Sixth fight added to ‘Bad Blood’ boxing card


A sixth fight has been added to the January 20 ‘Bad Blood’ boxing card, slated for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. According to information emanating from the Guyana Boxing of Control, local boy Anson Green is set to take on Keithland King of Barbados.

The duo will clash in a four-round Junior Middleweight contest that will form part of a card that is premised on a three-fight Guyana/Venezuela showdown.

In the feature event, Dexter ‘The Kid’ Marques, the reigning CABOFE and Guyana Flyweight champion, will square off with Dionis Alberto Martinez Arias of Venezuela in a 10-round Flyweight contest.

Arias has six wins, nine losses and two drawn encounters, while Marques currently has a record of 16-2-0, and is unbeaten in his last eight fights. Marques’ last defeat was against compatriot Elton ‘Coolie Bully’ Dharry in May 2011.

This fight is seen as a warm-up for Marques for his Commonwealth title shot against Jay Harris of Wales on March 31 at the Copperbox Arena. Marques is the mandatory challenger for Harris, who is the current Commonwealth Flyweight title holder. That fight is being promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.

In the main supporting action, Sheldon Lawrence of Trinidad and Tobago will put his WBC Fecarbox Light Heavyweight title on the line against Guyanese Shawn Corbin, while hometown boy Dexter Gonsalves will face Felipe Larez Barcelo of Venezuela in a 10-round Lightweight contest.

The lone Bantamweight fight of the night will bring together Dharry and Venezuelan Jesus Vargas Garcia for eight rounds, while debutant James Moore will face Anderson Emmanuel of Barbados in a four-rough Heavyweight showdown.  

Tickets will be on sale at the Giftland Stores and Assuria General Insurance offices in Georgetown, Diamond, Berbice, Parika and Vreed-en-Hoop. Tickets cost $4,000 (VIP), $2,000 (Ringside) and $1,000 (Stands). 

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