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Pennington, Moncriffe face off Wednesday

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Devon Moncriffe (left) and Courtney Pennington.

Courtney Pennington and the veteran Devon Moncriffe will square off for the eighth fight of this season's Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing Series on Wednesday.

Moncriffe, a past winner of the series, will represent Team Jamaica (Green Team), while Pennington will represent Team Caribbean (Yellow Team).

During a recent interview, Moncriffe said he was looking forward to defeating Pennington at the Chinese Benevolent Association.

"He said he is coming to make a statement, so I want to see the statement he is coming to make. I am prepared to defeat him. Him never fight nobody like me before. I am ready and physically prepared for him," Moncriffe said.

Pennington's manager, Bryan Blake, said the fighter, who grew up in New York with his Jamaican mother, is prepared to defeat Moncriffe.

highly anticipated match

"He is looking forward to the match. He has been training and believes that he will be victorious. Pennington intends to make Team Yellow proud," Blake said.

The highly anticipated match for both boxers will be shown Live on Television Jamaica at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. The prize for this season's winner of the Wray & Nephew Contender is $2,000,000, with the runner-up receiving $500,000.

Updates on the Wray & Nephew Contender Series can be seen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WrayAndNephewWhiteRum.