Thursday, July 26, 2007

Update on August 3 Rosecroft Show!

Here is an update on the Friday, August 3 Keystone Boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:

Bowie, MD heavyweight Horace "The Reason" Grant (5-1, four KO's) will battle Mujaheed Moore of Shaker Heights, OH (4-1, three KO's) in a six-round encounter.

This will be Grant's first bout since March 10 when he won a six-round unanimous decision over Chris Riley at the Pikesville National Guard Armory. Grant hurt his hand during that contest, but is in good shape for this encounter.

Moore has not fought since March 31 when he won a four-round majority decision over Dan Whetzel in Warren, OH. This is Moore's first scheduled six-round bout.

Also returning to action on this card will be undefeated Capitol Heights featherweight Thomas "KO" Snow. Snow (8-0, six KO's) will make his first appearance in 2007. Snow has not fought since December 9, 2006 when he scored a ninth-round TKO over Mike Salyers at the Lincoln Theatre.

Snow will take on Markel Muhammad of Columbus, OH (2-4) in a six-round bout. Muhammad is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Juan Carlos Velasquez on May 2 in Miami, FL.

In what could be a very interesting four-round bout, Capitol Heights junior middleweight Jason Champion will battle Damon "The Mailman" Antoine of Akron, OH.

Champion has a record of 4-3, three KO's and is coming off a first-round TKO win over Kenneth Meeks on the last Rosecroft show on May 18. Two of Champion's losses have come by decision to undefeated Beltway prospects Jessie Nicklow and Tim Coleman.

Antoine comes into this bout with a record of 6-15, three KO's, but don't let his record fool you. Antoine's last two victories have been against undefeated fighters. This includes a second-round TKO over Mike Carrigan on May 12 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Antoine's last bout was a four-round majority decision win over previously undefeated Gerry Grealish on June 20 in Mashantucket, CT. Antoine also lost a six-round unanimous decision on June 1 to Jose Angel Rodriguez , who was 10-0 at the time of the bout.

Three Beltway Boxers will make pro debuts on the card including Laurel, MD junior middleweight Norman Allen, Alexandria, VA junior welterweight Michael Custodia and DC heavyweight Alexander Johnson.

Also on the card will be undefeated, 7'0" heavyweight Ernest "Zeus" Mazyck of Columbia, SC (5-0, one KO). Reportedly, Mazyck has local management now, so this may not be the last time we see him here.

There are five amateur bouts slated for this card, including Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell, who is looking to keep his stoppage streak alive. (6-0, six bouts won by stoppage.)

Matchmaking the pro portion of the August 3 card is Chris Middendorf, who, according to, is the most prolific matchmaker in the world today. With this card, Middendorf will have worked more than 30 cards since January of 2006. The second-place person in this ranking has just 11 cards.

Most recently, Middendorf served as matchmaker for the July 14 card in Biloxi, MS that included the main event between Roy Jones, Jr and Anthony Hanshaw.


Middendorf said...

Actually 23 shows so far in 2007 and 31 in 2006.

Asim said...

Hey Chris.
Keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

what happened to reginald taylor?

Gary Digital Williams said...

I'm not exactly sure, but he was taken off the card. No reason was given, though.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Is tony tiger signing autographs at this show???

Gary Digital Williams said...

I believe he will be. But he will also be my special color commentator for the video Spero's Video is shooting for the promotion.

"The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears has a previous commitment and will not be able to be there.

Josh said...

Hey Chris, don't put Gainer or Raheem on any future cards, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Seth Mitchell will get knocked out cold on this one

Anonymous said...

u r wrong Seth will lose ofcourse,but he will not get knocked out

Anonymous said...


whatever happened to that parry bullard boxer you promoted. he just fell off the boxing scene after the lang fight. I guess maybe he retired? wasn't he aticket pusher. that guy was wild and crazy. My dad followed him and he was asking.

Jim Totten

Gary Digital Williams said...

I can answer that one for you, Jim.

Perry is still boxing. He just fought and won on a card in Martinsburg WVA last month. He usually fights about once or twice a year and is also getting into promoting cards.

Anonymous said...


Is it Perry or Parry? What is his record now and how can we find out when he is fighting again. My dad would love to see him fight again.

Does he usually bring a good crowd. Dad said his crowd is wild and crazy like him.

How can we get a hold of him. Does anyone know?

My dad is not doing well and wants to meet him!

Thanks Digital. This site is the best. I am glad I came across it. It needs to go regional or national.

Jim Totten

Gary Digital Williams said...

Hey Jim,

First of all, Thanks for the comments on the blog.

Please email me at and I can give you Perry Ballard's contact info.

Perry is 20-1, 15 KO's.