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Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

WORLD-RATED BOXING referee and judge Eddie Cotton died from complications arising from the novel coronavirus on Friday. Cotton, who lived in New Jersey, United States of America, officiated in numerous world title fights, and also in several...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

What was supposed to be a three-week holiday from her job in Shanghai, China, as a boxing coach has turned into a nightmare for former five-time world boxing champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley, who is now under a self-imposed quarantine in Fort...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

An emphatic endorsement of the Jamaica Boxing Board’s ‘Gloves over Guns’ project was given recently by Her Excellency Laurie Peters, Canada’s high commissioner to Jamaica, as she gave the main address at the opening of the Montego Bay Boxing Gym,...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s amateur boxers did themselves proud last Saturday night when they produced a scintillating performance to defeat a team from Panama 5-1, to mark the opening of the Montego Bay Boxing Gym located at the Montego Bay Cricket Club at Jarrett...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The City of Montego Bay has been without a boxing gym for decades. This is about to end, however, because, this morning, a new gym will be opened by the Jamaica Boxing Board at Jarrett Park, home of the Montego Bay Cricket Club. The official...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:23 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Boxing fans will be treated to what has been dubbed “a night of explosive boxing” by American promoter Chris Joy tomorrow night at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Joy, who is the head of I-Fight...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown, Jamaica’s superheavyweight boxing champion, won another international medal on Sunday night in Ontario, Canada. He took the gold in the Brompton Cup competition. This year, 500 boxers from five countries, including Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

A good all-round performance by its team of boxers gave Stanley Couch Gym (SCG) its their second successive victory in the National Boxing Championships on Saturday. SCG scored 24 points, one point ahead of Bruising Gym, 23. The Jamaica Defence...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:40 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force, led by Japanese IOC member Morinari Watanabe, who is also the head of the Japanese International Gymnastics Federation, will be in charge of the boxing competition at the 2020 Tokyo...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:41 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Boxing Board has announced that their National Amateur Boxing Championships will take place over three nights from Thursday, January 23 to Saturday January 25, 2020, at the Stanley Couch gym, located on Victoria Avenue in Kingston. The...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:58 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Visiting Jamaica for the holidays with his college colleague Jacob Bicknell turned out to be fortuitous for 22-year old Felipe Sarrasague as he came out as the men’s champion in the Jamaica National Bank Open Tennis. The competition, which ran from...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes was a cut above Guyana’s Winston Pompey in ability, stopping him by technical knockout, in less that a minute of the second round of a fight that was scheduled for six rounds during the Wray and Nephew Rum Punch Series at...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Boxing will be in the limelight in St Catherine tonight when the Wray and Nephew Rum Punch series featuring both professional and amateur boxers starts at the Spanish Town Prison Oval at 7 p.m. Tonight’s five-fight card will have Jamaica’s Kevin...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

A classic example that “the show must go on” was given at Sabina Park on Saturday night when, despite torrential rainfall, the international boxing show featuring fighters from Russia, the USA, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic took place before...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Mike ‘The Bodysnatcher’ McCallum, the first Jamaican boxer to win a world boxing title, is in the island on what he told The Gleaner yesterday is “a short holiday and fact-finding mission.” He is accompanied by Christopher Lovejoy, rated No. 10...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

International boxing will return to Jamaica next Saturday, November 16, when American-based Uprising Promotions, in collaboration with local promoting company Creative Sport and Entertainment, put on a five-fight card featuring two title fights, at...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican flag and national anthem were seen and heard last night in the Hall of Legions, Kielce, Poland, after 25-year-old Joshua Frazer, Jamaica’s amateur welterweight boxing champion, collected his gold medal in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 9:29 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s No. 1 male tennis player, 25-year-old Rowland ‘Randy’ Phillips, and 14-year-old junior Selena Bird were crowned Open singles champions on Monday, Heroes Day, when they scored impressive victories over their opponents to take the main...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

A prize of $1 million will be on the line this weekend in the Touch Tuina Couples Swept Away Open Clay Court Tennis Tournament, which serves off this morning at the Couples Swept Away Hotel in Negril at 9 a.m. The tournament, which has been the...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:31 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two of Jamaica’s top junior tennis players, Michaela Stephens and Damani Cain, stole the show on Saturday at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre in Kingston. The youngsters scored impressive victories in the King Alarm Junior Tennis Tournament, which ended...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:22 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Boxing Board will add a new element to its Gloves for Guns inner-city initiative tonight when in association with Jamaican promoting company Creative Sports and Uprising Promotions from the USA, they will add three professional fights...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Only two players with Jamaican connections, Blaise Bicknell and Micheala Stephens, are still in the running for titles in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Jamaica Junior tournament, which is taking place at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre at...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s top junior player, 17-year-old Blaise Bicknell, and 20-year-old college student Sarah Lizariturry from Spain won the men’s and women’s Open division titles in the inaugural Liguanea Club Tennis Classic at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston,...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Over $1 million in prize money will be on the line in the Liguanea Club Tennis Classic, which serves off this morning at the club on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston. This will be the first senior tournament this year in the Llockett McGregor...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s boxing fraternity is mourning the loss of another of its stalwarts. Willie Yap, who served as a member of the Jamaica Boxing Board for many years, and also assisted several boxers on their journey to stardom, died on Friday, May 17, at...

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