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Meacher Major opts out of boxing show tonight

  • Meacher Major, shown, was forced to pull out of the boxing match against Anthony ‘Psycho’ Woods that was scheduled for tonight. He is now seeking to take the fight to Grand Bahama. TNG FILE PHOTO

FRED STURRUP
Nassau Guardian Columnist & Sales Executive
sturrup1504@gmail.com.

Published: Jun 28, 2013

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Bahamian Super Featherweight Champion Meacher Major aggravated his injured left hand during training for the proposed bout with Anthony ‘Psycho’ Woods and has pulled out of tonight’s proposed show. The bout was in jeopardy in any event because most of the necessary requirements of the Bahamas Boxing Commission (BBC) had not been met. In essence the show has no sanction.

“I injured my left hand. It was a major sprain that happened during my last fight. My training was actually going well but a few days ago, the left, my jabbing hand, became sore again. I was hoping it would go away, but it didn’t. Now, I have to put the fight off again,” said Major.

An initial attempt to stage the bout failed due to severe weather conditions last month. Major expressed his desire to ensure a good relationship with the commission and to inform always of any pro boxing activities he becomes involved in.

“I wanted to make official contact with the commission earlier but I was hoping that everything would have been okay with my hand. So rather than just not show up for the fight, I officially informed the commission, although on short notice, of my situation and that I no longer have anything to do with the proposed show,” said Major.

Major is 26-6, with one draw and one no-contest. The Bahamian champion now operates out of Buffalo, New York. Although most recently he campaigned predominantly as a super featherweight, Major was training for a junior welterweight match with Woods. They both were to go in at the 140-pound class. A professional since 2000, Major has had a solid career that included his highlight, winning the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) Caribbean super featherweight title from Louis Couch in 2006.

Woods has not been nearly as successful as Major, but he is an exciting pugilist. He is a crowd-pleaser and figures to be a worthy opponent for Major, whenever they meet. According the Major, he is now seeking to work an arrangement to take the fight to Grand Bahama.

“I believe there is a greater interest in Grand Bahama for boxing. Once my hand heals properly, I will go back into training and I want to take the fight with Pyscho to Grand Bahama,” said Major. He said further that he and his associates intend to re-apply to the commission for a new fight date.

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