Jamaica clashes with Panama on Saturday night's Gloves over Guns fight card

By April 11, 2019

Amateur fighters from Panama and Jamaica will square off on Saturday, April 13 during a Guns Over Guns/Jamaica vs Panama fight card set for the Stanley Couch Gym in Kingston.

The Gloves Over Guns Programme is an campaign designed to showcase the skills of youngsters fam violent inner-city communities rescued by the Fight for Peace Initiative. This is the third fight card in the Gloves Over Guns boxing series following the inaugural card in Denham Town in October 2018 and another in Montego Bay the following month.

Saturday night’s card will feature three bouts involving Panamanian and Jamaican amateur fighters plus five other match-ups.

Panamanian Ambassador, Alexis Sandoval said his country’s fighters were ready to rise to the occasion. “The boxers who come from Panama are in good form to do the fight and I expect that the evening will be a success.  I am grateful for the interchange between the two countries and that it will involve other sports and not only boxing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jamaica Boxing Board President Stephen Jones said the citizens of Parade Gardens where the Stanley Couch Gum is located are excited to have the fight card in their community, believing it will help to improve relationships within the community.

At the launch held at the offices of the Sports Development Foundation on Phoenix Avenue in Kingston, Jones introduced the media to Chris Johnson, a retired boxer who won a silver medal for Canada at the Olympic Games.

According to Jones, Johnson, who is from Falmouth is opening a gym in that town to expose youngsters to boxing.

Sixteen-year-old welterweight Anrold Anderson will be taking on one of the Panamanians on Saturday and said he is eagerly anticipating the battle ahead. “Boxing is my favourite sport in the world and am very confident for this fight this Saturday,” he said.

“I have been training very very hard so that I am well prepared for this competition.”

  He encouraged the public to come and see the ring general in heated action on Saturday.

Jermaine Brown, another of the fighters on the card said he is also looking forward to the competition, “because it will be a great push for my career and help me advance to the national team.”


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