Saturday, December 07, 2019

Weights From Sterling, VA!

Here are the weights for the Ponytail Promotions card that will take place Saturday at the Dulles Sportsplex in Sterling, VA:

Tiara Brown 129 vs. Simone Aparecida Da Silva 126

Mack Allison IV 134.6 vs. Mike Fowler 134.3

Marlon Bolen 145 vs. Kevin Womack, Jr. 148

Calvin Mends 199.8 vs. William Brown 190

Dante Cox 135 vs. Elliott Brown 135.2

George Harris 238.6 vs. Tony Lopez 243.4

Dionte Burts 140.2 vs. Darel Harris 143.4

Joelle Flores 102 vs. Carma Radford (did not weigh-in)

Joan Planas 152.6 vs. Gladimir Jacinto (did not weigh-in)

The card is scheduled to get underway at 7 PM.

Aleem, Breedy Hit Scales For 10-Round Contests In Brooklyn!

Immanuwel Aleem and Cobia Breedy weighed in for their 10-round bouts Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Aleem tipped the scales at 163.8 pounds for his contest against Ronald Ellis, who came in at 163.4 pounds.  This bout will be part of the Showtime streaming portion of the card that will take place on YouTube.

Breedy weighed in at 124.6 pounds for his matchup against Titus Williams who came in at 125 pounds.


Fox, Bates, Ferhadi Victorious; Pllana Battles To Draw In Philadelphia!

Overall, a good night for Beltway Boxers on Friday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.  In the main event, Forestville, MD welterweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox put on another solid boxing performance winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Johnny Arellano of Austin, TX.  Although Arellano came the closest to matching Fox's 6'4" height (Arellano is 6'2"), he couldn't match Fox's foot speed and boxing ability.  Fox was able to knock Arellano down in the fifth round with a sneaky left hook to the body and right to the head.  Fox would go on to the relatively easy win, gaining the victory by scores of 78-73 and 80-71 (twice).  Fox, who is ranked 14th in the world by the IBF and 15th by the WBA, is now 22-1, five KO's while Arellano drops to 10-2, nine KO's.

In the co-feature, Hagerstown, MD super middleweight "The Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana and Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson of Fayetteville, AR battled to an eight-round draw.  Pllana's unorthodox style paid dividends against the undefeated Henderson as he was able to land shots continuously from distance.  However, while one judge scored the bout for Pllana, 79-73, the two other judges somehow scored the bout a draw at 76-76.  Pllana is now 7-1-1, four KO's.  Henderson is now 12-0-1, eight KO's.

Washington, DC super bantamweight Marcus "Dreamcrusher" Bates won an eight-round unanimous decision over Francisco "Rayito" Pedroza of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  Bates's speed and power proved to be the difference throughout the contest.  In the eighth round, Bates nailed Pedroza with a sweeping left hook to drop him.  Pedroza got right back up and finished the bout.  Bates would win by scores of 80-71 (twice) and 78-73.  Bates, who is ranked 10th in the world by the WBA, is now 11-1-1, eight KO's while Pedroza falls to 13-9-2, seven KO's.

Frederick, MD super middleweight Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi made a successful return after a three-year absence by scoring a fifth-round TKO over previously undefeated Vincent Baccus of Okmulgee, OK.  Ferhadi knocked down Baccus with a double left jab in the third round and was able to stop Baccus on his feet in the fifth to gain the victory.  The bout was stopped at 1:45 of the fifth.  Ferhadi remains undefeated at 8-0, seven KO's and gains his first win against an over-.500 boxer. Baccus is stopped for the first time in his career and he is now 4-1-1, three KO's.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Beltway Boxers Hit Scales In Philadelphia!

Four Beltway Boxers weighed in for key bouts at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Mykal Fox tipped the scales at 142 1/2 pounds for his 10-round main event bout against John Arellano, who came in at 143.

Genc Pllana weighed 168.3 pounds for his eight-round co-feature bout against Kalvin Henderson, who weighed 167.6 pounds.

Marcus Bates came in at 121.9 pounds for his eight-round contest against late sub Francisco Pedroza, who came in at 122.1 pounds.

Devar Ferhadi weighed 170.2 for his six-round bout against Vincent Baccus. who weighed 167.4 pounds.  Reportedly, Ferhadi had to give up some of his purse because he came in two pounds over the super middleweight limit.

The card will be streamed live on Facebook Fight Night Live beginning at 7 PM ET.

Ballard And Falcao Battle To Draw In Costa Mesa; NABF Middleweight Title Remains Vacant!

There is still no NABF Middleweight champion.  Temple Hills, MD's D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard and Yamaguchi Falcao of Sao Paolo, Brazil battled to a 10-round majority draw Thursday night at the Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA.  The bout was shown on DAZN and on Facebook Watch Live.

According to reports, Ballard threw the harder punches but Falcao was the better boxer in the bout.  One judge, Fernando Villareal, scored the bout for Ballard, 97-93 but he was overruled by judges Tiffany Clinton and Edward Hernandez, Sr., who saw the bout a draw at 95-95.  Ballard's record now stands at 20-0-1, 13 KO's while Falcao is now 16-1-1, seven KO's.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Ballard Weighs 159.6 For NABF Title Bid!

D'Mitrius Ballard tipped the scales at 159.6 pounds for his 10-round contest against Yamaguchi Falcao for the vacant NABF Middleweight title on Thursday at the Hangar in Costa Mesa,  CA.  Falcao weighed in at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds.

The bout will be shown live on DAZN as well as on the Golden Boy Facebook Watch page.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

December Beltway Schedule Loaded With Important Bouts!

The Beltway Boxing scene will close 2019 with some extremely important bouts.  This month's schedule is absolutely loaded.  Here is what we have so far:

Thursday, December 5th -- The Hanger, Costa Mesa, CA -- Undefeated Temple Hills, MD middleweight D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard will challenge Yamaguchi Falcao of Sao Paolo, Brazil for the vacant NABF Middleweight title.  Ballard (20-0, 13 KO's) last fought on June 20th and suffered a no-decision against Elias Espadas in Atlantic City, NJ.  Espadas suffered a laceration over his left eye due to an accidental head butt.  Falcao (16-1, seven KO's) looks to bounce back from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Christopher Pearson on May 2nd in Las Vegas, NV.

Friday, December 6th -- 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA -- A quartet of Beltway Boxers will be involved in some solid bouts on a King's Promotions card.

One local boxer will be in the main event as world-ranked welterweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox will battle an opponent to be determined in a 10-round contest.  Fox (21-1, five KO's) is ranked 15th in the world by the WBA and 14th by the IBF and is coming off a dominating 10-round unanimous decision win over Eudy Bernardo on September 14th in Bethlehem, PA.  Fox won that bout by shutout on all three judge's scorecards.  This will be the fourth bout for Fox this year.

Two of the co-feature bouts will showcase Beltway Boxers.  "The Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana of Hagerstown, MD will be in an eight-round bout against undefeated Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson of Fayetteville, AR.  Pllana (7-1, four KO's) last fought on October 24th and scored a first-round knockout over Alex Lara in Washington, DC.  This will be Pllana's second eight-round encounter.  The first one resulted in Pllana's only loss, a majority decision to Raphael Igbokwe on August 23rd in Houston, TX.  Pllana has also been extremely busy -- this will be his seventh contest of the year.

