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Lennox Lewis, himself a former Olympic boxing gold medallist, calls it "preposterous". Barry McGuigan, another distinguished ex-Olympian who also became a world champion, condemns it as "crazy".

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Winner on Tuesday: Aaron Prince

Trinidad and Tobago boxers Michael Alexander and Aaron Prince clinically outpointed their opponents when the Tuesday Night Boxing Series event continued at Brian Lara's Castle.

Read more: Alexander, Prince on point at Castle

National boxer Aaron Hassette, left, battles Kermin Jiminez Pichardo of Dominican Republic during the Tuesday Night Boxing at the Castle series at the residence of former West Indies batsman Brian Lara at Lady Chancellor Hill in Port-of-Spain, on January 19. Hassette and three other T&T boxers will spar against international boxers in Cuba in the coming weeks. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS

Four of T&T’s national boxers including welterweight Aaron Prince will leave this country on Monday for Cuba where they will spar against quality opposition in preparation for the first Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifier in Argentina from March 8-20.

Read more: Quality sparring awaits T&T boxers in Cuba

TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s fighters won four of the five international contests on Tuesday night, when the second instalment in the “Tuesday Night Boxing at the Castle” series was held at cricket icon Brian Lara’s residence on the Lady Chancellor Hill in St Ann’s.

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Minister of Sport, Darryl Smith and chairman of the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Sportt) Michael Phillips, have both given gave cricket legend Brian Lara top marks for his intervention in hosting the Tuesday night fight night boxing series at his Castle residence.

Read more: Minister, Phillips hail Tuesday night boxing*

T&T's Michael Alexander, left, and Joel Williamson of Guyana throw punches in the second leg of the Tuesday Night Boxing Series at the home of the West Indies batting legend Brian Lara, Lady Chancellor Hill, Port-of-Spain, on Tuesday night. PHOTO: ANDRE ALEXANDER punches rain at Lara’s Castle

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