Lightning strikes in New York

Peter “Lightning” Lewison continues
to make noticeable strides in the sport of boxing. The young Caymanian is back
on-island after another successful competition in New York.

Lewison made it to the semi-finals
of the recent Empire State Games. He competed in the open division, a step up
from the novice ranks he had previously fought at in other off-island events.

The 22-year-old trained in
Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn leading up to the
fight and missed out on a finals appearance by a split decision. News of
Lewison’s result comes after he had an admirable showing at the Golden Gloves
contest in New York
earlier in the year.

A product of sparring sessions with
the likes of Norman Wilson and Donie Anglin (both coached national boxer
Charles “Killa” Whittaker), Lewison says he has plans of fighting abroad in the
near future.

“I’ve only been back since last
Thursday but I plan on leaving again in four weeks,” Lewison said. “At that
time I will compete in the Ringside Boxing tournament, which has its preliminaries
in New York.
If I do well I can make the finals in Kansas.
Hopefully local fighters Myra Bodden (23) and Gino Brown (16) can join me on
that trip.