Henderson (12-0, eight KO's) scored a third-round TKO over Antowyan Aikens on May 10th at the 2300 Arena.  This will be Henderson's third straight trip to that venue.

The other eight-round co-feature will pit DC super bantamweight Marcus "Dreamcrusher" Bates against late substitute Francisco "Rayito" Pedroza of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  Bates (10-1-1, eight KO's) won his last bout by eight-round unanimous decision over Saul Eduardo Hernandez on August 23rd in Houston.  Bates is ranked 14th in the world by the WBA.  Pedroza (13-9-2, seven KO's) will face a Beltway Boxer for the second straight time.  Pedroza lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Antonio Russell on July 13th in Minneapolis, MN.

This card will also mark the return of undefeated Frederick, MD super middleweight Devar "Jengawar" Ferhadi, who will take on fellow undefeated boxer Vincent Baccus of Okmulgee, OK  in a six-round bout.  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 was in his native Kurdistan completing medical school studies during his absence.  Baccus (4-0-1, three KO's) won a five-round unanimous decision over Steven Crowfield on February 23rd in Oklahoma City, OK.

Saturday, December 7th -- Michael & Son Sportsplex, Sterling, VA --  This Ponytail Promotions card features a number of Beltway Boxers.  Undefeated NABO Female Super Featherweight champion "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown of Washington, DC will be in the main event in an eight-round encounter against Simone Aparecida Da Silva of Sao Vicente, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brown (9-0, six KO's) comes off an eight-round majority decision win over Vanessa Bradford on October 24th in Brooklyn, NY, making the first defense of her title.  Da Silva (17-13, six KO's) won a 10-round split decision over Caroline Foro Antunes on October 26th in Sao Paulo.  Da Silva has competed in numerous world title bouts.  Also on the card will be Baltimore, MD lightweight Mack "Papi" Allison IV will be in a six-round contest against Mike Fowler of Milwaukee, WI.  Allison (10-3-1, eight KO's) scored a third-round knockout over Varon Webb on the last card at Michael & Son Sportsplex on September 14th.  Fowler (7-24, two KO's) has lost five in a row, including a second-round knockout loss to Israel Mercado on August 22nd in Costa Mesa, CA.

Also scheduled for the card will be Bowie, MD welterweight Marlon "The Machine" Bolen who will battle Baltimore, MD veteran Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. in a four-round bout.  Bolen (2-0, one KO) comes off a four-round unanimous decision victory over Lamont White on April 27th in Vienna, VA.  Womack, Jr. (9-19-4, seven KO's) has suffered back-to-back first-round knockout losses in his last two outings.  Elkridge, MD lightweight "The Red Comet" Dante Cox will face off with Elliott Brown of Erie, PA in a four-round bout.  Cox (4-1, three KO's) stopped Hakim Smith in the second round on August 2nd in Hanover, MD.  Brown (2-12, two KO's) has lost eight in a row, including a four-round unanimous decision defeat to Felix Santana, Jr. on November 2nd in Tampa, FL. The card also marks the return of DC welterweight Dionte "Mr. Untouchable" Burts, who will face tough veteran Matt Murphy of East St. Louis, IL in a bout scheduled for four rounds.  Burts (4-0, two KO's) has not fought since May of 2018 when he won a four-round unanimous decision over David Veras Pena in Hockessin, DE.  Murphy (3-40-4, two KO's) comes off a six-round unanimous decision loss to Antoine Elerson on September 7th in Milwaukee, WI.  This will be Murphy's 11th bout in 2019.  Leesburg, VA cruiserweight Calvin Mends will face the debuting William Brown in a four-round bout.  Mends won his pro debut on the last card at the Michael and Son Sportsplex, defeating Rashad Lipscomb by unanimous decision.  Silver Spring, MD heavyweight George Harris will battle 46-year old Tony Lopez of Yucaipa, CA.  Harris (4-0, four KO's) scored a second-round TKO over Antwaun Taylor on May 18th in DC.  Lopez (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut by first-round TKO over Billy Martin on June 29th in Golden, CO.  A couple of Virginia-based boxers will make pro debuts on this card -- Leesburg's Joelle Flores, Joan Planas of Manassas and Akeem Jackson, originally from Alexandria but now lives in Oxon Hill, MD.

Saturday, December 7th -- Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY -- Two Beltway Boxers are slated for this card and both will be in scheduled 10-round bouts.  Richmond, VA middleweight "The Chosen One" Immanuwel Aleem will face Ronald "Akeem" Ellis of Lynn, MA.  Aleem (18-1-2, 11 KO's) fought Matt Korobov to a 10-round majority draw on May 11th in Fairfax, VA.  Ellis (16-1-2, 11 KO's) looks to bounce back from a 10-round majority decision loss to DeAndre Ware on February 1st in Rochester, NY.

Also on this card will be undefeated Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy who will battle Titus Williams of Elmont, Long Island, NY.  Breedy (14-0, four KO's) makes his second straight trip to Barclays Center.  Last time out, Breedy won a 10-round unanimous decision over Ryan Lee Allen on August 3rd.  Williams (9-2, four KO's) won by first-round TKO over Aaron Echeveste Lopez on July 12th in Queens, NY.

Friday, December 13th -- Mass Mutual Center, Springfield,  MA -- Leesburg, VA cruiserweight Joe Jones will be in an eight-round contest against undefeated Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera of Hartford, CT.  Jones (11-1, eight KO's) comes off a six-round unanimous decision win over Twon Smith on June 29th in Laurel, MD.  Rivera (15-0, 12 KO's) last fought on November 1st and knocked out Juan Celin Zapata in the first round in Daytona Beach, FL.

Saturday, December 14 -- Tyson's Playground,  Vienna, VA -- This will be a TAC Promotions card. There will be very few local Boxers scheduled.  So far, the only one is DC welterweight Taurean Venable (0-1).  

Monday, December 16th -- International Convention Center, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa -- Undefeated Bethesda, MD super flyweight Alexandru "Spartan" Marin challenges Gideon Buthelezi of East London for Buthalezi's IBO Super Flyweight title.

Saturday, December 21st -- Copper Box Arena, London, England -- Upper Marlboro, MD middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will face Liam "The Machine" Williams in a 12-round contest for the right to face WBO Middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade.

Saturday, December 28th -- State Farm Arena,  Atlanta, GA -- This is the card featuring the bout for the vacant WBA Lightweight title between Baltimore's Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Yuriokis Gamboa of Miami, FL by way of Cuba.  However,  a number of Beltway Boxers will be on this card.  In a 10-round welterweight bout, Baltimore's Malik "Iceman" Hawkins will face fellow undefeated boxer Darwin Price of Houston, TX.  Hawkins (17-0, 10 KO's) last fought on September 20th and scored a first-round knockout over All Rivera in Las Vegas.   Price (16-0, nine KO's) won by fifth-round TKO over former world title contender Bredis Prescott on October 4th in Houston.

