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Mullings targets WBA Fedecaribe boxing title

BY LIVINGSTON SCOTT Observer staff reporter

Wednesday, August 01, 2012    

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FOLLOWING a successful second defence of his Caribbean Zonal welterweight title at the recent Rum Fire Boxing Mayhem fightcard at the YMCA Headquarters, Sakima Mullings has his sights set on adding the WBA Fedecaribe crown to his collection.

The 29-year-old Jamaican was scheduled to fight Mark Austin for the Fedecaribe belt at the Rum Fire fight card a few weeks ago, but a row between the Jamaica Boxing Board and fight promoter Willie Yap caused that bout to be postponed.

As a result, Mullings ended up fighting Barbadian Matthew Robinson, whom he defeated by a knock-out after only three rounds.

The Fedecaribe title fight against Austin has now been rescheduled to September and Mullings said he is eagerly awaiting that match with the intention of adding that belt to his Caribbean Zonal title.

"I'm looking forward to fight for the WBA Fedecaribe welterweight title, which will be some time in September," he said.

"The fight has been approved and the opponent has already been approved, so we are ready," he told the Jamaica Observer following his victory over Robinson.

"Mark Austin out of Guyana has been that opponent for a while... that fight was supposed to take place but it did not happen, so now that everything has been finalised, we're now looking forward to making the fight finally happen... because I really want to win this title as well," he reiterated.

Mullings said he continues to gain vital experience in the ring and hopes to continue getting more fights and more victories.

"This is the only place (in the ring) you can really learn... you can do as much work as you want to do in the gym, but this is school right here," he reasoned.

The card is also expected to feature another exciting clash between local fighters Devon Moncrieffe and Donovan 'Police' Campbell.

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