Explosive action on the card for Wray & Nephew Fight Night
Fireworks are expected at the 4th Wray & Nephew Fight Night slated for at Breezy Castle in downtown Kingston, on Saturday.
The action is expected to get underway at 7:00 pm.
At a media briefing at Tracks & Records on Constant Spring Road recently details of the fight card were announced. There will be six amateur bouts, including one female match-up and two pro fights. The card is dominated by Jamaica Defence Force boxers â€” four in the amateur section and one professional boxer.
The amateur matchups will see Khamoi Barrett (JDF) going up against Sanjae Hudson (Hybrid Athletics, MoBay) in the heavyweight class; Chevon Gordon (Suga Olympic) facing Kevon McKenzie (Hunter Gym, MoBay) in the welterweight division; Daniel Williams (GC Foster) versus Cayman Taffrel (Suga Olympic) in the widdleweight; Delano McLaughin (JDF) versus Kirk Patrick Keron (Port Antonio Boxing Club) in the welterweight class; Garvan Garrison (JDF) facing off with Mark Cunningham (Funrobics, Portmore) lightweight; Britney McFarlane (Stanley Couch) opposing Chevelle Davidson (JDF) in middleweight action.
In the professional ranks, heavyweights Jermaine “Breezy” Richards (I-Fight) and Francisco Cordero (Barranquilla, Colombia) will exhange blows, while cruiserweights Ian “Impact” Darby (JDF ) and Julio Feria Jose Augustine (Fundacion, Colombia) are down to do battle.
Meanwhile, debutante Chevelle Davidson told the media briefing that fans can “expect me to show all my boxing skills”.
Amateur boxer Chevon Gordon promised to win his fight in the third round. “[You] should expect a lot of hard work in there. I have put out a lot of hard work in my gym training. There should be a lot of moments, skills, techniques, everything,” he said.
Professional Jermain “Breezy” Richards, who won his two previous fights in the series, vowed to deliver another positive outcome. “Expect the best of ‘Breezy’ because with each fight I evolve a bit and I grow more talented and I gain more fans so I have more work to put in because I know what’s out there waiting for me,” he said.
The night will close with the very popular pro boxer Ian “Impact” Darby of the JDF, who predicted a second-round knockout in his favour.
“The ‘Impact’ always presents a blast. I am just coming out there to do a bomb wrecking for my fans,” he said confidently.
Fight promoter Chris Joy of I-Fight was pleased with what he has seen of the sport in Jamaica.
“…The fans, the media, everyone wants the sport to grow [and that’s the] same thing that I want to happen and eventually we are gonna have a world champion, so I think right now we are on the right path to achieving all those goals,” he said.
Stephen “Bomber” Jones, president of the Jamaica Boxing Association, said: [The Fight Night series] has surpassed all expectations. It is a thrill to see and a moment of pride, for not just the boxing board, but the boxing fraternity and the fans themselves because the shows have been perfect right around in terms of the set-up, in terms of the platforms the boxers are given, in terms of the way Wray & Nephew has put their weight behind the production so that we can have first-class events.”
Main sponsors for the series are Wray & Nephew, Pepsi, S&G Road Surfacing, Ultra Medical and Locker Room Sports.