In an eight-round contest, Clinton, MD super welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin will battle Jeremy Cuevas of Philadelphia, PA.  Martin (13-2-1, four KO's) has been riding a four-bout winning streak that includes a third-round stoppage of Luis Gerardo Avila on July 27th in Baltimore.  Cuevas (12-1, nine KO's) comes off a fourth-round TKO over Rondale Hubbert on October 19th in Philadelphia.

Baltimore lightweight Malik "King" Warren is slated for four-round action against an opponent to be named.  Warren (2-0, two KO's) has scored second-round TKO's in both of his bouts.  The card will also mark the pro debut of Baltimore's Mia "Killabee" Ellis who will take on Crystal Byers of Ohio (0-8).  Ellis, the daughter of trainer Kenny Ellis, has been boxing since the age of four and has competed in numerous amateur bouts around the area.




Sunday, December 01, 2019

A. Fox To Battle Williams In Title Elimination Bout December 21st In London!

A huge opportunity has come for Upper Marlboro, MD middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox.  On Saturday, December 21st. Fox will face Liam "The Machine" Williams of Clydach Vale, Wales in a WBO world title elimination contest at the Copper Box Arena in London, England.  The winner will be the mandatory challenger for WBO Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade.

Fox (26-1-1, 12 KO's) is ranked number one in the WBO at middleweight and is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision win over Bruno Leonardo Romay on October 26th in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.  Should Fox win the eliminator, he will get his second opportunity at Andrade.  Fox's only loss came to Andrade by 12-round unanimous decision in October of 2017 in Verona, NY.  Despite suffering a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder in the non-title bout, Fox was able to drop Andrade during the contest.

Williams (21-2-1, 16 KO's) is ranked number seven in the WBO middleweight rankings.  In his last outing, Williams won the vacant WBC Silver Middleweight title with a second-round knockout of Karim Achour on July 13 in Greenwich, England.  Williams is a former super welterweight world title contender.

Madison Loses By First-Round Knockout In Las Vegas!

Owings Mills, MD heavyweight Colby "Mad Dog" Madison suffered a tough loss against undefeated Guido "The Gladiator" Vianello of Rome, Italy on Saturday, November 30th at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.   Vianello needed just 44 seconds to knock out Madison with a strong right hand.

Vianello's record remains perfect at 6-0, six KO's.  Madison loses his second straight contest and is now 8-2-2, five KO's.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Madison Weighs 239 For Six-Round Contest In Las Vegas!

Colby Madison tipped the scales at 239 pounds for his six-round contest against Guido Vianello on Saturday, November 30th at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.  Vianello weighed in at 237 pounds.  Portions of the card will be shown on ESPN+.

Late Result: Chaney Wins USNBC Silver Heavy Title With Third-Round Knockout!

Undefeated Baltimore, MD heavyweight Cassius Chaney recently captured his first title, winning the vacant WBC USNBC Silver title with a third-round knockout over Nick Jones of Okmulgee, OK on November 27th at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, NH.

No details on the bout but the contest ended at 1:22 of the third round.  Chaney is now 18-0, 12 KO's while Jones falls to 7-3, five KO's.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Madison Faces Undefeated Vianello November 30th In Las Vegas!

Owings Mills, MD heavyweight Colby "Mad Dog" Madison returns to the ring for a six-round encounter against undefeated Guido "The Gladiator" Vianello of Rome, Lazio, Italy on Saturday, November 30th at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.  The card is scheduled to be streamed on ESPN+.

Madison (8-1-2, five KO's) looks to bounce back from his first pro loss, dropping a unanimous decision to Robert Simms on June 22nd in Philadelphia, PA.  Madison faces a tall task in Vianello -- literally.  Vianello is 6'-6" inches tall and has knocked out all five boxers he has previously faced as a pro.  Vianello participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and is coming off a third-round stoppage of Cassius Anderson on September 14th in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Isra Girgrah Wynn To Be Inducted Into International Women's Boxing Hall Of Fame!








Congratulations to legendary female Beltway Boxer "The Raging Beauty" Isra Girgrah Wynn who will be inducted into the 2020 International Women's Boxing Hall Of Fame.

Wynn, originally from Dubai, spent the bulk of her nine-year career (1995-2004) competing out of Maryland where she was trained by the great Adrian Davis.  Wynn (28-3-2, 11 KO's) lost her pro debut by third-round TKO to 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Deidre Gogarty in February 1995 in Cut Off, LA.  Wynn would win her next six bouts before battling Andrea Deshong to a four-round draw in October 1996 at the Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers in DC.

Four bouts later, Wynn would face the toughest foe on her record, the legendary Christy Martin on August 23, 1997, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Wynn would drop a close eight-round unanimous decision.  Wynn would score three more victories before suffering her final loss, a four-round unanimous decision to Marischa Sjauw in October of 1999 in Las Vegas, NV.

Wynn would win her final 16 bouts, defeating the likes of Tracy Byrd, Laura Serrano, Melissa Del Valle, and Jo Wyman while capturing four world titles along the way.  Wynn finished her career with a six-round unanimous decision over Carla Witherspoon on March 27th, 2004 at the Lincoln Theatre in DC.

In 2009, Wynn achieved the honor of being the first female boxer to be inducted into the Washington, DC Boxing Hall of Fame (joining this reporter in the 2009 class).  Post boxing, Wynn and her husband, Marty, have forged successful careers as entrepreneurs.

The 2020 International Women's Boxing Hall Of Fame ceremony will take place on August 29th at The Orleans Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Beltway Boxers Give Solid Performances In Glen Burnie!

A host of local prizefighters gave winning performances in front of a packed house at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, MD on Saturday, November 16th.  This card was promoted by Shabazz Brotherz.

In the main event, highly-touted Baltimore, MD middleweight prospect Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson won a relatively-easy six-round unanimous decision over Delvecchio "Del Chapo" Savage of Tuscaloosa, AL.  Simpson, who went a full six rounds for the first time in his career, was able to effectively use his right hand as his jab and lead right hand, keeping Savage off-balance.  In the third round, Simpson landed solid lefts and rights against Savage's head and body that almost made referee Kenny Chevalier stop the contest but Savage was able to survive.  Simpson maintained his effectiveness throughout the second half of the contest and earned the victory.   All three judges (David Braslow, Eric Irizarry and Steve Rados) scored a shutout for Simpson, 60-52.  Simpson remains undefeated at 6-0, four KO's.  Savage falls to 3-5-1, three KO's.

The co-feature saw Baltimore-based cruiserweight "The Silent Assassin" Muhsin Cason win a six-round unanimous decision over a very game Montez "Bigg Mixx" Brown of Virginia Beach, VA.  Cason, the younger brother of former Undisputed Heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, Sr. and a Prince Ranch Boxing, spent the first round trying to trap the speedy Brown, who seemed to be wary of Cason's power.

