Lightning’s bill gleaming

Middleweight prospect Peter ‘Lightning’ Lewison is so intent on winning a world title that he is running three times a day in the burning heat to be sure he is top condition for his fight next week.

Lightning will also be battling for at least one belt in only his third pro fight when he challenges Florida-based veteran Alex Perez at the D. Dalmain Ebanks gym on Saturday 28 April. Lewison goes for the NBA belt and possibly the WBC FECARBOX middleweight title.

Main support fight is between Americans Sammy Payne and Calvin Faggins over eight rounds for the NBA or WBC FECARBOX junior-welterweight titles.

Tickets are $25 general and $60 VIP. Wilky ‘Silky’ Campfort, who fought here last summer, has been sparring with Lewison and so too has light-heavy Olympic hopeful Dariel Ebanks. There will be around six bouts and musical performances by Black Ken and another local artist.

Lewison is pleased that he has sold 900 tickets although only about half will be there. Many just buy tickets to support the ambitious fighter who is promoting the show. And it promises to be a great bill. Most attractive other local contest is between Thomas McField and Bruce ‘Lee’ Coulson at middleweight. Dariel may be matched too in his last fight before he goes to the Olympic qualifiers in Brazil next month.

Lewison said: “I’m really appreciative for my support and want to thank everyone who has helped. I’ve got a lot of sponsors, including National Concrete, Rhino Rebar, The Real Estate Company, Cayman Airways, Westin Hotel, Cayman Contractors Store, Botanic Park, Pedro Castle, Dean’s Cleaning, Coconut Rental, Al La Kebab, Celebrations, Candles Unlimited, Hibiscus Spa, Dr De Alwis, Cayman Safari, Cayman National Bank, Water Authority, Massive, AIE Rentals, Tony’s Toys and I’m hoping to get sponsorship from Digicel. I’m also doing stuff with Kirk’s Supermarket and helping promoting their Poweraid in commercials.”

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