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 Spreaker.com and Iheartradio.com  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.


Friday, July 07, 2017

Boxing Returns To DC's Sphinx Club July 15th!

There will be a GQ Promotions card coming to the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 15th.  The "GQ" in GQ Promotions is undefeated Montgomery Village, MD welterweight Gerome Quigley who will be in the main event challenging  Luis Hernandez of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico  in a 10-round bout for the vacant USBO Welterweight title.

Quigley (16-0, 15 KO's) last fought on March 25th and scored a fourth-round TKO over Dennis Sharpe at the University of the District of Columbia Physical Activities Center in DC.  Hernandez (16-4, nine KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak with a first-round TKO over the debuting Roman Jardley Juarez Castro on March 18th in Gusave, Sinaloa, Mexico. Hernandez has fought solid competition in recent bouts including undefeated boxers Rashidi Ellis and US Olympian Terrell Gausha.

There are two six-round bouts scheduled for this card.  Bowie, MD cruiserweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith will face Karinn Davis of Jackson, MI.  Smith (8-1, seven KO's) made a brief return to the heavyweight division in his last outing and scored a third-round TKO over Carlos Black on the March 25th UDC card.  In his last cruiserweight bout, Smith scored a crushing first-round knockout over previously undefeated Darnell Pierce on February 11th in Fort Washington, MD.  Davis (2-6, two KO's) returns to the ring for the first time since February of 2016 and will try to break a two-bout losing streak. 

Greenbelt, MD cruiserweight "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed enters the six-round level of the sport for the first time as he battles James Jones of Nashville, TN.  Crossed (5-0, three KO's) stopped Michael Tillery in the second round in his last outing on October 19th in Charlotte, NC.  Jones (4-10, three KO's) will be trying to extend a two-bout winning streak.  In his last outing, Jones knocked out Aaron Shrewsbury in the third round on April 29th in Glenville, WVA.  Jones is 0-3 against Beltway Boxers.  Jones previously lost by knockout to Greg Newby and Nick Kisner and dropped a four-round unanimous decision to Shaborn Ryals.

In four-round bouts, The Bell Twins -- Jason and Justin of District Heights, MD -- return to action. Jason Bell (2-0, one KO) will take on the debuting Dameron Kirby.  Bell won a four-round unanimous decision over George Sheppard on April 29th in Springfield, VA.

Justin Bell (1-0) made his pro debut on the last GQ Promotions card on March 25th at UDC and won a four-round unanimous decision over Greg Hackett.  Bell will battle Erik Plumeri of Lockport, NY (0-4-1).  Plumeri last fought on March 18th and lost by second-round TKO to Jose Rodriguez, Jr. in Erie, PA.

Rockville, MD middleweight Francisco Bustos returns to action for the first time in more than a year when he faces Corwin Farmer of North Carolina in a four-rounder.  The undefeated Bustos (5-0, three KO's) has not fought since knocking out Cory Macon in the first round in June of 2016 in Springfield, VA.  Farmer (1-1) won a four-round unanimous decision over Paul Holley on January 14th in Macon, GA.

Also on the card, Fort Washington, MD super middleweight Leo Alcanera will face off with George Sheppard of Newport News, VA in a four-round contest.  Alcanera (1-0) made his pro debut on the March 25th card at UDC and won a four-round unanimous decision over Alex Rojas.  Sheppard (0-1) returns to the ring for the first time since losing his pro debut to Jason Bell on April 29th.

Two Beltway Boxers will make their pro debuts on this card -- Lightweight Dante Cox of Laurel, MD and super welterweight Rashad Kirkpatrick of Waldorf, MD.  Cox will face Archie Weah of Norcross, GA by way of Monrovia, Liberia.  Weah (1-7) has lost his last six contests.  Kirkpatrick will face the equally debuting Martegus Martin.



Saturday, July 01, 2017

Beltway Boxers Win More Titles On Final Day of Junior Olympic Championships!

Five more Beltway Amateurs captured national titles on the concluding day of competition at the Junior Olympic, Prep Nationals and Youth Open at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA.

Reisterstown, MD's Lorenzo Simpson added another championship to his trophy case by winning the Youth 165 Pound title with a 5-0 decision over Kahshad Elliott of Plainfield, NJ.  Simpson's gym mate, Donte White of Baltimore, MD captured the Junior 176+ championship defeating Tyree Chapman of Detroit, MI by a 4-1 score.  Simpson and White, along with female national champion Candice Carter, are all out of the Upton Boxing Center in Baltimore.

Nasheed Smith of Washington, DC took home the title in the Youth 178-Pound division, winning a 4-1 decision over Chavon Davis of Mansfield, OH.

