Light heavyweight prospect Peter “Lightning” Lewison returns to the ring this weekend and takes a big step up in class.
The 25-year-old puncher faces American Troy Lowry at the D Dalmain Ebanks Boxing Gymnasium on Saturday. It starts at 6.30pm, tickets are $25 and $50 VIP and there will be a licensed bar.
Lowry, 42, has not won many in recent years, but his punch potency is still there as witnessed when he knocked out previously unbeaten prospect Travis Loveless in five rounds two years ago. Loveless had won all 20 previous bouts.
Lowry has fought here before, losing in four rounds to Charles “Killa” Whittaker in the Cayman Knockout show five years ago.
Lowry is still dangerous and this will be a good test for Lewison over eight rounds.
“Lowry has fought some big names like Yuri Foreman and Charles Whittaker,” Lewison said. “I’m trying to step up the quality of boxers I’m fighting and he is perfect for me.
“There will also be three fights on the undercard,” he added. “At heavyweight there will be Kevin Burnett against James Pratt, Roger Rosa from Brazil against Xavier Lugo and another pro bout.
“I feel confident and I’m going to put on a great show,” Lewison said. “I’m heavier, stronger and bigger which is why this match is made at 178 pounds instead of 165 pounds, which is my old amateur weight.
“I’m going for the knockout again and feel I will be able to get him by the fifth or sixth round. Everyone will enjoy it.
“I appreciate the sponsorship I’ve got from Dish Network TV, Brand Source, Sunshine Suites, Rhino Rebar, Tony’s Toys, Coconut Car Rental and Elizabeth Ross.”
Lewison knows that Lowry is aggressive for the first two rounds and then tires.