ring and come away with the belt.
There will be one eight-round fight between Devon 'Concrete' Moncrieffe and Anthony 'Determine' Osbourne. Both fighters said that they were better conditioned than their last fight and so the spectators can look forward to an exciting fight. Osbourne has the better fight history in 35 fights with 20 wins and 15 losses, while Moncrieffe boasts just six fights, inclusive of four wins and two losses.
Two of the fights are scheduled for six rounds each.
Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis will battle Ricardo Planter, who he beat in their previous meeting. Davis' record shows eight fights of six wins and two losses.
The other six-round fight will be between bantam weight Rudolph 'Cutting' Hedge and Martin Anderson. Hedge has not lost a fight in his professional career to date with a record of six wins and three draws.
Leroy Brown, general secretary of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control who spoke at the launch, endorsed the fight card. He also said that of the current fights being put on at this time this was the best and most exciting as it features the best set of professional boxers in Jamaica at this time.
Christopher Brown of Jamaica Genesis Entertainment said that gates will open at 7:00 pm for a 8:00 pm start. He said that in addition to the fights there would be entertainment to keep up the spirits of the patrons in addition to those provided by title sponsor Rum Fire.
Brown also indicated that sponsorship had come from Rum Fire, The Flowers and Gifts Depot, Thiiah's Restaurant, GNLD International, In Motion Gym, Dreams Apparel and Klas Sports Radio.