Saturday, April 20, 2024

Jones, Lythcott fly the flag

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Ajayi Jones and Iprecious Lythcott were the only Barbadians to come out on the winning end of six battles against Canadian opponents in the Carlton Hope/Lionel Hall Memorial Boxing Tournament at Cricket Legends on Saturday night.

Home-grown elite boxers Shakuan Lashley and Charles Cox and youth boxers Tyreec Taitt and Justin Edwards all lost to Canadian opponents on the card, which was put on by the Barbados Boxing Association and formed part of the Barbados Olympic Association’s Independence Invitational Games.

Jones of the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) defeated Canada’s Michael Cabato in the elite 56kg bantamweight division by unanimous decision.

Using his reach effectively while throwing swift combinations behind his jab, the gold medallist at the 2015 Caribbean Development Boxing Championship stalked his opponent around the ring while waiting for the opportune moment to unload.  (RG)

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