|Show cards released|
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Jan 29, 2012
The official cards for the Boxing Legacy 2012 King of the Ring Series have been released and Bahamian boxer Meacher ‘Major Pain’ Major will square-off with Haitian-sensation Jean Petit Homme, in a 12-rounder.
This will be the first time in almost a year since Major has fought in front of a home crowd. The bout is designed to jump-start his journey towards the British Commonwealth title. The bell will sound on Saturday, February 4 for the event which will feature fighters on professional, amateur and mixed martial arts cards. Promoter Jeffrey Davies is expecting that only standing room will be available in the Sir Kendal G.L. Isaacs gymnasium, the venue for the event.
“It is the beginning of a new chapter in the life of Meacher Major,” said Davies. “Meacher is very confident. He is on the march to try and improve his ranking so you can expect a top notch performance from him. He was away training in the USA and is still training in Nassau, so we are excited to have one of our top boxers showcase their talents in front of a home crowd. I am expecting a sold out crowd. This is the first of many cards that will be held here so we are excited.
“We will also highlight some of the notable boxers from the past. That will help us show that Meacher is carrying the torch and will be looking to take the legacy further. He will be looking to etch his name in the record book of great Bahamian fighters. He is also shooting for regional and world champion titles.”
Fighting on the undercard, for professional boxers, will be Richard ‘The Hammer’ Pitt. He will step into the ring with Denzil ‘Death’ Miller while Antoinne Ward and Lester Brown will square-off. These two bouts are scheduled for eight rounds. The amateur fights will have three-round bouts. So far boxers will be selected from three local amateur clubs, inclusive of Champion Amateur, Lion Heart and Cassius Moss’ Boxing Club. ‘Smokey’ Ronald Martin and Clement ‘Syco’ Eneas are the mixed martial arts fighters.
Davies said it is important to continue to showcase and highlight all sections of the sport, as a result mixed martial arts and amateur boxing will continue to be a part of their events.
“Boxing is going to continue at a professional and amateur level in The Bahamas,” said Davies. “This is why we are calling it the Boxing Legacy King of the Ring Series. We are going to honor that even if we take the fight game into Abaco or Freeport. We are going to try and set up quarterly fights. The more consistent we get, the more boxers will be involved because there will be nothing holding them back from fighting. There is a thing called a matchmaker, they are the people who find fighters. Some fighters are ready to step in the ring on short notice, others may need the full six or seven weeks to get in shape. When a fighter trains for six weeks they get down to their natural weight. So sometimes a fighter might gain a little weight, but it takes six weeks of intense training to make sure that they are fit to box.”
A number of corporate agencies have launched their support behind the event. Some of them include D’Albenas Agency, Negril Cafe, Double D’s, Eddie’s Electric, Sunshine Insurance and Sunco Car Rentals.