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Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 1:19 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN HEAVYWEIGHT boxer Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown scored another impressive knockout victory last Saturday night, taking less than one minute to make his record 6-0. Fighting in one of the preliminary bouts of a five-fight card promoted by United...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Keeping his recently minted professional boxing career in top gear, Jamaican Joshua Frazer, the former Caribbean amateur welterweight champion, defeated Mexican Luis Gonzalez by a first-round knockout last Saturday night at the Montreal Casino, in...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 2:51 PMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Another of Jamaica's amateur boxing champions, Canadian-based Trevor Thonson, is scheduled to move into the professional ranks tonight when he makes his debut in Louisiana, New Orleans, USA, on a card labelled "Bash at the Mash" by Boswell...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Boxer Joshua Frazer is feeling optimistic after winning his professional debut against Paul Ezequiel Acosta on Saturday. Frazer defeated the Argentinian by technical knockout in the second round at the CAA Centre in Ontario, Canada. “Winning my...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Joshua Frazer, one of Jamaica’s leading amateur boxers, makes his professional debut tonight at the CAA Center, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, against Pablo Acosta, a boxer with a 8-6-2 record. The fight is scheduled for six rounds and will be on a...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:52 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

CARIBBEAN BOXING lost one of its most prominent and influential stalwarts recently when 68-year-old Jacques ‘Jacky’ Deschamps Jr, who has always had close ties to Jamaica, died of a heart attack at his home in Haiti on November 7, after returning...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:20 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

A series of impressive performances in recent tournaments and an improved ranking have earned young Jamaican tennis star Alyssa James an invitation to participate in the Adidas-sponsored Easter Bowl Junior Tennis Tournament, which takes place in...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Errol Spence Jr, one of the long line of world boxing champions with Jamaican ties, successfully defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight titles last Saturday night, when he scored a unanimous...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

WORLD-RATED BOXING referee and judge Eddie Cotton died from complications arising from the novel coronavirus on Friday. Cotton, who lived in New Jersey, United States of America, officiated in numerous world title fights, and also in several...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

What was supposed to be a three-week holiday from her job in Shanghai, China, as a boxing coach has turned into a nightmare for former five-time world boxing champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley, who is now under a self-imposed quarantine in Fort...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

An emphatic endorsement of the Jamaica Boxing Board’s ‘Gloves over Guns’ project was given recently by Her Excellency Laurie Peters, Canada’s high commissioner to Jamaica, as she gave the main address at the opening of the Montego Bay Boxing Gym,...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s amateur boxers did themselves proud last Saturday night when they produced a scintillating performance to defeat a team from Panama 5-1, to mark the opening of the Montego Bay Boxing Gym located at the Montego Bay Cricket Club at Jarrett...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The City of Montego Bay has been without a boxing gym for decades. This is about to end, however, because, this morning, a new gym will be opened by the Jamaica Boxing Board at Jarrett Park, home of the Montego Bay Cricket Club. The official...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:23 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Boxing fans will be treated to what has been dubbed “a night of explosive boxing” by American promoter Chris Joy tomorrow night at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Joy, who is the head of I-Fight...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown, Jamaica’s superheavyweight boxing champion, won another international medal on Sunday night in Ontario, Canada. He took the gold in the Brompton Cup competition. This year, 500 boxers from five countries, including Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

A good all-round performance by its team of boxers gave Stanley Couch Gym (SCG) its their second successive victory in the National Boxing Championships on Saturday. SCG scored 24 points, one point ahead of Bruising Gym, 23. The Jamaica Defence...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:40 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

An International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force, led by Japanese IOC member Morinari Watanabe, who is also the head of the Japanese International Gymnastics Federation, will be in charge of the boxing competition at the 2020 Tokyo...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:41 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Boxing Board has announced that their National Amateur Boxing Championships will take place over three nights from Thursday, January 23 to Saturday January 25, 2020, at the Stanley Couch gym, located on Victoria Avenue in Kingston. The...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:58 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Visiting Jamaica for the holidays with his college colleague Jacob Bicknell turned out to be fortuitous for 22-year old Felipe Sarrasague as he came out as the men’s champion in the Jamaica National Bank Open Tennis. The competition, which ran from...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes was a cut above Guyana’s Winston Pompey in ability, stopping him by technical knockout, in less that a minute of the second round of a fight that was scheduled for six rounds during the Wray and Nephew Rum Punch Series at...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Boxing will be in the limelight in St Catherine tonight when the Wray and Nephew Rum Punch series featuring both professional and amateur boxers starts at the Spanish Town Prison Oval at 7 p.m. Tonight’s five-fight card will have Jamaica’s Kevin...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

A classic example that “the show must go on” was given at Sabina Park on Saturday night when, despite torrential rainfall, the international boxing show featuring fighters from Russia, the USA, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic took place before...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Mike ‘The Bodysnatcher’ McCallum, the first Jamaican boxer to win a world boxing title, is in the island on what he told The Gleaner yesterday is “a short holiday and fact-finding mission.” He is accompanied by Christopher Lovejoy, rated No. 10...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

International boxing will return to Jamaica next Saturday, November 16, when American-based Uprising Promotions, in collaboration with local promoting company Creative Sport and Entertainment, put on a five-fight card featuring two title fights, at...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican flag and national anthem were seen and heard last night in the Hall of Legions, Kielce, Poland, after 25-year-old Joshua Frazer, Jamaica’s amateur welterweight boxing champion, collected his gold medal in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial...

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