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‘Determined’ to make ‘second chance’ count

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 4:00 AM

 

KINGSTON:

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."

 

PREVIOUS DEFEAT

 

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.