Strong and ready - Lion Pride ready for all challengers
Daniel Chako-Wilmott, trainer of the Wushinkindo Lion Pride (WLP) fighting club, said the morale of his fighters is strong ahead of their upcoming matchups this weekend.
His club will field three fighters on the amateur card of the second instalment of their Rough Fight League to be hosted by the Jamaica Combat Sports Association at the Wolmer’s Auditorium in Kingston.
“I will not say it is a foregone conclusion, but I am looking for three wins,” he said. “ Anything happens inside the cage, but based on experience and skill, my fighters should come out victorious.”
Middleweights Kyle Chin and Roje Wint will headline the 11-match fight card on Saturday night in a title bout of the event, which for the first time will be showcasing female Mixed Martial Arts fighters. Shanice Blake, representing the Ruthless Sports Academy(RSA), will face Lisa Fraser of the (WLP) in the first-ever female flyweight title bout. Alrick Wanliss and Anthony McLeish are the other two fighters representing WLP on the night.
Roje Wint replaces Leyland Gomez in the main event after Gomez withdrew due to a groin injury. Shaiene Blake (RSA) will be defending his amateur title against Jorge Braithwaite from the Jamaica Top Team. Other professional bouts slated for the night are George Moffatt versus Rasheed Sinclair and Rasean Martin against Jermaine Richards.
Wilmott expressed his gratitude to the event’s organisers stating that this was a positive moment for Mixed Martial Arts in Jamaica.
“Instead of our fighters seeking sponsorship to go abroad, he can take a bus to the venue and showcase his talent,” he said. “These events are a tremendous opportunity to take many of our youths on the street and enable them to earn honestly, it is not ‘just fighting’ as many people say.”
The action begins at 8 p.m..