Guyana’s boxers suffer controversial losses

first_imgThree of Guyana’s four boxers lost their opening bouts when the Caribbean Boxing Championship got underway Thursday night in Trinidad .Team Guyana’s hopes of successfully defending their title at the fifth edition of the event took it right on the chin as Colin Lewis (light welterweight), Desmond Amsterdam (middleweight) and Kevin McKenzie (welterweight) each suffered controversial losses. According to reports from the Twin Island Republic, Lewis lost to Jorge Morian of Cuba on the scorecards during a tough fight in which Lewis wobbled the Cuban several times in the third and final round. Reports then suggested that Amsterdam surprisingly lost on points to Grenadian,  Triston Brooks. The Guyanese’ corner protested the result but was told that the new rules state that such protests must be done while the referee is still in the ring and not after he exits. Kevin HunteReports further suggests that McKenzie was declared the winner in his bout against Jamaican, Joshua Frazier but the boxers were then called back into the ring and the decision was reversed handing his opponent the victory. The lone bright spot for Guyana was super heavyweight, Kevin Hunte who knocked out Grenadian Andy Andall in the first round.Three Guyanese were scheduled to be in action last evening, Alesha Jackman, Richard Howard and Daren France. The four-night event concludes tomorrow night.last_img

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