Smith vs Banai title fight May 20th

Smith vs Banai title fight May 20th

Smith vs Banai title fight May 20th

0 comments 📅12 May 2017, 22:34

Trinidad and Tobago’s top super welterweight kickboxer, Omar Smith, will clash fists and feet against Suriname’s Joey Banai in a Caribbean Championship (TTKBF) bout on May 20 at the Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Chaguanas. Smith, a member of the Rough House combat sport facility, has been under intense training with his coach Adam De Silva and is quite confident of victory.

Headlining the show, Smith has a lot of weight on his shoulders but is up to the challenge of representing this country. The 21 year old has been in continuous training for the past six years and is eager to test his skill against his Surinamese opponent.

“Expect a great fight, training camp has been intense thus far, and my coach is ensuring I am fully prepared. I will do TT proud,” said an enthusiastic Smith. Supporting Smith in his aspirations is building contractor company Kee-Chanona Ltd. A representative of the company said that they have seen the potential in Smith and hope to assist on his journey to the top.

The event, promoted by Fine Line Fight Factory, promises to be another exciting card in the Central area. Fine Line will also bring the top two local super middleweights in the ring – Vimal Jagoo and Andell Lakhan – with the national welterweight title on the line. Jagoo and Lakhan have been challenging each other for more than a year, and this match-up promises a lot of fireworks from the first bell.

Rounding out the kickboxing line-up will be up-and-coming talent from several fight gyms throughout TT. Eight bouts are scheduled along with karate demonstrations. The Local Wrestling Association will also make an appearance at the midway stage.

Promoter Bharrath Ramoutar had to postpone the event previously but assured the event will take place on May 20.

“These youths are training daily and diligently, they will not be disappointed again. Sponsorship is hard to obtain but we do have a few who are willing to make this event a reality for the athletes, and we would like to express our thanks and appreciation to them,” he said.

Sponsors on board so far include the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB), Chaguanas Auto Supplies, Monisec Security and Bodyguard Services, Toby’s Bar, Fan Zone, V&N Auto Supplies, Evolution Fitness and Francis Townhomes.

Tickets are available at the Fine Line gym, Centre City Mall (both in Chaguanas) and Rough House (St James). For more information contact 772-9640 or 763-1187.

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