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Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's Richard Holmes will make his Wray and Nephew 2017 Contender debut tonight atthe Chinese Benevolent Association on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, against Canadian Mike Breton, in a junior middleweight bout scheduled for five rounds. The...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:19 AMLeroy Brown

There were boos and cheers at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Wednesday night, as Tsetsi Davis, one of the favourites to win the 2017 version of the Wray and Nephew Contender title, was only able to gain a split-decision victory...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:21 AMLeroy Brown

Wray and Nephew Contender crowd favourite, Tsetsi "Lights Out" Davis, makes his 2017 debut in the competition tonight, against Canadian David Leblond, at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, in a fight, that on paper, looks like a mismatch...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's Ricardo Planter makes his third try for the Wray & Nephew Contender title when he takes on Canadian Phil Rose, in the second contest of the 2017 junior middleweight series, which continues tonight...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeroy Brown

Sakima Mullings started his bid to become a two-time Wray and Nephew Contender title holder on Wednesday when he fought off a brilliant challenge from Canadian William Matthews to take a unanimous decision and book an early place in the quarter-...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's popular boxing series, the Wray & Nephew Contender, starts tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium with a five-round contest between Jamaica's Sakima Mullings and Canada's William 'The Punisher' Matthews...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeroy Brown

With a world title fight on the horizon, former World Boxing Council Super bantamweight champion Alicia Ashley scored an impressive unanimous decision over Liliana Martinez from the Dominican Republic, at the Karibe Conference Centre in Haiti last...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:08 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's Alicia Ashley, the former female World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight champion, has been given approval to challenge the current title holder, Kenyan Fatuma Zarika, for the title, within 90 days. This news was relayed to The...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's leading welterweight boxer Sakima Mullings, failed in his bid to win the vacant World Boxing Council International Silver Welterweight title on Saturday night, when he lost by majority decision to Ghanaian Fredrick Lawson, at the Bukom...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeroy Brown

Wray and Nephew's popular Contender series, will start on Wednesday, with the first of three road shows, which the promoters have stated will be an exciting build-up to the start of the regular series which kicks off on Wednesday April 5 at the...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaican middleweight hopeful, Kemahl 'Hit Man' Russell, will be taking on another dangerous prospect, Ukranian Sergiy Derevyanchenko, in one of the feature bouts on a card at the Fitzgerald's Casino and Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi, on Friday,...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeroy Brown

Wray and Nephew 2014 Welterweight Contender champion, 34-year-old Sakima Mullings, is scheduled to fight Ghanian welterweight Fred Lawson at the Bukom Boxing Centre in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, March 11, for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC)...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeroy Brown

Former heavyweight champion of the world, Oliver 'Atomic Bull' McCall, visited Jamaica for five days recently, a visit, he said, designed "to see what Jamaica's boxing pool is like and what I can do to help it to grow" .McCall was invited to...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeroy Brown

Ace Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, through his YB Afraid Foundation, recently donated several high-tech tennis racquets to Tennis Jamaica, primarily for the use of schoolchildren who are engaged in the sport islandwide.The presentation was made at...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeroy Brown

Preparation and discipline enabled the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to take top honours in the National Amateur Boxing Championships held at the Stanley Couch Gym in Kingston last weekend.Ten gyms participated, and the JDF scored an impressive 42...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeroy Brown

"Disappointed and very, very frustrated." That was how former World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion Alicia 'Slick' Ashley described her feelings following the postponement of her return fight with Fatuma Zarika, which was scheduled...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaican middleweight Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell will face the sternest test of his three-year-old career on February 25, when he goes up against American Caleb 'Sweet Hands' Plant at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.This will be one of...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeroy Brown

Micheala Stephens, Jamaica's top female tennis player, and who at 14 years of age is one of Jamaica's brightest tennis prospects, left on Wednesday for the Ace Tennis Academy in Burlington, Canada, on a three-month scholarship designed to hone her...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeroy Brown

"I know that my career is at a difficult stage at this time, but 2017 will be a better year for me, and I will be a champion again by the end of the year," Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters told The Gleaner yesterday.Walters was reflecting on the past...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeroy Brown

A persistent two-fisted body attack, was the tactic used by Ramel 'Sub Zero' Lewis last Friday night, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in St. Michael, Barbados, to earn himself a split decision verdict in his six-round junior middleweight bout...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Ramel 'Sub Zero' Lewis will be making an effort to end 2016 on a positive note tonight when he clashes with Barbadian Christopher 'Shaka' Henry in an eight-round junior middleweight main bout on a Pro-Am Dinner-Boxing show at the Lloyd Erskine...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Following the adverse criticism that was levelled at the sport after some of the boxing matches at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has taken steps to protect the integrity of the sport and lessen future controversy...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's Alyssa James, a promising eight-year-old tennis player who attends Hillel Preparatory School, created a major upset in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday when she defeated JoAnna Kennedy, the No. 1-seeded player in the 8-10 category of the...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

A team of six boxers and two officials will leave today for Barbados to participate in the 2016 Caribbean Boxing Development tournament, which takes place at the Barbados Beach Club from tomorrow to Saturday.The boxers are lightweight Daniel Hylton...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

"Nicholas was not prepared for his fight against Lomachenko, physically, mentally or technically" was the view of his estranged manager, Jacques Deschamps, when The Gleaner asked him yesterday, why Jamaica's Nicholas "The Axeman" Walters, had given...

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