Thursday, April 28, 2011


Two of Jamaica’s most famous boxing sons will lend their talent on Wednesday, April 27 at the grand finale of the Wray and Nephew Contender boxing series. Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox “The Lion” Lewis and triple world boxing champion Mike “The Body Snatcher” McCallum have been confirmed as commentators for the respective bouts.

McCallum, the three times Jamaica Sports Man of the year will be behind the microphone along with TVJ’s Patrick Anderson for the first two under card fights involving Ricardo Planter and Anthony Osbourne, as well as, the Ian Smith and Kevin Hylton encounter.

Lewis, the former WBC heavyweight Champion will then step behind the mic to
join Anderson for the main bout and grand final between Ricardo Smith and
Devon Moncrieff who will be vying for the Wray and Nephew Contender title
and the $1 million first prize money.

Executive Producer of the boxing series Mark Kenny, says it is a dream come true to have Jamaica’s two most famous boxers on the final show.

“What we have here are two of Jamaica’s boxing treasurers being a part of our final show, with the knowledge and expertise that both these former boxers have, it will add much more credibility and value to what has been a tremendous production thus far.”

Lewis, who suffered only two defeats in forty four career fights, has been a huge fan of the Wray & Nephew Contender series and has been to a couple of the fight nights since the show began.

Lewis who defeated Donovan Ruddock for the WBC number one ranking and then
Evander Holyfield for the WBC Heavyweight Championship is pleased to be a
part of the big night.

“I am glad that I can witness and be a part of the growing sport of boxing in Jamaica and through this series, the sport will grow from strength to strength with the talent on display.”

Dominic Beckford of title sponsors Wray and Nephew was equally pleased to have both legendary boxers commentate on the fight cards.

“With the level of experience that both fighters have had over the years, we will get to hear their expert analysis and get a different dimension and insight in the boxing commentary, and this I believe is critical to the viewers and audience who are going to witness the epic fight night.”

The Wray and Nephew Contender series final is slated for the Constant Spring
Football Field.

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