Courtney Walsh to be honoured
Jamaica Observer article.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican and West Indies cricket legend, Ambassador Courtney Walsh, will be a guest of honour at Wray & Nephew Contender on Wednesday May 22.
“Courtney Walsh is a proven Contender within the international sporting arena, and as such, we found it fitting to honour him at Wray & Nephew Contender, our marquee televised sporting series,” said Cecil Smith, marketing manager of Owned Brands at J Wray & Nephew.
“Walsh’s presence will without a doubt, motivate our boxing participants, as they should always strive to further their craft to the highest of heights,” Smith added.
Walsh will participate in the announcement of the bout’s winner and receive a presentation for his vaunted place in Jamaica’s sporting history.
In 2000 Walsh broke the record for holding most Test Wickets, one that stood for the next four years. He also captained the West Indies for 22 Test Matches during 17 years of representing the regional team, from 1984 t0 2001.
Meanwhile in the Contender, the Yellow Team’s Devon 'Concrete' Moncrieff, and Richard 'The Frog' Holmes of the Green Team, will face-off in the quarterfinal bout on Walsh’s night of honour.
Sixteen professional boxers entered Wray & Nephew Contender for a share of nearly $2 million in prizes. The winner will receive J$1 million and the title of Jamaica’s Ultimate Middleweight Boxer and the Wray & Nephew Contender. The second place winner will receive $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.