Major goes out with a bang

Major goes out with a bang

Middleweight Meacher “Major Pain” Major closed out his professional boxing career on a high note over the weekend, defeating Jamaican Martin Anderson by knockout in the main event of the “Last Dance” fight card.

Major landed a right hook to the body that floored Anderson in the third round at the C.I. Gibson Gymnasium.

“In the first round I felt I had some good body shots early, so I thought I just had to take my time, pick the right shots rather than just going out there and trying to go all out and it would come naturally, and it did,” Major said. “I wanted to give him more, that’s why I decided to throw lighter punches in the earlier part of the rounds. He caught me with a few good shots, which I liked because I wanted the fans to see a good performance for the last time, before I hang up the gloves forever.”

Saturday’s match marked the second time the two had gone toe-to-toe. Major got the better of Anderson back in 2016, defeating him by knock out once again at the Caribbean Showdown.

The two exchanged jeers on social media leading up to the fight and also had a brief shoving match at the official weigh-in.

“I got a few good rounds in but I wanted to go at least four to five rounds,” Major said. “Tonight was all about a celebration for the fans, the support was fabulous. I have to thank God for the opportunity of having my last fight at home, at my school, CI Gibson. I thank my family, friends and supporters for coming out. It was an awesome feeling coming back to fight here, the storyline behind it is great. This was where I had my first fight, where I had 90 per cent of my amateur fights, where I fought for the Bahamas lightweight title and there was no better way for me to end my career than here at home. It was a homecoming.”

Major ended his career winning four out of his last five fights.