That power came to the forefront in the second round when Cason landed a big right hand over the top that dropped Brown in the first minute.  Later in the round, Cason would throw a straight left hand that put Brown on the canvas for the second time.  To his credit, Brown would recover from the two knockdowns and land solid shots against Cason throughout the second half of the contest.  The early advantage Cason earned with the knockdowns proved to be the difference in winning the bout.  Judges Rados and Kenny Chevalier scored the bout, 59-53 while judge Irizarry saw the contest, 58-54 for Cason, who is now 6-0, three KO's.  Brown loses his second straight contest and is now 8-2, six KO's.

The card had successful pro debuts for two of the Avelar Brothers of Germantown, MD.  The youngest of the three brothers, super lightweight Wilfredo, won a four-round unanimous decision over Zaymar Brothers of Philadelphia, PA.  The 19-year-old Avelar used a combination of pressure offense and slick defense to gain the victory.  Brothers stayed on the outside throughout the contest and did not exchange with Avelar, who was able to gain a shutout victory on the cards, 40-36.  Brothers's record dips to 0-1-1.

Middle brother Brian Avelar, a welterweight, also won a four-round shutout victory over the equally debuting Laquan "Six Shooter" Jones of Philadelphia.  The 21-year-old Avelar chased Jones for the bulk of the bout, landing shots to the head and body.  The continuous pressure would lead to an easy win as all three judges (Braslow, Chevalier, and Rados) saw the bout 40-36.  The oldest brother, 23-year-old Tommy Avelar, was scheduled to be on the card but his bout was scratched.

In female action, Baltimore super lightweight "Lady Tyson" Destiny Day-Owens won a four-round unanimous decision over Dasha "Champ Queen" Ragland of Harrisburg, PA.  Day-Owens was able to use her right hand effectively to keep Ragland at bay throughout the contest.  All three judges (Brent Bovell, Irizarry, and Rados) saw a 40-36 shutout for Day-Owens, who is now 2-0.  Ragland is 0-2.

Stone Mountain, GA middleweight Maurice "MGIII" Winslow survived an early knockdown to win a four-round unanimous decision over Dewayne "The Beast" Williams of Philadelphia.  The bout was mostly a tangle fest as the two boxers fell into numerous clinches.  In the first round, Williams gained an early advantage when he landed a straight left hand that dropped Winslow against the ropes. 

The second-round saw Williams lose the advantage he gained when referee David Braslow took a point away for unsportsmanlike conduct after Williams bumped Winslow at the end of the round. Williams would also lose a point in the fourth round for holding.  That, combined with Winslow's increasing offensive output, would tip the judge's scorecards in favor of Winslow.  All three judges (Bovell, Irizarry, and Rados) saw the bout 38-35.  Winslow's record improves to 3-1, two KO's while the Williams record falls to 1-2-1.

The opening contest was the only one that did not go the distance as super welterweight Shinard Bunch of Trenton, NJ scored a first-round TKO over Alberto Delgado of Roanoke, VA.  Bunch would throw a wicked straight left hand that send Delgado crashing to the canvas.  Delgado would beat Kenny Chevalier's count but the ringside physicians decided that Delgado could not continue.  The bout was stopped at 2:06 of the round.  Bunch is now 4-1, four KO's.  Delgado drops to 1-9-4, one KO.

The matchmaker for the card was "The Boxing Diva" Renee Aiken.  Henry "Discombobulating" Jones was the ring announcer.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Scale Watch For Glen Burnie!

Here is the scale watch for the Shabazz Brotherz Card that will take place on Saturday, November 16th at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, MD:

Lorenzo Simpson 158.2 vs. Delvecchio Savage 153.8

Muhsin Cason 195.2 vs. Montez Brown 195.6

Maurice Winslow III 159.4 vs. Dewayne Williams 159

Destiny Day-Owens 146 vs. Dasha Ragland 144.6

Brian Avelar 151.2 vs. Laquan Jones 148

Wilfredo Avelar 139 vs. Zaymar Brothers 144

Shinard Bunch 148.8 vs. Alberto Delgado 151.6

The bouts for Hasim Rahman, Jr. and Tommy Avelar have been scratched.  The card is scheduled to get underway at 5 PM ET.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Marin Challenges Buthelezi For IBO Super Fly Title December 16th In South Africa!

Undefeated Bethesda, MD super flyweight Alexandru "Spartan" Marin will face his biggest challenge to date when he takes on International Boxing Organization Super Flyweight champion Gideon Buthelezi of Boipatong, Gauteng, South Africa on Monday, December 16th in South Africa.

Marin (18-0, 11 KO's) is the reigning IBO Inter-Continental Super Flyweight champion and is the mandatory challenger for Buthelezi (22-5, five KO's).  Marin, a native of Iasi, Romania, is also ranked third by the IBF and fourth by the WBO.  Marin successfully defended his title with a 10-round unanimous decision win over Luis Concepcion on May 11th in Fairfax, VA.  Marin will have a legendary addition to his corner as International Boxing Hall Of Fame boxer and trainer Buddy McGirt will join longtime trainer Bruce Babashan and cutman James Hogan in the corner.

Buthelezi is on his second reign as IBO champion and has held the belt since December of 2015. This will be the sixth defense of his title.  Last time out, Buthelezi made short work of Adrian Jimenez, knocking him out in the first round on July 27th in East London, South Africa.  

Boxing Comes Back To Glen Burnie, MD!

Beltway Pro Boxing makes its return to Glen Burnie, MD on Saturday, November 16th.  However, this Shabazz Brotherz card will not take place at Michael's Eighth Avenue.  This card will originate from La Fontaine Bleue, located at 7514 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

Headlining the card will be undefeated Baltimore, MD rookie super middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson who will compete in a six-round contest against Delvecchio Savage of Tuscaloosa, AL.  Simpson (5-0, four KO's) is coming off a second-round TKO over Dewayne Williams on June 22nd in Fort Washington, MD.  Savage (3-4-1, three KO's) has lost his last two bouts, including a six-round unanimous decision loss to Akil Malcolm Knight on August 29th in New Orleans, LA.  The last victory for Savage came in the Beltway when he knocked out Francisco Bustos in the third round on June 29th in Laurel, MD.

Baltimore cruiserweight "The Silent Assassin" Muhsin Cason will be in a six-round co-feature bout against Montez Brown of Virginia Beach, VA.  Cason (5-0, three KO's) last fought on that June 22nd card in Fort Washington, MD and scored a first-round stoppage over Nathaniel Copeland when Copeland injured his left arm.  Brown (8-1, six KO's) looks to rebound from his first pro loss, a first-round knockout at the hands of Joe Jones on April 20th in Fort Washington.

Not only will Cason, the younger brother of former Undisputed World Heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, Sr., be on the card, but so will Rahman's son, heavyweight Hasim "Goldblooded" Rahman, Jr.  Rahman, Jr. will be in a four-round contest against veteran Lance Gauch of Hannibal, MO.  Rahman, Jr. (8-0, four KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Curtis Head on the June 22nd Fort Washington card.  Gauch (8-11-3, four KO's) is unbeaten in his last four contests with three wins and a draw.  However, Gauch has not fought since April of 2017 when he battled to a four-round majority draw against Travis Fulton in Kansas City, MO.

