Lightning left Elvis all shook up

Peter ‘Lightning’ Lewison came through his fourth bout unscathed and now looks to be busier in 2013.

Lewison smashed the resistance out of the game but outgunned Elvis Martinez mid-way through the second round at the Lions Centre on Saturday. Referee Nayon ‘Donie’ Anglin waved it all over after 1 minute 18 seconds.

Martinez is a seasoned veteran based in Florida who has seen better days, but it was a good learning fight for Lewison who was distracted in the build up to the show by selling tickets and generally having to put the whole thing togetherhimself.

His hard work in promoting was evident as around 1,000 attended but double that bought tickets to endorse their support for the middleweight prospect from Prospect.

Lewison turned pro 18 months ago but has been relatively inactive for a novice who usually pack in eight to 10 fights by this time. He wants to get busier next year, travelling around the United States and the Caribbean as well as increasing his fan base here with more promotions.

“Martinez was a good fight for me,” Lewison said. “He caught me with a good body shot in the first round which gained my respect and made me study him a bit. It actually backed 
me up.

“The left hook I caught him with in the second round stumbled him and then I decided to get aggressive to force the stoppage.

“What I learnt from this fight was not to depend on my straight right too much which is my best shot. I felt within myself I could have done much better. “I had a lot of distractions when it came to promoting but I’m happy how it all played out. I really appreciate all the support I got tonight and thank all my fans and sponsors.”

On the undercard there were two bouts. The first was a welterweight clash between Florida-based fighters Sammy Payne and Alex Perez who Lewison blasted out a couple of rounds in his last contest.

Payne, who has appeared here several times, was just as destructive as Lewison, breaking up the gritty Perez with body shots in two rounds. Again, ref Anglin waved it all over mid-way through the second. A winded Perez was on his stool for a few minutes before he was okay to leave the ring.

‘Silky’ Wilky Campfort took his record to 15-1 with an easy dismantling of Jamaican Anthony Osbourne in the third round. A peach of a left hook body shot took all resistance out of the battling Jamaican. That ended after 2 minutes 7 seconds.

Lewison takes a well earned break now before resuming the mission to be world champ in the 
new year.

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