THE WRAY & NEPHEW CONTENDER HERALDS A NEW AGE OF BOXING IN JAMAICA
Jamaican boxing had its hay-day in the 70’s and 80’s with legends such as Richard “Shrimpy” Clarke and Mike McCallum. Now Jamaica’s once favourite sport is back on Prime Time Television with the premier of The Wray & Nephew Contender on TVJ this December.
ABOUT THE SHOW
With 8 boxers training at Bruising Gym in Kingston and 8 training at the Hard Knocks Gym in Savana-la-mar, the fighters were split into 2 teams: Green Team, representing Urban Jamaica and the Yellow Team, representing Rural parishes.
|GREEN TEAM – URBAN||YELLOW TEAM – RURAL|
|Coach – Carl Grant||Coach – Andrew Boland|
|Sakima Mullings||Tsetsi Davis|
|Ricardo Planter||Ricardo Smith|
|Anthony Osborne||Martin Anderson|
|Donovan Campbell||Kevin Hylton|
|Devon Moncrief||Patrick Miller|
|Raymond Gordon||Lloyd Smith|
|Ian Smith||Glenroy Beckford|
|Terron Leslie||Patrick Taylor|
Over the course of 15 weeks, the 2 teams will engage in a series of weekly physical challenges. The winning team will then have the advantage as they will nominate a boxer from their camp as well as choose the opposing fighter from the other camp. These 2 boxers will then fight Live on TVJ to determine who stays and who goes.
|STAGE 1||8 Fights||6 rounds each||8 fighters left standing|
|STAGE 2||4 Fights||8 rounds each||4 fighters left standing|
|STAGE 3||2 Fights||10 rounds each||2 fighters left standing|
|STAGE 4||Final Fight||10 rounds||1 Middleweight Contender|
Featuring boxing mentors such as former World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, motivator and Olympic silver medallist, Juliet Cuthbert and the sexy Wray & Nephew Ring Girls, The Wray & Nephew Contender will herald a new age of boxing in Jamaica.