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Get set for No Retreat, No Surrender Sugar Ridge boxing showdown

From Antigua Observer:

By Vanroy Burnes - Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Uprising Boxing and National Boxing gyms in conjunction with Sugar Ridge Hotel will host the "No Retreat, No Surrender" four-nation boxing championship at Sugar Ridge on Saturday, June 18, starting at 7 pm.

The event had originally been postponed from May 28.

Chief organiser Anthony Severin told OBSERVER Sports that, "it will be a boxing show with a difference since all the boxers will be looking to give a good account of themselves."

There will be 12 or more bouts in classes ranging from flyweight to heavyweight.

The main ticket on the card that night will be a heavyweight clash between Dexter Simmons and Gavin Grant of St Lucia.

Wynton Phillip will fight in the flyweight division; Patronne Collins in the bantamweight; while flyweight Alston Ryan; middleweight Karl Warner; lightweight Lindin Arthur, and welterweight pugilists Sonny Benjamin and Zimba Aska will display their skills.

Yakita Aska, Tuvia Lewis, Murani Mohan, and Jaheel Cannonier will also fight in the light heavyweight class.

The four nations taking part in the event are Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Lucia and hosts Antigua & Barbuda.

There will also be an exhibition bout between two local female boxers.

Admission fee to this exciting event will be $35 for knockout tickets, $80 for ringside, $100 for club level and $150 for upper level VIP all-inclusive.

The local boxers will use this opportunity to prepare themselves for the Invitational Creole Boxing Festival in Martinique in early July and for the Pan Am Games qualifiers in Panama in late July.

There will be an after party at the conclusion on the event.

Severin also told OBSERVER Sports that an international referee will be on island for the event and that a short seminar on referee judging by way of computer will be held for all local persons wishing to become a judge.

The organiser is appealing for assistance from the business community. He expressed thanks to the Ministry of Sports; Sign Pro; Vibes FM; ZDK; ABS Radio and TV; Sun FM; Ideal Autos and Sugar Ridge Hotel.

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