Panama blank Jamaica 3-0 on Guns over Guns fight card

By April 16, 2019

Panama shut out Jamaica 3-0 at the third Gloves over Guns fight card held at the Stanley Couch Gym in Kingston on Saturday.

The Panamanians, known for their speed, good balance and technical ability, put on a display for the local audience that included visitors from their home country, including Ambassador Alexis Sandoval, Venezuela and Cuba.

In the first of the three bouts bantamweights, Vinroy Coke took on Javier Caceres in a battle that lasted 25 seconds.  Referee Kevin Stuart determined that Coke could not continue after he was hit in the back of the head.

It was the shortest match-up of the night.

In another bantamweight match, Marcela Jimenez took on Jamaica’s Sherikee Moore, who was making her international debut.

Moore showed some fight despite being saved by the bell in round two after taking a pounding from the more accomplished Jimenez.  Referee Stuart eventually stopped the fight in the 1:42 in the third round after Moore took a second eight-count.

The final bout went to lightweight Alejandro Diaz who proved to be too much for Arnold Anderson and lost by unanimous decision.

Despite being the best of the Jamaicans, Anderson seemed short of fitness but he was gracious in defeat.

“It was a good fight.  I need some more conditioning but I am proud of myself although I should have done better but that’s just how it is,” he said.

The night’s proceedings started with the four undercard bouts involving fighters from various local gyms.  Flyweight Leaundre Duncan of Sugar Knockout Gym defeated gym-mate Tajari Harrison by unanimous decision.

Welterweight Kevin Brown also of Sugar Knockout Gym won a split decision over Tavoy Miller of Fight for Peace while middleweight Ramone Chung of St. Thomas Gym scored a second-round technical knockout over Ajani Douglas of Fight for Peace.

The final fight on the undercard ended in a split decision in favour Jermaine Brown of St. Thomas over Tafari Morris of Stanley Couch Gym.

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