The tournament was a nice one for the Davis Brothers, Keyshawn and Keon of Alexandria, VA by way of Norfolk, VA.  Keyshawn Davis built on the National Golden Gloves title he won in May by capturing the Youth 132 Pound championship with a 5-0 decision over Harley Mederos of New York, NY.  Keon Davis won the Junior 110 Pound championship with a 3-2 decision over Jalen Walker of Gardens, CA.

Beltway Boxers are bringing back 10 national championships.  Here is the list:

Kairee Kelly, Washington, DC -- Pee Wee 8 Open/65 Pounds

Anthony Gibson, Washington, DC -- Pee Wee 9-10 Novice 85 Pounds

Khaliq Harrison, Fort Washington, MD --  Bantam 95 Pounds

Jalil Hackett, Washington, DC -- Intermediate 114 Pounds

Candice Carter, Baltimore, MD -- Youth Female 112 Pounds

Donte White, Baltimore, MD -- Junior 176+ Pounds

Nasheed Smith, Washington, DC -- Youth 178 Pounds

Keon Davis, Alexandria/Norfolk, VA -- Junior 110 Pounds

Keyshawn Davis, Alexandria/Norfolk, VA -- Youth 132 Pounds

Lorenzo Simpson, Reisterstown, MD -- Youth 165 Pounds

Also, Region 2, which features DC and Baltimore, captured the team titles in both the Bantam and Novice divisions.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Roach Retains WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight Title With Unanimous Decision In Indio, CA

Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. made the first successful defense of his WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight championship with a 10-round unanimous decision over Jesus A. Valdez of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico tonight at the Fantasy Springs Hotel and Casino in Indio, CA.

In going 10 rounds for the first time in his pro career, the judges saw Roach, Jr. in control of the contest, winning the bout by scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 97-93.  Roach remains undefeated with a record of 14-0, five KO's.  Valdez's record drops to 20-3-1, nine KO's.

Local Amateurs Capture More National Titles At Junior Olympic Championships!

Three more Beltway amateurs have won national titles over the past two days of competition at the Junior Olympic, Prep National and Youth Championships at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA.

Today's action saw Khaliq Harrison of Fort Washington, MD win the Bantam 95 Pound championship with a 5-0 decision over Mario Rodriguez of Providence, RI.  Also, Jalil Hackett of Washington, DC earned the Intermediate 114 Pound title with a 3-2 win over Gustavo Garrido of San Antonio, TX.

During Thursday's competition, Kairee Kelly of DC won the Pee Wee 8 Open/65 Pounds championship with a 5-0 decision over Kartiere Gilmore of Solon, OH.

Along with Candice Carter's national title win in the Youth Female 112 Pound championship earlier in the week, Beltway Boxers have so far won four national titles.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jeffrey Gildenhorn, Restauranteur And Former DC Boxing And Wrestling Commission Chair, Dies At 74!


(photo courtesy of historicchevychasedc.org)

Jeffrey Gildenhorn, a noted and popular restaurant owner who once served as chair of the District of Columbia Boxing And Wrestling Commission, passed away suddenly at the age of 74.  Reports say Mr. Gildenhorn died after choking while dining Wednesday night at the popular Palm restaurant in DC.  Mr. Gildenhorn was taken to George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Gildenhorn, a native of DC, was the long-time owner of the American City Diner in Northwest and was a popular fixture in business and politics in the Nation's Capitol.  In the mid-1990's, Mr. Gildenhorn served on the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission -- he was a commissioner for two years and then served as chair for one year.  In 1998, he made an unsuccessful bid for DC Mayor.

Funeral services are pending.  Mr. Gildenhorn was the first chair of the DC Boxing Commission that I had the opportunity to work with.  He was a nice man who would have his commission meetings at his restaurant and feed everyone who came to them.  His name was very well-known throughout the city and he will truly be missed.  BATB sends our condolences to the Gildenhorn Family.

Roach, Jr. Tips Scales At 129.8 Pounds For Title Defense in Indio!

Lamont Roach, Jr. weighed in at 129.8 pounds for his 10-round contest against Jesus Valdez on Friday, June 30th at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.  Roach, Jr. will be defending his WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight title.  Valdez came in at 129.6 pounds.

Originally, we thought the bout would air on the ESPN2 telecast.  However, we have learned that the bout will be streamed live on ESPN3 and on the ESPN app.  No word on what time that broadcast will begin.

Carter Captures Youth Female Title At Junior Olympic Championships!





Congratulations to Baltimore, MD's Candice Carter who won the 112 Pound Youth Female championship on the second day of competition Wednesday at the 2017 Junior Olympic, Prep National and Youth Open championships at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA.

