Beenie Man for Rumble In The Sun
Grammy Award-winning dancehall artiste Beenie Man is to headline the Rumble In The Sun matchup between boxing champions Donovan “Razor” Ruddock and James “Lights Out” Toney on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
The National Indoor Sports Centre-venued event will see patrons pulling up ringside to take in the live, spectacular bout involving the two greats.
“Being on the same stage with the legendary Donovan “Razor” Ruddock is a blessing,” said Beenie Man. “This fight is something Jamaica has needed for a while, and I’m happy to be part of it.”
The legendary king of the dancehall has a discography that includes popular singles Girls Dem Sugar, Feel It Boy, and Dude. In September 2023 he released his 17th studio album Simma.
Beenie Man will light up the stage with a powerhouse performance as Razor marks his epic return to the boxing ring to compete against International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee James “Lights Out” Toney in his first-ever match in Jamaica.
Before his family relocated to Toronto, Canada, Ruddock started polishing his signature “smash” hybrid left-hand punch in St Catherine, Jamaica, where he attended the Red Ground District Primary School.
Ruddock and his daughter Kleopatra, CEO of Red Ground Productions, the event’s organiser, launched the idea for the Rumble in the Sun boxing match to raise funds for much-needed renovations for the school and to accentuate his partnerships with the Gloves Over Guns initiative.
“Boxing has always been a way for me to celebrate Jamaica as my natural birthplace and the origin of my career,” says Ruddock. “Competing in this boxing match is one of the greatest gifts I can offer my country, school, and people.”
Toney is an American former professional boxer noted for his outstanding defence and smooth counter-punching. He held world championships in three weight classes.