The sport of boxing is slowly making a comeback in the Bahamas, and Major Pain Boxing Club is playing its part. They will host the inaugural Frederick Stirrup Boxing Championship tomorrow night at the National Boxing Venue at the Bairou Hills Sports Complex.
The event features amateur and professional fighters, exhibition bouts, and begins at 7pm.
Al Pacino Allen, one of the organizers of the event and a local boxing expert, said it has drawn a lot of interest from the public.
“Ticket sales are strong. Many people have expressed an interest in helping the youth on Saturday. There are some of the best amateurs in town representing different clubs, so the match is very competitive. I expect they will fight for a championship belt they can hold,” Allen said.
Some of the names stepping into the ring include Tyrone Oliver, Ronald Joseph, Eric Williams, Maleko Davis, John Saint Slynn, and Exhibition Bout’s Meacher “Major Pain” Major. Although retired from the majors, he will face Anthony “Psycho” Woods in an exhibition match.
“It feels great for me to do something so meaningful just to get back in the ring for an exhibition match. It means a lot to me. Boxing is my first love. I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity by Kato Ferguson and Allen, who were part of it, and it made me feel right that I had a big role to play,” Major said. .
The majors joked about their expectations for the bout, saying it would not include technical knockouts.
“Apart from a TKO (technical knockout), we can expect an exciting and entertaining match. Thank God for my health and strength to return to the ring,” Major said.
Stirrup, for whom the event is named, is a mentor to Majors and a respected figure by Majors and other boxers. I was. He is currently Chairman of the Bahamas Boxing Commission, former Chairman of the Bahamas Boxing Federation and Chairman of the Federal Boxing Council.
Oliver will face off against Joseph, Williams and Davis on Saturday night. Williams is aiming to beat Davis at the super-heavyweight division.
“I want to come into this game and put in a great performance and win against my opponent. He’s aggressive and strong, but I need to execute my coach’s game plan,” Williams said.
Allen thanked event sponsors Charm Ones Export, Bet Vegas Casino, Unique Discovery and Arca Boost Water for their support. Today’s weight measurement is set.
Tickets for the event are set at $10 each. For more information, please contact the organizer at (242) 462-6359.
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