After weighing in at 129 and 130 pounds respectively, Dexter ‘The Cobra’ Gonsalves and former national lightweight titlist, Revlon Lake stood with their faces inches apart, their mouths revving like a racing car’s engine at a red light.
If last night’s weigh in at Water Chris Hotel was the calm before the storm, tonight’s headline bout of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) 28th edition of the Pro Am initiative slated for the Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground will be a scorcher.
‘The Cobra’ looked ripped and ready. Lake said it was time to rock and roll.
“I’m focused and ready for this fight” Gonsalves told this publication last night. “Once I go out there and execute the game plan, I’m confident of a victory, there’s no doubt that I’m winning this fight” boasted the lanky pugilist.
“I can’t wait to step in the ring and bounce back in front of my fans” said Lake, the former Uitvlugt resident”.
“I was training hard for this fight and I’m focused on taking care of my business in the ring and I urge all the people from the West Side to come and support me, the victory is ours” the former national champion declared.
Gonsalves, (5-1, 2, 2 KOs) has a good record, a tremendous chin, good power and the notion that he cannot be beaten.
The Barbados based Lake, (6-8, 2, 1 KO) is on a three-fight losing streak while ‘The Cobra’ has not fought since 2009.
Both boxers will be looking to resuscitate their respective careers. An all-out brawl is envisioned
Either Gonsalves or Lake will emerge as the new national junior lightweight champion and perhaps get a shot at a Caribbean or Commonwealth title in the not too distant future.
The undercard will feature debutants Laured ‘Nightmare’ Stewart and Romeo Norville. Stewart will take on Anson Green in a four-round welterweight fight while Norville will face Eversley Brown in a middleweight contest also scheduled for four rounds.
Troy Lewis (4-16, 1, 2 KOs) will also make his return to the ring; he will face the hard-hitting Berbician, Kelsey George in a four-round super middleweight rematch. Lewis defeated the Berbician in his debut bout in September 2011.
George (0-6) will be aiming to turn the tables on Lewis and record his first professional victory while Lewis will be looking for his fifth win since turning pro in 1999.
Former world rater, Leon ‘Hurry Up’ Moore (29-2, 23 KOs) will also be in action against journeyman Errol Trotman.
The amateur segment will pit Jaime Kellman against Quincy Wright (55-54 pounds), Shaquille Wright will take on Shemar Bumbury (75-79 ), Shaka Moore will match gloves with Stephon Green (105-109) and Quincy Boyce will face Travis Hubbard (118-125)
Entertainment will be provided by Slingerz Family.
Admission is $1500.
Bell time is 20:00hrs.