GEORGETOWN – Barbados’ Ricardo Brown Bomber Blackman seemingly forgot his artillery at home when he was battered to a second-round defeat by Elton ‘Coolie Bully’ Dharry on the Night of Champions boxing card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana on Friday night.
Also in winner’s row were Gladwin Dorway, who stopped an ordinary Shawn Pile in round two; Mark Austin, who got the better of Troy Lewis; and James Walcott, who ensured Kelsie George remained without a win after six professional fights.
In the feature contest, Clive The Punisher Atwell maintained his unbeaten record with a knockout two minutes, 25 seconds into round three over Revlon Lake. The knockout came after Atwell peppered his opponent with several combinations, which he failed to respond to, forcing referee Eion Jardine to wave off the contest.
With the win, Atwell pushed his record to 9-0 with five knockouts, while Lake dropped to 6-8-2. The victory ensured Atwell retained his national lightweight title.
In the main supporting clash, Dharry wasted little time in disposing of the dreadlocked Blackman, who found Dharry too good for his liking.
Dharry’s punching power caught Blackman by surprise, as the look on his face suggested when he was floored in the opening round.
In the second, and what turned out to be the final round, Dharry continued to attack his opponent, following his every move in the ring. A flurry of punches from Dharry had Blackman scampering for comfort on the canvas, and forcing the referee to administer the mandatory eight counts.
After the bout, Blackman called for a rematch, preferably in his country next month.
The card, which was promoted by Leon Hurry Up Moore of Hurry Up Promotion, Elton Dharry and Pearl Shivlochan of Pearl Vodka, capped the year of activities for boxing in Guyana.