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Boxing: Amron Sands Stays Undefeated

By RENALDO DORSETT

Tribune Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN heavyweight Amron Sands remains undefeated and improved to 11-0 (nine KOs) following his latest bout.

After eight rounds, Sands won via unanimous decision over Cristian Galvez on February 20 at Club Deportivo Calero in Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic.

Galvez fell to 17-6 (15 KOs).

Sands scored a knockdown on Galvez when he landed a left hook early in the first round, but momentum shifted when he suffered an injured thumb blocking a punch later in the round.

Earlier this year, Sands participated in training camp alongside former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“It was a very good learning experience to be in such a huge camp so early in my career. It speaks volumes of the road I’m headed on.

“It was a really good camp, a lot of work, great sparring, got to spar with the heavyweight champion of the world so it’s a major step forward,” he said.

“I learned a lot from it fighting wise, even out of the ring, he mentored me gave me a little information on what to look forward to - in this game you have to always be 100 per cent ready.

“His trainers showed me different moves in the ring, being the bigger man in the ring and what they expect from you, things like that,” he added.

Under Kevin Dever Sports Management, Sands joined DiBella Entertainment and finished off 2019 with three fights in a four-month span.

Sands fought the first two years of his pro career throughout Florida.

He has scored early knockouts last year - in February against Hector Hodge in the opening frame, a second-round stoppage of Thomas Hawkins in August and most recently over Daniel Najera of Mexico via first-round stoppage in November on the undercard of “Rumble In The Bay” at the JCC Center in Tampa, Florida.

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