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BOXING: Holmes and Richmond clash in Contender Series tonight

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 5:57 AM

Jamaica’s Richard Holmes and Guyana’s Derick Richmond will clash over six rounds in the quarterfinals of the Wray & Nephew Middleweight Contender 2015 Series tonight.

The bout will be held at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, starting at 9:30.

This promises to be a very competitive bout, as both boxers are evenly matched.

They reached the quarterfinals with points victories, Holmes against Charwin Estwick, and Richmond over Gregory Miller.

Holmes did not look sharp in his fight against Estwick.

He used jabs as his primary offensive weapon, but did not put his punches together.

He also repeatedly got caught up in clinches by his defence-minded opponent and could not launch any sustained attack.

Richmond showed against Miller that he, too, likes to attack, and his jabs are his chief points winners.

It could therefore be a battle of the jab tonight.