Peter ‘Lightning’ Lewison is only a two fight novice yet the middleweight boxer has already formed his own promotional company.
Both his fights ended in stoppages and to continue that impressive start, Lewison, 24, wants to be in as much control of his destiny as possible. His advisor is Raul Alvarez who has steered Charles ‘Killa’ Whittaker so successfully.
Lightning Boy Promotions will not just put on boxing shows but also music concerts. He intends to bring in artists from Jamaica, especially rappers. “I intend to mix the two,” he said. “Promote boxing and musical entertainment on the same shows. I’m trying to do something different and hopefully everyone will take to it. I can gain more hype that way.”
His next fight is against
Miami based Alex Perez at the D. Dalmain Ebanks Boxing Gym on 28 April. “I’ve got good support so far, from Cayman National bank, Rhino Rebar, National Concrete, The Real Estate Company, Elizabeth Ross, Celebrations, Tony’s Toys, also the Department of Tourism and the Botanic Park, Pedro Castle, Westin Hotel… everyone has been helping me. I’ve got good support from the community.”
Lewison intended to face American Carl Daniels but the journeyman fighter with a big percentage knockout ratio of wins broke his parole terms and ended back in jail. “Now I want to fight for the vacant middleweight (160lbs) WBA Caribbean belt. That will be big. It’s not even one year yet since I turned professional and already I’m fighting for a title which Charles Whittaker held years ago.” The event will also feature other professional and amateur bouts as well as local entertainment and talent. Tickets $25 general admission and $60 VIP.