Lespierre readies for boxing match

The time is drawing near for Mikkel Lespierre’s sixth boxing appearance as a professional fighter. It’s going to be Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Amazura Concert Hall at 91-12 144th St. in Jamaica, N.Y.

On the card in one of the fights, either four or six rounds as the number of rounds has not been decided at press time, Lespierre will fight Kevin Womak of Baltimore, Maryland in a junior welterweight match as part of the Elton DHarry Production.

Lespierre enters the fight with a 5-0 record. Last Saturday Lespierre, who originally came from Trinidad and now resides in Brooklyn, was seen working out at the Gleason’s Gym in downtown Brooklyn preparing for the fight.

“He was doing conditioning, and it was all about focusing and strategy,” said trainer and coach Don Saxby while the pugilist was working out in front of a mirror at the Gleason’s Gym. “We’re trying to emulate guys who will be fighting. It’s (all about) strategy and he’s going to win. He’s staying in shape and is also sharp in getting ready for his next fight in early September.”

Lespierre is going to rely on his uppercut in his upcoming fight (tonight). He favors his upper cut and uses it a lot because it is hard to throw and he does not have any problems in doing it. He can use his uppercut in almost any angle.

Mikkel is a very good fighter and all the connections are very impressed with him. He is a quiet person, and he does not make a lot of noise.

Also on the card and in the feature event of the program will be Elton DHarry who sports a 15-3 record. The latter is pitted against Antwan Robertson for the New York State Bantam weight title. DHarry who originally came from Guyana now lives in Brooklyn.

In addition, there will be other boxing matches on the evening card with several others representing Gleason’s Gym including Neuky Santelises and a female Italian Elisa Collaro. The former is a boxer and is not a slugger.

“We all hope that the boxing show will turn out to be a very successful one,” said Gleason’s Gym owner Bruce Silverglade.

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