Welterweights to battle for Contender payday

first_img (SUB DECK) Popular series gets under way on March 9 Welterweight boxers will be in the spotlight this year when the very popular Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender boxing series kicks off on Wednesday, March 9, at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Hope Road in St Andrew. The series, which started in 2011 and alternates between middleweight and welterweight boxers each year, is a made-for-television production that is sanctioned by the Jamaica Boxing Board.  It will be broadcast live each week on Television Jamaica (TVJ) at 9 p.m. and will see 16 boxers drawn from the Caribbean and the United States vying for top honours. The first prize is one million dollars. The team concept will again be used this year, with one team of eight boxers being designated Green and the other eight-man team Yellow. One boxer from each team will go up against a boxer from the opposing team every week in the preliminary rounds. At the quarter final stage, the eight boxers left in the competition will be seeded and a draw will take place to decide on the matchup each week. There will be eight preliminary bouts, four quarter-final fights, the two semi-finals and then the finals. There will also be two amateur bouts each night. There will be an official launch on Thursday this week, at which the promoters will give the details of the format that will be followed this year, the names of the boxers on the two teams and the total prize money that will be paid out to the boxers. The Caribbean team will have boxers from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Barbados and will be a mixture of new talent and tried and proven crowd favourites. Previous winners were in 2011, middleweight boxer Ricardo Smith; 2012, welterweight Donovan “Police” Campbell; 2013 middleweight Devon Moncriffe; 2014 welterweight Sakima Mullings; and 2015 middleweight Kemahl Russell. BOXING: Wray & Nephewlast_img read more

Letter to the Youths

first_imgDear Friends,I have been inspired so deeply that I can’t restrain myself but to voice out what I have in mind. Although I am not perfect, but I am trying to work on myself so I can be favored by the Lord.Friends, I am taking the liberty of writing these lines of encouragement, hoping that there will be some positive alterations in our behaviors as young people considered as future leaders.Fellow young brothers and sisters, I noticed that our activities these days have become so secular and we have indulged ourselves in sinful pleasures. I say this with heavy heart, that we have become utterly impious and have no fear at all.To be frank, yes, we talk and behave like people who belong to themselves and not owned by anyone. This is the reason why our lives are been short like a candle light because we are not afraid of anyone including our own parents. We lack civility and sometimes act like we are possessed by some fiends.We give names to ourselves and act according to them, cut our hairs like notorious criminals. I don’t really know what spirit has taken over us these days. Our dress code has become one major problem, too, all is secular.Fellow young brothers and sisters, I beseech you all to please desist. This a time to know that we are owned by someone and that person wants us to do what He likes so that we can live longer as He promises us.My mind is filled with hope and pleasure and very optimistic that there will be some positive changes in our behaviors after the reading of this inspirational note.Finally friends, after reading this note please pray this prayer aloud:Angels east, angels west, north and south do your best and tell your Boss to please help us change our vile behaviors as young people. We know that we have gone against your time without number. We also pray for the immediate stoppage of the secular and sinful pleasures we have indulged ourselves into. We pray for longevity so that we may be able our country to the next level.Thanks you Lord Jesus because we know that we have already been forgiven despite our past problems, in Jesus’ special name, AmenOne of Your Affectionate brothers, Alayea S. CooperContact # 0886-259262Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more