|Pyke dethrones Charles at Boxing Champs |
Tuesday, February 5 2013
CANDICE PYKE, who was named as the Most Outstanding Female Boxer in 2009 and 2010, defeated her Magic Boxing Gym teammate Ingle Charles, the 2012 National Light Welterweight champion, by 11 points to four on the penultimate day of the National Amateur Boxing Championships at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, Woodbrook on Saturday.
The Open Class boxers did not disappoint as Aaron Cumberbatch (Cosmic), Lavel Nurse (THA Elite) and Akiel Outram (Cosmic) all prevailed, as the referees had to stop proceedings to spare their respective opponents further punishment. Outram was the pick of the crop as he showed finesse in picking apart Gideon Prince (Prince Gladiators) who found himself on the canvas. Marinus Coutain (Fine Line) and Kyle Ragoonath (Ultimate Gym) won the Novice Heavyweight and Novice Lightweight titles respectively in similar fashion.
Coutain coolly subdued an aggressive Adam Seedalsingh (Roughouse) with long jabs on the outside and a variety of short quick punches in the clinch, while Ragoonath was too much to handle for Aaron Joseph (Golden Fist). Rough House boxer Jean Marc Borel took the Light Welterweight title by a slim 3-2 margin over Magic’s Asad Fabien, while Borel’s clubmate Joash Walkins sneaked a 7-6 victory over Keslon Raymond (Magic).
75kg Novice Elite Middleweight: Joash Cyrus (Ultimate Gym) def Thurion Garcia (SEPOS) Decision (12-7).
91kg Youth Heavyweight: Jealani Garcia (Fine Line) won by walkover vs Dillon Maharaj (White Eagle)
91kg Novice Elite Heavyweight – Final: Marinus Coutain (Fine Line) def Adam Seedalsingh (Rough House) – RSC (referee stopped fight).
91kg Open Elite Heayweight: Azariah Agard (TTDF) def Nick Boodram (Phoenix) –Disqualification
91+ kg Novice Elite Super Heavyweight - Final: Jermeil Guevera (Ultimate) def Joseph Simon (Magic) – RSC.
57kg Women Featherweight - Final: Lexcine Duke(Magic) def Shenica Abraham (Magic) – RSC
64kg Women Light Welterweight - Final: CandicePyke (Magic) def Ingle Charles (Magic) - Decision.
56kg Open Elite Bantamweight: Aaron Cumberbatch (Cosmic) def Levi Francis (Sand City) – RSC.
57kg Junior Featherweight: Christian McDonald (Ultimate) def Jarrel Nunes (YANS) – RSC; Raheem Modest (Undisputed) won by walkover vs Malcolm Benjamin (Champs).
60kg Youth Lightweight: Kevin Coker (Cosmic) won by walkover vs Aderl Braveboy (Moruga).
60kg Novice Elite Lightweight - Final: Kyle Ragoonath (Ultimate) def Aaron Joseph (Golden Fist) – RSC.
64kg Novice Elite Youth Light Welterweight - Final: Jean Marc Borel (Rough House) def Asad Fabien (Magic) – Decision.
64kg Novice Elite Light Welterweight - Final: David Francique (TTDF) def Keron Bourne (Rough House) – Decision.
64kg Open Elite Light Welterweight: Stephen Charles (Black Hawks) def Dion Charles (Golden Fist) – Decision; Akiel Outram (Cosmic )def Gideon Prince (Prince Gladiators) – RSC.
69kg Novice Elite Welterweight - Final: Davin Sinaswee (Ultimate) won by walkover vs Brian Gabriel (Fine Line).
69kg Open Elite Welterweight: Joash Walkins (Rough House) def Keslon Raymond (Magic) – Decision; Lavel Nurse (THA Elite) def Ricardo Gittens (Magic) – RSC.
75kg Youth Middleweight: Micah Espinet (YANS) def Kevin Gazette (Magic) – Decision.
50kg Women Elite Flyweight – Final: Stephanie Allen (Golden Fist) def Keitha Charles (Black Hawks) – Decision.
Exhibition bout: Fidel Lewis (Golden Fist) def Shakeem George (Golden Fist) - Decision.