‘The Tank’ is coming to Nassau
Bahamian prime time heavyweight fighter Sherman’The Tank’Williams has accepted the invitation to be the special guest of the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Organization(PACBO)at the Saturday, February 12 Valentine Show.
The event will be staged at the Nassau Stadium as PACBO continues the revival of boxing at the legendary sports venue. The show was originally scheduled for January but was postponed to February.
The Valentine Show will feature amateur boxers in the main segment and following an intermission and awards presentation, spectators will see a professional bout between Dencil’Death’Miller and John’The Beast’Wesley.
Expected in New Providence for the show once again is a team from Inagua. Also, Terry Goldsmith who heads the Grand Bahama Amateur Boxing Association, has expressed interest. Williams is delighted to be a part of the scenario.
“I enjoy interacting with my people and I’m a big advocate of youth development. I applaud any individual or organization that promotes and assists in the development of our youth. I appreciate the invitation and it will be a pleasure for me,”said Williams.
PACBO President Fred Sturrup sees the connection with Williams at this time as a significant one.
“This is a good time for boxing in The Bahamas and’Tank’is leading the way as the sport’s biggest ambassador. His recent showing against Evander Holyfield was exceptional. PACBO is proud to be associated with this fine, patriotic son of the soil and we think it is fitting to recognize him at our Valentine show. This man is a great a boost to our sporting image. Hopefully, all and sundry appreciates the role he has been playing for quite a number of years,”said Sturrup.
The show will be the first event for the year from which points can be obtained toward the Charlie Major Sr. Award at the end of 2011. Points will be accumulated based on performances and at the end of the year, inclusive of the December PACBO show, the boxer with the most points will be declared the winner of the prestigious Charlie Major Sr. Award.
If two fighters are tied for the points lead at the end of the December show, a panel will decide the winner of the award. There will be an added dimension to the PACBO February 12 Valentine Show. Boxes of valentine chocolates will be up for grabs. Several raffles will be held throughout the evening and each lucky female ticket holder will be presented with a box of chocolates.