Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reed Remains Undefeated With Dominant Unanimous Decision In Nebraska!

Waldorf, MD super lightweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed remained undefeated with a dominant 10-round unanimous decision over Robert "Red Hot" Frankel of Denver, CO tonight at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB.

Reed battered Frankel all around the ring during this contest.  Give Frankel a lot of credit for staying upright but Reed was in complete control winning the contest by a 100-90 shutout across the board.  Reed, who is ranked 10th in the world by the WBO, is now 23-0, 12 KO's while Frankel falls to 35-18-1, seven KO's.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Reed Weighs 141 For 10-Rounder In Nebraska!

(Photo by Ross Molovinsky)

Mike Reed weighed in at 141 pounds for his 10-round contest against Robert Frankel that will take place on Saturday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB.  Frankel came in at 139 pounds.   The Reed-Frankel bout will be part of the streaming portion of the card that will be on the ESPN app and on ESPN3.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Free Amateur Boxing Events Coming This Month!

There are two amateur boxing events that will be free to the public coming up in the next two weeks.  On August 18-20, there will be the return of the Mayor's Cup Boxing Tournament which will take place at the Raymond Recreation Center located at 3725 10th Street in Northwest DC.

The Mayor's Cup has been a very noteworthy tournament over the years that has involved many of the Beltway's current and former world champions.  On Friday the 18th, the first bout will begin at 6 PM ET.  On Saturday and Sunday, the action gets underway at noon.

Then on Saturday, August 26th, there will be the boxing event that will take place during the 10th annual Cease Fire Don't Smoke The Brothers and Sisters cookout at the Upshur Recreation Center at 14th and Arkansas Avenue in Northwest DC.  The event offers free food and health checkups and proposes a six-month moratorium to stop the killings in the city.  The cookout begins at noon and the boxing card will start at 3 PM.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reed Faces Frankel August 19th In Nebraska!

Undefeated Waldorf, MD super lightweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed returns to action in a 10-round contest against Robert "Red Hot" Frankel of Denver, Colorado on Saturday, August 19th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB.

Reed (22-0, 12 KO's) last fought on April 8th and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Reyes Sanchez at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.  Reed has gone the distance in his last three contests.  Reed is ranked number 10 by the WBO.

Frankel (35-17-1, seven KO's) is a former WBC USNBC Super Lightweight titleholder who has fought the likes of former contender Michael Stewart as well as former world champion Paul Spadafora and current WBA Welterweight champ Lamont Peterson, who won an eight-round unanimous decision over Frankel in Little Rock, AK in September of 2005.  Frankel last fought on April 8th and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Johnny Rodriguez in Denver.

This bout will be on the undercard of the World Super Lightweight Unification bout between WBC/WBO champion Terrence Crawford and WBA/IBF titleholder Julius Indongo.  The Reed/Frankel contest is scheduled to be shown on the ESPN3 channel or the ESPN streaming app.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Beltway Weekend Wrap-Up!

Along with the Nation's Fight Night card at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, a number of Beltway Boxers were in action elsewhere on Saturday, August 12th.  Here is a recap.

Four locals participated on the Ponytail Promotions card at the Masonic Temple in Norfolk, VA.  Undefeated Bethesda, MD bantamweight Alexandru "Spartan" Marin scored a second-round TKO over former WBA and WBC Interim Minimumweight champion Juan "El Exterminador" Palacios of Managua, Nicaragua.

Marin, a native of Romania, dropped Palacios twice before the bout was stopped at 2:21.  Marin, who holds the IBO International Bantamweight championship, is now 14-0, 10 KO's.  Palacios has lost five in a row and his record falls to 29-9-2, 22 KO's.

Ashburn, VA super lightweight Seth "Killer B" Billups also remained undefeated by winning a six-round unanimous decision over Rynell Griffin of New Orleans, LA.  Billups won by scores of 58-55 across the board to raise his record to 9-0, six KO's while Griffin's record drops to 8-31-2, two KO's.

Also on the card, Ashburn middleweight Carlos Cruz lost a four-round unanimous decision to George Sheppard of Newport News, VA.  Cruz is now 1-2, one KO and Sheppard wins his first pro bout and is now 1-2. 

DC super lightweight Lamont White lost a six-round unanimous decision to Portsmouth, VA veteran "Dangerous" Dorin Spivey.  No scores were given.  White is now 1-9, one KO, one NC while Spivey is now 49-7, 33 KO's.

At Turner Hall in Madison, WI, Silver Spring, MD middleweight Ashton "The Goon" Sykes made a successful pro debut with a four-round unanimous decision over Jeffrey Wright of Milwaukee, WI.  Sykes won a Washington Golden Gloves championship earlier this year.  Wright is now 4-8-1, four KO's.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Harris Wins Main Event By Unanimous Decision!

Hyattsville, MD welterweight Patrick Harris won a six-round unanimous decision over a very game Jesus Lule of Mexico.
Harris relied mostly on his inside work, landing crunching shots to Lule's body.  Harris didn't rely much on his jab as he was able to pummel Lule inside.
Harris won by shutout across the board, 60-54 to remain undefeated at 12-0, seven KO's.  Lule falls to 11-23-1, two KO's.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ennis Makes Short Work Of Cano!

In the co-feature at the Howard Theatre,  highly -touted Philadelphia, PA welterweight Jaron "Boots" Ennis made short work of Ricardo Cano of Guadalajara, Mexico, scoring a first-round knockout.