In female action, Baltimore super lightweight "Lady Tyson" Destiny Day-Owens will be in a four-round contest against Dasha "Champ Queen" Ragland of Harrisburg, PA.  Day-Owens (1-0) made a successful pro debut, winning a four-round split decision over Michaele Nogue on January 26th in Waldorf, MD.  Ragland (0-1) lost her pro debut against Nogue by unanimous decision on June 1st in Waldorf.

Odenton, MD middleweight Maurice Winslow III will be in a four-round matchup against Dewayne Williams of Philadelphia, PA.  Winslow (2-1, two KO's) looks to bounce back from his first pro loss, a four-round split decision to Clay Collard on July 6th in Toledo, OH.  Williams (1-1, one KO) has not competed since his second-round KO loss to Simpson on June 22nd.

This card will mark the pro debuts of two of the Avelar Brothers of Germantown, MD.  Featherweight Tommy Avelar is still looking for an opponent while welterweight Brian Avelar will face equally debuting LeQuan Jones of Germantown, MD.  The two Avelars, along with their brother Wilfredo Avelar, have won numerous Washington and Regional Golden Gloves championships.

Also on the card will be welterweight Shinard Bunch of Trenton, NJ who will take on Alberto Delgado of Roanoke, VA in a four-round encounter.  Bunch (3-1, three KO's) fought to a third-round no contest against Vincent Floyd on October 25th in Philadelphia, PA.  Floyd was knocked down twice in the first two rounds of the scheduled six-round bout but suffered a cut after an accidental headbutt in the third round that stopped the contest.  Delgado (1-8-4, one KO) lost a six-round unanimous decision to Greg Jackson on September 21st in Wilkes-Barre, PA.




Monday, November 11, 2019

Dyer Suffers Third-Round TKO In Maine!

Baltimore, MD lightweight Jahmal Dyer lost by third-round TKO to the undefeated "Silent Assassin" William Foster III of New Haven, CT on Saturday, November 9th at the Expo Center in Portland, ME.

According to Mark Vaz of Fightnews.com, seconds into the first round, Dyer landed a clean left hook to the temple that briefly rocked Foster, who looked clearly hurt. It did not take long for Foster to regroup, however, as he soon found his range, picking his spots and winning the round.

Taking over in the second, Foster used hand speed and combination punching, punctuated by a fast, clean left hook he was able to land at will throughout. After a warning for a few low blows, referee Mike Ryan deducted a point from Foster, evening the round on the scorecards.

In the third round, however, Foster came out with a vengeance, picking Dyer apart, landing to the head and body, eventually finding his way through the defense and hurting Dyer, eventually sending him to the canvas with a barrage of clean punches. Referee Ryan called a halt to the bout at 2:55.

Dyer's record falls to 9-3, five KO's while Foster remains undefeated at 11-0, eight KO's.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Roach, Jr. Loses World Title Bid By Unanimous Decision in Fresno!

Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. lost his bid to win a world title, dropping a unanimous decision to WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring of Cincinnati, OH on Saturday at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA.  The bout was shown on ESPN +.

According to reports, Herring was very effective with a stiff right jab early in the bout that didn't allow Roach, Jr. to get off his own punches. Roach, Jr. tried to pick up the pace in the middle rounds but he was being warned by referee Marcos Rosales for rabbit punches behind the head.

According to Jake Donovan of BoxingScene.com, Herring was denied a knockdown in the ninth round when he landed a sweeping right hook.  Roach, Jr.'s feet briefly tangled with Herring's at that moment and referee Rosales ruled a slip.

Roach nearly claimed a game-changer in the championship rounds. Herring was sliding backward but failed to keep the challenger at bay. Roach took advantage of the sequence, smothering the defending titlist on the inside and landing a looping right hand just behind Herring's ear, leaving him briefly unsteady but managing to clinch and make it to the bell.  Herring would win the bout by scores of 115-113 and 117-111 (twice).

Roach, Jr. loses for the first time as a pro and his record is now 19-1-1, seven KO's.  Herring makes the first successful defense of his title and he is now 21-2, 10 KO's.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Beltway Boxers To Make Voyage to Philadelphia December 6th!

A quartet of Beltway Boxers will head to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, December 6th for some solid bouts on a King's Promotions card.

One local boxer will be in the main event as world-ranked welterweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox will battle an opponent to be determined in a 10-round contest.  Fox (21-1, five KO's) is ranked 15th in the world by the WBA and is coming off a dominating 10-round unanimous decision win over Eudy Bernardo on September 14th in Bethlehem, PA.  Fox won that bout by shutout on all three judge's scorecards.  This will be the fourth bout for Fox this year.

Two of the co-feature bouts will showcase Beltway Boxers.  "The Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana of Hagerstown, MD will be in an eight-round bout against undefeated Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson of Fayetteville, AR.  Pllana (7-1, four KO's) last fought on October 24th and scored a first-round knockout over Alex Lara in Washington, DC.  This will be Pllana's second eight-round encounter.  The first one resulted in Pllana's only loss, a majority decision to Raphael Igbokwe on August 23rd in Houston, TX.  Pllana has also been extremely busy -- this will be his seventh contest of the year.

Henderson (12-0, eight KO's) scored a third-round TKO over Antowyan Aikens on May 10th at the 2300 Arena.  This will be Henderson's third straight trip to that venue.

The other eight-round co-feature will pit DC super bantamweight Marcus "Dreamcrusher" Bates against veteran Jesus "Sargento" Martinez of Hollywood, FL by way of Colombia.  Bates (10-1-1, eight KO's) won his last bout by eight-round unanimous decision over Saul Eduardo Hernandez on August 23rd in Houston.  Bates is ranked 14th in the world by the WBA.  Martinez (26-10, 13 KO's) has lost two straight and four of his last five contests.  Martinez was stopped in the fifth round by TJ Doheny on October 12th in Chicago, IL.

This card will also mark the return of undefeated Frederick, MD super middleweight Devar "Jengawar" Ferhadi, who will take on fellow undefeated boxer Vincent Baccus of Okmulgee, OK  in a six-round bout.  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 was in his native Kurdistan completing medical school studies during his absence.  Baccus (4-0-1, three KO's) won a five-round unanimous decision over Steven Crowfield on February 23rd in Oklahoma City, OK.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Roach, Jr. Makes Weight For Title Bid In Fresno!






(Photo by Tom Hogan -Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions


Lamont Roach, Jr. tipped the scales at 129 pounds for his WBO Super Featherweight title challenge against champion Jamel Herring on Saturday, November 9th at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA.  Herring weighed in at 129.8 pounds.

The bout will be the main event on a Top Rank promoted card that will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Beltway Boxers Shine In Oxon Hill!

Saturday night's TGB Promotions card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD proved to be a positive night for Beltway Boxers.  Six locals competed, six locals won.

The Undefeated Russell Brothers of Capitol Heights, MD put on dominating performances en route to knockout victories.  Super lightweight Antuanne "The Last" Russell kept his perfect record intact with a crushing second-round knockout of Juan Huertas of Panama City, Panama. The bout was shown on FS2.  Russell went to work quickly and battered the overmatched Huertas.  In the second, Russell's continued punishment dropped Huertas to one knee.  Huertas could not beat referee Bill Clancy's ten-count and the bout was stopped at 40 seconds.  Russell is now 12-0, 12 KO's.  Huertas is 14-2-1, 10 KO's.

