'Police' replaces overweight 'Wasp' in tonight's Contender clash

June 06, 2018
File Donovan 'Police' Campbell.
Team Jamaica's Michael Gardener watches Team Canada's Jason Kelly fall to the canvas during their Wray and Nephew contender fight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium in Kingston on May 2.

Jamaican boxer Michael ‘Wasp’ Gardener has been replaced by Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell in tonight's Wray & Nephew Contender fight against Canadian Dave Leblond.

Gardener, 24, was overweight for the contest, which is the first in the quarterfinals of the very popular fight series that takes place at the Chinese Benevolent Association in Kingston.

His replacement, Police, was crowned the 2012 Wray & Nephew Contender champion. He won that championship belt by scoring a unanimous decision against Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis in the final.

IN PHOTO: Dave Leblond

Tonight's fight between the Campbell and Leblond is the feature bout on tonight’s card and will be broadcast live on TVJ, beginning at 9:30 p.m.

The Quebec-born Leblond, who has three wins in seven fights, advanced to this year’s quarterfinals by scoring a unanimous victory over Toriano Nicholas in the first round.

Meanwhile, other quarterfinal battles in the Team Jamaica vs Team Canada welterweight boxing series will match Devon ‘Concrete’ Moncriffe against Waseem El Sinawi on June 13; Richard ‘Frog’
Holmes vs Tariq Ismail Salih on June 30; and Nico Yeyo vs Ricardo ‘Magic Man’ Salas on June 27.

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