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Young boxers set for season finale

The show put on by the Champion Amateur Boxing Club(CABC)this past weekend was truly exciting, and will serve as the final tune-up to the end-of-year finale, set for December 18, at the club’s boxing gym on Wulff Road.

Saturday’s card was one of the 22 successful boxing shows hosted by the boxing club this year. According to club coach and manager Ray Minus Jr., a number of the boxers from Saturday’s show have added their names for consideration for the best boxer award. The winners, in the various divisions, will be announced on December 20, when the awards will be presented.

One of the fighters hoping to be named top boxer is Don Rolle. Rolle fought on Saturday and will also compete on December 18. He won 7-6 over Peterson Wra on Saturday. Three points separated Don Evans and Keanu Poitier as well as Jermaine Allen and Larnardo Sweeting. Evans won 9-6 over Poitier and Allen prevailed 10-7 over Sweeting. The referees stopped the fight with Richard Charlton and Devante McPhee in the first round, with Charlton picking up the win. Also picking up wins were Lester Brown and Kenzell Armbrister. Brown fought in two exhibition matches, one against Garvin Rolle, and the other against Tyrone Oliver. He won both. Armbrister’s win came over Tavares Deveaux.

Minus said:”Champion boxing just hosted the inter-club boxing show where we had some excellent bouts, and we were very pleased with the performances. The best fight went to Don Evans and Keanu Poitier. Both fighters gave it their all in that match. They both were determined to win. It was a real good match. The most improved boxer went to Lester Brown. He has showed tremendous improvement from since the shows started. In fact, all of the boxers have improved. I know it will be very tough for us to select a top boxer after all the success we have had.

“This is a positive sign for the sport. These are young boxers who step into the ring every time and give it their all. This commitment level is a positive sign for the future. The future looks good for boxing and we at Champion Amateur Boxing Club are trying to improve it even more.”

Minus is inviting the public to attend the end-of-year show set for December 18. He promises an action packed card that will feature some of the country’s finest young boxers.

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