Meacher to step into the ring with Quincy
It is the match that everyone in the local boxing arena have been waiting on… Quincy’Thrill-A-Minute’Pratt going up against Meacher’Major Pain’Major.
Although it is only an exhibition match, scheduled for three rounds this Saturday, December 11 at the Nassau Stadium, both fighters have thrown up their hands, saying finally. This fight has been in the making for some nine years now. Every attempt to host the 12-round match has failed, leaving both fighters hungry for the bout. Now, it is time to settle the score inside the ring and Major said he is more than ready.
“From 2000, when I first turned professional, me and Quincy was at it,”said Major.”Due to him not having his license and me not having enough pro fights under my belt, the fight didn’t take place. This is a real mega fight, the biggest fight in boxing history in The Bahamas. I believe that this fight will be bigger than when he fought Ray Minus Jr., my former trainer. I am taking this seriously. The sport of boxing is funny and if I know Quincy Pratt, he will have a point to prove, but like I told him, I am the Bahamian Champion and if he wants to retire the Bahamian Champion he would have to come ready.
“This is a task for him. He isn’t going up against any chalk. I want him to know that this is a real fight. Ray Minus Jr. beat him three times, he should have learned from the second time but he didn’t. He went back for another beating. He is going to think twice after this exhibition match on Saturday. I want him to reconsider stepping into the ring with me.
“I am just grateful for this opportunity to be able to do an exhibition match,” said Major.”I know that it is going to get intense, me and Quincy Pratt, we’ve been at it for a while now. I am just really excited about. I’m looking to put on a great show for the fight fans. It is a great cause and I am happy to be a part of this historic moment. I know that it will come off great. I don’t want to discourage him. We need a guy like Quincy Pratt around the sport of boxing. There is no fighter who has been in the sport, got beat and still willing. He is a promoter within himself. I am just happy for him to be a part of this program. I know that this is going to be a good show come Saturday. I am very excited and ready for this event.”
The exhibition match is just one of many fights on Saturday night’s card. It will mark the beginning of a series of fights, hosted by the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Organization(PACBO), giving young boxers opportunities to get exposure each month at the Nassau Stadium. The monthly fights will also allow boxers from around The Bahamas to participate. This week’s show will see boxers from Major’s boxing club, Inagua and Taureano Johnson’s boxing club.
Major said: ”This is a long-time dream for me, to be able to fight in there(Nassau Stadium). We have been contemplating to fight there last year, but things never worked out. This is an exhibition match, but who knows… I probably can line something up for next year, but this is a great initiative and throughout the new year we will put on several shows at the Nassau Stadium. This is the return of the Nassau Stadium and we are going to take it to the next level.
“The preparation has been going very well. I remained in contact with Fred Sturrup, the president, to ensure that everything is going according to plan. We have two clubs working out of the Nassau Stadium and we are looking to expand after the holidays. We want to recruit some more young persons so that we can build on the monthly programs. I think the Nassau Stadium is the ideal place to bring back the sport of boxing. We have about five fighters(in my club)but only two will be competing. We have Taureano Johnson who has a few fighters. There are a few fighters coming from Inagua, and they will be here on Friday. They are very excited to be a part of this event. I am very thankful that everyone can come on board and be a part of the event.”
The show is set for an 8:00 p.m. start at the Nassau Stadium this Saturday.