Carter defeated Bernadette Malendrez of Merced, CA by a 5-0 score to capture the title.  Carter's victory was part of a busy day for Beltway amateurs.  Here are results from Wednesday's competition:

Junior 154 Pounds:  Eugene Collins, Nashville, TN over Brian Perry, Washington, DC, 3-2

Youth 114 Pounds:  Derry Noble, Vacaville, CA over Chamar Flowers, Accokeek, MD, 5-0

Junior 106 Pounds:  Lamar Odoms, Washington, DC over Braden Reed, Dyersburg, TN, 4-1

Youth 132 Pounds:  Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, VA over Malik Warren, Catonsville, MD, 5-0

Pee Wee 8 Novice 65 Pounds: Michael O'Conner, Newburgh, NY over Jayden Morgan, Laurel, MD, 4-1

Intermediate 110 Pounds:  Deon Giles, Capitol Heights, MD over Danilo Diez, Cape Coral, FL, 3-2

Pee Wee 8 Open 65 Pounds:  Kairee Kelly, Washington, DC over Allan Hernandez, Vero Beach, FL, 5-0

Pee Wee Open 60 Pounds:  Anthony Anderson, Canton, MI over Keith Perry, Washington, DC, 5-0

Bantam 80 Pounds: Marcell Steele, Washington, DC over Alexander Tapia, Omaha, NB, 5-0.

Intermediate 106 Pounds: Tyreek Williams, Washington, DC over Jake Santistevan, Denver, CO, 4-1

Pee Wee Open 70 Pounds: Marcus Luther, Washington, DC over Donovan Garcia, Thornton, CO

Intermediate 85 Pounds:  Lonzo Malcolm, Washington, DC over Dempsey Wooten, Mannford, OK, 3-2

Intermediate 114 Pounds:  Jalil Hackett, Washington, DC over Khalil Abdullah, Cleveland Heights, OH

We hope to have today's schedule a little later today.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Day 2 Bout Sheet For Junior Olympics In West Virginia!

Here is the bout sheet for Beltway competitors for the second day of competition at the Junior Olympic, Prep Nationals and Youth Open at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA:

Afternoon Session:

Ring 1:

Pee Wee Novice 8, 65 Pounds:  Jayden Morgan, Laurel, MD vs. Michael O'Conner, Newburgh, NY

Pee Wee Open 75 Pounds:  Adam Dinkins, Washington, DC vs. Roy Garcia, Laredo, TX

Intermediate 101 Pounds:  Muhammad Robinson, Nottingham, MD vs. Nysir Blackwell, Mililani, HI.

Intermediate 110 Pounds:  Deon Giles, Capitol Heights, MD vs. Danilo Diez, Cape Coral, FL


Ring 2: 

Pee Wee Open 8, 65 Pounds:  Kairee Kelly, Washington, DC vs. Allan Hernandez, Vero Beach, FL

Boys 80 Pounds: Marcell Steele, Washington, DC vs. Alexander Tapia, Omaha, NE

Intermediate 106 Pounds:  Tyreek Williams, Washington, DC vs. Jake Santistevan, Denver, CO


Ring 3: 

Pee Wee Open 70 Pounds: Marcus Luther, Washington, DC vs. Donovan Garcia, Thornton, CO

Ring 4:

Intermediate 85 Pounds:  Lonzo Malcolm, Washington, DC vs. Dempsey Wooten, Mannford, OK

Intermediate 114 Pounds:  Jalil Hackett, Washington, DC vs. Khalil Abdullah, Cleveland Heights, OH.


Evening Session:

Ring 1: 

Junior 154 Pounds:  Brian Perry, Washington, DC vs. Eugene Collins, Nashville, TN

Youth 114 Pounds:   Chamar Flowers, Accokeek, MD vs. Derry Noble, Vacaville, CA

Youth 132 Pounds:  Reco Todd, Gwynn Oak, MD vs. Gabriel Camacho, Lancaster, PA

Ring 2: 

Female Youth 112 Pounds:  Candace Carter, Baltimore, MD vs. Bernadette Malendrez, Merced, CA

Ring 3:

Junior 106 Pounds:  Lamar Odoms, Washington, DC vs. Braden Reed, Dyersburg, TN

Youth 132 Pounds:  Malik Warren, Catonsville, MD vs. Keyshawn Davis, Norfolk, VA


USAboxing.org has not posted all of the results from the first day of competition.  We hope to get those results before the second day begins. 




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Boxing Returns To Michael's Eighth Avenue July 13th!

