Tsetsi Davis, one of the crowd favourites over the years in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, makes his debut tonight against American Courtney McLeave at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Davis has been able to fight as both a welterweight and a middleweight in the competition and has actually been a finalist.At age 38, he now has what is regarded as his last chance to take the top prize of $2 million this year and has said repeatedly since being selected that he believes that this will be his time to shine.He enters the ring with a record of 14 victories and five losses, while his American opponent McLeave, is a 21-year old boxer who has been a professional for a year, and has a one-win and two-loss record. Based on these figures, Davis goes into the fight with a huge advantage as he has much more experience than his opponent.SEEDING METHODThe method of determining the fights in the preliminary round this year is by a draw. Previously, there were challenges in which two teams competed and a boxer from the winning team was allowed to select his opponent. This year, the boxers on both teams were seeded and the top four seeds draw an opponent from the bottom four of the opposing team.By this method, unless there is an upset, the better boxers go on to the quarter-finals and challenge each other for the semi-final and then final spots. The runner-up in the competition takes home $500,000, while third gets $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The first week of competition saw that fight end in only 55 seconds after the young American, Xzaviar Ford, tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue to fight. There was great disappointment in the auditorium after this premature end.Last week, spectators saw a much better fight as highly rated Demarcos Corley defeated Iwan Azore from Guyana on points, by using his superior boxing skills and ring savvy to good advantage.McLeave’s camp is confident that their fighter can hold his own against the more experienced Davis, while the Davis camp is quietly confident.”We have seen his record and will be going into the fight confident of victory, but we are not taking anything for granted. We want a win and that is what we are going for. We just have to wait to see what he brings to the table,” a representative from their camp said.Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.
Ulster Senior League Results & Reports 27.03.16ResultsDonegal News League Cup Semi-Finals Bonagee Utd. 1 3 Letterkenny RoversDerry City Res. v Cockhill Celtic (City failed to field)Reports Rovers Win Derby to Advance to Cup FinalBonagee Utd. 1Letterkenny Rovers 3Letterkenny Rovers booked their place in the decider of this year’s Donegal News League Cup after falling behind to Bonagee in a close fought game at the Showgrounds. This victory sets Rovers in good stead for their big trip to Cork next weekend for their Intermediate Cup semi-final clash with Ringmahon Rangers and their FAI Senior Cup 1st Rd. game with Portmarnock FC the following week.The first opportunity of the game fell the way of the visitors in the 12th minute, when a cross from Paul McVeigh seemed to catch the Bonagee defence napping and Darren McElwaine managed to side foot an effort wide from five yards out. Bonagee tested young Sean Friel in the Letterkenny Rovers nets in the 15th minute, when Kevin Barr, who was lively throughout, forced a save with an effort from the edge of the box. The deadlock was broken in the 33rd minute. A long ball out from the back was flicked on by the head of Barr into the path of Aidan McLaughlin, who managed to squeeze the ball home from ten yards. That lead lasted all of six minutes. Ryan Lonergan, surrounded by two Bonagee players, managed to get his cross to the back post, where McElwaine was on hand to prod the ball home from three yards. An effort from McVeigh on the stroke of half time stung the fingers of Eugene Ferry, so the score at the interval was one each.Letterkenny took the lead ten minutes into the second period. A Mark Forker ball into the channel reached Stevie Okakpo who made no mistake from twelve yards. Okakpo got his second two minutes later. A mistake by the normally reliable Gareth Breslin allowed the young Rovers striker give his side a two goal cushion. Chances were scarce for the remainder of the contest and it is the Letterkenny who continue their good run in the cup competitions this season. Bonagee Utd: Eugene Ferry, Evan McCroary, Darren Hunter, Gareth Breslin, Barry McGinley, Anthony Appiah, Ryan McFadden, Dean Larkin, Jamie Lynagh, Kevin Barr, Aidan McLaughlin.Letterkenny Rovers: Sean Friel, Ryan Lonergan, Shane Bradley, Paul Boyle, Johnny Minnock, Kevin McGrath, Mark Forker, Christy Conaghan, Stevie Okakpu, Darren McElwaine, Paul McVeighRef Packie CollFixtures Sunday, April 3rd4 Lanterns USL at 2pmSwilly Rovers v Derry City Res.FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup Semi-FinalRingmahon Rangers (Cork) v Letterkenny Rovers 12 noonUSL: ROVERS TO TAKE ON COCKHILL IN DONEGAL LEAGUE CUP was last modified: March 27th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:soccerUSL