By Emmerson Campbell
Guyana’s light heavyweight champion Kwesi ‘Lightning Struck Assassin’ Jones will defend his title against former WBC CABOFE Light heavyweight champion Trinidad and Tobago based Guyanese Sean Corbin when the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) stages it 22nd edition of its Pro Am card on April 27.
According to executives of the GBBC, the bout which is scheduled for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall will headline the professional segment of the event which consists of four professional fights. The professional segment of the card will become official tomorrow at the contract signing at the Abdool and Abdool building on Avenue of the Republic.
The undercard will feature Mandessa Moses matching gloves with Trinidad and Tobago’s Tiana Sosa in an eight-round junior lightweight contest. The Moses/Sosa fight was initially billed for last month but due to unforeseen circumstances Sosa was unable to travel.
Guyana’s welterweight champion, Trinidad and Tobag- based Iwan ‘Pure Gold’ Azore, will match gloves with Jermaine King in a four-round catch weight contest, while debutants David Thomas and Anson Green will each look to record his first professional victory when they match gloves in a four-round junior welterweight match up.
Corbin, 37, who has a record of 14 wins and three losses with 10 of his victories by knockout, will look to return to his winning ways against Jones after he suffered a fourth round TKO loss in his last fight in October 2010 against Dawid Kostecki of Poland.
The 27-year old Jones, however, has his eyes set on the CABOFE light heavy weight title which is held by Trinidad and Tobago’s Kirt ‘The Technician’ Sinette and will look to make a statement against Corbin.
Jones has a record of nine wins and two losses, with five of his victories ending within the distance.
Moses, coming off a lopsided victory over Pauline London last month, will be seeking to improve her seven-win record against her Trinidadian counterpart.
Both Azore and King suffered losses in their previous respective bouts in January and both boxers will be looking to come out with victories. Azore was knocked out in the ninth round by Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy in their bout for the vacant CABOFE title, while King dropped a unanimous decision to Mark Austin.
Azore, who has a record that reads 14 wins, five losses and three draws, will look to use his experience against King, while the latter will be seeking his first professional victory. King has a record of five losses and one draw in his professional career.
The names of the boxers who will make up the amateur segment of the card will be announced subsequently.
The monthly card is an initiative of the GBBC in collaboration with the Sports Ministry and the National Communications Network (NCN).
Sponsors of the event include Digicel, Giftland Office Max, Courts, Banks DIH Limited and ANSA McAl.
Admission is $1,000 while children will be asked to pay half price. Bell time is 20:00 hrs.