Ennis jumped on Cano early and backed him into a neutral corner.  Ennis landed a left hand to the body and followed with a sweeping right hook to the head to drop Cano.  After reaching the count of eight, Referee Sharon Sands stopped the bout at 40 seconds.

Ennis is now 14-0, 12 KO's while Cano falls to 17-14-5, 10 KO's.

Martin Wins Unanimous Decision!

DC welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin bounced back from suffering his first pro loss by winning a six-round unanimous decision over Evincii "Prize Fighter" Dixon of Lancaster, PA.

Martin's offensive output turned Dixon into a punching bag with feet as Dixon gave back very little offense in return.  Martin punctuated his performance with quick and powerful flurries in the final round.  Martin scored a shutout on all the judges's cards. 

Martin is now 9-1-1, three KO's.  Dixon drops to 7-19-2, two KO's.

Crews -Dezurn Captures Unanimous Decision In Slugfest!

Baltimore, MD light heavyweight Franchon Crews-Dezurn won a four-round unanimous decision over "Lady Rocky" Sydney LeBlanc of Gretna, LA.
The bout was a slugfest from start to finish as both ladies landed clubbing shots at each other.  LeBlanc tried to live up to the Rocky nickname as she called Crews-Dezurn in to exchange punches.
The judges saw a more powerful output from Crews-Dezurn as she won the bout by shutout across the board.  Crews-Dezurn is now 2-1, one KO.  LeBlanc's record drops to 4-3-1.

Brown Scores Second-Round TKO!

Bladensburg, MD lightweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown scored a second-round TKO over "Unpredictable" Tammy Franks of San Antonio, TX.

Brown was able to land strong shots with both hands that battered Franks all over the ring before the bout was stopped by referee Brent Bovell at 49 seconds of the second round.  Brown is now 3-0, two KO's.  Franks is now 2-29-1.

Lee Looks Impressive In Second-Round Stoppage!

In the third bout of the evening at the Howard Theatre, Coachella, CA welterweight Brandun Lee put on a sterling performance en route to a second-round TKO over the normally tough Roy "The Reaper" Garcia of Alice, TX.

Lee quickly started his dominance by landing precise blows to the head and body.  The confident 18 -year-old Lee was so in control, he took a brief moment to pose in front of a ringside photographer during the action.

Lee quickly overpowered Garcia  before referee Sharon Sands halted the bout at 1:23 of the second round.

Lee remains undefeated at 5-0, four KO's.  Garcia falls to 4-24-1, two KO's.

Irby Makes Short Work Of Late Sub!

Tyrek "I.G.B. Irby of Hyattsville, MD scored an easy first-round KO over late sub Anthony Alston of Raleigh, NC.

Alston was extremely overmatched as Irby pressured him and landed numerous punches.  Alston looked for a place to fall and finally did on his back.  Referee David Braslow counted to 10 and the bout ended at 58 seconds.

Irby is now 4-0, two KO's while Alston is 0-2.

Tazhibay Opens Howard Theatre Card With Unanimous Decision Win!

In the first bout of the Nation's Fight Night card at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, welterweight Shynggyskhan Tazhibay won a four-round unanimous decision over veteran Robert "Hitman" Hill of Gulfport, MS.

Tazhibay landed solid shots to the body throughout the contest.  Hill was very durable but had no offense in return.  Tazhibay won by shutout (40-36) across the board to raise his record to 5-0, two KO's.  Hill is now 7-34-1, one KO.

Kirby Drops Debut In Philadelphia!

Washington, DC light heavyweight Dameron Kirby had a rough start to his pro career on August 11th when he was knocked out in the first round by Christian Montano of Houston, TX at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, PA.

No word on how the knockout took place but the bout was stopped at 2:25.  Montano is now 2-0, two KO's.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Weights From The Howard Theatre!

Here is the scale watch for the Nation's Fight Night card that will take place on Saturday, August 12th at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.

Patrick Harris 140.2 vs. Jesus Lule (will weigh-in tomorrow)

Kareem Martin 148 vs. Evincii Dixon 147.2

Franchon Crews-Dezurn 171.2 vs. Sydney LeBlanc 167

Tiara Brown 133.4 vs. Tammy Franks 133.2

Shynggyskhan Tazhibay 146.2 vs. Bobby Hill 144.6

Jaron Ennis 146 vs. Ricardo Cano 152

Brandun Lee 143.2 vs. Roy Garcia 139.8

Tyrek Irby weighed in at 142.4 for his bout.  However, promoters are still looking for an opponent for the contest.

Isley To Represent US in Germany August 25-September 2!

Alexandria, VA amateur middleweight Troy Isley will make his second visit to Germany this year as he will be competing for the United States in the 2017 Elite Men's World Championships in Hamburg August 25-September 2.

Isley won his first international victory in Open Division competition in Halle, Germany at the Chemistry Cup.  Isley advanced to the semifinals of that tournament in March.

Isley punched his ticket to the Elite championships by finishing in the top eight at the Continental Championships in Honduras in June.

Currently, Isley and his US Elite Men's High Performance Squad teammates are in Cologne, Germany attending an acclimation camp.  The US team is making final preparations along with boxers from Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Jordan, Mongolia, The Netherlands and Poland.

