As Jamaica’s boxing fans gear up for the first match in Season 3 of the Wray & Nephew Contender tonight, a boxer has withdrawn from the competition.
Our team was informed that Dean Palmer, a member of the Andrew Boland led Yellow team, has tossed his boxing gloves in following the first challenge for the show set to kick off at 9:30pm tonight on TVJ.
One source told us, “him ketch him ‘fraid and never want lose so early”. Members of the promotion team were mot immediately available for comment on the causality for the Yellow team.
Season 3 of the Wray & Nephew Contender kicks off Wednesday, March 6th at the popular Chinese Benevolent Association, Old Hope with live action at 9:30pm.
The show will don a new host in that of Kamila McDonald, as it returns to the middleweight feature division, with two-eight-man teams competing for one million dollars and the 2013 Contender title. The teams remain unchanged at Yellow and Green, the latter led by Joseph Harrison of Heavy Metal gym out of St. Ann’s Bay, whilst Andrew Boland of Savanna-la-mar’s Hard Knocks gym the Yellow.
The series is expected to assume the format of challenges for 7 weeks during Stage 1, and will see the 2 teams engaging in a series of weekly physical challenges. The winning team will then have the advantage as they will nominate a boxer from their camp as well as choose the opposing fighter from the other camp. These 2 boxers will then fight Live on TVJ to determine who stays and who goes. For the eighth week that format will be abandoned as the 8 remaining boxers will be seeded and drawn for matchups.
The participants this year is a good mix, comprising youth and experience. At least two familiar faces, Devon Moncrieffe and Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis, two beaten finalist from 2010 and 2011 are expected to join the action as they compete for prizes of one million for the winner, second J$500,000, 3rd Place J$250,000 and 4th Place J$200,000.
Wray & Nephew is the name sponsor, while Foska Oats and TVJ are associate sponsors. The event is promoted by MJK Productions and approved by the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control.
|STAGE 1||8 Fights||6 rounds each||8 fighters left standing|
|STAGE 2||4 Fights||6 rounds each||4 fighters left standing|
|STAGE 3||2 Fights||8 rounds each||2 fighters left standing|
|STAGE 4||Final Fight||10 rounds||1 Middleweight Contender|
After two successful seasons of the hit TV series, The Wray & Nephew Contender, and what many have voiced as a resurgence in boxing in Jamaica, the concept of a ‘boxing party’ have emerged from the producers of the popular TV show in Rocky 876. Rocky 876 will unfold history at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston Saturday, July 7th to give boxing and party fans in Jamaica live action at ring side while bouncing to the beat and sipping on their favourite Wray & Nephew mix.
Contender Producer and Rocky876 promoter, Sanjay Ramanand explains the reason for the first ever boxing party: “when we looked at how the Contender was being received, we realized that there was a whole social component that was not being tapped into. People wanted to watch the boxing, but they also wanted to drink and dance and just enjoy themselves; so we thought why not mix the two concepts to create something that has never been done in Jamaica before”.
What to expect? We put the question to Sanjay and were told: “Non-stop music, non-stop fun, non-stop excitement all night long! The event caters to the needs of all people, those who like to party, those who love the sport, those who like to try new things and those who are just curious.”
At the July 7th billed event patrons can expect to see Jamaica’s 2011 Middleweight Contender, Rikardo “Surgeon” Smith takes on Derrick “Guts” Spencer (from the 2012 series). Spencer fought runner up Contender, Ramel “Sub zero” Lewis in one of the most watched fights in the Contender series this season and should be in the best shape of his life to take on last year’s winner whose last fight was 6 months ago.
The gates open at 8pm and there will be activity from start to finish. With four fights scheduled, the boxing action starts at 9pm with three amateur bouts before the main event. And at the stroke of midnight the dance party begins with music from Miami-based DJ, PalmerStylz, and local big shots: Foota Hype and ZJ Chrome. And the drinks and music will flow until 2am.
Rocky 876 is sponsored by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, Boom Energy Drink, Wata and ElectroTech Productions Ltd. Tickets are available at LG Service Station (Dunrobin) and Just Call Couriers (355-7390) at the cost of $1000 pre-sold, however the gate cost will be $1500. All tickets equals a chance for a front row seat to live action boxing, all the Wray and Nephew mixed drinks you can drink and pumping music to dance the night away.
For more info on Rocky 876 follow the movement on twitter @Rocky876ja, like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/Rocky876JA and for more information send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 292-5527.
Sponsored by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, Boom Energy Drink, Wata and ElectroTech Productions Ltd., Just $1000 pre-sold or $1500 at the gate gives you a front row seat to live action boxing, all the Wray and Nephew mixed drinks you can drink and pumping music to dance the night away.
Tickets are available at LG Service Station (Dunrobin) and Just Call Couriers (355-7390). Follow the movement on twitter @Rocky876ja, like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/Rocky876JA and for more information send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 292-5527.
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From the producers of Magnum Kings & Queens and Wray & Nephew Contender, comes a new comedy show to hit your TV’s in 2012 and they are looking for fresh local comedians, animators and puppeteers to audition in the hopes of their talent being recognized and appreciated. Producer Mark Kenny explains the concept of the new show: “It’s a new concept for Jamaican TV.
We’d like to showcase local comedians and then have some new elements such as comedic animation which has now become quite popular her on the internet.
I feel we have a lot of very talented people who may not know how to get all of Jamaica to see their work, so this show will give them an outlet and a new fan base”
Comedians, animators and puppeteers must be 18 and over and either be amateurs or professionals in their field. Interested persons can email their name, age, address, telephone number, photo and if possible a YouTube link to view their performance or work to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/kingstoncomedyclub.
Source: ALYKHAT PR