Jamaican Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis will tackle Canada’s Waseem El Sinawi in the third fight of this year’s Wray and Nephew Contender Series at the Chinese Benevolent Association Wednesday night at 9:30 pm. It will be a welterweight fight over five rounds.
The popular boxing contest, in its eighth season, for the second straight year, pits Jamaica against Canada in the first round, and after two fights so far, the Jamaicans have the upper hand, winning both.
El Sinawi, a kickboxer turns boxer, will be looking to stop the Jamaicans parade in the next round, against Lewis, who has been lukewarm over the years when he participates in the contest.
Lewis will carry into the ring, a record of seven wins and eight losses with El Sinawi still in the infancy of his professional boxing career, having one win and two losses.
With both boxers weighing in at 146.6 pounds on Tuesday, for Lewis to win, he will have to overcome the height and reach advantage of El Sinawi to join his Jamaican teammates, Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes and Nico Yeyo in the quarter-finals of the series.
The winner of the series will pocket $2m, with the runner-up getting $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000.