A battle of experience versus youth will headline the next Baltimore Pro Boxing card on Thursday, July 13th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Longtime Beltway fan favorite Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow will be in the main event taking on Sherman "The Tank" Artis of Severn, MD in an eight-round super middleweight contest.  Nicklow (26-8-3, eight KO's) was the first BATB Rookie Of The Year in 2006.  Nicklow is undefeated (24-0-3) in the state of Maryland, winning his last contest on January 13th at Michaels, an eight-round unanimous decision over Chauncey Fields.  Nicklow has faced a who's who of solid competition in his career, including former world champion Jermain Taylor and contenders Fernando Guerrero, Ryota Murata and Ronald Gavril.

Although Artis (3-1) started his career in 2010, he has only fought four times as a pro.  Artis returned to action after an almost three-year absence and won a four-round unanimous decision over Steve Wheeler on March 30th at Michael's.

In a four-round bout on the card, Baltimore middleweight "Dangerous" Donald Wallace will face off with Shane Pearson of Statesville, NC.  Wallace (2-0-1, one KO) will look to improve off of a six-round majority draw against Gregory Clark on the last Michael's card on May 12th.  Pearson (2-1, two KO's) makes a quick return to the Beltway, having scored a shocking first-round TKO over Stephon Morris on June 17th at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore.

Also on the card, undefeated Glenarden, MD super lightweight Drayvontay Speed-Rawls returns to action in a six-round contest against the incredibly busy Matt Murphy of St. Louis, MO.  Speed-Rawls comes off a third-round stoppage of Rynell Griffin on March 25th in Washington, DC.  Murphy (2-13-3, two KO's) will be competing for the 10th time in 2017.  Murphy comes off back-to-back draws over a five-day period.  On June 17th in Baltimore, Murphy held undefeated Mack Allison IV to a four-round majority draw.  Five days later, on June 22nd, Murphy traveled cross country to Los Angeles, CA and battled Zachary Wohlman to a four-round split decision draw.

Also scheduled to be on the card are IBO International Bantamweight champion Alexandru "Spartan" Marin of Bethesda, MD and junior lightweight Ernest "Lightning Bug" Hall of Baltimore.  Marin (13-0, nine KO's) comes off a six-round unanimous decision over German Meraz on May 20th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD and will be in an eight-round contest on this card.  Hall (2-0, one KO) won a four-round unanimous decision over Lamont White on March 30th at Michael's.  Hall is scheduled to participate in a six-round contest for the first time as a pro.

The card, which will also have three amateur bouts, will be held in tribute to promoter Jake Smith's father, Murray "The Bushwacker" Smith.  Murray Smith was a fixture in Baltimore and promoted various events before passing away in 2013.

Competition Begins At Junior Olympic Prep And Youth Open In West Virginia!

The first day of competition is today at the National Junior Olympic Prep and Youth Open at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA.

More than 20 Beltway Boxers will be competing in the event.  Here is the Beltway Schedule for today:

Afternoon Session -- Noon

Ring 1:

Pee Wee 8 Novice 65 Pounds:  Payton Pullen-Davis, Fort Washington, MD vs. Michael O'Conner, Newburgh, NY

Pee Wee Open 55 Pounds:  Sa'mari Everette, Baltimore, MD vs. Martin Mosqueda, Houston, TX

Intermediate 90 Pounds: Jordan Roach, Upper Marlboro, MD vs. Infant Nunez, Kenner, LA

Ring 2:

Boys 65 Pounds: Cardarius Johnson, Washington, DC vs. Andrew Corona, Laveen, AZ

Boys 95 Pounds:  Khaliq Harrison, Fort Washington, MD vs. Jonathan Sosa, Irving, TX

Intermediate 95 Pounds: Samuel Edmonds, Fort Washington, MD vs. Daniel Cortez, Converse, TX

Ring 4:

Pee Wee 8 Novice 65 Pounds: Jayden Morgan, Laurel, MD vs. Seth Gaye, Philadelphia, PA

Pee Wee Open 70 Pounds:  Marcus Luther, Washington, DC vs. Fynest Cummings, Rochester, NY

Boys 85 Pounds: Jeremiah Jimason, Upper Marlboro, MD vs. Na'cyus Morrison, Greenville, SC

Boys 101 Pounds: Tommy Coe, Baltimore, MD vs. Ryan Williams, Toledo, OH

Intermediate 110 Pounds: Deon Giles, Capitol Heights, MD vs. Javen Encinas, Shafter, CA


Evening Session -- 6 PM

Ring 1:

Junior 165 Pounds:  Michael Tymas, Washington, DC vs. Darelle Valsaint, Orlando, FL