Isley is the second Beltway amateur to compete in Germany this month.  Lorenzo Simpson of Baltimore, MD won a silver medal at the Brandenburg Cup in Frankfurt, Germany on August 5th.

August 12th Howard Theatre Card Coming Together!

The "Nation's Fight Night" card that will take place on Saturday, August 12th at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC is coming together.

Headlining the card will be undefeated Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick Harris who will take on veteran Jesus Lule of Fort Myers, FL in a six-round contest.  Harris (11-0, seven KO's) won an eight-round unanimous decision against Omar Garcia in his last outing on April 8th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Lule, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil (11-22-1, two KO's), scored a second-round TKO over Ismael Serrano on June 27th in Bethlehem, PA.  This is Lule's second visit to the Nation's Capitol. Lule lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Lamont Roach, Jr. in March of 2016 at the DC Armory.

DC welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin returns to action against Evincii "Prize Fighter" Dixon of Lancaster, PA in a six-round bout.  This will be the first bout for Martin (8-1-1, three KO's) since his eighth-round TKO loss to David Grayton on August 23rd in Bethlehem, PA.   Dixon (7-18-2, two KO's) has fought his last four bouts in California and is 0-3-1 in those contests.  Dixon's last outing saw him get knocked out in the second round by Ruslan Madiev on April 6th in Costa Mesa.

There will be two ladies bouts on the card.  Baltimore, MD super middleweight "The Heavy-Hitting Diva" Franchon Crews-Dezurn will be in a four-round bout against Sydney "Ginger the Ninja" LeBlanc of Gretna, LA. Crews-Dezurn (1-1, one KO) bounced back from his pro debut loss to newly-crowned world champion Claressa Shields in November to score a first-round TKO over Latashia Burton on March 25th at the University of the District of Columbia.  LeBlanc (4-2-1) lost her last bout against Shields, dropping an eight-round unanimous decision on June 16th in Detroit, MI.  LeBlanc also has a victory over Burton -- a four-round unanimous decision in June of 2013.

Also, Bladensburg, MD featherweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown will battle veteran Tammy "The Tigress" Franks of San Antonio, TX in a four-round contest.  Brown (2-0, one KO) won a four-round unanimous decision over Natalie King on the March 25th UDC card.  Franks (2-28-1) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Elvina White on April 25th in Tunica, MS.

In another four-round bout, undefeated DC super welterweight Shynggyskhan Tazhibay will face Robert "Hitman" Hill of Gulfport, MS.  Tazhibay (4-0, two KO's) makes his first appearance since May of 2016 when he won a four-round unanimous decision over Ahmet Kayrelti in Timonium, MD.  Hill (7-33-1, one KO) won a six-round unanimous decision over Roy Garcia in his last outing on July 29th in Gulfport.

DC lightweight Tyrek "I.G.B" Irby is scheduled to take on Pablo Capul of San Diego, CA by way of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in a six-round contest. However, that has not been finalized.  Irby (3-0, one KO) won a six-round unanimous decision over Brandon Sanudo on June 3rd in Fort Washington, MD.  Capul (9-23, five KO's) lost a four-round unanimous decision to the debuting Brandon Trejo on May 19th in Ontario, CA.

Also on the card will be undefeated Philadelphia, PA welterweight Jaron "Boots" Ennis who will face Ricardo Cano of Guadalajara, Mexico in an eight-round bout.  After a stellar amateur career, Ennis (13-0, 11 KO's) has had an outstanding start to his pro career. In his last outing, Ennis stopped Robert Hill in the third round in Durham, NC.  This is the second trip to the Beltway for Ennis.  In June of 2016, Ennis needed just 20 seconds to stop Deshawn Debose in Springfield, VA.  Recently, Ennis was named the Philadelphia Boxing Rookie of the Year.

Cano (17-13-5, 10 KO's) makes his first trip to the Continental United States with this bout.  Cano will try to bounce back from suffering a first-round knockout against Jelame Garcia on March 25th in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

California rookie welterweight Brandun Lee will compete in a four-round contest against veteran Roy Garcia of Alice, TX.  The 18-year-old Lee (4-0, three KO's) makes a quick return to action after winning a four-round unanimous decision over Donovain Battle on July 29th in Charlotte, NC.

Garcia (4-24-1, three KO's) also returns quickly after suffering his July 29th loss to Robert Hill in Gulfport, MS.  Garcia returns to DC for the second time after dropping a six-round unanimous decision to Cobia Breedy on March 25th at UDC.  Garcia also lost to Eric Hernandez by six-round unanimous decision in December of 2016 in Springfield, VA.

Davis Now To Defend Title Against Undefeated Fonseca!

There has been a change in the opponent for IBF Super Featherweight champion Gervonta Davis on Saturday, August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Davis will now face undefeated Francisco Fonseca of San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica in the co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout.  Fonseca (19-0-1, 13 KO's) is the IBF Inter-Continental Super Featherweight champion and is ranked seventh by the IBF.  Fonseca last fought on March 31 and scored a third-round knockout over Eliecer Lanzas in San Jose, Costa Rica. Fonseca will compete in the United States for the first time in his career.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Davis To Defend Title Against Former Three-Time Champ Martinez August 26th!

IBF Super Featherweight champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis of Baltimore, MD will make the second defense of his title against former three-time world champion Ramon "Rocky" Martinez of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  The bout will be a featured bout on the Floyd Mayweather, Jr.-Conor McGregor card and will be shown on the pay-per-view telecast.

