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BOXING: Jamaican knocks out Guyanese as Contender Series kicks off, $2m up for grabs

Published:Thursday | March 20, 2014 | 12:27 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Experienced Jamaican boxer Sakima Mullings scored a fourth round knockout victory over Guyanese Revlon Lake in the opening bout of the 2014 Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing Series last night at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.




Mullings produced the knockout punch at two minutes and 47 seconds in the fourth round of the six-round bout.



Sixteen welterweight boxers, including eight from other Caribbean countries, are contesting the series.



There will be eight preliminary bouts.



These will be followed by the four quarterfinal bouts, also over six rounds.



The two semi-finals will be over eight rounds each and the grand final in early July will be over 10 rounds.



The boxers are fighting for a top prize of $2 million, with the runner-up earning $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth $200,000.



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