Youth 114 Pounds:  Chamar Flowers, Accokeek, MD vs.  Reggie Jones, Aiken, SC

Youth 132 Pounds:  Malik Warren, Catonsville, MD vs. Jordan Jenkins, Garland, TX

Ring 3:

Junior 90 Pounds:  Jahmal Harvey, Oxon Hill, MD vs. Braylon Jones, Lafayette, LA

Youth 165 Pounds:  Lorenzo Simpson, Reisterstown, MD vs. Tyler Tomlin, Ashland City, TN

Ring 4:

Junior 101 Pounds:  Ragahleak Bartee, Washington, DC vs. Adrian Rodriguez, Glendale, AZ


The bouts are being livestreamed throughout the day for free.  Here is the page that will take you to the links for the live streams:





Monday, June 26, 2017

Late Result: Dozier Drops Unanimous Decision In Detroit!

Suitland, MD super welterweight Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier lost a six-round unanimous decision to Darryl Cunningham of Detroit, MI on Friday, June 23 at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.

Dozier lost the bout by scores of 59-55 across the board.  Dozier has lost his last six bouts and his record falls to 10-18-2, five KO's.  Cunningham is now 36-9, 14 KO's.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beltway Boxers Score Mixed Results In Philadelphia!

Four Beltway Boxers were part of an exciting Kings Promotions card of action at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA Saturday night.  They left the town with mixed results.

Undefeated Washington, DC bantamweight Marcus "The Dreamcrusher" Bates won a six-round unanimous decision over a very game Roberto "Escorpion" Pucheta of La Villa de Cuerámbaro, Jalisco, Mexico.  According to reports, Bates had to survive a solid Pucheta onslaught early on before coming on strong in the middle rounds.  Bates knocked down Pucheta in the fifth round with a left hand and went on to win the bout by scores of 59-54 and 58-55 (twice).  Bates is now 7-0-1, six KO's while Pucheta falls to 10-12-1, six KO's and loses to a Beltway Boxer for the second consecutive time.  Pucheta dropped a six-round unanimous decision to Kevin Rivers, Jr. on May 24th in Santa Monica, CA.

DC super middleweight Gregory "Glizzy" Clark won a six-round unanimous decision over Darryl "Dreamking" Bunting of Asbury Park, NJ.  Clark seemed to be in command throughout the contest, according to reports with one local reporter calling the bout a "horrible, ugly fight."  Clark is now 3-1-1, one KO while Bunting, originally from Marietta, GA, falls to 3-2-2, one KO.

Heavyweight Colby Madison of Owings Mills, MD fought to a six-round majority draw against fellow undefeated boxer Joel Caudle of Raleigh, NC.  According to the Madison camp, Madison was hampered by a broken right hand he suffered in the first round.  Caudle won the bout on one judge's scorecard, 58-56.  However, that judge was overruled by two judges seeing the draw, 57-57.  Madison, who went six rounds for the first time in his career, is now 4-0-1, three KO's.  Caudle is now 7-0-1, five KO's.

In the opening bout on the card, DC lightweight Jordan "Kidd" Peters lost a close four-round unanimous decision to "Pretty Boy" Chaise Nelson of Dayton, OH.  Peters lost by scores of 39-37 across the board.  Peters drops his first pro contest and is now 2-1-1, two KO's.  Nelson's record rises to 6-1, three KO's.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beltway Boxers Tip Scales In Philadelphia!

Four Beltway Boxers weighed in Friday for Saturday contests on the Kings Promotions card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Marcus Bates tipped the scales at 123 pounds for his six-round encounter with Roberto Pucheta, who weighed in at 123.1 pounds.

Gregory Clark came in at 162.8 pounds for his six-rounder against Darryl Bunting.  Bunting weighed in at 164.9 pounds.

Colby Madison weighed in at 244.6 pounds for his six-round battle with fellow undefeated Joel Caudle, who came in at 267.  Madison is 4-0, three KO's while Caudle, of Raleigh, NC, is 7-0, five KO's.  This will be Madison's first scheduled six-rounder.

Jordan Peters tipped the scales at 125.1 for his four-rounder against Chaise Nelson, who weighed in at 125.2 pounds.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Dozier Weighs 154.8 For Detroit Six-Rounder!



(Photo by Bob Ryder)

Lenwood Dozier (left) weighed in at 154.8 pounds for his six-round contest Friday night at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, MI.  Dozier's opponent, Darryl Cunningham, weighed in at 155.8.

Isley Qualifies For Elite World Championships With Victory In Honduras!

Congratulations to Alexandria, VA middleweight Troy Isley who recently qualified for the Elite Men's World Championships which will take place August 25th-September 3rd in Hamburg, Germany.

