Reigning national featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight CABOFE champion, Clive ‘Wonder Kid’ Atwell had an exemplary 2012 but is looking to raise the bar even further in 2013.
The undefeated ‘Wonder Kid’, who knocked out all of his opponents in 2012 en route to capturing the three titles, is currently in talks with international promoters to put him on the road to secure world title bouts.
“I have been in communication with international promoters in order to secure the right deals, the kind of deal that would secure world title opportunities” said the Dominica based Atwell yesterday in a telephone interview with Stabroek Sport.
“This year my team and I will be working harder and more collectively to continue seeking high level opponents to prepare me for what is to come in order reach to a higher level not only in the region but internationally”.
The three division title holder added “I might be fighting for the CABOFE 126 title (featherweight) in a matter of months, there is also a possibility if might also be doing battle in an international country soon”.
Atwell disclosed that his other individual goals for 2013 are to be a more focused fighter and to give back to the local boxing fans.
“I am go into be focusing more on boxing, being a more complete boxer” said the ‘Wonder Kid’ “I also have plans to give back to the boxing fans in Guyana in appreciation for their support not only to me but to boxing”. Atwell declared
In his nine fights since making his professional debut in January, 2010, the 25-year old pugilist’s record stands at nine wins and a draw. Five of those wins came by way of knockout last year.
In June last year, Atwell stopped Rudolph Fraser in round two to capture the local featherweight crown.
One month later in a non title fight versus the then lightweight champion, Revlon Lake, the referee was forced to stop the carnage in the fourth stanza.
Atwell then followed up that scintillating performance by grounding Orlan ‘Pocket Rocket’ Rogers in round five on October 13.
Thirteen days later, arguably Guyana’s best boxer dismantled Trinidad and Tobago’s, Price Lee Isidore to capture the junior welterweight CABOFE title.
‘The Wonder Kid’ then rounded out 2012 by stopping Lake in the third round in their lightweight title fight two days after Boxing Day.