April 23rd in Georgetown (Guyana) National Sports Stadium

Vacant WBC International SuperFly weight Championship

Elton Dharry (Guyana)  WUD10  Orlando Peñalba (Panama)

With the full backing of a massive crowd that included President Irfaan Ali and Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr. viewing from ringside, Guyanese Elton Dharry survived a brutal final round attack from Orlando Peñalba of Panama to win the WBC International Super Flyweight title by Unanimous Decision.   The main fight on the ‘Road to Redemption’ boxing card on Saturday night ended before a heavy downpour cut short the celebrations of the partisan crowd, who earlier in the evening had to take in homeboy Dexter Marques’ defeat to Gilberto Pedroza, also of Panama. 

Elton Dharry was leading the contest at the end of the fourth and eighth rounds and Peñalba then needed to do something special to secure the win.  Sensing he needed a knockdown to win the belt, the visitor went on the offensive from onset of the 10th and final round, forcing the US-based Guyanese to take evasive action.    Such was Peñalba’s onslaught that Dharry dropped to the canvas on three occasions, throwing the Stadium into silence.  But, he rose back to his feet on every occasion and even managed to land a few telling blows at the tailend of the contest.   Elton Dharry is now the WBC International champion at 115lbs.



Former champions in this weigh class

Aliu Bamidele Lasisi,  Nigeria

Yanga Sigqibo,  South Africa

Sonny Boy Jaro,  Philippines
Arthur Cordero Villanueva, Philippines
Oleydong Sithsamerchai, Thailand
Silvester Lopez, Philippines
Evans Mbamba, South Africa
Masibulele Makepula, South Africa
Veeraphol Sahaprom, Thailand
Nana Yaw Konadu, Ghana
Malcom Tuñacao, Philippines
Gerry Peñalosa, Philippines
Pone (Phon) Saengmorakot, Thailand
Gabriel Mira, México
Torsak Pongsupa, Thailand
Yani Malehendo, Indonesia
Damaen Kelly, Northern Ireland
Cesar Polanco, Dominican Republic