Isley punched his ticket to the world championships in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on June 17th, winning a 5-0 decision over Hebert Sousa of Brazil.  This bout was during the 2017 Continental Championships.

This is a nice bounce-back victory for Isley, who was upset in the first-round of the National Golden Gloves in May.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lamont Roach, Jr. Defends WBC Youth Silver Super Featherweight Title June 30th In Indio, CA!

Undefeated Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. will make the first defense of his WBC Youth Super Featherweight championship on Friday, June 30th against Jesus A. "Chuito" Valdez of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.  The bout will be shown on ESPN2 and it is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Roach (13-0, five KO's) returns to the location where he won his title in his last contest, scoring a crushing first-round knockout over Alejandro Valdez on January 28th.  Valdez (20-2-1, nine KO's) makes his first trip to the continental United States.  Valdez has won his last four bouts in his native Mexico but all four of those wins were against under-.500 competition.

Dozier Travels To Detroit For Six-Rounder June 23!

Suitland, MD middleweight veteran Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier returns to action on Friday, June 23 in a six-round contest against Detroit, MI veteran Darryl Cunningham at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.

Dozier (10-17-2, five KO's) will be looking to break a five-bout losing streak that includes a second-round TKO loss to Winfred Harris, Jr. on April 29th in Louisville, KY.  Cunningham (35-9, 14 KO's) makes his third straight trip to the Motor City Casino where he has won his last two bouts.  Cunningham comes off a six-round unanimous decision to Taronze Washington on February 24th.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Maryland Boxers Split Pro Debuts In Harrisburg, PA!

Two Maryland Boxers made pro debuts on a card at the Small Arena PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA on June 17th.

Salisbury, MD light heavyweight Ryan Watson made a successful debut winning a four-round unanimous decision over the equally debuting Carl Murphy of Harrisburg. According to well-known boxing writer JR Jowett, Murphy won a close bout by scores of 39-37 across the board.

Also on the card, Baltimore, MD welterweight Dan Koch lost his pro debut by first-round knockout to debuting Roy McGill of Harrisburg.  Jowett reports that Koch was caught by a McGill right hand that dropped him face first on the canvas.  The bout was stopped at 2:21 of the round.

One other note on this card.  There were four bouts on the card and six of the eight boxers were making their pro debuts.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

T. Douglas Captures UBF Super Flyweight Title With Fourth-Round TKO!

Tyriesha "Lady Tiga" Douglas won the vacant Universal Boxing Federation Female Super Flyweight championship with a fourth-round TKO over previously undefeated Ebony "The Storm" Rivera of Fayetteville, NC at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD.  The bout was the main event of the Shabazz Brotherz card.

Douglas, a native of Washington, DC who trains in Baltimore, used extremely quick hands to set up her power shots.  At first, Rivera seemed to withstand the early onslaught but by the second round, the speed of Douglas proved to be too much as Douglas would land three or four shots in an exchange while Rivera could only land one shot.

Douglas picked up the pace in the third round as she landed blistering shots to Rivera's face and body that seemed to stagger Rivera throughout the two-minute stanza.  Rivera gamely tried to fight back and survived the round.  Finally in the fourth round, Rivera landed a right hand but Douglas landed a quick combination that knocked Rivera backwards.  Referee Brent Bovell immediately stopped the contest, giving Douglas the win and the title at 35 seconds of the round.  Douglas wins her third UBF title in her third weight class (flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight) and her record rises to 12-1, five KO's  Rivera loses for the first time and her record is 7-1, three KO's.

In the co-feature, Baltimore light heavyweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves defeated Josue "Chiquilin" Obando of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico by fourth-round disqualification.  Reeves, the reigning USBO Light Heavyweight and Maryland State Cruiserweight titleholder, had some difficulty generating an offense against the taller Obando. However, Obando did not help his cause at all as he lost two points for holding the arms of Reeves.  Finally, on the third infraction, referee Kenny Chevalier disqualified Obando at 19 seconds of the fourth round.  Reeves has won 12 straight contests and his record is now 15-2-2, seven KO's.  Obando has lost nine in a row and he is now 14-16-1, 11 KO's.

The rest of the night proved to be a rough one for local boxers.  Shane Pearson, a middleweight from Statesville, NC, scored a stunning first-round TKO over previously undefeated Stephon "The Surgeon" Morris of Baltimore.  Morris, who fought for the first time since the passing of his father in March, could not get going as Pearson rocked Morris with a huge right hand.  Moments later, another right hand from Pearson dropped Morris to the canvas.  Referee Dave Braslow immediately stopped the bout and Pearson got the win at 2:10.  Morris falls to 4-1, three KO's while Pearson, who competed for the first time in almost five years, is now 2-1, two KO's.

