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Colombian boxer Miranda possible match for Major

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Published: Oct 25, 2013

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Once everything goes according to promoter Tommy Stubbs’ plan, Meacher Major will get back into a ring before his home fans on Friday, December 13, 2013. Stubbs has expressed an interest to the Bahamas Boxing Commission, in a proposed show to be headlined by a Major/Pedro Rincon Miranda match.

Stubbs, who will be getting into the boxing promotional field for the first time, intends to approach this new venture with the same focus that has made his Button Formal Company such a success.

Miranda is a veteran of 51 fights with a record of 30-19-2 and should provide Major a quality test. Major, 20-6-1-1 will be trying to get back on the winning path after several disappointments, largely due to arm injuries sustained. Major had climbed far up the ranking in the super featherweight division to earn an elimination bout for the Commonwealth Boxing Council title.

However, he injured his right hand in the match against Canadian Logan McGuinnes and could not continue beyond the second round. At 31, Major is on his final stint as a professional boxer and he knows that very well.

“I have no concerns about where I am at this stage. I feel I have done well. I have won a regional title and fought in an elimination match for the chance to box for a Commonwealth title. I wasn’t successful as I hoped to be, but injuries are a part of this game.

“I’m now ready to go at it again and recognize this is my final chapter as a professional. How long it lasts will depend upon a number of things… but I intend to give it all I’ve got. I am glad that Mr. Tommy Stubbs is getting into the act and coming in as a promoter. I have a lot of confidence in his business ability. I know he will not touch anything unless he examines the situation. It is good that after checking everything, he has decided to promote me in several matches,” said Major.

Rincon Miranda is a native of Colombia and a veteran, who once in shape should be able to give Major a tough fight. For sure, he will have to meet all of the requirements of the commission, inclusive of a rigid anti-doping procedure during the medical examination.

The commission has accepted the approach of “clean sports” which is the motto of the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission and has directed the Medical Committee, headed by Dr. Patrick Roberts and Dr. Munir Rashad to operate accordingly.

The coming on stream of Stubbs is a breath of fresh air for the boxing scene in the country. He has been involved in the country’s sports family from an early age, primarily as a player in softball and baseball. He has also served in an administrative capacity in softball and brings to boxing a wealth of understanding about sports promotion.

Welcome on board Tommy!

• To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at sturrup1504@gmail.com.

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