Davis (18-0, 17 KO's) made a successful first defense of his world title with a dominant third-round TKO over Liam Walsh on May 20th in London, England.  Martinez (29-3-3, 17 KO's) has held the WBO version of the super featherweight title three times.  In March of 2009, Martinez won his first title, scoring a fourth-round TKO over Nicky Cook in Manchester, England.  Martinez made two defenses before losing to Ricky Burns by 12th round unanimous decision in September of 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In September of 2012, Martinez would regain the WBO title with a 12-round split decision over Miguel Beltran, Jr. in Las Vegas.  After two defenses, Martinez would drop the title to Mikey Garcia by eighth-round TKO in Corpus Christi, TX in November of 2013.  Martinez would win the title a third time with a 12-round unanimous decision over Orlando Salido in April of 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  After battling Salido to a draw in the rematch in Las Vegas in September of 2015, Martinez would lose the title to Vasyl Lomachenko in his last outing on June 11th in New York City.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Lockett, Singletary Fall in Atlantic City Bouts!

Two Beltway Boxers lost in bouts Saturday at the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.  Willis "The Prophet" Lockett of Takoma Park, MD dropped a six-round unanimous decision to undefeated Trenton, NJ cruiserweight Mike Hilton.  Lockett lost by scores of 60-54, 58-56 and 60-53 to drop his record to 14-21-6, five KO's.  Hilton went the distance for the first time in his pro career and he is now 7-0. six KO's.

Washington, DC middleweight Jessie Singletary was stopped in the first round by Shaddy Gamhour of Pensacola, FL.  Gamhour dropped Singletary with a right hand and the bout was halted at 1:43.  Singletary is now 0-3.  Gamhour, who is trained by former world champion Roy Jones, Jr., raised his record to 4-0, three KO's.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Simpson Secures Silver In Germany!

Reisterstown, MD middleweight Lorenzo Simpson captured a silver medal during competition at the Brandenburg Cup in Frankfurt, Germany.

After winning his semifinal contest on Friday against a boxer from Israel, Simpson dropped a split decision in the 165-Pound championship Saturday to Ivan Papakin of the Ukraine.  Boxers from the United States won three gold and two silver medals during the competition.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Lockett, Singletary Tip Scales In Atlantic City!

Two Beltway Boxers weighed in for contests that will be held on Saturday at the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

Willis Lockett of Takoma Park, MD (14-20-6, five KO's) weighed in at 194.6 pounds for his six-round contest against Mike Hilton of Trenton, NJ.  Hilton (6-0, six KO's) came in at 198 1/2.

Jessie Singletary of Washington, DC (0-2) tipped the scales at 167.3 pounds for his four-round bout against Shaddy Gamhour of Pensacola, FL (3-0, two KO's) who weighed 163 1/2.

Simpson Wins First International Contest In Germany!

Reisterstown, MD amateur middleweight Lorenzo Simpson made a successful international debut by winning his first contest at the Brandenburg Cup Tournament in Frankfurt, Germany.

Simpson won a 5-0 decision over Tyson Aloama of Italy in a bout on Wednesday.  Simpson will now face Yan Zak of Israel in today's semifinal action.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Beltway Amateurs Win Three Titles At Ringside World Championships In Missouri!

Congratulations to three Beltway amateurs who captured titles at the Ringside World Championships at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, MO this past week.

Greenbelt, MD's Amelia Moore won her second straight major amateur championship in July by winning the Ringside title in the Women's Senior Open 141 Pound division.  Moore defeated Crystal Aceves of El Paso, TX in the championship bout.  Earlier in the month, Moore won her first Women's National Golden Gloves championship.

Maximus Garland of Waldorf, MD won the Boys Junior Open (15-16) title at 125 pounds with a victory over Angel Garcia of Laredo, TX.   Also, Washington, DC's Adam Weers, who serves as the chair of the DC Boxing And Wrestling Commission, captured his second straight Ringside title in the Men's Masters division with a win over Alfonso Vasquez of St. Paul, MN.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

August Beltway Boxing Schedule!

Here is our first look at what we have for the August Boxing Schedule thus far.  There are a number of events in and out of the Beltway region.  We will provide details on each event as the card draws closer.

Tuesday-Saturday, August 1-5 -- Lorenzo Simpson competes in Brandenburg Cup amateur tournament in Frankfurt, Germany.

Saturday, August 5 -- Beltway Boxers Willis Lockett and Jessie Singletary compete on a card at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Saturday, August 12 -- Beltway pro card at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.  Among the boxers scheduled to appear on the card are Patrick Harris, Franchon Crews-Dezurn, Tiara Brown and Shynggyskhan Tazhibay.

Saturday, August 12 -- Beltway Boxers Seth Billups and Carlos Cruz slated to appear on a Ponytail Promotions card at the Masonic Temple in Norfolk, VA.  We have learned that Tori Nelson will not compete on this card.

Saturday, August 12 -- Beltway Boxer Ashton Sykes makes his pro debut in Madison, WI.

Friday-Sunday, August 18-20 -- The 2017 DC Mayor's Cup amateur tournament at the Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th Street, NW in DC.

Saturday, August 19 --  Mike Reed takes on Robert Frankel in 10-round contest at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB.

Saturday, August 19 -- Malik Jackson competes in four-round super bantamweight contest against an opponent to be announced at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Tuesday, August 22 -- Anthony Peterson battles Mickey Bey in 10-round main event contest at
Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas, NV.  The bout will be shown on FS1.

