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
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.
Christopher Romeo* (Guyana) vs Tyreek Taitt (Barbados)
Mark Crawford* (Guyana) vs Reshawn Holder (Barbados)
Prince Henry* (Grenada) vs Shawn Jackson (Trinidad)
Novice Light Welterweight
Jamil Joseph (Trinidad)* vs Michael Torchy (Guadeloupe)
Alex Murray* (Guyana) vs Mackelson Mathurin (Guadeloupe)
Brandon Taylor (Grenada) vs Tyron Thomas* (Trinidad)
Jessie Beckles* (Trinidad) vs Nelon Cyrus (Grenada)
Mark Pierre* (Guyana) vs Shakir Fleming (Trinidad)
Emmanuel Sancho (Guyana) vs Lyndel Marcelin* (St Lucia)
Desmond Amsterdam* (Guyana) vs Aaron Prince (Trinidad)