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Stories by Leroy Brown

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

"There will be plenty of action at the Barbican Beach Complex, East King's House Road, on Saturday, May 27." That was a promise made last Friday at Usain Bolt's Track...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

The biggest upset in the 2017 Wray and Nephew Contender series occurred last Wednesday night, when Devon 'Concrete' Moncriffe, one of the top-seeded Jamaicans and the 2013 champion, lost to Canada's Larone Whyte by split decision at the Chinese...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

Devon Moncriffe, one of two boxers seeking a second title in the Wray & Nephew 2017 junior middleweight Contender series, bows into competition tonight...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

"It was not pretty, but we won and will move on to the next round," said a happy trainer, Patrice Trudeau, on Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, after his boxer, Canada's Dave Leblond, won by a majority decision over...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

Dave Leblond, the Canadian boxer who lost by split decision to Jamaica's Tsetsi Davis, returns to the Wray...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

Francesco 'Frank' Cotroni, one of the top-seeded Canadian boxers, came back from losing the first two rounds in a bout scheduled for five rounds to score a dramatic fourth round technical knockout victory over Jamaica's Gregory Miller on Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaican Gregory Miller, faces an uphill battle tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, when he tacklesCanadian Francesco Cotroni over five rounds, in the preliminaries of the Wray...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:04 AMLeroy Brown

Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes, who was the runner-up in last year’s Wray & Nephew Contender competition, served notice on Wednesday night that he would, again, be a dangerous opponent this year. Holmes scored a decisive technical...

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...

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