'Frog' vows to drop 'Chop Chop'
Jamaican Richard 'Frog' Holmes, representing Team Caribbean, has vowed to win the final of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series when he faces four-time world boxing champion and Team USA representative Demarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley on Saturday at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC).
A second-time finalist, Holmes was last year defeated by Wray and Nephew's brand ambassador Kemahl Russell.
This year he vows to attain the highly coveted title and the ultimate prize of $2 million.
"I will be the winner in this series as I am prepared mentally and physically and I have done intense preparation for these finals. My fans have supported me and they deserve this win as much as I do."
USA boxing veteran Corley is also confident of a win.
"I am a champion. I have a history of being a champion. Holmes is out of his league as my skills cannot be matched. I smell victory, and so I encourage everyone to come out to this event and watch me attain the title."
Boxing fans coming out to the NISC will be in for a truly spirited night with two undercard fights, beginning at 8 p.m., featuring Guyana's Denny Dalton going up against Contender favourite and last year's champion, Russell.
The second undercard match up will see another Guyanese, Anson Green, battling Jamaica's Michael 'Wasp' Gardener. The highlights of both matches will be aired on TVJ before the live final bout.
Additionally, Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum will be bringing a full entertainment package to thank the fans for another successful season.
"Patrons have thoroughly enjoyed the series so far and have consistently been part of this spirited journey," said Pietro Gramegna, Wray and Nephew's marketing manager of White Spirits. "Wray White Rum wants to ensure that our fans get a full night's entertainment package with spirited boxing from our three Jamaican fighters and spirited performances from Capleton and Masicka.
"General patrons will have a complimentary Wraytsatic Bar and VIP patrons will enjoy the full range of J. Wray & Nephew Ltd products. Patrons will enjoy another realm of sporting activity showcasing our spirit as Jamaicans. Truly an enjoyable and spirited experience," he noted.
General tickets, including Wraytastic specials, are $1,000 pre-sold and $1,200 at the gate. VIP Tickets (all drink inclusive) are $2,500 pre-sold and $3,000 at the gate. Pre-sold ticket outlets include Western Sports (Twin Gates), Dunrobin Texaco, and Jus Call Couriers (876-355-7390). Gates open at 7 p.m.