Bantamweight Antonio "Another" Russell made short work of Samuel Gutierrez of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.  Russell landed a wicked overhead right to drop Gutierrez to the canvas. 
Referee Kenny Chevalier stopped the bout at 2:01 of the first round.  Russell remains undefeated at 16-0, 12 KO's.  Gutierrez falls to 16-26-6, six KO's.

In another bout that made the FS2 telecast, Washington, DC super lightweight Shyngyskhan Tazhibay won a four-round unanimous decision over Nicolas Atillo Velasquez of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Tazhibay, a native of Kazakhstan, used a solid fundamental attack to earn the deserved victory.  Scores were not given but all three judges were in agreement. Tazhibay remains undefeated at 9-0, two KO's.  Velasquez is now 11-7, three KO's.

Glenarden, MD lightweight Drayvontay Speed Rawls captured an eight-round unanimous decision over Wanzell "Venom" Ellison of Newark, NJ.  The two men traded blows throughout the bout.  However,  Speed Rawls was able to avoid some of Ellison's punches as the bout went into the later rounds.  Ellison landed an accidental low blow in the fourth round but was not penalized.  All three judges scored the bout 79-72 for Speed Rawls, who is now 13-1-1, eight KO's.  Ellison falls to 11-2-1, five KO's.

Hyattsville,  MD super lightweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris pummeled Joaquim Carneiro of Ceara, Brazil for six rounds en route to a technical knockout. Harris landed seemingly every punch in the book as Carneiro resembled a punching bag with feet.  Finally, referee Kenny Chevalier stopped the contest at 25 seconds of the sixth.  Harris's record rises to 18-0, eight KO's.  Carneiro drops to 25-12, 23 KO's.

Super lightweight Tyrek "I.G.B. Irby of Landover, MD remained undefeated with an eight-round unanimous decision over a very game Joaquin Chavez of Los Angeles, CA.  Irby took early control of the bout, landing left hooks to drop Chavez in the first and second rounds.  By the middle of the bout, Chavez made things a little difficult for Irby by landing good shots of his own.  The early deficit on the scorecards was too much for Chavez to overcome and Irby went on to win by scores of 78-72 and 79-73 twice.  Irby is now 9-0, three KO's while Chavez falls to 9-19-4, two KO's.

In the main event on the card, Brian "El Boxi" Carlos Castano of Buenos Aires,  Argentina stopped Wale "Lucky Boy" Omotoso of Los Angeles, CA by way of Nigeria at the end of the fifth round to win the WBO Intercontinental Junior Middleweight title.  The bout was an easy one for Castano as he outslugged Omotoso throughout the bout.  Omotoso couldn't return any offense.  A hurt shoulder made things more difficult for Omotoso and forced the doctors at ringside to stop the contest at the end of the round.  Castano remains undefeated at 19-0-1, 13 KO's while Omotoso falls to 28-5, 22 KO's.

In the co-feature bout, Javier Fortuna of La Roma, Dominican Republic put on a dominating performance on the way to stopping Jesus Cuellar of Buenos Aires, Argentina in the second round.  This battle of former world super featherweight champions was a relatively easy one for Fortuna as he dropped Cuellar twice, the first was in the first round.  The two men threw rights at the same time.  Fortune's right landed flush and dropped Cuellar.  In the second,  Fortuna sent a left-right combination to Cuellar's head to knock him back down.  Another quick flurry forced referee Bill Clancy to stop the bout at 2:01 of the second.   Fortuna captured the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight title and raises his record to 35-2-1, 24 KO's.  Cuellar drops to 29-4, 22 KO's.

David O. Morrell, Jr., a light heavyweight from Santa Clara, Cuba, stopped Quentin Rankin of Charlotte, NC in the second round.  Morrell, who was competing in a scheduled eight-round encounter after only one previous pro bout, did damage early with a strong offensive attack that led to a vicious body shot that stopped Rankin in his tracks.  Referee David Braslow stopped the bout at 1:01 of the round.  Morrell is 2-0, two KO's.  Rankin is now 15-7-2, 12 KO's.

Brehan, TX welterweight "Cowboy" Ryan Karl won by fifth-round technical decision when his opponent, Berman "Snake" Aguilar of San Jose,  Costa Rica.  Aguilar gained the early advantage in the bout, knocking down Karl with an overhand right in the first round.  However, in setting up that punch, Aguilar hurt his left hand and the hand got progressively worse during the bout.  Referee Bill Clancy, on the advice of the ringside doctors, stopped the contest at the end of the fifth round.  Karl raised his record to 18-2, 12 KO's.  Aguilar falls to 15-6-1, five KO's.

Undefeated welterweight Anthony "ATV" Velasquez scored a seventh-round TKO over Michael "The Hammer" Crain of Smyrna, DE.  Velasquez stayed poised and disciplined throughout the contest as he controlled the action with solid head and body shots.  Crain attempted to mount an offensive attack but he was overwhelmed by Velasquez's onslaught.  Referee David Braslow stopped the bout at 1:59 seconds of the seventh round to remain perfect at 8-0, eight KO's. Crain falls to 3-4, one KO.

Philadelphia, PA super welterweight Paul Kroll scored a 4th round TKO over Farhad Fatulla of Baku, Azerbaijan.  Kroll knocked down Fatulla twice during the bout before it was stopped by referee David Braslow at 2:05 of the fourth round.  Kroll is 6-0, five KO's while Fatulla is 1-4.

In the walkout bout, Ranfis Encarnacion of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic scored an easy first-round knockout over Emmanuel Dominguez of Aguascalientes, Mexico.  Encarnacion used a great left-right combination to drop Dominguez for the count.  The bout ended at 59 seconds.  Encarnacion is still undefeated at 17-0, 13 KO's.  Dominguez falls to 24-9-2, 16 KO's.










Saturday, November 02, 2019

Weights From MGM National Harbor Casino!

Here is the scale watch for the TGB Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, November 2 at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD:

Brian Carlos Castano 153.6 vs. Wale Omotoso 152
(This bout is for the WBO Intercontinental Super Welterweight title)

Javier Fortuna 133.2 vs. Jesus Cuellar 133
(This bout is for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight title)

David Morrell 170 vs. Quentin Rankin 171.6

Ryan Karl 143.4 vs.  Bergman Aguilar 143.4

Ranfis Javier Encarnacion 125.6 vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez 126.4

Antuanne Russell 137.2 vs. Juan Huertas 138.8 (this bout will be shown on FS2)

Anthony Velasquez 146.6 vs. Michael Crain 145.2

Shyngyskhan Tazhibay 141.2 vs. Nicolas Atillio Velasquez 144.2

Tyrek Irby 142.4 vs. Joaquin Chavez 141.6

Dravontay Speed Rawls 131.2 vs. Wanzell Ellison 130.4

Paul Kroll 153.6 vs. Farhad Fatulla 154.4

Patrick Harris 139.8 vs. Joaquim Carneiro 142.2

Antonio Russell 117 vs. Samuel Gutierrez 116.8

Once again, the doors to MGM National Harbor casino's theatre open at 6 PM ET with the first bout scheduled to begin at 6:10 PM.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Warren Scores Second-Round TKO In Las Vegas!

