UPDATE: Boxers weigh-in for ‘Bad Intentions’ card
By Avenash Ramzan
The 10 boxers set to compete in Saturday evening’s five-fight card, dubbed ‘Bad Intentions’, took to the scales on Friday evening at the Giftland Mall to ensure they are within the weight limitations for the event.
Hosted in the bottom flat of the sprawling facility, the weigh-in attracted the attention of passersby, many of whom were actually viewing such an event for the first time.
For the main contest, Guyanese Dexter Gonsalves tipped the scale at 133 pounds, and Demarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley of the United States was recorded at 130.6 pounds. They two are down to battle for the WBC Fecarbox Lightweight title over 12 rounds.
Gonsalves has a record of eight wins, one loss and two draws, while Corley has the vast experience of 75 fights (47 wins, 17 losses, one draw).
The opening bout between Berbician Kelsie George and Barbados-based Guyanese Charwin Estwick will be a four-round Super Middleweight showdown. George (six losses; two draws) tipped the scale at 168.6 pounds, while Estwick (two wins; three losses) was seven pounds lighter at 161.
For the four-round Super Lightweight fight, Keeve Allicock (one win; one loss) weighed in at 139 pounds, while debutant Anthony Narine marked 138.4 pounds.
Imran ‘Magic’ Khan and Quincy ‘Glittering’ Gomes are set to compete in a grudge match with their head-to-head standing at 1-1. They both tipped the scale at 134 pounds for the six-round Lightweight bout.
The main supporting bout is an eight-round Junior Middleweight clash between Guyanese Mark Austin and Jamaican Richard Holmes. Austin (nine wins; eight losses; one draw) weighed in at 149 pounds, while Holmes (11 wins; six losses) was two pounds heavier.
The card, a collaborative effort of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control and the Giftland Mall, will get underway at 20:00h sharp.
See below photos of the weigh-in by Leon Gonsalves
Cover photo caption: Dexter Gonsalves (left) and Demarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley will feature in the main bout