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Worrell takes it


Worrell takes it

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BERMUDIAN police officer Garwin Phillips brought beef, Dorell Coulthrust came in his best ever shape, but Hoskyn Worrell had the most complete package and was the last man standing at the Darcy Beckles Invitational Classic at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Saturday night.

Worrell was made to fight all the way for the winner’s cheque of $4 000, as he was not nearly at his best and was dwarfed by the two six-footers who pounded the stage with over 200 pounds, but the judges quite rightly went for his proportion, shape and more pleasing structure.

Before an audience that included Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley, Central Bank Governor Dr Delisle Worrell, and former Caribbean champion Lawrence Marshall of Trinidad, there were a few boos when he was announced the winner just after 11 p.m. and he was the first to acknowledge that it was not one of his most convincing performances.

“The guys came with size and I knew I had to outgun them in terms of condition and that is what I brought to the show,” said a beaming Worrell, who has now won six of the seven editions of the contest.

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