A large crowd, which included the Custos of St Andrew Donna Parchment-Brown, was on hand at the Stony Hill Primary and Junior School in Stony Hill last Saturday night to participate in Bruising Gym’s seventh anniversary boxing show.There were seven bouts featuring boxers from Bruising Gym going up against boxers from the St Thomas Boxing Club, Port Antonio gym, G. C. Foster Gym, and the Stanley Couch Gym. The exciting Bruising team, coached by Carl Grant, emerged victorious, 5-2.The standard of boxing was good, and the most exciting bout was the last one on the card, between light heavyweights Omar Campbell and Yovan Panton. Eighteen-year-old Campbell from Bruising gym is a promising young boxer who has represented Jamaica overseas as a youth boxer. He has now graduated to the Elite Open Class and showed on Saturday, in his win on points, that he is a boxer who deserves special attention.Satisfied crowdPanton definitely came to fight and challenged Campbell from the opening bell. He used his jab to good advantage and mixed this with hooks to the head and body. Campbell seemed surprised at his opponent’s early aggression, but fought back with a two-fisted attack that drew cheers from the crowd. There was non-stop action, and the crowd loved it.Another exciting bout was the all – Bruising Gym bantamweight contest, between Sanjay Williams and Dwayne Creary. It was action all the way, but the more accomplished and fitter Williams was always a step ahead of his opponent and drew loud cheers when he was declared the winner.In other bouts, Kirkpatrick Heron from Port Antonio defeated Cory Clarke from Bruising Gym, who retired in the third round; James Douglas from Bruising Gym defeated Joel Wedderburn on points; Ricardo Carter from G. C. Foster outpointed Bruising’s Kenry McDermott; Damion Fuller from Bruising outpointed Seantoine Johnson from St Thomas; and Michael Gardener from Bruising Gym won a unanimous decision over Akeem Sinclair of St Thomas.
In two separate incidents, two vehicles went up in flames on Wednesday morning at High Street and Sheriff Street, Georgetown respectively.The car on fire at High Street, GeorgetownReports are the first fire occurred at High Street and Brickdam where passers-by saw a man stopping his vehicle and thick smoke which emanated from the bonnet transformed into an uncontrollable fire.The vehicle, bearing registration number PJJ 5656, was badly damaged. When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, the driver could not say what may have caused the fire. He could only said that he was at the Stabroek Market and noticed smoke rapidly escaping from the car.The Guyana Fire Service was subsequently called, and the situation was brought under control. No one was injured.Firefighters inspecting the car after the flames were put outMinutes later at Sheriff Street, Georgetown, a similar scenario unfolded when a minibus contracted to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) erupted into flames.According to information received, the minibus was crossing David Street, heading in the direction of the Rupert Craig Highway when the driver, Tameshwar Mullin, noticed smoke coming from under his seat. After parking and exiting the vehicle, he lifted the seat and saw the flames.Efforts to save the minibus proved futile, but fire-fighters from the Guyana Fire Service arrived shortly after and doused the fire.