The win for Dharry, pictured here with Catanzaro (left) and Saxby, was his fifth in a row (Photo courtesy of Team Dharry).
Dharry Knocked Out Dexter Marquez in Guyana
Elton Dharry (7-5-1, 2 KOs) picked up his fifth consecutive victory this past Saturday night, scoring a seventh round knockout over Dexter Marquez (8-2, 3 KOs) at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana. As a result of the win, Dharry also claimed the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Bantamweight Championship.
“I was fully prepared for this fight,” Dharry said of the victory. “Sparring was great in this camp, and my trainers Martin Gonzalez and Don Saxby really pushed me in my training, which is how I got the knockout win I wanted. I would like to thank all of my Guyanese supporters. It was a magical night.”
Saxby also voiced his pleasure in the performance of Dharry.
“Elton Dharry pulled off another unexpected win by being patient with a strong jab and methodically breaking down his opponent to the body, which ended in his demise,” he stated.
A crowd of over 1700 spectators were on hand for this encounter, and this exciting bout did not disappoint those in attendance. Dharry stuck to a well structured game plan that lured Marquez from a normally distanced approach, taking his openings when they became available. The Guyanan native did a nice job of landing some damaging blows to the body throughout the fight, also peppering shots to the head of his opposition. The hard work then paid off in the seventh round when he unloaded a combination that resulted in dropping Marquez to canvas. After referee Eion Jardin reached a 10-count, Dharry saw his hand raised in victory. The win for Dharry was his third in three bouts in Guyana.
“I am very proud of Elton. He is a fighter, true and true,” said Anthony Catanzaro, who manages Dharry. “Lots of people were questioning me when I signed him, and this is why. His record doesn't reflect his ability. Simply put, he can fight! He is a good looking and humble kid who is a star in Guyana.”
Dharry now heads back to the gym to prepare for his next outing, which is expected to come later this summer.