Baltimore, MD super featherweight Malik "The King" Warren made a demonstrative Mayweather Promotions debut by scoring a second-round TKO over the debuting Shauncy Perry of Jonesboro, AK at the Sam's Town and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV.

Warren, who signed with Mayweather Promotions in mid-October, knocked down Perry three times during the bout.  The first knockdown came from a wicked left hook in the first round.  During the second round, Warren dropped Perry with head and body shots before the bout was stopped at 1:09.  Warren is now 2-0 with two KO's,

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

November Beltway Schedule Looks Loaded!

The Saturday, November 2nd card at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD is just the beginning of what should be a very exciting month for Beltway Boxing.  Here is what is currently on the schedule:

Friday, November 1st -- Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV.  Baltimore, MD rookie super featherweight Malik "King" Warren makes his Mayweather Promotions debut against the debuting Shauncy Perry of Jonesboro, AR.  Warren made a successful pro debut in his hometown on July 27th, scoring a second-round TKO over Davonte McCowen.

Saturday, November 9th -- Chukchansi Park, Fresno, CA.  Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. challenges WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel 'Semper Fi" Herring of Cincinnati, OH for the championship in a 12-round encounter that will be shown on ESPN+.

Saturday, November 9th -- Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.  Washington, DC super middleweight Gregory "Glizzy" Clark will be in a six-round contest against undefeated Alexis Espino of Las Vegas.  Clark (4-4-1, one KO) looks to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Jonathan Esquivel on July 13th in Carson, CA.  Espino (4-0, three KO's) scored a third-round TKO over Oscar Soto on August 24th in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Saturday, November 9th -- Exposition Building, Portland, ME.  Baltimore super featherweight Jahmal Dyer battles "The Silent Assassin" William Foster of New Haven, CT in a contest scheduled for eight rounds.  Dyer (9-2, five KO's) lost his last bout by eight-round unanimous decision to Andres Cortes on April 5th in Las Vegas.  This will be Dyer's third straight bout against an undefeated boxer.  Foster (10-0, seven KO's) comes off a fourth-round TKO win over Ramon Elizer Esperanza on May 10th in Springfield, MA.

Saturday, November 9th -- Rock Hill, SC.  Dundalk, MD super featherweight Dorian Bostic will be in a four-round bout against an opponent to be determined.  Bostic, who is originally from Cheraw, SC, made his pro debut on May 25th and registered a first-round knockout over Gerel Thomas on May 25th in Charlotte, NC.

Saturday, November 9th -- Orange County High School, Orange, VA.  Undefeated Salisbury, MD welterweight "Nasty" Nigel Fennell is in a four-round bout against Corey Champion of Louisa, VA.  Fennell (5-0, four KO's) comes off a six-round unanimous decision win over Darel Harris on September 14th in Sterling, VA.  Champion (1-0) won his pro debut with a third-round TKO over Dustin Michael Lanning on July 20th at Orange County High School.

Thursday, November 14th -- Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.  The final "Fight Night" Fight For Children takes place on this night. So far, no Beltway Boxers are scheduled for the card but the main event is a 10-round contest for the USBA Super Lightweight title.  Sonny Fredrickson of Toledo, OH (21-1, 14 KO's) defends the title against Samuel "Tsunami" Teah of Philadelphia, PA by way of Monrovia, Liberia (15-3-1, seven KO's).

Saturday, November 16th -- La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD.  The Shabazz Brothers card is scheduled to feature undefeated Baltimore super middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson (5-0, four KO's) in the main event.

Wednesday, November 27th -- Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH.  Undefeated Baltimore Heavyweight Cassius Chaney makes a relatively quick return to the ring in an eight-round bout against Nick Jones of Okmulgee, OK.  Chaney (17-0, 11 KO's) last fought on October 11th and scored a first-round knockout over Santander Silgado in Hartford, CT. The win was Chaney's third straight first-round knockout and sixth consecutive knockout overall.  Jones (7-2, five KO's) has suffered two straight knockout losses including a fourth-round knockout loss to Rodney Hernandez on December 8th in La Puente, CA.

All bouts and cards subject to change without notice.






Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Update On November 2nd Card In Oxon Hill, MD!

A few updates on the TGB Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD bantamweight Antonio "Another" Russell now has an opponent for his 10-round bout.  Russell (15-0, 11 KO's) will take on veteran Samuel "Panterita" Gutierrez of Saltillo, Mexico (16-25-6, six KO's).  Gutierrez is winless in his last six contests, including an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Shawn Simpson on August 31st in Minneapolis, MN.  This will be the second trip to the Beltway for Gutierrez -- he lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Dylan Price on July 27th in Baltimore, MD.

By the way, the bout for Antuanne "The Last" Russell against Juan Huertas is scheduled for 10 rounds -- the first time he has competed in a scheduled 10-round bout.

"Y.G. Pat" Patrick Harris, an undefeated super lightweight from Hyattsville, MD, has a change in his opponent for his eight-round encounter.  Harris (17-0, eight KO's) will now face Joaquim Carneiro of Sao Paolo, Brazil (25-11, 23 KO's).  Carneiro looks to bounce back from his fifth-round TKO loss to Ivan Golub on August 1st in Monroeville, PA.

We are also hearing that undefeated DC welterweight Shyngyskhan Tazhibay (8-0, two KO's) has been added to this card.  No word yet on Tazhibay's opponent but this will be the first action for the native of Kazakhstan since October 27th of 2018 when he defeated Juan Rodriguez by six-round unanimous decision in Fort Washington, MD.  Also, according to BoxRec.com, featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy of Hyattsville, MD is no longer on the card.

The main event bout between WBA Super Featherweight champions as Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna of Braintree, MA by way of the Dominican Republic will challenge Jesus "El Jinete" Cuellar of Buenos Aires, Argentina will be a 10-round encounter for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Lightweight title.

The co-feature bout will be a 10-round encounter between interim WBA Super Welterweight champion Brian Carlos "El Boxi" Castano of Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Wale "Lucky Boy" Omotoso of Los Angeles, CA by way of Lagos, Nigeria.  Castano (15-0-1, 11 KO's) comes off a 12-round split decision draw against Erislandy Lara on March 2nd in Brooklyn, NY.  Omotoso (28-4, 22 KO's) last fought Curtis Stevens and knocked him out in the third round on August 3rd in Brooklyn.

