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First Fred Stalup Championship Set for September 24th

The Major Pain Boxing Club, which would like to send flowers to longtime boxing administrator Frederick Stirrup, will hold its debut at the National Boxing Gym at the Vairou Hills Sports Complex on Saturday, September 24. will host the Fred Stirrup Boxing Championship.

Former Bahamian boxer Al Pacino Allen, one of the organizers of the event, expects a night of quality fighting.

“We are expecting some of the best amateur clashes in the country. Our club (Major Pain Club) has one of the heavyweight amateur fighters, John St Surin. The Aftershock Boxing Club, which has 100,000 amateurs, will also participate,” Allen said.

Meacher ‘Major Pain’ Major steps into the ring in an exhibition fight against Anthony ‘Psycho’ Woods. Professional boxer Tyrone Oliver takes on retired boxer Quincy “Thrillerman” Pratt, and there’s also an exhibition on the night’s card. Also starring Mario Goddard, Christoph Robinson and Maleko Davis.

Stirrup was inducted into the Bahamas’ National Sports Hall of Fame for sports journalism in 2014. He is currently Chairman of the Bahamas Boxing Commission, former Chairman of the Bahamas Boxing Federation and Chairman of the Federal Boxing Council. Organizers felt they needed to thank him for his support of the sport over the years.

“Fred has a long history as a sports analyst and has been inducted into the Sports Journalism Hall of Fame,” Allen said. “He has always been for the sport and is still involved in it. We wanted to recognize him because of his commitment and dedication to the sport of boxing.”

The organizers are considering holding the event annually and even hosting a few smaller shows in preparation for the big event. and would like to start a ranking system as well.

“Boxing is a positive sport, so it feels great to do a show like this. It gets young people involved in positive things. They can change their lives because of the sport. We’re putting in the time and effort to help people get started in the sport of boxing,” Allen said.

Allen wants them to be more proactive in the lives of boxers, especially in their education and academic progress.

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