Corbin defeats Braithwaite to win the vacant Caribbean Boxing Federation title
Football fans will be in for 2 packed weeks of action as the Kashif and Shanghai Tournament announced its launching on Saturday. This is the 23rd edition of the tournament and comes days after Banks DIH launched its Banks Beer Knockout Tournament, also scheduled to kickoff on December 16th.The Kashif and Shanghai Tournament this year, will be one with a difference since there will be no foreign teams invited and the organizers will be without their main sponsor, GT&T, but though Kashif Muhammad has called the running off of the two tournaments simultaneously; senseless flexing of muscles, he said, he expects a good tournament.
Acting President of the GFF, Franklin Wilson, also had his say on the controversy engulfing the sport and said, that at the end of the day, all the parties involved must look out for the interest of the youths involved in the game.
And Boxing fans got their money’s worth on Saturday as two of Guyana’s promising campaigners stole the spotlight from their more celebrated opponents. In the main bout, Sean Corbin out punched his old training partner, former WBC Cruiserweight Champion, Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite, to win the vacant Caribbean Boxing Federation title in the same division. Braithwaite looked sharp in the first round, but it was all Corbin after that. Afterwards, both boxers had their own take on the fight with the former champ saying he gave it his all and that he will be back.
In the other major encounter for the night, Clive Wunderkind Atwell taught his Trinidadian opponent, Prince Lee Isidore a lesson with the referee having to intervene 40 seconds in the final of their 12 round Cabofe Junior Welterweight affair. Atwell is promising more exciting stuff to come.
There were also wins for Dexter Marques in the Featherweight division while Edmond De Clou easily sent Berbician Kelsey George packing in their Super Middleweight clash and for the females, Sharon Ward took out Kwinda Rogers in their Middleweight clash over 4 rounds.
Some of the Major sponsors of the card were Banks DIH, Digicel, Ansa Mc AL and Demerara Distillers Limited.
The Banks Beer Knockout Football competition, which was launched last week, is evoking strong emotions within the football fraternity exposing a sharp divide among the warring factions. Banks DIH is pumping several millions into the tournament, which will give to the winner, a New Year’s prize of $4 million dollars.
Twenty-four teams affiliated to the GFA, will compete in the tournament set to get cracking at the GFC ground on December 16th.
Banks DIH Sales and Marketing Executive, Carlton Jaoa, said, that Banks is working at all levels in the development stages of local football and that is why they are pleased to collaborate with the GFA for the 2nd year running.
The second place finisher will take home 2 and a half million dollars, the 3rd place finisher one and a half million and fourth place 1 million dollars.