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Stories by Leroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

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 | 12:10 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 | 12:06 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...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Blaise Bicknell, one of Jamaica’s top junior tennis players, continues to have a good year on the circuit. On Saturday, he won the ITF Delray Beach Junior Tournament in Florida by defeating the top-seeded player, Blu Baker of...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two Jamaican boxers, super heavyweight Ricardo Brown and lightweight Shiloh Defreitas, have qualified for the Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 11. The duo booked their spots at the qualifying ­tournament for the...

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

Professional and amateur boxing will return to the Corporate Area tonight, with a six-fight Pro-Am card promoted by Bruising Gym led by trainer Carl Grant in association with I-Fight promoters Chris Joy and Junior Lincoln and sponsors Dunn’s...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Spearheaded by three international representatives, super heavyweight Ricardo Brown, middleweight Janathan Hanson and welterweight Joshua Frazer-Stanley Couch gym, pulled off an upset victory over defending champions, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF...

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/...

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