‘Razor’ Ruddock to fight at Sabina Park
Jamaica-born Canadian former heavyweight boxer Donovan 'Razor' Ruddock will main event a fight night at Sabina Park in Kingston on Saturday, October 1.
The show aims to raise funds for the Good Hope Primary and Infant School in St Catherine.
Details of the 'Rumble in the Sun' event were discussed at a recent meeting involving Sport Minister Olivia Grange, and other ministry officials, at the Caymanas Golf Club in St Catherine.
The former International Boxing Council (IBC) heavyweight champion said the charity event, which is being organised by his team, is one way of contributing to the development of his homeland.
"I wanted to give back because my community is Red Ground district, and the Good Hope School," Ruddock said. "So what I would like to do is put on a show here with another legendary boxer and part of the proceeds will go towards infrastructure development to add more classrooms for the kids."
Ruddock said he also wants to establish three local gyms with the aim of attracting young talent and encouraging greater female participation in boxing.
Grange welcomed the initiative, which she said will assist in revitalising Jamaican boxing.
"Your visit is timely because we are moving in that direction," she said. "We are doing the work and your involvement and support will strengthen our efforts."
Ruddock, now 58, competed from 1982 to 2001, and in 2015. He is best known for his heavy punching ability. Two of his major opponents in his career are Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, whom he faced in 1991 and 1992, respectively.
He retired with a record of 40 wins, 30 by knockout, 6 losses and a draw.