Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pllana Has First Eight-Round Bout; Bates Faces Veteran On August 23rd In Houston, TX!

Two Beltway Boxers will appear on a card at the Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, TX on Friday, August 23rd.

Undefeated Hagerstown, MD super middleweight "The Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana is trying to make quick moves in his career.  After just five previous pro bouts, Pllana will move up to the scheduled eight-round level for the first time when he takes on Raphael "Trouble" Igbokwe of Fresno, TX.

Pllana (5-0, two KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Dennis Williams on June 29th in Laurel, MD.  Igbokwe (12-2, six KO's) last fought on June 1st at the Arabia Shrine Center and won an eight-round split decision over Alexis Gaytan.

Also on the card will be Washington, DC super bantamweight Marcus "Dreamcrusher" Bates who will also be in an eight-rounder against Saul Eduardo "Bebe" Hernandez of Lakeside, CA by way of Tijuana, Mexico.

Bates (9-1-1, eight KO's) competed for the first time in more than a year on April 13th when he stopped Jesse Angel Hernandez in the third round in Atlantic City, NJ.   Hernandez (no relation, 13-13-1, eight KO's) will face a Beltway Boxer for the second straight time.  Hernandez lost by six-round technical decision to Antonio Russell on May 18th in Brooklyn, NY.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Hurd To Have Rematch Against Williams In December!

According to BoxingScene.com, former WBA/IBF/IBO Super Welterweight champion "Swift" Jarrett Hurd will get his opportunity to regain those titles in a rematch against new champion Julian "J-Rock" Williams on Saturday, December 14th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The first bout between the two men was a fight of the year candidate held on May 11th at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA that saw Hurd, of Accokeek, MD (23-1, 16 KO's) lose his titles by unanimous decision to Williams of Philadelphia, PA, (27-1-1, 16 KO's).

If and when the bout takes place, it will be the first for Hurd without his long-time trainer, Ernesto Rodriguez.  The two parted ways in June. No word on who will work with Hurd for this bout.  Like the first bout, the second contest is scheduled to be a Premier Boxing Champions contest.  No word yet on what TV network will carry the bout.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Davis Wins Silver Medal At Pan American Games!

Alexandria, VA light welterweight Keyshawn Davis earned a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.  Davis lost his championship bout by a 4-1 decision to Andy Cruz of Cuba on Friday, August 2nd.

Davis's Alexandria teammate, Troy Isley, captured a bronze medal at the same event.  Team USA won 10 medals, one gold, four silver, and five bronze medals.  This was the USA's best performance at the Pan Am Games since 1983.

Breedy Wins Unanimous Decision, Williams Scores First-Round KO In Brooklyn!


Two Beltway Boxers secured victories at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday.

Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy obtained the biggest win of his career to date as he captured a 10-round unanimous decision over Ryan Lee "Stone" Allen of Las Vegas, NV.

No word on the scores but it was Breedy's first 10-round bout and his first win outside of the Beltway area. Breedy remains undefeated at 14-0, four KO's while Allen falls to 10-4-1, five KO's.

Welterweight "The Next Big Thing" Keeshawn Williams of District Heights, MD made short work of Mario Alberto Perez Navarro of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, scoring a first-round knockout.  Williams landed a strong straight left hand to drop Navarro.  The bout was immediately stopped at two minutes of the round.  Williams is 6-0-1, two KO's while Navarro is 5-4-2, two KO's.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Bujaj Outlasts Smith In Hanover, MD!

New York City cruiserweight Stivens "Superman" Bujaj won an eight-round unanimous decision over Luther "Lights Out" Smith of Bowie, MD in the main event of a Jeter Promotions card held in front of a packed house at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD.

The first two rounds saw both men feel each other out and trade jabs and hooks evenly.  By the fourth round, however, Bujaj started to take control as Smith's output began to decrease.  Smith would actually stay in the contest by switching from his natural southpaw stance to conventional.  However, Bujaj would land the more telling blows in the contest and go on to the victory.  Judges David Braslow and John Gradowski scored the bout 78-74 while Brent Bovell saw the contest 77-75 for Bujaj, who returned to action for the first time since October of 2017.  Bujaj's record rises to 17-2-1, 11 KO's.  Smith falls to 12-5, 10 KO's.

The co-feature contest saw the local return of Bowie, MD super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom, who scored a second-round TKO over Tahir Thomas of Salisbury, MD.  Odom, who only had one overall bout since November of 2016 and had not competed in the Beltway since April of 2014, took Thomas's best punches in the first round only to come back in the second and send a wicked right hand to Thomas's head that dropped him to the canvas.  Referee Brent Bovell immediately called the bout off at 2:10 of the second.  Odom is now 16-3-1, 15 KO's while Thomas, who competed for the first time since January of 2017, falls to 4-2-1, three KO's.

Washington, DC featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White stopped Vincent Jennings of Kentwood, MI at 1:34 of the fourth round.  White put on a nice performance, landing shots early to Jennings's head and body.  In the fourth round, White landed two solid left hands that dropped Jennings.  White then swarmed Jennings, forcing referee David Braslow to stop the contest.  White is now 9-1, seven KO's while Jennings drops to 6-9-2, four KO's.

Germantown, MD super featherweight Ebrima Jawara survived a third-round knockdown to defeat Marq "Monster" Johns of Fort Washington, MD.  Jawara looked poised in the first two rounds of the bout as he landed quality shots.  However, in the third, Johns caught Jawara with a strong left hand and sent him to the canvas.  After taking a nine-count, Jawara would recover and finish the round with a flurry.  Jawara would regain the advantage in the second half of the bout as he went back to his strong offensive output to win the bout.  Judges Dave Braslow and Eric Irizarry scored the bout 58-55 while Bill Clancy saw the bout 57-56.  Jawara, who completed six rounds for the first time after just two previous bouts, is now 2-1, one KO.  Johns, who had not fought since March of 2017, is now 7-2-2, six KO's.

Suitland, MD super featherweight "The Ambitious One" Malik Loften won a dominant four-round unanimous decision over Carlos "Talented" Marrero of Bridgeport, CT.  Loften was in complete control as he started his attack by landing jabs to Marrero's body.  Loften was trying to land a right hand over the top off the jab but couldn't consistently land the shot. However, Loften did more than enough to easily win the bout.  All three judges (Brent Bovell, Bill Clancy, and Eric Irizarry) scored a shutout (40-36) for Loften, whose record rises to 3-1, one KO.  Marrero's record falls to 1-3-1.

Super middleweight AJ "We Are" Williams of Cockeysville, MD won a four-round unanimous decision over Brock Willis of Clarksburg, WVA.  Williams was the taller of the two boxers and he used his height very well as his long jab would successfully keep Willis at bay.  Williams was able to win the bout with solid lefts and rights to Willis's head and body.  Williams would win by shutout across the board.  Williams is now 2-1, one KO while Willis is 1-4, one KO.

