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'Concrete' Moncrieffe takes Contender boxing series title in split-decision win

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2013 | 12:22 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



Number one seed Devon ‘Concrete’ Moncrieffe is the new middle weight champion of Jamaica.




Moncrieffe was crowned champion tonight after securing a split-decision victory over Tsetsi ‘Light Out’ Davis in the 2013 edition of the Wray & Nephew Contender Series final.



The 10-round bout took place at the National Indoor Sports Centre.



Two of the three judges scored in favour of Moncrieffe who was the beaten finalist in the inaugural championship in 2011.



Keith Brown scored the contest 98-93 and Clifford Brown had it 97-93, both in favour of Moncrieffe.



Judge Lyndel Allen scored the bout 96-94 in favour of the number two seed Davis.



In addition to the middle weight belt, Moncrieffe was presented with $1 million and a disappointed Davis secured $500,000.



Canada-based Richard Reittie walked away with $250,000 for third place after beating Ramel ‘Sub-Zero’ Lewis.



Lewis won $200,000 for fourth place.



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