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Weithers to get rematch


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Weithers to get rematch

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COREY WEITHERS is getting his chance at redemption.
The local strongman will get a second shot at Guadeloupe’s David Rochement’s light heavyweight belt when the two mixed martial arts fighters square off in the featured bout of next month’s Caribbean Fighting League’s (CFL) Massacre III here in Barbados.
It’s just one of two long-awaited rematches on the 12-bout card, which also includes a replay of last February’s welterweight title fight between the champ Harold Lejuste of Martinique and Bajan Renaldo Stuart.
But Part 2 of the Rochement/Weithers rivalry will definitely be the main drawing card after the two went the distance in a more than crowd-pleasing three-round brawl during their first encounter in Barbados ten months ago.
“I will be too much for Corey and [I] will give my Bajan fans a show for their money,” said the champ, who is a computer programmer by profession and is trained in the art of Brazilian Jujitsu.
The card, which is scheduled for the Barbados Community College on January 28, is set to feature three other title fights, including local champ Kirk Goddard’s heavyweight bout against Martinique king Christophe Violain.
Hometown boy Troy Nurse will fight Faride Lorsold of Martinique with the middleweight belt on the line while Bajan Oneal Chase goes toe to toe with another French fighter, Geoffrey Mayne, for the lightweight championship.
Crowd favourite
Wayne Thomas and promising St Lucian combatant Thaddeus Francis are also slated to feature in an exciting heavyweight showdown preceding the Violain/Goddard and Rochement/Weithers bouts.
“We’re expecting a great night of mixed martial arts and I know the crowds will enjoy the action,” said CFL director Rollins Alleyne.
Each bout will consist of three five-minute rounds. (JM)

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