Elton Dharry: I only want champions


Elton Dharry: I only want champions

By Xavier Porter,

February 11, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – “The champions are scared of me” – Elton Dharry

Brooklyn’s Elton Dharry has been training, working hard, and patiently waiting for an opportunity to fight for a world championship. It appears that the current champions within his division have other things in mind. With a record of 21-5-1 (14 KOs), the highly skilled and power-punching Guyanese bantamweight champion shared his thoughts regarding the fact that he hasn’t been given an opportunity to fight for a world championship, an opportunity that he feels he rightfully deserves.

 “I was offered a fight against Stephan Young (16-0, 6 KOs) on the ShoBox/Showtime Extreme/Showtime Boxing card (1/20/17). I was training and working hard for the fight. The fight didn’t happen and now my focus and goal is to fight for a world championship.”

“I want to fight any of the world champions in my division. For three years I’ve been trying to get a fight with England’s Lee Haskins (34-3, 14 KO, IBF bantamweight champion). We had a contract in place previously to face each other but he ended up changing his mind at the last minute. I’d still like to face him.

“I wanted to fight Rau’shee Warren (14-2-1, 4 KOs, former WBA bantamweight champion). Since Warren lost his title to Zhanat Zhakiyanov (28-1, 18 KOs, new WBA bantamweight champion) I’ll look to get a fight with him instead. I want to fight England’s Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KOs, WBA [regular] bantamweight champion); and Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs, WBC bantamweight champion).

Dharry, an experienced boxer, who’s also promoted his own fights as well as worked with several boxing promotional companies, understands the business of boxing. After suffering an early loss in his career to the 3x division world champion Leo Santa Cruz, he is solely focused on fighting for a world championship.

“It’s been over three years since I had a contract in place to fight Lee Haskins (34-3, 14 KOs). I have to ask the question: Haskins, when are we going to fight? I was also offered a fight with McDonnell but it was on two weeks’ notice. For a championship fight you need more time to train. If he really wanted to fight me he’d offer me the fight with proper time to train.”

“I’ve had some ups and downs in my career. I’ve made decisions to fight on short notice and my record reflects those bad decisions. I am a different fighter now. I understand exactly what proper preparation is. I now train six days a week. I stay in the gym, stay ready, waiting and hoping to get a fight with one of these champions.

“I do not want to take any in-between fights. I deserve a shot at a world title. These champions are scared to face me. These champions have blown up records. They are not facing any real challenge and that’s what I represent, that’s what I bring to the table. I’m not like these other bantamweight fighters that they’re facing. I have power in both hands.”

As he continues prepare for his next opportunity, Dharry hopes it will be against a formidable opponent.

photo courtesy of Pattee Mak

photo courtesy of Pattee Mak

“I really want to fight these guys,” Dharry said, “its 2017 and it’s my year!”

“I’m working hard and I still have the drive to become a world champion. I am not just any opponent, I am a threat. I’m coming and I will show people that I am a fighter to be reckoned with in my division.”

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