The Left Hook Boxing card coming to the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA on Saturday, November 17 is pretty much complete.
Front Royal, VA lightweight Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer will headline the show participating in a six-round contest against Curtis Smith of Columbia, SC. Farmer (8-1, six KO's) has won his last four bouts, including his last outing, a four-round unanimous decision over Jason Jordan on September 15 at the ABC Sports Complex. Smith (5-2, three KO's) is also on a winning streak as he has won three in a row. Smith won his last outing by disqualification over William Armstead on February 23 in Atlanta, GA. Some may remember that Smith appeared at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD on January 28, 1999 when he lost a four-round unanimous decision to Ernesto Rodriguez.
The co-feature bout should be an exciting one as undefeated John "No Mercy" Mackey of Montgomery, AL takes on Charles "Murdock" Norwood of Roanoke, VA in a four-round contest. Both men have two things in common: They are hard hitters and both were born in DC. Mackey (6-0, three KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Damon Antoine on August 25 at Lee High School in Springfield. Norwood (3-1, one KO) won his last outing by four-round unanimous decision over Ron Reaves on October 6 in McLean, VA.
Also on the card, undefeated Front Royal cruiserweight Terry "T-Brick" Roy returns as he faces Fort Washington, MD's George Holder in a four-round bout. Roy (6-0-1, five KO's) has won his last four bouts, including his last three by knockout. Roy stopped Levi Jackson in the first round on September 15 at ABC Sports Complex. For Holder (8-7, seven KO's), this will be his first bout since August 31, 2001 when he was stopped by Russ Shifflett in the third round at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore.
Undefeated Front Royal junior middleweight Warren "The Mack" Clatterbuck will be back in action in a four-round contest against Kendrick Archer of Wilson, NC. Clatterbuck (5-0, two KO's) last fought on February 17 when he won a four-round unanimous decision over Billy Mitchem in Winchester, VA. Archer (0-2) hasn't fought since being stopped in the first round by Tommy Neal on the September 15 ABC show.
Fairfax, Virginia bantamweight Travis "O.T.T" Mallin is also on the card taking on Portsmouth, VA's Ernest Scott in a four-rounder. Mallin (1-0) made a successful pro debut on September 15 in Springfield, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Andre Nichols. Scott (0-6) is still looking for his first pro win. Last time out, Scott lost by second-round TKO to Jules Blackwell on February 9 in Philadelphia. Every bout Scott has had has been against an undefeated fighter.
This card will also mark the pro debut of Front Royal light heavyweight Stennis Floyd who will take on Ed Edwards of Wilson, NC. Edwards (0-2) last fought in the area on August 3 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Edwards was stopped in the first round by Alexander Johnson.
UPDATE: Travis Mallin will now be going up against Elijah Harris of Elm City, NC. Harris (0-3) has not fought since being stopped by Kiel Shuler on May 4, 2006 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.