As the countdown to the Guyana Boxing Board of Control’s ‘Bad Intentions’ boxing card comes closer, seven boxers on Monday, signed under the management of NexGen Global Promotions, including Imran ‘Magic’ Khan and Keeve ‘Master Shi Fu’ Allicock.
Other boxers who signed under the management included Ryan Ali, James Walcott, Rondell Singh, Romeo Norville and Mark White.
This is the first of its kind in Guyana, with NexGen Global looking to establish a new approach to the boxing environment in Guyana, aiming to turn Guyana into ‘the Las Vegas of the Caribbean’.
Vice-President of NexGen Global, Aleem Hussain told INews that this opportunity will provide these youngsters with a career in the sport, providing for the first time in its history, a pension fund scheme as well as quality training alongside dieticians, doctors and trainers, but the real bonus is the guarantee of regular fights.
Dexter ‘Cobra’ Gonsalves, who has been the first signee of NexGen Global, encouraged the other boxers to join the team highlighting the fact that he has only been in three main fights in the last three years but since joining the team, the promises are becoming a reality.
NexGen Global has already provided Gonsalves with a dietician, as well as proper equipment ahead of his main event fight against American, DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley on the August 27.
Fellow boxer, Imran ‘Magic’ Khan, also wished to express his confidence in the management team in lifting his career to a next level, since it is expected that under the promotion company, fighters will get the chance to contend against international fighters.
Another reason, as pointed out by James Walcott, was the idea that NexGen Global will be looking to expand the viewing audience to over 22 countries.
Hussain indicated that it is his immediate goal to have all the boxers being members of a gym.
Newcomer, Rondell Singh said that this opportunity was one in which he snatched with both hands since it is a way to be productive, as well as avoid trouble.
At ‘Bad Intentions’, Khan will be fighting Quincy Gomes in the rematch of his life as he looks to take revenge from his loss the last time these two met.
Allicock will clash with Anthony Narine, who is making his debut.
‘Bad Intentions’ will be held on August 27 at the Giftland Office Max Mall, Lilliendaal, East Coast Demerara.
Admission cost $3000 (ringside) and $1000 (general admission).