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Stories by Leroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"I told you that he would lose," said a happy Waseem El-Sinawi on Wednesday night after he had scored a dramatic second-round technical knockout victory over Jamaica's Ramel Lewis, in the third week of the Wray...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ramel 'Sub Zero' Lewis, one of the most unpredictable boxers on Jamaica's team, with a 7-8 record, will try to give them their third straight victory in the Wray and Nephew Contender series tonight, when he clashes with Canada's Waseem El Sinawi...

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

There was excitement galore at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Wednesday night, as Jamaica's Nico Yeyo scored a shocking 21 second technical knockout victory over his Canadian opponent Mayron Zeferino, in the second week of the Wray...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"I am a survivor. I have beaten the odds repeatedly, and I am still standing. Being Contender Champion 2018 is my goal, and no one is going to stop me."Those were the fighting words of Canadian Mayron Zeferino to The...

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

Two-time finalist in the Wray and Nephew Contender boxing series, Jamaica's Richard "Frog" Holmes, scored his first victory in the 2018 edition on Wednesday night, when he secured a unanimous points victory over Canadian Lloyd Reyes at the Chinese...

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

Jamaican Richard 'Frog' Holmes, who is now a veteran in the Wray and Nephew Contender boxing series which starts tonight, will try to give Jamaica its first victory for 2018, when he clashes with Canadian Lloyd Reyes over five rounds at the Chinese...

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

Jamaica's 28-year old boxing star Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell will put his junior NABF middleweight title on the line tonight at the National Arena when he clashes with a tough 36-year old Mexican fighter, Michi 'The Matador' Munoz, over eight...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Following her loss to Danish boxer Dina Thorslund in Struer, Denmark, Jamaican Alicia 'Slick' Ashley expressed disappointment in her performance on Saturday night. Ashley lost by a unanimous decision, as two judges, Anssi Perajoki and Andreas...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"I am going to win back my title and bring the belt back to Jamaica next week to show the fans" said Jamaica's most famous and accomplished female boxing champion, Alicia "Slick" Ashley to The Gleaner yesterday, shortly after making weight for her...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Major changes in the statutes of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which are designed to provide more checks and balances, transparency, and better governance, were approved by the over 100 delegates who attended an extraordinary congress...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Three of Jamaica's leading junior players - John Chin, Damani Cain and Keyondre Clarke - leave today for the Dominican Republic, to participate in the 2018 North/Central America and Caribbean Junior Davis Cup pre-qualifying tournament, which runs...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fielding a very fit and talented team of boxers, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) came out on top in the Jamaica Boxing Board's National Senior Amateur Championships, which took place at the Stanley Couch gym. On Victoria Avenue in Kingston from...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"I am the happiest person in the world today. I am excited and ready to go," Jamaica's Alicia "Slick" Ashley, the former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight champion, told The Gleaner yesterday after it was announced that she would get the...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Sixty boxers from nine gyms are expected to participate in the Senior Amateur Boxing Championships, sponsored by the Jamaica Boxing Board, which start tonight at 7 o'clock at the Stanley Couch Gym on Victoria Avenue in Kingston.The preliminary weigh...

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

American boxer Demarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley, the 2016 Contender Welterweight champion, has declared that he is prepared to fight Jamaica's Sakima 'Mr Smooth' Mullings, the 2017 Contender Middleweight winner anywhere, anytime for the right price....

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