`If you stay ready, you won’t have to get ready’
What do you do if you are a professional boxer and the gyms in your city/state are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic? If you are Elton Dharry, you travel out of state to New Jersey and Pennsylvania a few times a week to put in work at the open gyms.Despite the COVID-19 restrictions on the hard hit state of New York, the Brooklyn based boxer is doing everything possible to stay in fight shape.“If you stay ready, you won’t have to get ready,” Dharry told Stabroek Sport yesterday. According to the 34 year-old, he is staying prepared for whenever an opportunity presents itself. He is willing to face any world champion that has a super flyweight belt. “I’m willing to take on any of the champions in my division from any organization WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF” Dharry stated.He was advised by his management team that there is a huge possibility that he will get a crack at a world title soon owing to the pandemic. Said Dharry, “The champions are not fighting each other and it’s hard to unify titles right now. Because of the virus, there are no ticket sales so promoters will be trying to get fighters in the top 15 to face their champions.”Dharry boasted that he is willing to step up to any challenge.Guyana’s most exciting super flyweight pugilist concluded that he could be in the ring as early as September perhaps in Panama once international travel to that territory resumes. Note: Dharry has a record of 24 wins (14 KOs), six losses and one draw. It is noteworthy that Dharry’s five losses occurred in the very early part of his career and he had not lost a fight since 2010; he had won his last 21 consecutive fights before suffering a controversial stoppage versus former World Boxing Association (WBA) champion, Andrew Moloney in the latter’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia last November.