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C’bean Boxing Champs: Final Night Tonight

THE final lap of competition in the third edition of the Caribbean Boxing Championship takes place tonight at the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility. Patrons coming in for the spectacle will witness a series of finals before the curtains come down with the announcement of this year’s champion team and the boxer of the championship.

On the opening night on Wednesday, Saint Lucia continued their dominance late into the evening in front of a disappointingly small crowd.

Image: Saint Lucia’s Jervil Sinaise and Nathan Ferrari acknowledge their victories over Anthony Matheson (Grenada) and Wynton Phillip (Antigua and Barbuda) on the opening night. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Saint Lucia’s Jervil Sinaise and Nathan Ferrari acknowledge their victories over Anthony Matheson (Grenada) and Wynton Phillip (Antigua and Barbuda) on the opening night. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In the penultimate battle of the night, Lyndel Marcellin only needed 45 seconds into the second round to ensure the referee stopped the fight. Marcellin totally out-classed his opponent in the first round as he fired a series of stinging combinations at Kiomel Miller of Barbados to land him on the canvas and send the crowd to its feet.

At the end of competition on day one, the local national boxing team had already picked up 3 of the 4 fights on the card. Adrian Louis (Saint Lucia) lost to Donovan Henry (Grenada) in a Novice Welterweight referee-stopped contest in round 1.

Nathan Ferrari (Saint Lucia) was good on the night against Wynton Phillip of (Antigua and Barbuda) Elite Light Welterweight in (RSC) round two. JervelSinaise (Saint Lucia) defeated Anthony Matheson (Grenada) in a Juniors/Light Heavyweight in a unanimous decision (5-0).

Zidan St. Ange (Saint Lucia) went down to Andy Norden of (Martinique) 4-1 in Youth/Welterweight).

In other fights on the night, Donavan Henry (Barbados) won over Prince Henry (Grenada) in (RSC) round 1 in a Novice Welterweight match-up.

Malcom Phillips (Cayenne) defeated Jean Marc Howell (Aruba) on points (4-1) in a Middleweight contest.

Image: Lyndell Marcellin muscles his way to another impressive victory; Marcellin defeated Barbados Kiomel Miller in a Referee Stopped Contest in round 2. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Lyndell Marcellin muscles his way to another impressive victory; Marcellin defeated Barbados Kiomel Miller in a Referee Stopped Contest in round 2. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Joel Williamson (Guyana) turned on the heat on Brandon Lee (Barbados), (RSC) in round 3. Collin Lewis (Guyana) defeated Justin Edward (Barbados) (RSC) in round 2. Amor Payne (Antigua and Barbuda) had the better of Kemar Gaskin (Barbados) on points (3-2).

Anthony Monterio (Cayenne) defeated Peter Murray (Barbados) in Novice/Light Welterweight on points (5-0). Jervis Regis (Grenada) defeated Romario Campbell (Cayman Islands) in Norvice/ Welterweight (RSC) in round 2. Lorenzo Clarke (Cayenne) defeated Tryee Weekes-Haynes (Barbados) on points 4-0.

Steeven Denoe (Guadeloupe) defeated Thase Walter (Cayman Islands) in Youth Welterweight in a (RSC) in round 2. Rufus Vesprey (Grenada) defeated Smailyn Aquino of (Cayenne) in Youth Welterweight in a split decision (4-1).

Ajayi Jones (Barbados) defeated Eduardo Montalvo (Cayman Islands) in Elite Bantamweight (RSC) in round 3.

The final fight in the evening featured Jordan Ngwete (Cayenne) defeating Willensky Joseph (Haiti) in Elite Bantamweight in unanimous decision (5-0).

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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