Lightning’s strike rate will rise

Middleweight prospect Peter ‘Lightning’ Lewison has his fourth bout next week but he is so anxious to progress that he is already looking forward to an action packed 2013.

Lewison spent some time in Harbour Island, Tampa earlier this month getting some invaluable sparring from top pros. He was also eyeing venues for opportunities to promote in Tampa next year.

“I want to be really busy next year, fighting as often as possible in Florida and maybe the Dominican Republic and anywhere else I can get fights,” Lewison said. “I want to cram in as much experience as I can so that I can get up to the 12-bout mark which means I’ll be eligible to fight for the IBF junior-middleweight belt.”

Lewison is selling tickets fast for his bout against the highly experienced Elvis Martinez at the Lion Centre on 8 December.

Lewison, 25, hopes to sell 4,000 tickets and is half way there. He has been sparring mainly with Jesse Bodden at the D Dalmain Ebanks gym.

Lightning’s Intercontinental NBA belt will not be on the line against Martinez but he is nevertheless intent on keeping his knock out record going.

“Ticket sales are going good and I’m going to be in good shape,” he said. “I had to lose 40 pounds to get down to 160 pounds and I’m around 170 right now.

“The undercard includes ‘Silky’ Wilky Campfort who will fight a tough Jamaican Anthony Osbourne and there will be a heavyweight fight from the United States.

“Hopefully, Troy O’Neil will be making his professional debut depending on how his training goes with his knee injury. There will be four professional fights and some white collar bouts.

“I have performing the Jamaican singer Munga who had a hit with Wine Pon It. One of his songs on YouTube has over two million views.

“I’m very grateful to my sponsors who include Andreas Ugland, AI Rentals, Massive, Celebrations, The Real Estate Company, Sunshine Suites, National Concrete, the Water Authority, Coconut Car Rental, Cayman National Bank, Magnum Jewellers, Rhino Rebar, Cayman Distributors, Cayman Airways, Fastsigns, DHL and Tony’s Toys.

“Manny Pacquiao is fighting Juan Manuel Marquez that night so we’re organising a big screen to show the fight. That should really add to the entertainment.”

Tickets, $25, are available at Reflections, CashWiz on the Waterfront or Pet Barn and Hair Gallery or phone Peter Lewison on 325-0092 or email: [email protected]

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