Mother Nature knocks out professional segment of GFN card

The forces of Mother Nature Saturday night knocked out the professional segment of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) 28th edition of the Guyana Fight Night Pro Am card which scheduled for the Uitvlugt Community Ground.

Torrential rain and heavy winds forced the organisers to postpone the professional segment of the outdoor event after the ring which was covered by a tent became water logged.

As are result, only the amateur segment of the card which included four punch-filled bouts was completed.

A source within the GBBC told this publication yesterday that once the recently refurbished Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) is available, the professional fights will be staged there this Friday.

The source also said that patrons who have their ticket stubs for last Saturday night’s truncated event will be admitted to the CASH.

If the five-fight card is held on Friday, it will be headlined by Trinidad and Tobago-based Guyanese, Dexter Gonsalves (5-1, 2, 2 KOs) and Barbadian based Revlon Lake (6-8, 2, 1 KO) for the local junior lightweight title.

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.

Former world rater, Leon ‘Hurry Up’ Moore (29-2, 23 KOs) will also be in action against journeyman Errol Trotman. On Saturday, Travis Hubbard (118-125 pounds), Shaka Moore (105-109), Shaquille Wright (75-79) and Jaime Kellman were all in the winner’s row.

They defeated Quincy Boyce, Stephon Green, Shemar Bumbury and Quincy Wright respectively. All the bouts went to the judges’ score cards.

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