Moore happy to showcase women in boxing series
The reigning American Boxing Confederation's Caribbean champion, Sherikee Moore, has been added to the next staging of the exciting Wray and Nephew Fight Nights Series, scheduled for Ebony Vale Community Centre in St Catherine on October 7.
Seven other enthralling bouts are slated for the night, with six professionals and 10 amateur boxers.
The 21-year-old G.C. Foster College student, Moore, is set to compete against Shanika Gordon of the Jamaica Defense Force, and indications are that the fight is expected to bring tremendous excitement as the women get a chance to showcase their talent and duke it out in front of what is expected to be a jam-packed venue.
Moore has been boxing for nine years and was introduced to the sport after a summer boxing camp at the Olympic Gardens Community Centre.
The first-year massage student has since garnered a record of five wins and two losses in her seven bouts to date, and the featherweight novice is grateful that the Wray and Nephew boxing series is giving her the platform to showcase her talent.
"I think this is a great opportunity not only for us female boxers, as we get a chance to show that there are not only male boxers, but female boxers who are thriving in the sport," said Moore.
The opportunity provided by the Jamaica Boxing Board and title sponsors Wray and Nephew has been a masterstroke, according to Moore, who will be boxing in her second fight since late last year.
"Internationally, there are just three of us that box. I feel that more females should be getting into the sport. This kind of initiative spearheaded by Wray and Nephew cannot come at a better time because, as females, it is hard to get fights in Jamaica," she said.
Moore says she will be ramping up her training in the coming week in preparation for the bout, and she hopes to one day take her skills to the highest level.
"I see myself becoming a professional in a few years, and one of my other goals is to represent Jamaica at the Olympics. For that to happen, I will need more experience and exposure," Moore assessed.