Elkridge, MD lightweight "The Red Comet" Dante Cox scored a TKO when his opponent, Hakim Smith of Philadelphia, PA could not come out for the third round.  Cox, competing in front of his fans as well as his Live! Casino co-workers was very effective in the first and second rounds as he landed great punches to the head and body.  In the second round, Cox increased his offensive output and battered Smith with uppercuts and right hands to the face and body.  At the end of the second round, the Smith corner decided not to send their boxer out for the third.  Cox is now 4-1, three KO's while Smith is 1-3-1.

Cockeysville, MD lightweight Brandon "Brody" Chambers won by TKO over Fred "Lightning and Thunder" Thornton of Shelby, NC at 1:16 of the second round.  Chambers, a Baltimore City Police Officer, weakened Thornton in the first round with consistent pressure.  Chambers stepped up his attack in the second round as he was able to find his distance and throw right hands to stun Thornton before referee Bill Clancy stopped the contest.  Chambers wins his first pro bout and he is now 1-0-1, one KO.  Thornton is 0-2.

In the opening bout, Philadelphia, PA welterweight Corey "The Thoroughbred" Weekley spoiled the pro debut of Champ "Preacherman" Moultrie of Ellicott City, MD by knocking him out in the third round.  Moultrie had little offensive for Weekley as his punches had virtually no effect.  Weekley was able to land quality punches, eventually landing a strong combination in the final minute of the third round.  Weekley would drop Moultrie with a strong right hand, causing referee Brent Bovell to stop the bout at 2:29 of the third.  Weekley wins his first bout and he is 1-2, one KO.

The husband and wife team of Tony and Christen Jeter head Jeter Promotions.  The matchmaker was Nick Tiberi.  The ring announcer was Henry "Discombobulating" Jones.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Weights From Live! Casino!

Here is the scale watch for the Jeter Promotions card that will take place Friday, August 2 at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD:

Luther Smith 199.2 vs. Stivens Bujai 199.6

Jerry Odom 168.8 vs. Tahir Thomas 166.2
(Odom originally weighed 170.2 then had to reweigh)

Jordan White 127.8 vs. Vincent Jennings 128.6

Ebrima Jawara 129 vs. Marq Johns 128.6

Malik Loften 129 vs. Carlos Marrero 128

AJ Williams 165.4 vs. Brock Willis 166.6

Dante Cox 134.2 vs. Hakim Smith 136.2

Brandon Chambers 134.2 vs. Fred Thornton 134.6

Champ Moultrie 146.8 vs. Corey Weekly 147.2

The bout between Jay Stancil, III and Deshawn Wilkerson is reportedly off the card.  Wilkerson was well under the weight for the bout.

The card is scheduled to get underway at 7 PM and will be broadcast live on the Boxing Along The Beltway Podcast Network that can be heard on Spreaker.com, Stitcher.com, IHeartRadio.com, and Tunein.com.

Balogun Wins Unanimous Decision In Monroeville, PA!

Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Mike "Silverback" Balogun won an eight-round unanimous decision over Ed Fountain of St. Louis, MO Thursday at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA.

Balogun won the bout by scores of 77-74 (twice) and 78-73 to win his first professional eight-round contest.  Balogun remains undefeated and his record is now 14-0, 10 KO's.  Fountain's record falls to 12-6, five KO's.  His last three opponents have all had undefeated records.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Davis Advances to Pan American Games Final; Isley Loses Semifinal!

Alexandria, VA amateurs had a split decision day Tuesday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.  Light welterweight Keyshawn Davis advanced to the finals with a 5-0 decision over Michael Alexander of Trinidad and Tobago.  Davis's championship bout will be on Friday, August 2. Meanwhile, middleweight Troy Isley lost a 4-1 decision to Herbert Carvalho Da Conceic of Brazil.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August 2nd Live Casino Card Comes Together!

The Jeter Promotions card that will take place on Friday, August 2nd at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD is starting to come together.

As previously mentioned, the main event of this card will be an eight-round bout between Catonsville, MD cruiserweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith and Stivens "Superman" Bujai of New York City by way of Albania.

Smith (11-4, nine KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak by winning a six-round split decision over Joshua Temple on December 8th in Bowie, MD.  Bujai (16-2-1, 11 KO's) will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak and he has not fought since October of 2017 when he was stopped by Mateusz Masternak in the seventh round in Newark, NJ.  Bujai makes his sem.cond appearance in the Beltway, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Larry Pryor in January of 2016 in Springfield, VA.

The card is scheduled to mark the return of Washington, DC super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom who will battle Tahir Thomas of Salisbury, MD in a six-round encounter  Odom, who has recently relocated to Covington, GA (15-3-1, 14 KO's), returned to the ring on November 3rd when he scored a fourth-round TKO over Ruddy Sanchez in the Dominican Republic.  This was Odom's first bout since November of 2016.  Thomas (4-1-1, three KO's) has not competed since January of 2017 when he lost a six-round unanimous decision to Donald Wallace in Glen Burnie, MD.

In a six-round featherweight bout, Jordan "Shortdog" White of DC will take on Vincent Jennings of Kentwood, MI.  White (8-1, six KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision to Christian Esquivel on May 18th in DC.  Jennings (6-8-2, four KO's) will try to break a three-bout losing streak including an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Oleg Dovhun on July 13th in Munhall, PA.
In an interesting, all-Beltway, six-round super featherweight bout, Germantown, MD's Ebrima Jawara will battle the returning Marq "Monster" Johns of Fort Washington, MD.  Jawara (1-1, one KO) bounced back from losing his pro debut to stop Dammeon Campbell in the second round on April 27th in Vienna, VA. Johns (7-1-2, six KO's) has not fought since March of 2017 when he battled to a four-round draw for the second time with Stephon McIntyre in DC.
Suitland, MD featherweight Malik "Lil' Leak" Loften will be in a four-round contest against Carlos "Talented" Marrero of New Britain, CT.  Loften (2-1, one KO) is coming off that four-round split decision win over Jawara on the last card at Live! Casino on March 8th.  Marrero (1-2-1) picked up his first win by four-round unanimous decision on March 15th in Worcester, MA.

Cockeysville, MD super middleweight AJ "We Are" Williams will be in a four-rounder against Michael Brock Willis of West Virginia.  Williams (1-1, one KO) scored a third-round TKO over Dameron Kirby on the March 8th Jeter Promotions card in Hanover.  Willis (1-3, one KO) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Nick Browne on March 30th in Salem, WVA.

