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Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"Bunny was one of the best boxers produced by Jamaica, and his trail-blazing career influenced numerous champions since then," said Jacques Deschamps Jr, whose father, Jacques Deschamps Sr, (now deceased), managed George Leslie 'Bunny' 'The Whip'...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The possibility of 32 year-old Nicholas "The Axeman" Walters and his former mentor and manager Jacques Deschamps renewing their partnership in 2019, is real.This was disclosed at the weekend when the Gleaner spoke to both parties, and pointed to the...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Wray and Nephew, a long time sponsor of boxing in Jamaica, and the main sponsor of the very popular Contender boxing series, has decided to make another substantial contribution to the sport. The company has agreed to refurbish the Boxing Board's...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of youngsters and their parents from West Kingston filled the Denham Town Community Centre to capacity recently as the Jamaica Boxing Board had a successful launch of its Gloves over Guns community boxing programme, with five boxers from...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Boxing Board president Stephen "Bomber" Jones has hailed as a great success the use of sport, and particularly boxing, as a means of social intervention.Jones made his comments at a media briefing last Thursday at the Sports Development Foundation...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"This is the third time that I will be fighting for the Contender title, and I am going to take it this year," declared Jamaica's Richard 'Frog' Holmes yesterday, as he commented on his chances tonight, in the 10-round final of the 2018 Wray and...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

It will be Team Jamaica versus Team Canada in the finals of the Wray and Nephew 2018 Contender series on July 25 as Canada's Ricardo 'Magic Man' Salas knocked out Devon 'Concrete' Moncriffe at two minutes and 25 seconds of the first round on...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"One more river to cross," said Richard 'Frog' Holmes after he defeated Canada's David Leblond by unanimous decision at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium to reach the final of the Wray and Nephew Contender series for the third time....

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Over 150 junior tennis players from the USA, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean, including Jamaica, will start competing for valuable international points tomorrow at two venues, the Liguanea Club and the Eric Bell Tennis Centre, in the 2018 ITF/...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The battle for places in the finals of the Wray...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The controversy monster reared its head in the Wray & Nephew Contender series again last Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, when Ricardo 'Magic Man' Salas, the No. 1 rated boxer for Team Canada, scored a fifth-round technical knockout victory over Team Jamaica's Nico 'Venom' Yeyo...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Nico Yeyo, representing Team Jamaica, and Ricardo Salas from Team Canada, will exchange punches tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road in St. Andrew, for the last semi-final spot available in the Wray and Nephew...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Richard 'Frog' Holmes made it to the semi-finals of the Wray and Nephew Contender series once more on Wednesday night when he scored a unanimous decision over Team Canada's Lerone Whyte at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Judges...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Richard 'Frog' Holmes, a two-time finalist in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, with a 17-8 record, will fight for a place in the 2018 semi-finals tonight, when he takes on Canadian Larone Whyte over five rounds at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"This win is for my mother, who died recently and will be buried on Saturday. I am feeling great tonight, and the title is my goal," said a subdued but happy Devon 'Concrete' Moncriffe on Wednesday night after scoring an impressive fourth-round...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two confident first-round winners, Devon Moncriffe with a 13-8-1 record representing Team Jamaica, and Waseem El-Sinawi 2-2, fighting for Team Canada, will clash tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road in Kingston,...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Kemahl 'Hitman' Russell, one of Jamaica's brightest prospects for another world title in boxing, made another step up the ladder on Friday, when he was elevated to No. 28 in the middleweight rankings, by the World Boxing Council (WBC), one of the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"I am now aiming for a spot in the final," said a happy and exuberant David Leblond, who represents Team Canada, after he had beaten Team Jamaica's Donovan 'Police' Campbell in the first quarter-final bout of the 2018 Wray...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Wray & Nephew Contender boxing fans will flock to the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road tonight ...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

There will be no Wray & Nephew Contender show tonight. This has come about because the original opponent for Jamaica's Fabian Tucker, Canadian Jeff Tabrizi, had to pull out because of an injury...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ricardo 'Magic Man' Salas, who is Canada's No. 1 choice in the Wray and Nephew Contender series, was true to form on Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium when he scored an impressive fourth- round technical knockout...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ricardo ' Magic Man' Salas, an aggressive 19-year old Mexican boxer with a 7-1 record, will fight for Canada tonight, in the seventh week of the Wray and Nephew Contender series, against Jamaican newcomer to the professional scene, Sceantonie '...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

David 'Fast and Furious' Leblond gave Team Canada their second victory in the Wray and Nephew Contender series on Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium when he scored a unanimous decision over Team Jamaica's Toriano...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Michael Gardener, one of Jamaica's top-seeded boxers, will make his debut in this season's Wray and Nephew Contender Series tonight, when he clashes with Canadian Jason Kelly over five rounds at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium at 9:30...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sixteen-year-old Blaise Bicknell, one of Jamaica's most accomplished junior tennis players, took top honours in the ITF/Trinidad Trinity Cup tennis tournament, which was held at the Racquet Sports Centre recently. He won without dropping a set, and...

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