Jarin Clay-Bey Starts Boxing Career

26.07.05 - Jarin Clay-Bey, the fifteen year old son of former U.S Olympian and heavyweight contender Lawrence Clay-Bey, had his first ever amateur fight last night on an amateur boxing show in Windsor, Connecticut that was put on as a benefit show by former world title challenger (and trainer of Lawrence Clay-Bey) Iceman John Scully..

Jarin Clay-Bey, just fifteen years old and weighing in at 160 pounds, won a very convincing decision over Stevie Cadiz of Hartford. Looking very relaxed in his first ever match while showing good technical skills, Clay-Bey not only won his match but was named the "Outstanding Boxer" of the night, as well.

The ten bout card was put together by Scully to raise money for the family of former amateur boxer Greg "The Styler" Cuyler, who was murdered in April, to help pay for funeral and gravestone costs. Cuyler, a former Ohio State Fair amateur champion was one fifth of the team of amateurs Scully trained in the 1990's that was collectively (and playfully) known as "The Five Star Bomb Squad." Cuyler and Scully were joined by top amateurs Sammy "Suave" Vega, Dwyane "Super D" Hairston and Orlando "Magic" Cordova.

The show appeared to be a success in all areas and was bolstered, at least in part, by the attendance of Lawrence Clay-Bey, former female world champion Liz Mueller, current USA National female amateur champion Mellisa Roberts, Former national amateur champion and current unbeaten pro Matt Remillard, 1950's top contender Gaspar "Indian" Ortega and former WBC/WBA welterweight champion Marlon Starling.

Article posted on 26.07.2005

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