Elkridge, MD lightweight and Live! Casino employee "The Red Comet" Dante Cox will face late substitute Hakim Smith of Philadelphia, PA in a four-round bout.  Cox (3-1, two KO's) looks to bounce back from a third-round TKO loss to Drayvontay Speed Rawls at Live! Casino on March 8th.  Smith (1-2-1) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Justin Riley on May 18th in Hockessin, DE.

A battle of debuting boxers finds Clinton, MD super bantamweight Jay Stancil, III battling Dashawn Wilkerson of Philadelphia.  Stancil fought a number of times in the Washington Golden Gloves tournament.

Owings Mills, MD lightweight Brandon Chambers will take on Fred Thornton of Shelby, NC in a four-round bout.  Chambers, a Baltimore City Police Officer (0-0-1), battled to a four-round draw with Christopher Haney on the March 8th card in Hanover.  Thornton (0-1) lost his pro debut by first-round knockout to Oscar Benitez on April 20th in Greensboro, NC.

Bowie, MD cruiserweight Chester Stewart takes on Jerome Morris of Darby, PA by way of Trinidad and Tobago in another four-rounder.  Stewart, who is making a transition from pro football, lost his pro debut by third-round TKO to Charles Johnson on the August 18th card at Live! Casino.  Morris (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut by first-round TKO to Brian Haneschlager on March 30th in Hockessin, DE.

Ellicott City, MD welterweight Champ Moultrie will make his pro debut against Corey Weekly of Philadelphia.  Moultrie also competed in the Washington Golden Gloves in the Novice and Open Divisions.  Weekly (0-2) lost both his bouts by four-round unanimous decision.

Isley, Davis Advance In Pan American Games!

Alexandria, VA amateur boxers Troy Isley and Keyshawn Davis won their first contests at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Monday.   Both men have clinched bronze medals in the tournament.

Isley took a 3-2 decision over Jorge Vivas of Colombia in the middleweight division.  Davis won his bout at light-welterweight by walkover against Luis Arcon of Venezuela.

Both men will try to improve their status today as they will compete in the semifinals.  Isley will battle Herbert Carvalho Da Conceic of Brazil while Davis takes on Michael Alexander of Trinidad and Tobago.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Warren Wins Pro Debut With First-Round TKO!

Baltimore, MD lightweight Malik Warren made a successful pro debut in the walkout bout on Saturday at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, scoring a first-round TKO over Davonte McCowen of Lancaster, CA.   Warren took some shots but was able to land more telling blows before referee David Braslow stopped the bout at 2:57 of the round.  McCowen is now 0-1-1.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Davis Dominates Before Sellout Crowd In Baltimore!

In front of a raucous and partisan sellout crowd at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD, and a nationally-televised audience watching on Showtime, undefeated hometown hero Gervonta "Tank" Davis scored a second-round TKO over mandatory challenger Ricardo "Cientifico" Nunez of  La Chorrera, Panama to successfully defend his WBA Super Featherweight title.

In the second round, Davis rocked Nunez with a left hand that snapped his head against the ropes.  Davis finished with hard shots that forced referee Harvey Dock to stop the contest at 1:33.  Nunez complained about the stoppage, to no avail.

The win was Davis's second defense of the WBA title and his 13th consecutive knockout.  Davis is now 22-0, 21 KO's.  Nunez falls to 21-3, 19 KO's.

Hawkins Wins Unanimous Decision In Baltimore!

Undefeated Baltimore super lightweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins has won an eight-round unanimous decision over a very game Jonathan Steele of Duncanville, TX.  Hawkins took some early punishment in the first round as Steele landed some solid shots.  However, Hawkins righted the ship early and was able to use punishing uppercuts and left jabs to win the bout relatively easy.  Judge
Lynne Carter scored the bout 78-74 while judges Dave Moretti and Larry Hazzard, Jr. each saw the bout,79-73 for Hawkins, who is now 16-0, nine KO's.  Steele's record falls to 9-5-1, six KO's.

Martin Handles Avila In Baltimore!

At the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD, super lightweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin of Washington, DC hammered Luis Avila of Mexico over three rounds to gain a TKO stoppage when Avila could not come out for round four.

Martin started his attack early with solid lefts and rights.  Avila had no defense but to take punches throughout the contest.  Finally at the end of the third round.  Avila's corner told referee Harvey Dock that the fight was over.

Martin has won four in a row and is now 13-2-1, four KO's.  Avila falls to 8-14-3, five KO's.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am not attending tonight's card.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Weights From Baltimore!

Here is the scale watch for the TGB Promotions/Mayweather Promotions card that will be held on Saturday, July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD:


(Photo by Amanda Westcott/Showtime)

Gervonta Davis 129.5 vs. Ricardo Nunez 128.8
(WBA Super Featherweight championship)

Yuriorkis Gamboa 132.6 vs. Roman Martinez 133.5

Ladarius Miller 135.5 vs. Jezzrel Corrales 134.3

These are the three bouts that will be on the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast that will begin at 9 PM ET.

Malik Hawkins 140.2 vs. Johnathan Steele 139.8

Dylan Price 115.6 vs. Samuel Gutierrez 116.4

Kareem Martin 139.8 vs. Luis Avila 139.2

These three contests will be on the Showtime Sports live stream that will get underway at 6:30 PM ET.

Malik Warren 129.6 vs. Davonte McCowen 130

This bout is a scheduled swing bout between the live stream and the cable telecast.

Immanuwel Aleem 160 vs. Freddy Hernandez 160

Jayson Velez 130.2 vs. Hector Suarez 130.8

Kenny Robles 138.8 vs. Shawn West 139.8

DeMichael Harris 130.6 vs. Terrence Harris 134

Javon Campbell 120.8 vs. Isau Duenez 122.2

The Richardson Hitchins-Tyrone Crawley bout has been scratched.

The card will get underway at 4:30 PM ET.

Lamont Roach, Jr. To Get World Title Shot In November!

Undefeated Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr., the number-one-rated challenger in the World Boxing Organization, will get his mandatory world title defense against the newly-crowned WBO champion Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring of Cincinnati, OH by way of Coram, NY.

The bout is slated to take place on Saturday, November 9th at a site to be determined and will be streamed on ESPN+.  Officials for Herring's promoter, Top Rank and Roach's promoter, Golden Boy, came to an agreement avoiding a purse bid.  Roach (19-0-1, seven KO's) is coming off a successful defense of his WBO International Super Featherweight championship winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Oquendo on May 4th in Las Vegas, NV. Roach also won the NABO Super Featherweight championship on that evening.  Herring (20-2, 10 KO's) won the WBO Super Featherweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Masayuki Ito on May 25th in Kissimmee, FL.

Isley, Davis Prepare For Pan American Games Competition In Peru!

Alexandria, VA amateur boxers Troy Isley and Keyshawn Davis are in Lima, Peru this week getting ready for competition in the Pan American Games.  The boxing begins on Saturday, July 27th.

