Guyana’s Revlon Lake suffered a fourth round knockout at the hands of Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings in the first fight of this season’s Wray & Nephew Contender Series on Wednesday night.
In front of the pro Jamaican crowd at the Chinese Benevolent Centre on Hope Road in Kingston, Mullings moved one step closer to pocketing the $J2M purse that is up for grabs in the welterweight tournament.
The 16 boxers (eight from Jamaica and eight from Guyana, Trinidad and Barbados) are competing for a share of J$3 million in prize money, with the winner of the Wray & Nephew Contender walking away with J$2M.
The runner-up will pocket $500,000 with third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
The fighters have been split into two teams, the Jamaican Green Team and the Yellow Team of the rest of the Caribbean.
Jamaica is represented by Mullings, second winner of the Contender Boxing Series, last year’s runner-up Tsetsi Davis, 2012 winner Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell, Kevin ‘Bus Boy’ Hylton, Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis, Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes, Derrick ‘Guts’ Spencer and Glenroy ‘Bumpy’ Beckford.
Along with Lake, the Caribbean Team is being represented by Gardel ‘The Judge’ Roberts, Guyana; Christopher ‘Shaka’ Henry, Barbados; Derrick ‘Dangerous’ Richmond, Guyana; Howard ‘Batter Tea’ Eastman, Guyana; Gladwin ‘Tiger’ Dorway, Guyana and Anthony Osbourne of Jamaica.
The Jamaica Team is led by Coach Carl Grant and the Caribbean team by Coach Andrew Boland.