Friday, August 25 -- Immanuwel Aleem takes on Hugo Centeno, Jr. in 10-round co-feature at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.  The bout will be shown on FS1.

Saturday, August 26 -- Gervonta Davis defends IBF Super Featherweight championship against an opponent to be determined at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  The bout will be shown on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor card on pay-per-view.

Saturday, August 26 -- 10th Annual Cease Fire --Don't Smoke The Brothers and Sisters Amateur Boxing Event at Upshur Playground, 14th and Arkansas Avenue, Northwest in DC.

Devar Ferhadi was scheduled to appear on an August 11th card in Philadelphia, however that bout has been canceled.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Simpson Heads To Germany For Brandenburg Cup Tournament August 1-5!

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Reisterstown, MD amateur champion Lorenzo Simpson is in Frankfurt, Germany at this hour preparing to compete in the Brandenburg Cup tournament that will be held August 1-5.

Simpson is a member of the United States Youth National Team and is ranked number one in the nation in the Youth 165-Pound class.  Recently, Simpson won the 165-Pound championship at the Junior Olympics Youth and Prep Open Tournament in Charleston, WVA.  Simpson then headed to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO for nine days of training.

We will do our best to give Simpson's results during the tournament here on BATB.

Fox Scores Stoppage In Dominican Republic!

Forestville, MD middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox remained undefeated after scoring a stoppage over Euri "Milion" Gonzalez of Hollywood, FL by way of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on July 26th at the Hotel Jaraqua in Santo Domingo.

The 6'5" Fox battered Gonzalez throughout the bout landed heavy right hands to the head of his shorter opponent.  Fox was also landing crushing body shots as well.  Finally, Gonzalez could not come out for the fifth round of the bout.

Fox is now 23-0-1, 11 KO's while Gonzalez loses his seventh straight contest and is now 24-10-1, 16 KO's.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Referee Waleed Serves As Third Man During World Title Bout In Japan!

(Photo by Naoki Fukuda)

Congratulations to Beltway-based referee Malik Waleed who recently served as the third man in the ring for the IBF Mini-Flyweight championship contest at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, July 23rd.  During the contest, Hiroto Kyoguchi of Tokyo (8-0, six KO's) won the title with a 12-round unanimous decision over defending champ Jose Argumedo of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico (20-4-1, 12 KO's).

This was Waleed's third world title bout in the past 15 months.  On April 8th, 2016, Waleed traveled to Moscow, Russia to referee the IBF and IBO Super Lightweight title bout between champion Eduard Troyanovsky and challenger Cesar Rene Cuenca.  Twenty-two days later, Waleed returned home and served as the referee for the IBF Super Middleweight championship contest between titleholder James DeGale and Rogelio Medina at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.

Fox Travels To Dominican Republic For Wednesday Battle!

Undefeated Forestville, MD middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will be participating on a card at the Jaragua Renaissance Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Wednesday.  Fox will take on veteran Euri "Milion" Gonzalez of Hollywood, FL by way of Santo Domingo in a bout scheduled for either six, eight or 10 rounds.

Fox (22-0-1, 10 KO's) won the vacant WBC USNBC Middleweight title in his last outing, capturing a 10-round unanimous decision over Ronald McNeil on February 25th in Birmingham, AL.  Fox is ranked 14th in the world by both the WBA and the IBF.  Gonzalez (24-9-1, 16 KO's) will be trying to break a six-bout losing streak -- all six of those losses coming in the Dominican Republic.

Fox weighed in at 162 pounds while Gonzalez came in at 158 pounds.

Amateur Boxing Returns To Oxon Hill July 29th!

The Oxon Hill Boxing Center will host an amateur boxing card on Saturday, July 29th at the Oxon Hill Staff Development Center located at 7711 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD.  The card will begin at 3 PM.

The scheduled main event will feature female boxer Jayda Davis.  Tickets for the card are 20 dollars. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Baxter Wins Seventh Straight Bout With First-Round TKO!

Washington, DC welterweight Jonathan "Bad Badger" Baxter continues his winning ways in the Carolinas. Baxter scored a first-round TKO over veteran Carlos Pena of Lowell, MA on July 22nd at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.

Baxter landed a straight right hand that dropped Pena to the canvas.  Pena got up at the eight count but faced a Baxter barrage of punches that caused the referee to stop the bout at 2:13 of the round.

Since losing his pro debut in November of 2016, Baxter has won seven straight bouts.  Six of those wins have come by knockout and six of the victories have come in North Carolina.  Pena's record is now 5-23-2, four KO's.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Amateur Boxing Comes To Mack Lewis Gym In Baltimore July 22!

Many of Baltimore, MD's top amateur boxers are slated to compete on a card that will take place at the historic Mack Lewis Gym in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, July 22.

The gym, named after the legendary Baltimore trainer, is run by former IBF Super Welterweight champion Vincent "The Ambassador" Pettway, who Mr. Lewis took to the world title in 1994.  The gym is located at 929 North Caroline Street in Baltimore in the back of the Church Square Shopping Center.  The event gets underway at 6 PM.  When we get ticket info on this card, we will add to this post.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ferhadi Faces Aikens In Philadelphia Main Event August 11!

