Twin Towers become the first Bahamian Amateur World Champions!
Strikers Boxing Club
participated in the 15th Annual Ringside World Championship Boxing
Tournament last week from August 3-8, which took place in Kansas City, MO. This event is the largest boxing tournament
in the world with participants of over 1600 boxers and 550 coaches from around
Ronn Rodgers, Head coach of
Strikers Boxing Club took 17 year old twin brothers Davon Hamilton (super
heavyweight 201lbs +) and Davan Hamilton (Heavyweight 179-201 lbs) to this
prestigious boxing event.
After the 7am weigh in, the
twins were matched up with their prospective opponents who had more fighting
experience than the twins.
Super heavyweight Davon
Hamilton was up first. His opponent was
6’1, 320 lbs Briston Ring from Wyoming. Davon stopped his opponent with a right
hook to the body in the 3rd round, winning the fight via TKO
(Technical Knock Out). This victory
moved him up ino the finals.
Davan Hamilton was up
next. His opponent was Angel Santander
standing at 5’10, weighing 200 lbs from the state of Kansas. Angel Santander won his previous fight the
day before by Knock Out. Coach Rodgers
and Davan were able to view this fight and quickly came up with a game plan on
how to defeat Santander in the championship fight. On the night of the fight, Davan carried out
the game plan perfectly which gave him the victory in the 3 round battle,
winning by unanimous decision. Making him the 2015 Ringside Heavyweight World Champion.
Davon’s championship fight
followed shortly after his brother’s victory.
Davon was able to capitalize
on this momentum and defeat his opponent Troy McLemore from the state of
Kentucky by knocking him out in the 1st round. Making him the 2015
Ringside Super heavyweight World Champion.
After fighting their way to
the finals, the Twins Towers came away with the victory in their respective
weight classes, and are now the first Bahamian Amateur World Champions.