Both men qualified for the event by winning medals at the qualifier in Managua, Nicaragua.  Isley had the best outing of any USA boxer at the qualifier as he won a gold medal defeating Arlen Lopez of Cuba, the reigning Pan Am, and Olympic champion. Davis captured a silver medal during the qualifiers.

Also attending will be Kay Koroma, the Assistant Coach for the US National team who also coaches Isley and Davis in Virginia.  The tournament lasts until Friday, August 2nd.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Times For Fight Week in Baltimore!

There are some big events surrounding the Gervonta Davis-Ricardo Nunez card that will take place on Saturday, July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD.

The weigh-in will take place at the Royal Farms Arena on Friday, July 26th beginning at 3 PM ET.  The weigh-in is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, the doors will open at 4 PM ET with the first bout starting at 4:30 PM.  The streaming portion of the card, which features Malik Hawkins's bout, will begin at 6:30 PM.  This portion of the card will be streamed live on Showtime Sports's Facebook page.

The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will get underway at 9 PM ET.



(Photo by Amanda Westcott/Showtime)

Also, congratulations to Gervonta Davis, who received the Key to the City of Baltimore from Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young on Wednesday at Baltimore City Hall!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Maxim Dadashev Passes Away From Bout Injuries!




Very sad news to report.  Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has passed away from injuries he suffered this past Friday night in a TKO loss to Subriel Matias at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.  He was 28 years old.

Dadashev was in a very competitive co-feature contest against Matias.  In the 11th round, Matias was able to land punches that momentarily stunned Dadashev.  Between rounds, Dadashev's trainer, Hall of Fame boxer Buddy McGirt, stopped him from going out for the 12th and final round.  After the bout, Dadashev walked out of the ring and vomited.  He was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center for emergency surgery.  According to reports, Dadashev was eventually put into a medically-induced coma before passing away earlier today.

BATB sends its deepest condolences to Dadashev's family and friends.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Beltway Amateurs Give Solid Performances In North Carolina!

Amateur boxers from the Sugar Ray Leonard Gym in Palmer Park, MD performed very well at the Christy Martin Title National Invitational Tournament on Saturday, July 20th in Lillington, NC.

Nathaniel Brown defeated Ahmed Williams of Norfolk, VA by unanimous decision to win the Pee Wee 65 Pounds championship.

Travon Marshall won the Youth Male 152 Pound title by scoring a second-round TKO over Laron Rockymore of Pittsburgh, PA.

Also, Dwayne Holmes, Jr. captured the Elite Male 123 Pound championship by second-round knockout over Vit Y of Columbia, SC.  Holmes also was named the Outstanding Male Boxer of the Tournament.

One other result:  Sarah Ardell lost a controversial decision at 115 Pounds to Savannah Ford of Oklahoma.  Ford weighed in at 122 pounds.  This was Ardell's first bout at the Female Novice level.



(photo courtesy of Brady Sensibaugh)

The tournament was hosted by legendary boxer "The Coal Miner's Daughter" Christy Martin, seen here celebrating with Holmes.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Boone Drops Pro Debut In Atlantic City!



(Photo by Daniel Cork)

Suitland, MD middleweight Davonn Boone lost his pro debut to Zach "The Kid" Dubnoff of Springfield, NJ Saturday at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Boone, who fought a number of amateur bouts in the Beltway area, lost by scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-37.  Dubnoff (3-0, two KO's) made his pro debut in the Beltway in December of 2018 and scored a first-round TKO over Enoch Plumeri in Vienna, VA.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lopez, Matias Win Eliminators; Harrison, Harris, Cheney Are Beltway Winners in Oxon Hill!

Here are the results from the Top Rank Promotions card held Friday at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD:

In the main event, lightweight Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez of Brooklyn, NY won a 12-round unanimous decision over Masayoshi Nakatani of Osaka, Japan in an IBF Elimination bout. Lopez took control of the contest in the fourth round when he landed a solid right hand to Nakatani’s face. However, Nakatani stayed in the contest and, by the ninth round, he was able to land some quality punches of his own. However, the judges didn’t seem to give Nakatani any credit for his offense. Judges David Braslow and Larry Hazzard, Jr. saw the bout 118-110 while judge Bernard Bruni scored the contest 119-109. Lopez remains undefeated at 14-0, 11 KO’s while Nakatani falls to 18-1, 12 KO’s

In the co-feature contest, lightweight Subriel Matias of Fajardo, Puerto Rico won by TKO when his opponent, Maxim Dadashev of Oxnard, CA could not come off his stool before the 12th and final round. The bout was an IBF Super Lightweight Elimination contest. Matias was relentless in the bout as he continuously came forward and had Dadashev going backward. To his credit, Dadashev did land some shots but he couldn’t keep Matias away. In the 11th round, Matias landed some crushing lefts and rights to Dadashev’s head and body. When the bell rang to start the final round, Dadashev could not get off his stool. Matias remains perfect in his career, 14-0, 14 KO’s. Dadashev loses for the first time and he is 13-1, 11 KO’s.

After the bout, Dadashev had to be rushed to a nearby hospital after vomiting and being unable to return to the dressing room.  Dadashev lost consciousness in the ambulance and had to go into surgery to relieve heavy swelling on the brain.  Dadashev's trainer, former world champion and Hall of Famer Buddy McGirt, who stopped the bout at the end of the 11th round said, "I couldn’t convince him (to stop), but at the same time I saw he was getting hit with more and cleaner shots as the fight went on and I’m saying to myself, ’Is this worth it?’ One punch can change a whole guy’s life and I wasn’t going to let that happen. I’d rather have them be mad at me for a day or two than be mad at me for the rest of their lives.”

Washington, DC middleweight fan-favorite Dusty Hernandez Harrison scored a seventh-round TKO over Juan De Angel of Barranquilla, Colombia. Harrison was very poised in the bout and used a strong left jab to keep De Angel at bay. Finally, in the seventh round, Harrison was able to follow his left jab with a crushing straight right hand that sent De Angel to his knees. De Angel beat referee Dave Braslow’s count but was in no condition to continue. The bout was stopped at 2:37. Harrison remains undefeated at 33-0-1, 19 KO’s. De Angel falls to 21-12-1, 19 KO’s.

Milwaukee, WI lightweight prospect Rolando Vargas scored a second-round TKO over Nathaniel “ASAP” Davis of Lusby, MD. The two boxers traded powerful shots in the first round but in the second, Vargas increased the pressure and Davis wilted. Davis never went down, but referee David Braslow saw enough to stop the bout at 1:50. Vargas is 3-0, three KO’s while Davis is 1-1, one KO.