Undefeated Frederick, MD super middleweight Devar "Jengawar" Ferhadi takes the biggest step of his young career when he faces veteran Antowyan Aikens of Atlantic City, NJ in an eight-round main event on Friday, August 11th at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, PA.

Ferhadi (7-0, six KO's) has not fought since August of 2016 when he knocked out Christopher Petty in the third round in Crystal City, VA.  Ferhadi spends a number of months of the year in his native Iraq in medical school.  This will be Ferhadi's first time going past the four-round plateau in his young pro career.

Aikens (11-3-1, one KO) broke a three-bout losing streak in his last outing, winning a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Amir Shabazz via six-round unanimous decision on May 19 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.  Aikens will be facing a Beltway Boxer for the third time.  Aikens won a six-round unanimous decision over Sherman Artis, Jr. in April of 2014 in Atlantic City and fought to a six-round draw with Tahir Thomas in November of 2015 in Philadelphia.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Quigley Earns USBO Welterweight Title With Dominant UD In DC!

Undefeated Germantown, MD welterweight Gerome "GQ" Quigley, Jr. captured the vacant United States Boxing Organization (USBO) Welterweight title with a dominant 10-round unanimous decision over Luis "La Roca" Hernandez of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Saturday at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC.  The bout was the main event of a GQ Promotions card.

After withstanding an early Hernandez barrage, Quigley put on a very accurate display of boxing as he went 10 rounds for the first time in his career. Quigley landed numerous body shots and uppercuts that eventually wore Hernandez down.  Hernandez stayed in front of Quigley throughout the contest but Quigley's assault negated any offense Hernandez tried to muster in the later rounds.  Judge Wayne Smith scored a shutout for Quigley at 100-90.  Judge Steve Rados saw the bout 99-91 while Judge Paul Wallace scored the contest 98-92.  Quigley is now 17-0, 15 KO's and adds the USBO title to his IBA and Virginia State Welterweight championships.  Hernandez falls to 16-5, nine KO's.  All five of Hernandez's losses have come to undefeated boxers.

In the co-feature, Greenbelt, MD cruiserweight "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed scored a fourth-round KO over veteran James "Cobra" Jones of Nashville, TN.  Despite Jones trying to confuse Crossed by repeatedly switching from conventional to southpaw, Crossed eventually overpowered Jones, knocking him down twice in the third round and once in the fourth before the bout was stopped in the fourth round at the 45 second mark.  Crossed hit Jones with a straight right hand that dropped Jones in the fourth and Jones could not beat referee Marshall Cunningham's count.  Crossed remains undefeated at 6-0, four KO's while Jones falls to 4-11, three KO's.

Bowie, MD cruiserweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith scored a first-round knockout over Martez "I Am Legend" Williamson of Akron, OH.  Smith knocked down Williamson twice during the first round.  Williamson could not beat referee Malik Waleed's count.  The knockout came at 2:26 of the first.  Smith is now 9-1, eight KO's while Williamson is 3-20-1.

In a Beltway Boxing Knockout of the Year candidate, lightweight Jahmal Dyer of Baltimore, MD needed just 22 seconds to knock out Dwayne Martin of Laurel, MD.  Dyer sent an overhand right crashing against Martin's head that froze Martin and sent him face first to the canvas.  Dyer remains undefeated at 3-0, two KO's.  Martin is now 2-3, one KO.

Rockville, MD middleweight Francisco "The Cisco Kid" Bustos scored a first-round TKO over the debuting Latrail Purdue of Huntington, TN.  Bustos was sharp as he landed a solid left hand to Purdue's chest that staggered him.  Bustos followed up with a series of punches that dropped Purdue to the canvas.  The bout was stopped at 1:07.  Bustos is now 6-0, four KO's.

Super middleweight Justin Bell of District Heights, MD also scored a first-round stoppage on this card, halting Erik "Candyman" Plumeri of Lockport, NY.  Bell overpowered Plumeri, looking very strong in doing so.  The punishment was too much for Plumeri and the bout was stopped at 1:33 of the first.  Bell is now 2-0 and gets his first pro knockout.  Plumeri is 0-5-1.

Fort Washington, MD super middleweight Leo "Platinum Power" Alcanera won a four-round unanimous decision over George Sheppard of Newport News, VA.  Alcanera stayed in control of the contest as Sheppard provided little offense.  Judge Wayne Smith still scored a shutout for Alcanera, 40-36, Judge Manuel Vicens saw the bout 39-37 and Judge Paul Wallace scored the contest 38-37 for Alcanera, who is now 2-0.  Sheppard is now 0-2.

Debuting Oxon Hill, MD welterweight Rashad "Code Blue" Kilpatrick stopped the equally debuting Martegus Martin of Columbus, OH at 2:36 of the second round.  The bout was a slugfest as both men swung for the fences early.  Kilpatrick eventually got the better of Martin as he battered him in the latter stages of the second round forcing the Martin corner to call for the bout to be halted.

The curtain-raising contest on the card saw lightweight Dante Cox of Laurel, MD win his pro debut via a four-round majority decision over Archie Weah of Norcross, GA by way of Monrovia, Liberia.  Neither man truly displayed significant offense during the contest.  Cox was a little more accurate throughout the bout to gain the victory.  Judge Smith scored it a draw, 38-38 but he was overruled by judges Wallace and Vicens who saw the bout for Cox, 39-37.  Weah falls to 1-8.

