Beenie Man is poised to kick off the 'Rumble In The Sun' boxing event in Kingston
The King of Dancehall is scheduled to perform at the much-anticipated boxing showdown featuring Donovan 'Razor' Ruddock and James 'Lights Out' Tony
Beenie Man (Photo: Ace Pxl)
Jamaica is striving to position itself as a global boxing hub as it prepares to host a historic match on Saturday, November 11th, at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. The event features Jamaican-Canadian heavyweight boxing champion Donovan 'Razor' Ruddock, who will face off against three-weight world champion James Toney, a seasoned 55-year-old fighter.
This bout marks a remarkable comeback for Ruddock, who retired in 2001, only to return to the ring 14 years later, best known for his two epic encounters with Mike Tyson in 1991.
James Toney, on the other hand, boasts an extensive boxing career, with 92 fights under his belt, including 77 wins, 47 knockouts, and 10 losses, none of which were by stoppage. Known as "Lights Out" Tony, he is highly regarded by boxing enthusiasts for his speed, toughness, and entertaining fighting style, combined with impressive defensive skills and knockout power when needed.
This historic fight holds particular significance as it will be Donovan Ruddock's first-ever match in his birthplace, Jamaica. The event, titled "Rumble In The Sun," is a collaboration between Thriller Fight Club and the Gloves Over Guns initiative, with the aim of solidifying Jamaica's reputation as a prominent international boxing destination.
Thriller Fight Club gained notoriety for hosting Evander Holyfield's 2021 fight, which ended with a swift knockout by MMA fighter Vitor Belfort.
In the official press release, Ruddock expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "Jamaica is the birthplace and legacy of some of the most dynamic and talented boxers. I am excited to take part in this groundbreaking boxing match, which will undoubtedly reshape the world's perception of this beautiful country."
Adding to the excitement for the Jamaican audience at the National Indoor Sports Center, the renowned King of dancehall, Beenie Man, is set to heat up the event