In a heavyweight matchup, undefeated Cassius “New Wave” Chaney of New London, CT by way of Baltimore, MD hammered Joel “Quiet Storm” Caudle of Raleigh, NC to win by first-round TKO. Chaney landed powerful blows that sent Caudle stumbling all around the ring. A Chaney combination actually sent Caudle tumbling out of the ring onto the floor.  Caudle bravely came back into the ring but another Chaney flurry forced referee David Braslow to stop the bout at 1:52 seconds. Chaney raises his record to 16-0, 10 KO’s while Caudle drops to 8-3-2, five KO’s.

The walkout bout on the card saw undefeated Hyattsville, MD lightweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris win an eight-round unanimous decision over Donald "Bulldog" Ward of Memphis, TN.  Harris was in complete control of the bout despite suffering a cut along the side of his left eye.  Judges Bernard Bruni and Ron McNair saw a shutout for Harris, 80-72 while Larry Hazzard, Jr. scored the bout, 79-73.  Harris is now 17-0, eight KO's while Ward falls to 11-11-1, five KO's.


Crossville, TN middleweight Tyler “Hercules” Howard remained undefeated by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis of Philadelphia, PA. Howard was very accurate in the bout, landing solid lefts and rights to Davis’s face. Davis tried to stay in front of Howard but was unable to match Howard’s output. Judges Ron McNair and Joe Pasquale saw a shutout for Howard, 80-72 and judge John Gradowski saw the contest, 78-73. Howard is now 18-0, 11 KO’s and Davis is 18-15-1, seven KO’s.

Toledo, Ohio lightweight “The Golden Child” Tyler McCreary won a tough eight-round split decision over Jessie Cris “The VIP” Rosales of Cebu City, Philippines. Both men landed quality punches throughout the contest and traded well. McCreary was able to land more punches consistently to get the decision. Judges John Gradowski and Bernard Bruni scored the bout for McCreary, 77-75 and 78-74 respectively while judge Ron McNair saw the contest 77-75 for Rosales. McCreary raises his record to 16-0-1, seven KO’s while Rosales falls to 22-3-1, 10 KO’s.

In the opening contest, undefeated middleweight Esquiva Falcao of Vitoria, Brazil battered Jesus Gutierrez of Tijuana, Mexico over seven-plus rounds on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout. Falcao, a silver medalist in the 2012 Olympics, used a strong left hand to punish the head and body of his opponent. Finally, in the eighth round, a series of punches sent Gutierrez to his knees. Eventually, Falcao’s onslaught forced referee David Braslow to stop the bout at 1:35. Falcao, who is ranked seventh in the world by the WBA, WBC, and IBF, is now 24-0, 16 KO’s. Gutierrez falls to 25-4-2, 12 KO’s.

The attendance was 2,100.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Weights From MGM National Harbor Casino!

Here are the weights for the Top Rank Promotions card that will take place on Friday, July 19th at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD:

Teofimo Lopez 134.4 vs.  Masayoshi Nakatami 134.4
(IBF Lightweight Eliminator)

Maxim Dadashev 139.2 vs. Subriel Matias 139.8
(IBF Super Lightweight Eliminator)

Dusty Hernandez Harrison 159.8 vs. Juan De Angel 164.8

Cassius Chaney 252.8 vs. Joel Caudle 255.6

Tyler Howard 161.8 vs. Jamaal Davis 161.8

Tyler McCreary 133.2 vs. Jessie Cris Rosales 134

Esquiva Falco 161.2 vs. Jesus Antonio Gutierrez 161.2

Nathaniel Davis 134.6 vs. Rolando Vargas 134.4

Patrick Harris 138.6 vs. Donald Ward 138.4

The doors will open at 6 PM ET and the card begins at 6:30 PM.  The card will be streamed live on ESPN+.

July 27th Baltimore Card Coming Together!

The TGB Promotions/Mayweather Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD is coming together.  As previously mentioned here, the card will be headlined by Baltimore's own Gervonta "Tank" Davis defending his WBA Super Featherweight championship against Ricardo "Cientifico" Nunez of La Chorrera, Panama.  The contest will headline a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.

A number of Beltway Boxers will participate on this card.  Undefeated Baltimore welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins will be in an eight-round bout against Jonathan Steele of Duncanville, TX.  Hawkins (15-0, nine KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision win against Andre Byrd on April 26th in Philadelphia, PA.  Hawkins returns to the Royal Farms Arena for the second time -- he made his pro debut in the same arena in November of 2014 and registered a first-round knockout over Terrell Coles.  Steele (9-4-1, six KO's) looks to break a two-bout losing streak.  Steele lost an eight-round majority decision to Maurice Lee on June 28th in Las Vegas, NV.  This bout will be streamed live on Showtime's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Washington, DC super lightweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin will take on Luis Gerardo "Broccoli" Avila of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.  Martin (12-2-1. three KO's) is currently on a three-bout winning streak that includes a six-round split decision win over Joaquin Chavez on March 24th in Oxon Hill, MD.  Martin has been training in Baltimore for this bout.  Avila (8-18-3, five KO's) has lost his last five contests.  Avila was knocked out in the second round by Angel Ruiz on May 10th in Corona, CA.

Baltimore super featherweight Malik Warren will finally make his pro debut on this card in a four-round contest against Davonte McCowen of Lancaster, CA.  Warren was an amateur standout winning local and national titles.  McCowen (0-0-1) fought to a four-round majority draw with Christian Crowley on April 19th in Ontario, CA.

Also on this card will be Richmond, VA middleweight "The Chosen One" Immanuwel Aleem who will battle Freddy "The Rail" Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico.  This bout will be a 10-round encounter.  Aleem (18-1-2, 11 KO's) last fought on May 11th and battled to a 10-round draw with Matt Korobov in Fairfax, VA.  Korobov was originally declared the winner of the bout but a scoring error changed the result to a draw.  Hernandez (34-11, 22 KO's) is a former world title challenger who will try to break a three-bout losing streak.  Hernandez lost to Serhii Bohachuk by fifth-round KO on May 19th in Hollywood, CA.  Hernandez challenged Delvin Rodriguez for the IBF Super Welterweight title in 2013 and Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight title in 2010 and suffered technical knockouts in both bouts.

In other bouts on the card, there will be a battle of former world champions as former three-division champion Yuriorkis "El Ciclon de Guantanamo" Gamboa of Miami, FL by way of Cuba battles former super featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico in a 10-round lightweight bout.  Gamboa (29-2, 17 KO's) last fought on November 10th and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Miguel Beltran, Jr. in Miami.  Gamboa has won world titles in the Featherweight, Super Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions.  Martinez (30-3-3, 18 KO's) competed for the first time since he lost to Vasyl Lomachenko in June of 2016 and scored an eighth-round TKO over William Gonzalez on March 29th in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.  Martinez is a three-time WBO Super Featherweight champion.

