Guyana’s most exciting bantamweight pugilist, Elton Dharry continues his latest climb in the world rankings when he takes the ring tonight in Queens, New York against Oscar Mojica.
Mojica, an American fighting out of Dallas, Texas, boasts a record of 11 wins, four losses and one knockout. One loss came against Antonio Nieves in June, 2016, in a title bout for the vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Bantamweight Title.
Dharry, whose record is 22-5-1, last fought here in January on the ‘Bad Blood’ card, believes his exposure on the North American boxing scene can propel him to ‘make it big’ in the division. He is of the opinion that he needs a convincing win to solidify the credentials he feels he has been able to establish in the 118-pound ranks.
The Brooklyn-based fighter is riding the crest of a wave which consists of a 19-fight win streak and he is hungry for an impressive showing to catapult him into the top 15 rankings. His ultimate aim in 2018 or early next year, is to land a world title shot.
Originally scheduled to fight Miguel Cartagena in March for the IBF Continental title, Dharry told Stabroek Sport recently that the change in opponent was just a speed bump on his road to a world title.
The 32 year-old added “I feel really good and training has been going well. This fight is going to set up a Title shot for me, so I put the hard work in.”
The Dharry/Mojica 10-round contest is one of the supporting bouts on tonight’s card dubbed ‘Making of a Champion’. (Emmerson Campbell)