Guyanese boxers make explosive start at Caribbean championships
The Caribbean Boxing Championships got off to an explosive start at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the host winning five of the six international bouts on the 10-fight card.
A day before the start of the championships, boxers and organisers promised exciting action and Thursday’s opening night lived up to the promise with boxers from 12 countries waging war in a quest for fistic glory.
For Guyana they were able to start on the winning note for most of their international bouts, losing just one of six.
Powerful Middleweights, Desmond Amsterdam and Alex Murray inflicted damaging blows upon their opponents for victories.
Amsterdam was made to work; he had to mix his power with nifty footwork to avoid the counter since Trinidadian Aaron Prince was no pushover.
His exploits were good enough to earn a unanimous decision victory. For Murray, he won via points over Guadalupe’s Mackelson Mathurin.
Other victories came in the Junior Featherweight with Christopher Romeo defeating Tyreek Taitt of Barbados; Mark Crawford winning his Junior Lightweight against Barbados’ Reshawn Holder and Mark Pierre topping Trinidad’s Shakir Fleming in the Light Heavyweight category.
The one blemish for the locals was Emmanuel Sancho losing to St. Lucia’s Lyndel Marcelin in the Welterweight division.
The other four fights were contested by boxers from Trinidad, Grenada and Guadeloupe. One of those was Prince Henry of Grenada who battered T&T’s Shawn Jackson in the Novice Welterweight.
The championship continues nightly at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 18:00h until curtains are drawn on Sunday evening.