Local pugilists to take on Venezuelans

Elton Dharry

In what is being dubbed a patriotic battle for country pride, Venezu-elans will square off against Guyanese fighters on January 20 card which will also feature Elton Dharry, a world-class contender undefeated in his last 16 fights joining Dexter Gonsalves, Guyana’s current Lightweight champion, who narrowly lost a decision to world-ranked DeMarcus Corley in his last outing.

“The Cobra” will seek to wipe the bitter taste of that loss as he prepares to fight the Bahamian Lightweight champion Meacher Major in The Bahamas. A victory over the tough Bahamian will once again put Gonsalves in the picture for a Commonwealth title shot.

Dexter Gonsalves

The release went on to state that the GBBC continues to support the amateur ranks and create a path for young fighters as the card will also feature four fighters from the Venezuelan Amateur Team putting their pugilistic skills and patriotism on the line against the top Guyanese Amateur fighters.

Fans are encouraged to come out in support of this inter-country rivalry which could test the limits of our local fighters as they go up against the very best that Vene-zuela has to offer. Tickets will be on sale at the Giftland Stores and Assuria General Insurance offices in Georgetown, Diamond, Berbice, Parika, and Vreed-en-Hoop.

For more information on this event, sponsorship, ticket prices, and boxer bios, please contact the GBBC on 226-9236/226-9245 or NexGen Global Marketing Services on 668-7419/645-0944/231-0861.

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