BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 16, 2015–Promoter Clinton Tucker, manager of Lions Den Gym Belize City, told our sports desk today that over a hundred boxing fans turned out to witness a first of its kind, Boxing Expo at Wing Stop on the Philip Goldson (Northern) Highway, which got under way at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, and entertained fans until around 5:00 p.m.
“We apologize for the delay in getting started,” said Tucker, “due to some difficulties in setting up the ring.” The event was scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. “But we consider it a success, because it is not about making money right now, but just keeping the boxers busy and showcasing regular boxing events for the fans. It’s about development right now.”
Participating gyms were Lions Den Cayo; Elite Boxing Gym from Burrell Boom; Hardwood Boxing Gym from Punta Gorda; and Lions Den Belize, Leopold Smart Gym and Prevail Gym from Belize City.
The afternoon kicked off with an exhibition of skills by ten-year-old Tasiyana Tucker of Lions Den Belize, which was followed by 10 bouts, 9 competitive and 1 exhibition, as follows:
Bout #1 (11-yr-olds, 60 lbs) Emory Reyes of Lions Den Belize won by decision over Marvin Choto of Lions Den Cayo.
Bout #2 (13-yr-olds, 80 lbs) Kendis Gentle of Lions Den Belize won by decision over Jamar James of Lions Den Cayo.
Bout #3 (14-yr-olds, 120 lbs) Amier Rudon of Leopold Smart Gym won by decision over Elias Meyer of Prevail Gym.
Bout #4 (140 lbs) Jeron Geban of Leopold Smart Gym won over Gordon Richards of Elite Boxing Gym.
Bout #5 (150 lbs) Geovanni Rudon of Leopold Smart Gym won over Iser Teul of Lions Den Cayo.
Bout #6 (165 lbs) Reuben Vancolbear of Lions Den Belize won over Tyler Tench of Lions Den Cayo.
Bout #7 (185 lbs) Christ Yacab of Lions Den Cayo won over Daniel Muschamp of Hardwood Boxing Gym.
Bout #8 (147 lbs) Kadeem Waight of Leopold Smart Gym won over Brinton Flowers of Lions Den Belize.
Bout #9 (122 lbs) Javier Esquiliano of Lions Den Belize won over Leo Cho, Jr. of Hardwood Boxing Gym.
Bout #10 (147 lbs Exhibition) Tina Balani and Tessa Matos, both of Lions Den Belize.
Sponsors of the event included BTL, Central Bank of Belize, Wing Stop, Family-Friends, and fans.
(Information courtesy Clinton Tucker)