In another 10-round lightweight encounter, Ladarius "Memphis" Miller of Las Vegas, NV by way of Memphis, TN will battle former world champion Jezzrel "El Invisible" Corrales of San Miguelito, Panama.  Miller (19-1, six KO's) is coming off a first-round knockout over Daulis Prescott on February 19th in Carson, CA.  Corrales (23-2, nine KO's) scored a second-round knockout over Onalvi Sierra on April 30th in Panama City, Panama.  This was the first bout for Corrales since losing his WBA Super Featherweight championship to Alberto Machado in October of 2017.

Las Vegas super middleweight Ronald "The Thrill" Gavril will take on Vaughn "The Animal" Alexander of St. Louis, MO in a 10-round bout.  Gavril (19-3, 15 KO's) bounced back from two world title losses to David Benavidez to score a second-round TKO over Antowyan Aikens on December 7th in Las Vegas.  Alexander (14-3, nine KO's) looks to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Anthony Sims, Jr. on April 26th in Inglewood, CA.  Alexander fought in the Beltway on January 26th winning a six-round unanimous decision over Filip Stankovic in Waldorf, MD.

Super featherweight Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez of Juncos, Puerto Rico will be in a 10-round bout against Hector Rubin Ambriz "El Estudiante" Suarez of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.  Velez (28-5-1, 20 KO's) scored back-to-back knockouts in his last two bouts in his hometown.  Suarez (12-10-2, six KO's) is 0-6-1 in his last seven contests.

Las Vegas super middleweight Lionell "Lonnie B" Thompson will face off with Brian Vera of Austin, TX in another 10-round contest.  Thompson (20-5, 11 KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Derrick Findley on September 22nd in Las Vegas.  Vera (26-15, 16 KO's) will be looking to break a four-bout losing streak.

Undefeated Manhattan, NY, welterweight Richardson Hitchins will be in an eight-round encounter against Tyrone Crawley, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA.  Hitchins (9-0, five KO's) comes off a third-round stoppage win over Alejandro Munera on May 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Hitchins represented Haiti in the 2016 Olympics and will make only his second appearance away from Barclays Center, where he has competed seven times.  Crawley (7-1-1) last fought on March 8th in Hanover, MD where his bout against Greg Outlaw ended in a no-decision after the first round when Crawley hurt his leg after a clinch.

Sicklerville, NJ bantamweight Dylan Price will compete in his first eight-round contest against veteran Samuel Gutierrez of Saltillo, Mexico.  Price (8-0, six KO's) also fought on the May 18th card at Barclays Center and scored a fifth-round TKO over Manuel Salvador Manzo.  Gutierrez (16-23-6, six KO's) lost by six-round unanimous decision to Juan Carlos Camacho on June 15th in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

In a six-round super lightweight bout, Kenny Robles of Staten Island, NY will battle undefeated Shawn West of Iowa.  Robles (6-1, three KO's) scored a fifth-round TKO over Roy McGill on the May 18th card at Barclays Center.  West (3-0, one KO) leaves Davenport, IA for the first time after winning a four-round unanimous decision over Lionel Jimenez on February 2nd.

Debuting Javon Campbell of Raleigh, NC will take on debuting Isau Duenez of Houston, TX by way of Monterrey, Mexico.  Campbell has been a regional Golden Gloves champion.  Duenez (1-8-1) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Charles Clark in his last outing in February of 2018 in Dallas, TX.









Saturday, July 13, 2019

Russell Brothers Remain Undefeated in Minnesota!

The Russell Brothers of Capitol Heights, MD kept their undefeated streaks alive with demonstrative victories Saturday at the Armory in Minneapolis, MN.

Antonio "Another" Russell won a 10-round bantamweight battle over Francisco "Rayito" Pedroza of Tijuana, Mexico.  Russell scored a shutout (100-90) on all three judges' scorecards to raise his record to 15-0, 11 KO's.  Pedroza drops to 13-8-2, six KO's.

Super lightweight Antuanne "The Last" Russell remained perfect in his career, notching a third-round knockout win over veteran "Lightning" Larry Ventus of Detroit, MI.  Russell knocked Ventus down three times before the bout was halted.   Russell is now 10-0 with all 10 wins by knockout.  Ventus falls to 9-14-1, four KO's.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Patrick Harris Added to July 19th Card in Oxon Hill, MD!

Add another Beltway Boxer to the Friday, July 19th Top Rank Promotions card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Undefeated Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris will take on Donald "Bulldog" Ward of Memphis, TN in a bout scheduled for six or eight rounds.  Harris (16-0, eight KO's) comes off a third-round disqualification victory over Anthony Woods on May 18th in Washington, DC.  Ward (11-10-1, five KO's) looks to bounce back from an eight-round split decision loss to Antonio Flores on June 15th in Aurora, CO. This will be Ward's second appearance in the Beltway.  Ward lost a six-round split decision to Anthony Young on September 22nd in Springfield, VA.

Harris will join locals Dusty Hernandez Harrison, Nathaniel "ASAP" Davis and Cassius Cheney on this card.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Beltway Boxers To Appear On August 3rd Card In Brooklyn!

Two local boxers will appear on a TGB Promotions card on Saturday, August 3rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Undefeated Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy will participate in his first scheduled 10-round contest when he battles Ryan "Stone" Lee Allen of Las Vegas, NV by way of Jackson, MI.

Breedy (13-0, four KO's) is coming off a six-round technical decision victory over Fernando Fuentes on March 24th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.  Fuentes suffered a bad cut after a headbutt and could not continue.  This will be the first road trip for the native of Bridgetown, Barbados.

Allen (9-3-1, four KO's) last fought on April 6th and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Edwin Tercero in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  Prior to that bout, Allen also appeared on the March 24th card in Oxon Hill and lost a six-round split decision to Ramon Cardenas.  This will also be the first 10-round bout for Allen.

Also scheduled to be on this card is District Heights, MD welterweight "The Next Big Thing" Keeshawn Williams who will be in a six-round bout against an opponent to be determined.  Williams (5-0-1, one KO) also competed on the March 24th card in Oxon Hill and won a six-round unanimous decision over Evincii Dixon.  After that bout, Williams was involved in a domestic dispute near his home which resulted in Williams shooting and killing a man in self-defense.  Williams was not charged in the incident.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Hernandez Harrison, Cheney, Davis To Have Bouts On July 19th Card At MGM National Harbor Casino!

Three Beltway Boxers will be a part of the Top Rank-promoted card on Friday, July 19th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Undefeated DC middleweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison will be in an eight-round contest against Juan "La Amenaza" De Angel of Barranquilla, Colombia.  Harrison (32-0-1, 18 KO's) is coming off a fourth-round knockout victory over Fred Jenkins, Jr. on April 20th in Fort Washington, MD. De Angel (21-11-1, 19 KO's) will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak.  De Angel lost by eight-round unanimous decision to Habib Ahmed on May 25th in Biloxi, MS.  This will be De Angel's second trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino.  In May of 2018, De Angel lost to Immanuwel Aleem by sixth-round stoppage.  De Angel was also knocked out in the fourth round by Antoine Douglas in July of 2017.