Also on the card, middleweight Aidos Yerbossynuly of Almaty, Kazahkstan totally negated the offense of Baltimore's Devin "Bite" Butcher en route to an easy six-round unanimous decision.  Yerbossynuly, making only his second appearance in the United States, showed impressive defensive skills as he was able to cut off Butcher at every turn.  Offensively, Yerbossynuly was able to land solid shots to the head and body of Butcher, who had no answer for any of his opponent's tactics.  Butcher can claim a moral victory as he is the first boxer to make Yerbossynuly go the distance.  Yerbossynuly won by scores of 60-53 and 59-54 (twice) to remain undefeated at 6-0, five KO's.  Butcher drops to 6-2, three KO's.

Baltimore super featherweight Mack "Papi" Allison IV battled to a four-round majority draw with Matt Murphy of St. Louis, MO.  In going the distance for the first time in his career, Allison got off to a good start as he landed quality shots in the first round.  However, Murphy was able to work his way inside and outwork Allison in parts of the contest. Allison was able to win one scorecard as judge John Gradowski scored the bout 39-37.  However Brent Bovell and Dave Braslow saw the draw at 38-38.  Allison remains undefeated at 7-0-1, seven KO's.  While Murphy is now 2-13-2, two KO's.

Newport News, VA heavyweight Jerry "Slug" Forrest won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Grover "The Cobra" Young of Memphis, TN.  In a battle of southpaw heavies, Forrest used a blistering right jab throughout the contest to keep Young at bay.  Forrest could not follow up with big left hands consistently but his jab was more than enough to give him the win.  Forrest won by scores of 59-55 (twice) and 58-56 to raise his record to 16-2, 13 KO's.  Since suffering those back-to-back losses, Forrest has won nine in a row.  Young falls to 12-24-3, eight KO's and is winless in his last 11 bouts.

Brian Dillon did the matchmaking on this card and the ring announcer was Henry "Discombobulating" Jones.

The South Atlantic Association of USA Boxing sanctioned three amateur bouts on the card.  In the featured bout, Baltimore's six-time National Silver Gloves champion Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson stopped Ashton "The Goon" Sykes of Columbia, MD in a 178-pound open contest.  Also, Destiny Day-Owens of Baltimore won a decision over Clinton, MD's Shevon Lewis in a 141-pound novice female contest and Musa Robinson of Baltimore won an 80-pound open contest over Jeremiah Jimason of Oxon Hill, MD.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weights From Du Burns!

Here is the scale watch for the Shabazz Brothers card that will take place Saturday at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD:

Tyrieshia Douglas 112 vs. Ebony Rivera 112.8

(UBF Super Flyweight title)

Stephon Morris 159.2 vs.  Shane Pearson 166.8

Travis Reeves 176.2 vs. Josue Obando 175.8

Devin Butcher 167.2 vs. Aidos Yerbossynuly 166.2

Jerry Forrest 224.2 vs. Grover Young 265

Mack Allison IV 132 vs. Matt Murphy 138.2 (Murphy will have to weigh in again today)

There are also two amateur bouts scheduled for the card.  Six-time National Silver Gloves champion Lorenzo Simpson of Baltimore will take on regional Golden Gloves finalist Ashton Sykes of Columbia, MD.  There will be a female amateur contest featuring Baltimore's Destiny Day-Owens.

The first bout is scheduled to begin at 5 PM ET.  If you can't be there in person, join us live by downloading the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App For Android and hear the live audio broadcast beginning at 4:55 PM ET.  IOS listeners can hear the show by going to the BATB pages on Spreaker.com https://www.spreaker.com/show/boxing_along_the_beltway and IHeartRadio.com https://www.iheart.com/podcast/Boxing-Along-The-Beltway-22903291/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 17th Baltimore Card Begins To Fill Out!

More bouts are being announced for the Shabazz Brothers card that will take place on Saturday, June 17th at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD.

Baltimore light heavyweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves will be in an eight-round contest against Josue "Chiquilín" Obando of Guadalajara, Mexico.  Reeves (14-2-2, seven KO's) last fought on April 14th and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Taneal Goyco in Oxon Hill, MD.  Obando (14-15-1, 11 KO's) will be trying to break an eight-bout losing streak.  Obando has fought quality people in his career, including Matt Korobov, Junior Castillo and the Beltway's own D'Mitrius Ballard, who won a six-round unanimous decision over Obando in Philadelphia, PA in June of 2015.

