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Pro boxing returns after one-year absence
Top lightweight national boxer Prince-Lee Isidore will take centre stage in the main event at the Fine Line Fight Factory Fight Night XXXIII on Saturday at the Central Regional Sports Arena, Chaguanas when he matches fists against Guyanese Richard Williamson.
Though suffering a loss late last year, Isidore has been pining to return to the ring to continue his climb towards a world title bout. Several times in his career he has been met with obstacles, ranging from lack of funding, lack of opponents and even at times the lack of a boxing board. Now the young prospect will seek to defeat one of the few Caribbean opponents left in his weight class.
In an attempt to support the amateur arm of boxing, promoter Bharrath Ramoutar has sought permission to host a five-bout amateur card as part of the show. The T&T Amateur Boxing Association has granted approval and will provide boxers from the current national youth and junior team, in an effort to give the younger athletes a chance to build their experience. The teams are currently preparing for the Youth Olympics.
Kickboxing fans will not be left out as six bouts will take place prior to the main event. World championship medalists, Jason and Joel Ramoutar will give local fans a view of their talent when they climb into the ring against tough local opposition. Adding to the night’s atmosphere will be kickboxers from several clubs throughout T&T, including Elite Martials Arts, Thai Warriors, Southern Martial Arts, Phoenix Martial Arts, Panthers Martial Arts School and the Thai Chi institute. The Local Wrestling Association will be in action as they are eager to display new and exciting skills and techniques.
The Independence Day card is the annual “Super-fly” Classic, held in memory of national boxer and kickboxer Leroy Isidore, the deceased older brother of Prince-Lee. The elder Isidore died in a vehicular accident in 2007. He represented T&T at the Commonwealth Games (Australia 2006) and the World Kickboxing Championships (Buffalo 2005), amongst other international events.
One of his greatest feats was triumphing over several heavier and more experienced kickboxers to win the Last Man Standing competition in Suriname in 2006. Known for his small frame but lightening speed, he was nicknamed “the Super-fly”.
The event is supported and sanctioned by the T&T Boxing Board of Control, the T&T Kick Boxing Federation and the T&T Amateur Boxing Association.
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