Peter “Lightning” Lewison is primed for his biggest test to date and is even more confident now that he has met his opponent face to face.
Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson arrived in Cayman on Wednesday and claimed he had no intention of losing to the relative novice.
But the 27-year-old Caymanian, who has won all but one of his nine fights, has no doubt who will be victorious at the D. Dalmain Ebanks Boxing Gymnasium on Saturday.
“I feel good, very fast and I’m definitely going to win,” Lewison said.
“Wilson is shorter than me and although he’s a good fighter, I’m going to knock him out by the fourth round and move on to the next level.”
Lewison added that he is keen to please his fans who have supported him over the years, who have bought tickets for his fights and given him sponsorship.
“They really believe in me and I want to show my appreciation by continuing to win, representing my country and make my local people feel proud.”
Lewison feels he has Wilson’s respect because the 33-year-old Philadelphian told him he had analyzed his amateur record and seen he had fought in the New York Golden Gloves competition twice and done well there, winning a novice competition.
“Skills-wise I have more than him,” Lewison said. “He even admitted that.”
Nevertheless, Wilson said that he has not come all this way to lose and still harbors dreams of winning a world title despite only winning 14 of his 24 bouts. “I’m in the top 40 in the world and I don’t intend to drop from that position,” he said. It should be a spectacular contest and unlikely to go the scheduled eight rounds. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and the big fight is on around 10 p.m.