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Oct 6, 2010

Friday Night Fight Coming Soon

There are well known fight shows such as Boxing After Dark and even though those programs aren’t held in Belize, pay-per-view versions of those fights have been widely promoted in the Jewel. As a matter of fact, even in our local print media, the results of a Pacquiao, Mosley or a Mayweather fight would be mentioned prominently on the top of sports pages. And though the sport has fallen to the wayside, a recent billing between Belize and Mexico promises to revitalize the sport.  As I speak, training is underway at the dungeon below the Belize City Center for seven boxers who will go toe to toe against the Mexicans.  Late this evening, News Five spoke to Leopold Smart, who has been training most of the fighters for next week’s Friday night fights.

Leopold Smart, Trainer

leopold smart

“Next week Friday night Mexico against Belize six o’clock eena di evening the fight will be starting and I have a seven fighters from Belize—s9x out of my gym and one from Julio’s gym. Rigth now we’d like the support from the whole country if any to build back this sport because it’s about three years now since we noh have wah good fight dah Belize. But nevertheless, I still keep on coming to gym whenever I could and get they guys ina the right shape fi this fight. People might think they noh eena di right shape but because I train them everytime I think we have the quality to fight with the Mexican amateurs nuh?

They guys hype up mien because they the work out from last year to this September people got mi di work out and then we noh have the fight. So finally I went to Mister Michael and I tell ahn weh the happen and I need fi have wahn fight. And he seh well come in and we wah talk and ih wah bring people and so here we are now. Mister Michael seh we wah have wah lee fight.”

Jose Sanchez

“I notice you have a lot of young talent in the gym itself.”

Leopold Smart

“Yes. I di talk to they young bwai right now that the way I see they di do this thing; maybe two three years from now they could handle they self and mek ah money da Belize.”

The boxing matches with Mexico will take place at the Biltmore.


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3 Responses for “Friday Night Fight Coming Soon”

  1. Edith says:

    I love it. I’m excited already.I’m a boxing fan n I wish I could c these matches. As a suggestion maybe channel 5 could record n upload them!

  2. kinslito says:

    GOOD LUCK GUYS! please upload the video channel 5

  3. ander says:

    Many people have asked me Are you “scared” . well obviously I wont se yes but I wont say no eiyther, remember we are facing one of our toughest rivals.yet we will enter that ring with a positive mind and attitude and give our best performance friday night, this will be a fight to remember,,, just remember to be there and don’t miss it.. see ya’ll there..

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