In a 10-round featherweight encounter, undefeated Ranfis Javier Encarnacion of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic will battle Emmanuel "Veneno" Dominguez of Aguascalientes, Mexico.  Encarnacion (16-0, 12 KO's) comes off a second-round TKO over Jose Bustos on April 27th in Las Vegas, NV.  Dominguez (26-8-2, 18 KO's) is riding a two-bout winning streak including a third-round knockout of Jose Roberto Gonzalez on June 8th in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Houston, TX welterweight "Cowboy" Ryan Karl will be in a 10-round bout against Bergman "The Snake" Aguilar of San Jose, Costa Rica by way of Nicaragua.  Karl (17-2, 11 KO's) scored a first-round knockout over David Morales on June 29th in Houston.  Karl has a victory over a Beltway Boxer, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Kareem Martin in Flint, MI in November of 2017.   Aguilar (15-5-1, five KO's) scored a fourth-round TKO over Eliecer Lanzas on July 17th in San Jose, Costa Rica.  This will be Aquilar's second trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino.  Aguilar lost a six-round unanimous decision to Patrick Harris on March 24th.

In a very interesting eight-round contest, light heavyweight Osvary David Morrell of Minneapolis, MN by way of Santa Clara, Cuba will take on Quinton Rankin of Charlotte, NC.  This is interesting because Morrell is competing at the eight-round plateau after only one pro bout.  Morrell's pro debut was scheduled for six rounds but he only needed one, knocking out Yendris Rodriguez Valdez on August 31st in Minneapolis.  Rankin (15-6-2, 12 KO's) looks to bounce back from an eight-round unanimous decision loss to former world champion Chad Dawson on June 29th in Mashantucket, CT.

Undefeated Springfield, MA welterweight Anthony "ATV" Velazquez looks to keep his perfect record intact by facing Michael Crain of Smyrna, DE.  Velazquez (7-0, seven KO's) scored a fourth-round TKO over Vincent Floyd on August 17th in Springfield.  Crain (3-3, one KO) has not fought since winning a four-round unanimous decision over Dontre King in September of 2018 in Hockessin, DE.

In another bout, Paul "The Punisher" Kroll of Philadelphia, Pa will take on Farhad "The Puncher" Fatulla of Salt Lake City, UT by way of Azerbaijan.  Kroll (5-0, four KO's) went the distance for the first time in his young career, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Shinard Bunch on August 10th in Philadelphia.  Fatulla (1-3) suffered back-to-back losses to Beltway Boxers in his last two outings.  In his last contest, Fatulla lost a four-round majority decision to Cornell Hines on January 18th in New York City.  Prior to that bout, Fatulla lost a four-round unanimous decision to Keeshawn Williams in September of 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

On Saturday, the doors to MGM National Harbor Casino will open at 6 PM ET and the first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:10 PM.  There will be preliminary contests that will air on FS2 starting at 9 PM followed by the FS1 telecast that will get underway at 10:30 PM.




Monday, October 28, 2019

Late Result: Rodriguez Loses Unanimous Decision In Philadelphia!

Haymarket, VA welterweight Juan De La Cruz Rodriguez lost a four-round unanimous decision to James Martin of Philadelphia, PA on Friday, October 25th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Rodriguez managed to knock down Martin in the first round. However, Martin was able to right the ship and won the decision by scores of 39-37 and 38-37 twice.  Rodriguez falls to 8-16-1, six KO's.  Martin is now 5-1.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Alantez Fox Wins Unanimous Decision In Puerto Rico!



Photo by Marcos Mejias Ortiz/PRBBP

Upper Marlboro, MD middleweight contender Alantez "SlyAza" Fox won an eight-round unanimous decision over Bruno Leonardo Romay of Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday during the World Boxing Organization's Night of Champions event at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

Fox, who is ranked second in the world by the WBO, won his bout by scores of 80-71 and 79-72 (twice).  Fox is now 26-1-1, 12 KO's.  Romay falls to 21-8, 18 KO's.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Davis Challenges Gamboa For WBA 'Regular' Lightweight Title December 28th in Atlanta!



Former two-division world champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis of Baltimore, MD will vie for his third world title in his third weight class when he faces former three-division titleholder "El Ciclon De Guantanamo" Yuriorkis Gamboa of Miami, FL by way of Guantanamo, Cuba on Saturday, December 28th at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA.  The two will vie for the WBA Regular Lightweight title and the bout will be the main event contest shown on Showtime.

The two men fought their last bouts on the same card -- July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.  Davis (22-0, 21 KO's) scored a second-round TKO over Ricardo Nunez in his first title defense (of the WBA Super Featherweight championship) at home.  Gamboa (30-2, 18 KO's) also knocked out his opponent -- Roman Martinez -- in the second round.  Davis and Gamboa are ranked one and two, in the most recent WBA rankings.  The winner of this contest may get an opportunity against Unified Lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

The co-feature bout on this Mayweather Promotions/TGB Promotions card will be another battle of champions as WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal of Laval, Quebec, Canada (34-6-1, 20 KO's) takes on former two-division world titleholder Badou Jack "The Ripper" of Las Vegas, NV (22-2-3, 13 KO's).

Balogun, Pllana Score First-Round KO's In DC!

Two Beltway Boxers scored explosive knockouts at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 24th.  This was the annual Alarm.com boxing card that is open only to employees of the company.  The press is not allowed to attend.

In the main event, Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Mike "Silverback" Balogun scored a first-round knockout over Mike "Concrete" Bissett of St. Petersburg, FL.  The time of the knockout was 1:50 seconds.  Balogun remains undefeated at 15-0, 11 KO's.  Bissett falls to 15-13-1, nine KO's.

The co-feature saw the "Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana of Hagerstown, MD register a first-round knockout over Alex Lara of Manhattan, NY in a super middleweight contest.  The bout was stopped at 2:07. Pllana rises to 7-1, four KO's while Lara drops to 2-2, one KO.

DC middleweight Davonn Boone won a four-round unanimous decision over Allan Johnson of Ashburn, VA.  No word on the official scores but reports say the decision was "controversial."  Both men even their records at 1-1.  Johnson has one knockout on his record.

In the opening bout, female flyweight Natalie "Barracuda" Gonzalez of New Rochelle, NY won a six-round unanimous decision over Martina Horgasz of Budapest, Hungary.  Again, no word on official scores.  Gonzalez is now 6-0, one KO while Horgasz is now 5-5, four KO's.


Brown Defends NABO Title With Eight-Round Majority Decision in Brooklyn!


(Photo by Varcity Visions)

Washington, DC super featherweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown successfully defended her NABO Super Featherweight championship with an eight-round majority decision over Vanessa Bradford of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Thursday at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex on the campus of St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.

Brown won by scores of 76-76, 77-75, 79-73 to remain undefeated at 9-0, six KO's.  Bradford is now 5-2-2.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Brown Weighs 129.6 For Eight Rounder in Brooklyn!

Tiara Brown tipped the scales at 129.6 pounds for her eight-round NABO Super Featherweight title bout against Vanessa Bradford Thursday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  Bradford weighed in at 128.2 pounds.

The bout is being streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

BATB Podcast Network Expands!

The Boxing Along The Beltway Podcast Network is expanding.  We are already heard on Spreaker.com, IHeartRadio.com, Stitcher.com, and Tunein.com.

Now, two more podcast apps are joining the network. 

We are now heard on Podcast Addict:




And we are also on Spotify:




We will hopefully have a new episode of the podcast later this week.  As always, thanks for your support!