Baltimore super middleweight Devin "Bite" Butcher will take on undefeated Aidos Yerbossynuly of Almaty, Kazakhstan in a six-round bout.  Butcher (6-1, three KO's) bounced back from suffering his first loss by winning a four-round unanimous decision over Eric Govan on November 12th at Du Burns.  Yerbossynuly (5-0, five KO's) made his American debut in his last outing with a second-round TKO over Riarus Dudley on March 23rd in Randolph, NJ.

Another Baltimore super middleweight, Stephon "The Surgeon" Morris will battle Shane Pearson of Statesville, NC in a four-round encounter.  Morris (4-0, three KO's) last fought on November 12th at Du Burns and won a four-round majority decision over Gregory Clark.  Pearson (1-1, one KO) returns to action for the first time since September of 2012.

Undefeated Baltimore super featherweight Mack "Papi" Allison IV returns to action in a four-round bout against Matt Murphy of St. Louis, MO.  Allison, the 2016 Beltway Boxing Rookie of the Year(7-0, seven KO's), last fought on December 10th and scored a third-round TKO over Rodger Williams in Springfield, VA.  Murphy (2-13-1, two KO's) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak.  Murphy has been very busy in 2017 -- this will be his eighth bout this year.

In a heavyweight bout scheduled for six rounds, Jerry "Slug" Forrest of Norfolk, VA will take on veteran Grover Young of Memphis, TN.  Forrest (15-2, 13 KO's) has won eight straight since suffering back-to-back losses.  The last two wins for Forrest came against Willis Lockett in August of 2016 and May of 2017, when he knocked out Lockett in the second round in Norfolk.  Young (12-23-3, eight KO's) is winless in his last 10 bouts, including a six-round unanimous decision loss to Mike Balogun on April 29th in Springfield, VA.

The main event will be  the10-round UBF female Bantamweight title bout between Tyrieshia "Lady Tiga" Douglas (11-1, four KO's) and Ebony "The Storm" Rivera (7-0, three KO's).

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beltway Boxers Travel To Philadelphia June 24th!

Four Beltway Boxers will be heading to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA to compete on a Kings Promotions card on Saturday, June 24th.

In six-round contests, Washington, DC featherweight Marcus "The Dreamcrusher" Bates will take on Roberto "Escorpion" Pucheta of La Villa de Cuerámbaro, Jalisco, Mexico.  Bates (6-0-1, six KO's) is coming off an explosive six-round TKO over Alec McGee on February 11th at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.  Pucheta (10-11-1, six KO's) will be taking on a Beltway Boxer for the second straight time.  Pucheta lost a six-round unanimous decision to Kevin Rivers, Jr. on May 24th in Santa Monica, CA.  This bout was originally scheduled to take place on the June 3rd Kings Promotions card at Rosecroft.  However, Pucheta was deemed unfit to compete.

Also, DC super welterweight Gregory "Glizzy" Clark will battle Darryl "Dreamking" Bunting of Asbury Park, NJ.  Clark (2-1-1, one KO) comes off a tough six-round majority draw with Donald Wallace on May 12th in Glen Burnie, MD. Bunting, a native of Marietta, GA (3-1-2, one KO) will try to build off a four-round unanimous decision victory over Juan Zapata on November 11th in Chester, PA.  Bunting will be competing for the first time in a scheduled six-round encounter.

In four-round bouts, Jordan "Kidd" Peters of DC will be in a lightweight battle with "Pretty Boy" Chaise Nelson of Dayton, OH.  Peters (2-0-1, two KO's) fought on the June 3rd Rosecroft show and got off of the canvas in the first round to score a second round stoppage of Bryan Perez-Navarez.  Ironically, Nelson (5-1, three KO's) also scored his last victory over Perez-Navarez, winning a four-round unanimous decision on May 12th at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia.

Owings Mills, MD heavyweight Colby Madison (4-0, three KO's) is also slated to appear on this card in a four-round contest.  Madison has not fought since scoring a first-round TKO over Lamarco Ellis on February 4th in Wilson, NC.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

T. Douglas Defends UBF Bantamweight Title June 17th In Baltimore!

Washington, DC's Tyrieshia "Lady Tiga" Douglas will defend the Universal Boxing Federation Female Bantamweight championship against undefeated Ebony Rivera of Fayetteville, NC on Saturday, June 17th at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD.

Douglas (11-1, four KO's) is a two-time, two-division UBF champion who steps into the ring for the first time since May of 2016 when she won an eight-round unanimous decision over Anahi Torres at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD.

Rivera, a native of Lancaster, PA (7-0, three KO's) competes for the first time in a title bout.  Rivera last fought in April of 2016 and won a six-round unanimous decision over Nancy Franco in Fayetteville.