GQ Promotions is headed by Gerome Quigley and Jeff Gatling.  The matchmaker was Brian Dillon and the ring announcer was Henry "Discombobulating" Jones.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dezurn, Jr. Battles To Draw; Douglas Scores KO To Win NABA Middleweight Title In Oklahoma!

Baltimore, MD super bantamweight Glenn Dezurn, Jr. battled to an eight-round split-decision draw with Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez of San Antonio, TX Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.  The bout was televised live on Showtime's Shobox.

A good portion of the contest was fought at close quarters with the two boxers exchanging hard bod shots.  Lopez seemed to get the advantage in the contest in the middle rounds but Dezurn continued to battle and made the bout extremely close at the end.  Judge Jerry Griffin saw the bout for Dezurn, 77-75 while judge Brett Miller scored the contest for Lopez by the same score.  Judge Gerald Ritter (whose twin brother Gary served as referee) saw the draw at 76-76.

Dezurn remains undefeated at 9-0-1, six KO's.  Lopez's record is now 16-1-2, eight KO's.

On the undercard, Burke, VA middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas scored a fourth-round knockout over late sub Juan DeAngel of Barranquilla, Colombia to retain his WBC Fecarbox Middleweight championship and win the vacant NABA Middleweight title.  Douglas repeatedly blasted DeAngel to the body throughout the bout and ended the contest with a body shot at 2:46 of the fourth.  The bout was not televised but highlights were shown during the ShoBox telecast and Douglas who has competed on ShoBox five times, was interviewed by newly-inducted International Boxing Hall of Famer Steve Farhood.

Douglas, who is ranked ninth by the WBC, has won three straight by knockout since suffering his only defeat and his record is now 22-1-1, 16 KO's.  DeAngel falls to 20-7-1, 18 KO's.

Amelia Moore Wins Women's National Golden Gloves Championship!

Congratulations to Beltway Boxer Amelia Moore who won a Women's National Golden Gloves Championship on Friday, July 14th in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Moore, a Millersville, MD resident who currently trains out of the Alexandria Boxing Gym in Alexandria, VA, won her 141-Pound title by defeating Aisling Holt of Illinois in Friday's action.  Moore's semifinal victory may have been the most notable because she defeated Rashida Ellis of Lynn, MA.  Ellis is a member of the fighting Ellis family that includes solid pro prospects Rashidi and Ronald.

Moore, who is pictured with her coach for the week, Tim Back, has made a rapid rise in the amateur boxing ranks.  Moore's first coach, the late Thomas Langley, brought her to this tournament for the first time in 2014 where she lost in the first round.  Two years later,  Moore competed in the 2016 Women's Olympic trials at 132 pounds and advanced to the semifinals of the challenger's bracket.  Moore is now regarded as one of the top amateur 141-pounders in the nation.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Nicklow Scores Seventh-Round Stoppage in Glen Burnie!

(photos by Mike Greenhill)

Brooklyn, MD super middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow stopped Chauncey "Grimm" Fields of Lynchburg, VA after seven rounds of competition in the main event of the Baltimore Pro Boxing card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Nicklow repeatedly walked the larger Fields down throughout the contest and broke him down with solid punches inside.  Nicklow was able to repeatedly land right and left uppercuts and body punches that negated any offense Fields tried to muster.  At the end of the seventh round, the ringside physicians signaled that the bout should be stopped.

Nicklow scored his second win over Fields, having defeated him by eight-round unanimous decision in January of this year at Michael's.  Nicklow's record is now 27-8-3, nine KO's while Fields gets his record evened at 4-4, two KO's.

In the co-feature, Arlington, VA super middleweight "The Uzbek Warrior" Zarifbek Nishanbaev made a successful return to the sport by winning a four-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated "Dangerous" Donald Wallace of Baltimore, MD.  Nishanbaev, a native of Kyrgyzstan who competed for the first time since July of 2015, was more aggressive and was able to land more power shots.  Wallace's offense dwindled throughout the bout and Nishanbaev closed the bout in a very strong fashion.  Judge Paul Wallace saw a shutout for Nishanbaev, 40-36 while judges Don Risher and Kenny Chevalier scored the contest, 39-37.  Nishanbaev is now 3-1, two KO's while Wallace is 2-1-1, one KO.

In an upset, Newark, NJ junior welterweight Dion Richardson won a six-round split decision over Drayvontay Speed Rawls of Cheverly, MD.  Richardson was able to negate Speed Rawls's quick hand speed and scored effective counters of his own.  Speed Rawls landed some shots but Richardson's offense gave him the edge as judges Wallace and Risher scored the bout for Richardson, 58-56 and 59-55 respectively.  Judge Chevalier saw the bout for Speed Rawls, 58-56.  Richardson is now 3-1, two KO's and pins the first loss on an undefeated fighter for the second straight time.  Richardson knocked out 5-0 Scott Kelleher in the first round on June 2 in Philadelphia, PA.  Speed Rawls is now 8-1-1, six KO's.

The opening contest saw Ernest "Lightning Bug" Hall of Baltimore win a four-round majority decision over Tyrone "Showtime" Wright of Washington, DC in a battle of super featherweights.  Neither man had a strong offensive performance as both men clinched repeatedly and did not throw a large number of effective punches.  Hall did just enough to win the bout as judges Wallace and Brent Bovell scored the bout 39-37.  Judge Chevalier saw the draw at 38-38.  Hall remains undefeated at 3-1, one KO while Wright, who fought for the first time since January of 2015, falls to 2-3.

