'Hitman' Russell back in the local ring tonight

July 02, 2016
Darien Robertson/Freelance Photographer Jamaica's Kemahl Russell (right) and Guyana's Denny Dalton who will clash in one of two bouts before the grand final of the Wray & Nephew Contender tonight.

Last year's Wray and Nephew Contender series champion, Kemahl 'Hitman' Russell, will be back in the local ring after a year, when he faces Guyana's Denny Dalton tonight at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

The fight set to begin at 8:40 p.m. on the 2016 Wray and Nephew Contender finals night at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

Russell beat Richard 'Frog Man' Holmes to lift the title last year, but has not been in action on the local scene. However, Russell is unbeaten in eight professional fights with his last victory coming against Hector Nova by knockout in Chihuahua, Mexico on December 19, 2015.

Russell made his pro debut three years ago.

The Jamaican favourite says it has been slow in his career, but things are picking up.

"It has been a bit slow, but it's now picking up. After Saturday night's fight, I am scheduled to be in the ring again July 22 in Queens, New York," Russell said.

"Well, I'm looking forward to a good fight. Right now, I'm new and improved with style, skill, speed and other weapons," he added.

"I am better than last year in the series. Now, people can forward to a more exciting boxer," the welterweight said.

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