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'I am going to give him a boxing lesson' - Davis, 'Iron Dog' square off this weekend

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:20 AMLeroy Brown

A clash between middleweight boxer Kestna Davis and crowd-pleaser Miguel 'Iron Dog' Ray, over six rounds, will be the feature attraction on a seven-bout ProAm boxing card dubbed Wray and Nephew Fight Night, which will take place at the Alpart Sports Club in St Elizabeth, this Saturday.

In the other professional bout, which will be a lightweight contest, Toriano Nicholas will go against Doran Weir. On the amateur side of the programme, five of Jamaica's leading amateur boxers will go up against boxers from Guyana.

The professional side of the promotion will be a joint venture between I-Fight Promotions and Creative Sports, while the Jamaica Boxing Board will be responsible for the amateur card.


Thrilling night


"A thrilling night of boxing, which we are sure that our fans from St. Elizabeth and surrounding areas will thoroughly enjoy" was how Donald Lyew from Creative Sports saw the night's programme, while Chris Joy from I-Fight Promotions saw it as "another of the two-fight cards that we are putting on now, with the goal of much bigger things to come later."

The announcement of the card was made at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records, last Friday afternoon.

Boxing Board president Stephen 'Bomber' Jones was pleased that for the third time in 12 months, a team of amateur boxers from overseas, will be taking on boxers from Jamaica.

Most of the attention at the launch was focused on the clash between 23-year-old Davis and the 39-year-old Ray.

Davis, who is a boxer with good technical skills, does not see Ray as being much of a challenge for him.

"I am going to give him a boxing lesson. I am going to hit him with a barrage of punches from all angles and then knock him out," he predicted.

Ray took all of this in with a smile.

"He is young and has everything to lose, while I have everything to gain. I am going in there to win, and if I catch him, he is going down." he said. He then gave his trademark growl, pointed at Davis and said, " I am coming for you, Kestna."

The promoters also announced that after the boxing event, there will be entertainment, and an after-party.