he governing body for boxing in Guyana, a tiny country on the shoulders of South America, is planning to do its part in helping to raise funds for the victims of the asian tsunami disaster. The Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) will be staging a six-fight card on January 29 at the popular Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in the capital, Georgetown.
Secretary of the board Trevor Arno said all proceeds will go to the asian tsunami victims. "We are touched by this major disaster and feel compelled to make an effort to help these people who have suffered so tremendously. Boxing draws a huge crowd here in Guyana and we also want to give the guyanese people an opportunity to participate in this worldwide relief effort," Arno said. The card will be headlined by a 10-round bout between female IBERO bantamweight champion Shondell 'Mystery Lady' Alfred and Stephanie 'Stepping Razor' George for the bantamweight title of Guyana.
The local boxing board is also hoping to have two american fighters appear on the card. One of the fighters is being trained by Lennox Blackmoore, a former trainer of wba jr. welterweight champ Vivian harris. Guyana boasts three world champions albeit across the gender line in WBA jr. welterweight 'Vicious' Vivian Harris, WBC cruiserweight Wayne 'Big Truck' Braithwaite and WIBC light heavyweight Gwendolyn 'The Stealth Bomber' O'neil. Howard Eastman, who will be fighting Bernard Hopkins for middleweight supremacy on February 19 in Los Angeles, was born in Guyana.