Sun City spirits buoyed by Evens Pierre

By Robert Coster

Sun City is one of the world’s poorest, crime- and disease-ridden places. A sprawling shanty-town on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, hope seems to have no place in this wretched, forbidden area of the Earth. But, on Saturday night, the people of Sun City will be hoping and praying for their native son, lightweight Evens Pierre (23-1, 16 KOs), who will be facing the toughest fight of his career when he battles touted former title contender Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6-1, 23 KOs) of Nicaragua for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title.

Says promoter Jacques Deschamps, “It’s a huge challenge for Evens, whose career has been guided in Panama facing boxers who, honestly speaking, don’t have the pedigree of Chirizo Gonzalez.”

On the same card, dubbed “National Pride,” which will be held at the Karibe Convention Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti this Saturday, two former world champions will see action. Edgar Sosa of Mexico faces Carlos Melo of Panama and Alicia Ashley of Jamaica goes against Grecia Nova of the Dominican Republic. Also, another WBA Fedelatin title will at stake when Azea Augastama (17-2, 9 KOs) meets Dominican KO artist Andy Perez (19-1, 18 KOs).


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