‘Determined’ to make ‘second chance’ count
Anthony 'Determined' Osbourne will be looking to make the most of a 'second chance', when he battles Ricardo Planter in the seventh fight of the Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing Series tonight, to be aired live on TVJ at 9:30 p.m.
Osborne, representing the Yellow Team, has replaced Winston Pompey due to minor injuries sustained during training. Thirty-nine-year-old Osbourne will be known by many Wray & Nephew Contender fans as the lone Jamaican on Team Caribbean in 2015. Actually, he was never fixtured among this year's Contenders.
"I was disappointed when I was not chosen for this year's competition. Notice these youngsters who can't fight and hug up get a chance this year. But I am happy that I have been chosen now. As the saying goes, 'You can't keep a good man down'," he charged. "When Osbourne fights there will be no hug up, straight clean fighting."
Osborne believes he has the ability to win because he defeated Planter in a previous fight.
"I am feeling great about the upcoming fight. I fought him already and won and there is a strong possibility that I can defeat him again," said Osbourne.
"However, not because I defeated him already, means I can do it again. But I will do my best."
Thirty-four year old Ricardo Planter, representing the Green Team, said he has been gearing up for next week's match for the last three months.
"I am fully prepared. I have been training for the last three months," he said. "I have no doubt that I will win this time around. This time I am going to defeat him."
The highly anticipated match is scheduled for the Chinese Benevolent Association in Kingston, with live viewing on Television Jamaica (TVJ), starting at 9:30 p.m.