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Youngsters show mettle

Some of the secondary schools’ promising pugilists got the opportunity to show off their skills when the National Sports Council staged a Royal Fidelity-sponsored seven-fight card at the Netball Stadium on Saturday.

Mary Fraser (right) moves in on Faith Field.

St. George Secondary’s budding talent Mary Fraser was again in winners’ row when she defeated a game Faith Field from Ellerslie.

Field was much more impressive than she had been in her debut fight some weeks ago and was perhaps done a bit of a disservice when the fight was stopped rather prematurely in the third round. Field was under a bit of pressure from Fraser but was fighting back determinedly when the fight was halted.

Kumi Israel of St. George Secondary was the most impressive on the night in his bout against Grantley Adams’ Ision Fraser. Israel showed good movement and punching power to easily win the fight which was†stopped by the referee.

Ellerslie’s Tegan Mayers had too much ammunition for Chevon Martindale of Lester Vaughan whom he easily outclassed, while another Ellerslie boxer, Zhariere Callender did not get much of an opportunity to show off his skills. His opponent Shamarie Cumberbatch of Princess Margaret fell in the first round and hurt his right hand and could not continue.

Also scoring victories were Emmanuel Corbin of Unique High over Princess Margaret’s Trevor Savoury; St. Leonard’s Shamar Goodridge over Chavonni Forde of Ellerslie; and the Barbados Community College’s Jamie Davis over St. Leonard’s Jevon Calderon.

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