Amsterdam, Murray lead Guyana’s charge on opening night

Caribbean Boxing Championships

Desmond Amsterdam (blue) stalked and pounded out a unanimous decision victory against a game Aaron Prince of Trinidad. 

The Caribbean Boxing Championships got off to an explosive start last night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the host winning five of the six international bouts on the 10-fight card.

Middleweights, Desmond Amsterdam and Alex Murray led Guyana’s charge with scintillating victories.

Amsterdam stalked and pounded out a  win against a game Trinidadian, Aaron Prince while Murray pulled out an exciting points win versus Mackelson Mathurin of Guadeloupe. 

The other four fights were contested by boxers from Trinidad, Grenada and

Alex Murray (red) lands a left hand to the face of opponent, Mackelson Mathurin in their middleweight contest last night. Murray went on to edge Mathurin of Guadeloupe on points. 

Guadeloupe. Held annually, the four-night event which got off to a late start by almost two hours, is scheduled to recommence this evening from 18:00hrs.

Full fight details below. The asterisk denotes the winner.

Junior Featherweight 

Christopher Romeo* (Guyana) vs Tyreek Taitt (Barbados)

Junior Lightweight 

Mark Crawford* (Guyana) vs Reshawn Holder (Barbados)

Novice Welterweight 

Prince Henry* (Grenada) vs Shawn Jackson (Trinidad)

Novice Light Welterweight 

Jamil Joseph (Trinidad)* vs Michael Torchy (Guadeloupe)

Novice Middleweight 

Alex Murray* (Guyana) vs Mackelson Mathurin (Guadeloupe) 

Youth Middleweight 

Brandon Taylor (Grenada) vs Tyron Thomas* (Trinidad)

Lightweight 

Jessie Beckles* (Trinidad) vs Nelon Cyrus (Grenada)

Light Heavyweight 

Mark Pierre* (Guyana) vs Shakir Fleming (Trinidad)

Welterweight 

Emmanuel Sancho (Guyana) vs Lyndel Marcelin* (St Lucia)

Light Heavyweight 

Desmond Amsterdam* (Guyana) vs Aaron Prince (Trinidad)

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