Baltimore, MD heavyweight Cassius Chaney will compete for the first time in the Beltway when he faces Joel "Quiet Storm" Caudle of Raleigh, NC in a bout scheduled for either six or eight rounds.  Chaney (15-0, nine KO's) notched a first-round TKO over Christian Mariscal on March 30th in Philadelphia, PA.  Caudle (8-2-2, five KO's) looks to bounce back from a six-round majority decision loss to Johnnie Langston on February 23rd in Charlotte, NC.  Caudle will compete for the second time in the Beltway.  On October 18th, Caudle won an eight-round split decision over Kimdo Bethel Boykin in Washington, DC.

In a four-round bout, Lusby, MD super featherweight Nathaniel "ASAP" Davis will take on Rolando Vargas of Milwaukee, WI.  Davis (1-0, one KO) made a quality pro debut on June 1st in Waldorf, MD when he scored a second-round TKO over Alex Rivera.  Vargas (2-0, two KO's) has knocked out both of his previous opponents in the first round.

The card, which is slated to be streamed live on ESPN+, will be headlined by two 12-round IBF elimination contests that feature four undefeated boxers.  Lightweight Teofimo "El Brooklyn" Lopez of Brooklyn, NY will battle Masayoshi Nakatani of Osaka, Japan. Lopez (13-0, 11 KO's) represented Honduras in the 2016 Olympics and is currently the holder of four regional titles and ranked fourth in the world by the IBF.  Lopez is coming off a fifth-round knockout of Edis Tatli on April 20th in New York City.

Nakatani (18-0, 12 KO's) is the current OPBF Lightweight champion and is the IBF's third-ranked boxer.  Nakatani also makes his United States debut after competing exclusively in Japan.  Nakatani last fought on December 9th and scored a fourth-round TKO over Hurricane Futa in Osaka.

In an IBF Super Lightweight elimination contest, Maxim "Mad Max" Dadashev of Oxnard, CA will take on Subriel "Browny" Matias of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  Dadashev, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia (13-0, 11 KO's) will try to build on a fourth-round knockout win over Ricky Sismudo on March 23rd in Costa Mesa, CA.  Dadashev is ranked third in the world by the IBF.  Matias (13-0, 13 KO's) is ranked eighth by the IBF and is coming off a sixth-round knockout of Wilberth Lopez on March 2nd in Fajardo.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Quigley Loses Split Decision To Byrd In Laurel, MD!

Beltway Boxers had a tough night Saturday on a GQ Promotions card at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD.  Two locals on the card lost their undefeated records.


(Photos by Daniel Cork)

One of those hometown boxers who fell for the first time was the "GQ" in GQ Promotions, Montgomery Village, MD super middleweight Gerome Quigley, Jr. who lost a six-round split decision to veteran Andre "Thunder" Byrd of Jacksonville, FL in the main event on the card.

Quigley, who hadn't competed since suffering a no-decision to Raymond Serrano in June of 2018 at the Gardens Ice House, could never get started as he had a tough time letting his hands go all throughout the bout.  There were numerous clinches during the contest and referee Dave Braslow was busy in separating both men.

Byrd seemed to gain an advantage by landing solid punches in the bout but even he was hampered because referee Braslow took points away in the second and fourth rounds for hitting behind the head.  However, Byrd would land a solid right hand in the fourth round that had Quigley on the ropes.

In the sixth round, Quigley would lose a point for hitting behind the head and that may have been the final difference in the contest. Judge Kenny Chevalier gave the bout to Quigley, 58-54 but judges John Gradowski and Paul Wallace both saw the contest for Byrd by a 56-55 score.  Quigley is now 18-1, 16 KO's, one no contest while Byrd rises to 8-7-2, one KO.



Rockville, MD middleweight "The Cisco Kid" Francisco Bustos suffered two knockdowns en route to a third-round TKO loss to Delvecchio Savage of Tuscaloosa, AL.  In the first round, both men threw big power shots.  Bustos's left hand would land but Savage's counter right landed even harder as it would drop Bustos to the canvas.  Bustos would fight back hard in the first round and survive the second round but would get into trouble early in the third as Savage would land a crushing right-left combination that knocked Bustos down for the second time.  Bustos would get up on wobbly legs and referee Kenny Chevalier would stop the contest at 1:05 of the third round.  Bustos loses for the first time and he is now 9-1, six KO's.  Savage is now 3-2, three KO's.

The co-feature contest saw Leesburg, VA cruiserweight "Mighty" Joe Jones win a six-round unanimous decision over Twon"The Truth" Smith of Oklahoma City, OK.  Jones would put together a workmanlike performance to get the victory as he used solid left jabs and hooks to gain advantages in the bout.  Judges Braslow and Wallace would score the bout 59-55 while Chevalier saw the contest, 59-54.  Jones raises his record to 11-1, eight KO's while Smith evens his record at 3-3, two KO's.

In other bouts on the card, Hagerstown, MD super middleweight "The Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana won a six-round unanimous decision over Dennis Williams of Monroe, LA.  Pllana would have little difficulty landing jabs during the bout.  Williams provided very little offense in return.  Pllana won by shutout on judges Brent Bovell and Paul Wallace's card, 60-54.  Judge John Gradowski saw the contest, 59-55 for Pllana, who remains undefeated at 5-0, two KO's.  Williams falls to 4-13-1, two KO's.

New Carrollton, MD super middleweight "Platinum Power" Leonor Alcantara scored a third-round TKO over Deandre West of Winston-Salem, NC.  Alcantara was in control throughout the bout and the control would culminate in landing a solid left-right combination in the third round that would stagger West.  Alcantara would continue to land punches to force referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the bout at the one-minute mark.  Alcantara is now 3-0 and has his first pro knockout.  West remains winless at 0-4.

The opening contest between cruiserweights Larry "Hitman" Pryor of Frederick, MD and Greg "Hotshot" Hackett of Philadelphia, PA was a rematch of an April contest in Fort Washington, MD.  Hackett won the first bout by four-round majority decision.  Pryor would gain a measure of revenge in this bout as he would capture a four-round unanimous decision.  Pryor was a little sharper with his punches in this contest and he would knock Hackett down to squatting position with a counter left hand in the second round.   Pryor would go on to win the bout as judges Chevalier and Gradowski scored the bout 39-36 and Wallace saw the bout 38-37.  Pryor is now 11-20, five KO's while Hackett drops to 3-19-1.

