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Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Nine-year-old Hillel Academy student, Alyssa James, who is one of Jamaica's top age-group tennis players, had the country's flag flying high in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Tuesday, when she won the title for 9-year-olds in the Little Mo...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Fielding an excellent all-round team, Campion College dominated the annual Hi-Lyte National All-Island High School Tennis Championships which took place recently at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre in Kingston.Coached by Rayne Russell of the Russell...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Two of Jamaica's top junior tennis players, Damani Cain and Michaela Stephens, added to their well-stacked trophy cases when they came out victors in the 16-and-under age group matches, which were the feature events in the Mayberry Investments...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

After months of frustration at having fights arranged and cancelled, former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super bantamweight champion Jamaican Alicia Ashley will fight American Kirstie Simmons on Saturday, December 16, at the Claridge Hotel and Casino...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Luis Nery, the Mexican boxer who is now the World Boxing Council's (WBC) bantamweight world champion, escaped punishment recently for testing positive for a banned substance. He argued successfully that contaminated meat was the reason he tested...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Veteran middleweight boxer Devon Moncriffe, suffered a shock first-round technical knockout defeat in Canada on October 21 at the hands of a brash young boxer, Ricardo Salas, on the under-card of a six-fight card at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

One of Jamaica's most promising tennis players, 15-year-old Blaise Bicknell, created a sensation over the Heroes Day weekend when he pulled off a big upset in his match against the No. 1-seeded Rowland 'Randy' Phillips to take the men's singles...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Sakima 'Mr Smooth' Mullings, the Wray & Nephew 2017 Contender champion, made light work of his opponent Ramel 'Sub Zero' Lewis last Saturday night, when he stopped him by technical knockout in the third round of a six-round bout that was the main event on a five-fight ProAm card at the Manchester High School in Mandeville...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Three of Jamaica's elite boxers, Wray and Nephew Contender 2017 champion Sakima Mullings, another former champion, Donovan 'Police' Campbell, and Ramel Lewis, will be in action tonight at the Manchester High School in a six-fight ProAm card that is...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

A mixed reception greeted the outcome of the super-middleweight bout last Saturday night, at the Alpart Sports Club in St Elizabeth, between promising middleweight boxer Kestna Davis and boxer-comedian Miguel 'Iron Dawg' Raye. Their six-round bout...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

"Crowley hit Richard with a blatant low blow and should have been disqualified," was the complaint of trainer Carl Grant after his boxer, Richard 'Frog' Holmes, failed in his bid to win the Canadian Junior Middleweight Boxing title last Saturday...

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...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Richard 'Frog' Holmes, who was one of the semi-finalists in this year's Wray and Nephew Contender show, left Jamaica on Wednesday for Montreal, Canada, for a junior middleweight fight against Canadian, Cody Crowley tomorrow night, at the Memorial...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell, Jamaica's best hope for another world boxing title, will have an important fight against American Ian 'The General' Green for the Junior North American Boxing Federation (NABF) middleweight title tonight at the Resorts...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Alicia 'Slick' Ashley, Jamaica' most successful and decorated female boxer, is in her own words "50 and fabulous" today.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, on the eve of her birthday, Ashley, who was born in Kingston on August 23, 1967, and lived in...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters, whose once spectacular boxing career is now on life support, has suffered another setback. His fight against Mexican Arturo Santos Reyes scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cancelled...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Fresh from his first round knockout victory over Nigel Edwards on July 26, Kemahl 'Hitman' Russell will fight American Ian 'The General' Green from New Jersey on Saturday, September 9, for the Junior North American Boxing Federation (NABF)...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters will end his nearly nine-month lay-off from the ring on August 19, when he takes on Mexican Arturo Santos Reyes in a 10-round bout in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.This will be his first fight since his loss to champion Vasyl...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

A blistering body attack that knocked the wind out of his opponent, Canadian Phil Rose, enabled Jamaica's Sakima Mullings to win the Wray...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's Sakima Mullings will try to create history tonight at The Mico University College, when he and Phil Rose from Canada, go head to head for the right to be called the Wray and Nephew Junior Middleweight Contender champion 2017. If Mullings...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Wray and Nephew Contender 2015 Middleweight champion Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell will be in action against Nigel Edwards from Trinidad and Tobago, in an 8-round bout on the Contender 2017 final night card, scheduled for the Mico University College...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Canadian Phil Rose earned himself a place in the 2017 Wray and Nephew Contender finals on July 26, when he defeated Jamaican hope Richard Holmes by split decision at The Mico University College campus on Wednesday night.Although the seven-round...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica's Richard 'Frog' Holmes, 29, with a 15-6 record, and 35-year-old Phil Rose from Canada, who has a 8-4-1 record, will enter the ring at The Mico University College complex at approximately 9.30 tonight, to decide whether the Wray...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Jamaica will have seven girls and six boys participating in the ITF/Jamaica Junior Circuit International tennis tournament for players age 18 and under, which starts this morning at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre at 9 o'clock. There will also be...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Sakima Mullings the No. 1-rated boxer in the Wray and Nephew Contender 2017 competition, had to fight off a stiff challenge from arch-rival Tsetsi Davis at The Mico University College on Wednesday night to book his place in the final, scheduled for...

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