`Violence’ wins Hubbard lose


Guyana suffered mixed fortunes after winning one fight and losing the other at the Carlton Hope/Lionel Hall Memorial Boxing Tournament held in Barbados Saturday night. Guyana’s light heavyweight Markember `Violence’ Pierre was too much for his Barbadian opponent Arkeem Isadore winning by a TKO in round three.
Reports out of Barbados stated that Pierre forced the referee to call a halt to the violence in round two of the contest to make sure team Guyana did not return empty handed. Pierre’s compatriot bantamweight youth Travis Hubbard lost by point decision to home boy Jabali Breedy.
The Barbadian went on to be adjudged the Best Boxer of the tournament. Pierre and Hubbard along with coach Francisco Hernandez formed the three-man team representing the Guyana Boxing Association at the games.
The team is the second to compete in Barbados for the year and is expected home today.