Jake Smith heads Baltimore Pro Boxing.  Bryan Hagan served as matchmaker.  The ring announcer was local radio personality Kirk McEwen.

Beltway Boxers Hit Scales At Buffalo Run Casino!

Two Beltway Boxers weighed in for bouts that will take place at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK on Friday July 14th.

Glenn Dezurn, Jr. tipped the scales at 121.6 pounds for his eight-round nationally-televised (ShoBox) contest against Adam Lopez, who weighed in at 121.8 pounds.  The bout will be the second contest on the quadruple-header that will get underway at 10 PM ET.

Antoine Douglas came in at 159.6 pounds for his 10-round contest for the vacant NABA Middleweight championship.  Douglas will face a new opponent in Juan DeAngel of Barranquilla, Colombia (20-6-1, 18 KO's).  DeAngel looks to bounce back from his eight-round split decision loss to Lamar Russ on April 29th in Charlotte, NC.  DeAngel tipped the scales at 168.4 pounds.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Weights From Glen Burnie!

Here is the scale watch for the Baltimore Pro Boxing card that will take place tonight at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD:

Jessie Nicklow 165.4 vs. Chauncey Fields 174

Donald Wallace 166 vs. Zarifbek Nishanbaev 164.4

Drayvontay Speed Rawls 136.2 vs. Dion Richardson 139.4

Ernest Hall 126.6 vs. Tyrone Wright 128.2

For those who can't make the card, we will have a live audio blow-by-blow podcast that you can hear for free by downloading the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App For Android.  IOS listeners may hear the broadcast by subscribing to the BATB pages on and  The broadcast is scheduled to begin around 9 PM ET.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dezurn Returns To Shobox July 14th In Oklahoma; A. Douglas Appears On Undercard!

Undefeated Baltimore, MD super bantamweight Glenn Dezurn, Jr. returns to Showtime's ShoBox in an eight-round contest against Adam "Mantequilla" Lopez of San Antonio, TX on Friday, July 14th at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.

Dezurn (9-0, six KO's) makes his second straight appearance on ShoBox, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Leroy Davila in his last outing on April 14th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. 

Lopez (16-1-1, eight KO's) looks to rebound from suffering his first pro loss on January 20th to Daniel Roman in Atlantic City, NJ.  Lopez battles a Beltway Boxer for the second time in his pro career.  Lopez scored a second-round TKO over former IBF Featherweight champion Erik Aiken in December of 2015 in San Antonio. The bout will be part of a quadruple-header that will get underway at 10 PM ET. 

On the non-televised undercard, Burke, VA middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas will challenge Bruno "Tiburon" Sandoval of Mexico City, Mexico for Douglas's WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title and the vacant NABA Middleweight championship in a 10-round contest.  Douglas (21-1-1, 15 KO's) has won two straight since suffering his first pro loss in March of 2016 to Avtandil Khurtsidze.  Douglas won the WBC Fecarbox title in his last outing, scoring a second-round knockout over Eduardo Mercedes on March 27th in the Dominican Republic.

Sandoval (19-2-1, 15 KO's) is a former WBC USNBC Middleweight champion who competes in the United States for the very first time.  Sandoval will look to bounce back from suffering a third-round knockout loss to world title contender Ryota Murata on December 30th in Tokyo, Japan.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 13th Michael's Boxing Card Has Been Revamped!

The Baltimore Pro Boxing card that will take place on Thursday, July 13th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD has a different look than it did when it was originally announced.

Actually, the main event for the card has a familiar ring to it as Baltimore, MD middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow will participate in an eight-round rematch against Chauncey "Grimm" Fields of Lynchburg, VA.  The two men faced each other on January 13th at Michael's with Nicklow winning an eight-round unanimous decision.  Nicklow (26-8-3, eight KO's) has not fought since the last meeting with Fields. However, Fields (4-3, two KO's) has fought twice, losing by knockout to Gary O' Sullivan and Gabriel Pham.

The co-feature has a new look as Baltimore middleweight "Dangerous" Donald Wallace will now take on the returning "Uzbek Warrior" Zarifbek Nishanbaev of Arlington, VA by way of Kyrgyzstan in a four-round bout.  Wallace (2-0-1, one KO) will try to elevate from his six-round draw with Gregory Clark on the last Michael's card on May 12th.  Nishanbaev (2-1, one KO) has not fought since losing a four-round split decision to Vance Nwakpuda in July of 2015 at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore.

Undefeated Glenarden, MD junior welterweight Drayvontay Speed Rawls will battle Dion Richardson of Newark, NJ in a six-round bout.  Speed Rawls (8-0-1, six KO's) comes off a third-round stoppage of Rynell Griffin on March 25th in Washington, DC.  Richardson (2-1, two KO's) bounced back from suffering his first pro loss by scoring a first-round TKO over previously undefeated Scott Kelleher on June 2 in Philadelphia, PA.

Also on the card, Baltimore super welterweight Ernest "Lightning Bug" Hall will take on DC's Tyrone Wright in a four-round contest.  Hall (2-0, one KO) last fought on the March 30th card at Michael's and won a four-round unanimous decision over Lamont White.  Wright (2-2) has not competed since January of 2015 when he was knocked out by Thomas Mattice in the first round in DC.

There will also be three amateur bouts on the card.