DEFENDING champions, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) gym, continued their march to top honours on the second night of the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) Lennox Blackmoore National Intermediate Championship.
The gym won six of seven fights to follow up on the six victories they recorded on the opening on Friday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
Registering victories for the soldiers on Saturday were: Clinton Clarke (Bantamweight), Andrew Griffith (Lightweight), Seon Murray (Welterweight), Quacy Boyce (Welterweight), Orlando Norton (Middleweight) and Renaldo Niles (Heavyweight).
The Army’s lone loss was that of Orlando Grenville (Junior Welterweight) at the hands of Christopher Moore of the Vergenoegen Boxing Gym (VBG).
The bout could have gone either way as it was very close, but Moore secured a split-decision verdict.
The defending champions started their winning ways on Saturday night when Clarke secured a walk-over win from Harpy Eagles’ Ishaun Khan.
Andrew Griffith then followed up with a split-decision win against his GDF gym mate Gordon Green, before Murray made it three victories for the soldiers by securing a split decision win against Republican’s (Rep) Donovan Richard.
Boyce then forced the referee to stop his contest against his `Squaddy’ Jamal Crawford at 49 seconds of the third round, while Norton scored a knockout against Rose Hall Jammers’ (RHJ) Shawn Lafleur at one minute, one second of the second round and Niles scored a technical knock-out win against Donald Allison Boxing Gym’s Shekeal Damon at two minutes 55 seconds of the third round.
The other winners on the night’s card were Eastman who secured a walk-over win from Republican’s Deon Samuels in a lightweight contest.
Clarke was down to face his GDF gym mate, Albert Thomas last evening, while Eastman and Griffith were to do battle in the lightweight final and Moore was down to face off with Mark Chester (Rep) in the Junior welterweight final after Chester defeated Forgotten Youth Foundation’s Orin Bancroft. Murray and Boyce were down to battle for the Welterweight title, while Norton and his soldier counterpart, Royden Grant were to clash for the middleweight title. Grant had secured a TKO win on Friday night against his gym mate Corlette Greenidge.