The atmosphere is tense and fans are eagerly anticipating the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC)/Nexgen Global Marketing’s International fight card “Sangre Malo- Bad Blood” set for Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).
However, fans and Guyanese will have a chance to catch a glimpse of the fighters today at the official weigh in. The weigh in will take place at the Giftland Mall, Liliendaal in the Entertainment Strip from 14:30 hrs.
Alim Hussain of Nexgen Global Marketing, promoter of the fight card has promised fireworks at the weigh in since he noted that the Guyanese boxers are pumped and rearing to go at it especially since their pride on home soil is on the line.
Among the local boxers who fans will get an opportunity to glimpse and mingle with are Elton “The Coolie Bully” Dharry, Dexter “Cobra” Gonsalves and “The Kid” Dexter Marques.
The local pugilists are all looking in top shape and will be gunning for outright victories on Saturday.
Dharry who has been undefeated in his last 18 fights has already thrown down the gauntlet by declaring that he is aiming to knockout his opponent Jesus Garcia.
The main supporting bout on the card will feature Corbin facing Lawrence in a 12-round contest for the World Boxing Council’s Fecabox light heavyweight title. Corbin is making a return to the ring after losing to England’s Nathen Clevery in 2014 for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title. He has won 15 of his 22 professional fights and lost five with two draws. Lawrence has won 10 fights (eight by K.O’s) and lost one. He won his last four bouts.
United States -based Guyanese, Elton Dharry, who is the current CABOFE and Inter-Continental bantamweight champion will take on Jesus Garcia of Venezuela in an eight round contest.
Dharry arrived in Guyana on early Tuesday while the local boxers continued their rigorous training routines throughout the week.
The fighters met with Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Sport, Dr George Norton on Wednesday and the Minister promptly declared his support for the Guyanese corner.
Heavyweight debutants Moore (Guyana) and Emmanuel (Barbados) will face-off in a four-round contest.
Guyana’s Anson Green and Barbados’ King will clash in a four-round junior middleweight contest also.
Fight fans are reminded to get their tickets early as the promoter, Aleem Hussain, has predicted a sold out arena come Saturday night.
Tickets cost $4,000 for VIP, $2,000 for Ringside and $1,000 for stands; they are on sale at the Giftland Stores and Assuria General Insurance offices in Georgetown, Diamond, Berbice, Parika and Vreed-en-Hoop.