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STAR Writer


amaica’s Sakima Mullings is the

starting favourite to win himself

another title tonight when he

goes against Guyana’s Clive Atwell

for the WBC/CABOFE Junior Welter-

weight title in Guyana.

The fight is the main bout on a five-fight

card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in


Mullings currently holds the welterweight

version of the title and should have defended

it against Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis. Lewis

was hurt while training for the fight and the

Mullings camp and the promoters agreed

on a fight for the junior welterweight title

which is now vacant.

The upper limit for the junior welter-

weight division is 140 pounds as opposed

to the welterweight limit of 147 pounds.

Mullings told

STAR Sports

that he will have

no difficulty fighting in the lower weight

class, as he has been managing his weight

very well in recent months.

Atwell, who has fought at featherweight

and super featherweight, will be going

against an opponent who is bigger than he,

but he, too, sees no problem fighting in

another weight class.

The good side of the equation for him, he

said, is that he does not have to take off any

weight for the fight.

Mullings, who is also the Wray and

Nephew Welterweight Contender champion

for 2014, goes into the fight with an

impressive 17-1 record with 12 knockouts.

Atwell, who fought for the WBC World

Featherweight title in May last year, but lost

to Jhonny Gonzales by a 10-round technical

decision, has a 12-2 record with seven


“I am well prepared for this fight. I am fit,

and I am feeling strong, and Atwell is going

to be in a lot of trouble,” Mullings told



before he left on Thursday.

Mullings is a slow starter, who, after feel-

ing out his opponent in a round or two,

starts throwing heavy punches to the body

and head. Atwell is a good counter-puncher

and everything points to an exciting fight.

Mullings faces Atwell

in Guyana tonight



STAR Writer


ob Marley One Love Football

Extravaganza honourees Max

Rome and Winston Rodney of

Burning Spear were a no-show at the

annual Ash Wednesday event.

However, the family of the late

Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minott was out in full

force and his daughter, Pashon, who

received the award, said the whole

Minott family was very appreciative of

the recognition.

“I really feel honoured right now

because Daddy and ‘Busy’ (Clive

Campbell – organiser of the event) go

a far way. The first time he (Minott)

went to England, it was Busy.”

Campbell said Max Romeo and

Winston Rodney were unavoidably

absent. Romeo had to drop plans and

tend to his mother who fell ill, while

Rodney, who lives in the US, had other

commitments to honour.

Meanwhile, Masters and Celebrities,

led by the likes of Hector Wright,

Lincoln Taff, Tashana Vincent, and

Alica James, defeated Referees 3-2.

The Tuff Gong Invitational with players

like Robert ‘Bunny’ Scott and Denton

Shedden, defeated Entertainers with

Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Aidonia and

Nesbeth 3-1.

Proceeds from this year’s staging will

go towards the Albert Street Basic

school in Franklyn Town, where

Campbell himself grew up.

“We are going to ensure that we

grille the place and add the computer

so that nobody steals it. The Portmore

Basic school will benefit, also,” he


Benjamin Simms, advertising execu-

tive for sponsor Digicel, said the fact

that this was a charitable event makes

Digicel prouder to be associated with


“We have been sponsoring it for five

years, since the inception. People want

to see something different, and to see

the actual entertainers who you listen

to everyday playing football is great.

All the proceeds from the event go to

a charity, and the fact that it is going to

a charity, which is the basic schools, is

something Digicel is very proud to be

a part of,” he commented.

Stars support Bob Marley One Love extravaganza

Pashon Minott (third left) recieves the One Love Football Extravaganza Award on behalf of her late

father, Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minnott, from Digicel’s advertising executive, Benjamin Simms, at Harbour View

mini-stadium on Wednesday. Also sharing the moment are Sugar Minott’s sons Andrew (right) and

Daniel (left), granddaughters Journey (second right) and Destiny (third right), wife ‘Mama Elsie’ (fourth

right) and organiser, Clive Busy Campbell.