Jeff Gatling and Gerome Quigley lead GQ Promotions.  The matchmaker was Brian Dillon.  The ring announcer was Henry "Discombobulating" Jones.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Weights From Laurel, MD!

Here is the scale watch for the GQ Promotions card that will take place at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD:

Gerome Quigley 150.6 vs. Andre Byrd 149.8

Joe Jones 197.6 vs. Twon Smith 199

Genc Pllana 166 vs. Dennis Williams 170.6

Francisco Bustos 160.4 vs. Delvecchio Savage 163

Larry Pryor 198.8 vs. Greg Hackett 209.6

Leonor Alcantara Perez and Deondre West will weigh in tomorrow.

The Pryor-Hackett bout is a late addition to this card and is a rematch from a bout that took place on April 20th at Rosecroft Raceway.  Hackett (3-18-1) defeated Pryor (10-20, five KO's) by four-round majority decision.




Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Boxing Returns To Live Casino August 2nd!

Pro boxing returns to Live! Casino in Hanover, MD on Friday, August 2nd with a nine-bout Jeter Promotions card.

One contest has already been signed for this card and it will be the main event -- an eight-round cruiserweight contest between Luther "Lights Out" Smith of Catonsville, MD and Stivens "Superman" Bujai of New York City by way of Albania.

Smith (11-4, nine KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak by winning a six-round split decision over Joshua Temple on December 8th in Bowie, MD.  Bujai (16-2-1, 11 KO's) will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak and he has not fought since October of 2017 when he was stopped by Mateusz Masternak in the seventh round in Newark, NJ.  Bujai makes his second appearance in the Beltway, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Larry Pryor in January of 2016 in Springfield, VA.

The card is scheduled to mark the return of DC super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom (15-3-1, 14 KO's).  Odom, who has recently relocated to Covington, GA, returned to the ring on November 3rd when he scored a fourth-round TKO over Ruddy Sanchez in the Dominican Republic.  This was Odom's first bout since November of 2016.

Other Beltway Boxers scheduled to appear on this card include Washington, DC super featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White (8-1, six KO's), Cockeysville, MD super middleweight AJ Williams (1-1, one KO), Germantown, MD super featherweight Ebrima Jawara (1-1, one KO), Owings Mills, MD lightweight Brandon Chambers (0-0-1), Bowie, MD cruiserweight Chester Stewart (0-1) and debuting boxers Champ Moultrie of Ellicott City, MD and Jay Stancil, III of Clinton, MD.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Card Coming Together For June 29th in Laurel, MD!

There will be a scheduled eight-bout card coming to the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD on Saturday, June 29th.  The card will be promoted by GQ Promotions.

The "GQ" in GQ Promotions -- undefeated Montgomery Village, MD super welterweight Gerome Quigley, Jr. -- returns to action in the main event, a six-round contest against Andre Byrd of Jacksonville, FL.

Quigley (18-0, 16 KO's) comes back to the ring after his last outing in June of 2018 where he fought to a second-round no-contest against Raymond Serrano on the last card at the Gardens Ice House.  Quigley and Serrano butted heads causing a cut on Quigley's forehead.  Byrd (7-7-2, one KO) faces a Beltway Boxer for the second straight time.  Byrd lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Malik Hawkins on April 26th in Philadelphia, PA.

In a six-round cruiserweight battle, Joe Jones of Leesburg, VA takes on Twon Smith of Oklahoma City, OK.  Jones (10-1, eight KO's) competed for the first time in the Beltway as a pro and scored a demonstrative first-round TKO over Montez Brown on April 20th in Fort Washington, MD.  Smith (3-2, two KO's) lost a tough six-round split decision to Sam Crossed on December 1st in Washington, DC.

Undefeated Rockville, MD middleweight "The Cisco Kid" Francisco Bustos will also be in a six-round encounter against Delvecchio Savage of Tuscaloosa, AL.  Bustos, a native of Chile, is coming off a second-round TKO over Eddie Gates on April 27th in Vienna, VA.  Savage (2-2-1, two KO's) won by a fifth-round TKO over Antonio Todd on May 10th in Atlanta, GA.

Hagerstown, MD super middleweight "The Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana will be in a six-rounder against Dennis Williams of Monroe, LA.  Pllana (4-0, two KO's) last fought on the April 20th card in Fort Washington and scored a first-round knockout over Jonathan Morgan.  Williams (4-12-1, two KO's) lost by first-round stoppage to Sean Hemphill on April 27th in Lafayette, LA.  Williams hurt his arm while in a clinch and could not continue.

Bowie, MD welterweight Marlon "The Machine" Bolen will be in a four-round contest against Khalid Bethea of New York City.  Bolen (2-0, one KO) last fought on the April 27th card in Vienna and won a four-round unanimous decision over Lamont White.  Bethea (0-1) lost his pro debut by four-round unanimous decision to Donyeh Thomas Cosby on May 25th in Charlotte, NC.

In an all-Beltway super featherweight bout slated for four rounds, "The Red Comet" Dante Cox of Elkridge, MD will face off with James "Too Slick" Early of Seat Pleasant, MD.  Both men are coming off tough losses.  Cox lost his bout to Drayvontay Speed Rawls by third-round TKO on March 8th in Hanover, MD.  Early (3-3) hasn't competed since dropping a four-round unanimous decision to Ricky De Los Santos in May of 2018 in Lincoln, RI.

DC welterweight Cornell "Hitman" Hines will be in a four-rounder against Latorie "War Machine" Woodberry of Roanoke, VA.  Hines (4-0, two KO's) won a four-round split decision against George Gethers on the April 27th card in Vienna, VA. Woodberry (2-9-2) will look to break a three-bout losing streak that includes a first-round TKO loss to Nicholas Briggs on April 26th in Lincoln, RI.

Fort Washington super middleweight "Platinum Power" Leonor Alcantara Perez returns to competition after an almost two-year absence when he takes on Justin Sykes of Hanover, MD in a four-round contest.  Perez (2-0) last fought in July of 2017 and won a four-round unanimous decision over George Sheppard in DC.  Sykes (0-1) dropped his pro debut to Jonathan Burrs by four-round unanimous decision on January 26th in Waldorf, MD.



Sunday, June 23, 2019

Madison Loses Unanimous Decision In Philadelphia!



(Photo by Daniel Cork)

Owings Mills, MD heavyweight Colby "Mad Dog" Madison lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Robert Simms of Saginaw, MI Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

According to ringside photographer Daniel Cork, the bout was a hard-hitting affair.  Madison landed some heavy blows in the bout, including bloodying Simms's nose in the seventh round.  However, Madison suffered swelling around the left eye two rounds earlier.  the judges gave the bout to Simms by scores of 80-72 (twice) and 79-73.

Madison suffers his first pro loss and he is now 8-1-2, five KO's.  Simms raises his record to 9-3, three KO's.