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|GBBC’S REDEMPTION : Will Braithwaite get past Corbin? : … De Clou says George is no match|
|Friday, 26 October 2012 20:17|
BASED on his last performance on local soil, one that he himself describes as ‘my worst performance in my life’ boxing buffs in Guyana would be asking themselves one thing for tonight’s main bout, ‘Can Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite get past Shawn Corbin?’The two will meet for the World Boxing Council/Caribbean Boxing Federation
(WBC/CABOFE) cruiserweight title, when the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) punches off its second professional card for the year, dubbed ‘Redemption’ that takes place at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 20:00hrs.
On the same card, the Dominican Republic-based Clive ‘Wonder Kid’ Atwell will match gloves with Trinidad and Tobago’s knockout sensation Prince Lee Isidore for the WBC/CABOFE junior lightweight title.
WBC/CABOFE and national middleweight champion Edmond De Clou will meet Kelsie George of Berbice for the second time in a super middleweight contest, WBC/CABOFE featherweight champion Dexter Marques will square off with Rudolph Fraser and Kwinda Rogers will meet Sharon Warde.
Certainly for the 37-year-old Braithwaite, this bout will serve as an opportunity for him to redeem himself, since he was given a rude awakening, followed by a stunning knockout by Barbados’ Shawn Cox last February, his fifth loss and one that was very painful indeed.
Braithwaite is a former WBC cruiserweight champion and having admitted at the press conference held on Thursday last, that he still has more boxing left in him, he should be looking to back those talks with an impressive performance against Corbin, a former WBC/CABOFE light heavyweight champion.
Those in attendance at the press conference, including GBBC president Peter Abdool, would recall that Braithwaite did not throw any stones to Corbin, other than to say he is here to take care of business, a vast difference from the pugilist who called Cox garbage, and was later kayoed in the first round.
“I am here to take care of business and that is what I will be doing Saturday night (tonight). I did not give a good performance in February. In fact, it was my worst performance in my life and I would like to say sorry to the boxing public and thanks to the GBBC for giving me a chance to make it right,” said Braithwaite whose record reads 24-5.
The T&T-based Corbin has a 14-3 record and having expressed his interest in facing Braithwaite a long time, showed no signs of fear when he told his opponent: Talk is cheap.
“You can talk how much you want to, as talk is cheap. On the night of the fight, I will prove myself for I know I have what it takes to defeat you and I will be victorious Saturday night,” posited Corbin.
He last saw action in the squared circle two years ago, when he faced Dawid Kostecki for the WBC Baltic light heavyweight title and suffered a fourth round TKO defeat in Warsaw, Poland.
How he fares against Braithwaite who has been hitting the gym since his loss to Cox, is left to be seen, but as Braithwaite’s mother said at the press conference, “There will be fireworks, come Saturday night. Boxing fans need not be late, lest they miss the action.”
While Atwell 7-0-1 congratulated Lee-Isidore 10-0 on his perfect record to date, with all of his opponents failing to hear the sound of the bell to signal the end of round three, he said none was in his class.
“He has 10 wins all by knockout and that is a good thing for him, but he has never fought someone like Clive Atwell, since he would not have had all his knockouts so early. Fighting somebody like me would have exposed him and that’s what will happen Saturday night.
“If Isidore comes out to box, I will box. If he comes out to fight, I will fight. In fact whatever he brings to the table, I am willing to adjust and come out victorious,” said Atwell.
In his brief remarks, Isidore, who was accompanied by his manager Bharrath Ramoutar, said he is not underestimating his opponent since he is coming off three successful fights, but he will be looking to expose his opponent’s weaknesses as he has done before and come away with the win.
De Clou, 15-1, has only suffered one loss to Kwesi Jones two years ago and believes his bout against George whom he is facing tonight for the second time, will be a warm-up since he is of the opinion that the Berbician whose record reads 0-4, is no match for him.
Many felt that George, who was forced to retire with a shoulder injury in the first contest, was holding the upper hand against his opponent before he picked up the injury, an opinion De Clou refused to agree with.
“He was heavier than me and yet still I am the one who came out victorious, since his punches have no effect on me and Saturday night would not be different, as he is no match for me and I will be victorious once again.”
Marques, 10-2, has fought and defeated Fraser (6-3-1) before, but this time around, Fraser promises to turn the tables and avenge his defeat, saying he is hitting harder than when they first fought, even though they both went on to suffer humiliating defeats to Elton Dharry and Atwell respectively.
The Rogers/Warde fight is not easy to call as both female pugilists have been inactive for a period of time, with the former taking a break from action to give birth, while the latter had no formidable opponent.
Admission to the venue tonight will be $3 000 for ringside while those who are willing to witness the action from the stand can do so by paying $1 000. All patrons are asked to retain their ticket stubs, as Digicel will be giving away two cell phones during the break in the night’s action.
|Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 21:12|
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