Sunday, August 30, 2009

Scheduled Updates for Sept. 26 Patriot Center Card!

Some more bouts have been added to the ICE Promotions card on Saturday, September 26 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

Columbia, MD middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will take on Lusby, MD's Keith Gross in a six-round contest. Jeter (7-2, six KO's) has not fought since stopping Darrett Crockett in the second round on November 14 in Millersville, MD. Gross (3-1, one KO) will try to bounce back from a first-round nationally-televised loss to Erislandy Lara on February 20 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Manassas, VA featherweight "The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas returns to face Caitlin Dance of Louisville, KY in another six-round encounter. Salinas (10-1, four KO's) put on a solid performance on the last Patriot Center show on May 2, scoring a third-round TKO over Christina Leadbeater. Dance (2-5, one KO) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak, going the distance in all of those bouts.

In four-round bouts, undefeated Oxon Hill, MD light heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson takes on "The African Warrior" Francois Ambang of Mechanicsville, VA in a four-round rematch of a May 9, 2008 bout in Fredricksburg, VA. Johnson won the first contest by four-round unanimous decision. The bout was Ambang's pro debut. Johnson (6-0, three KO's) won a bout on August 27, capturing a six-round unanimous decision over Ariel Espinal in Hagerstown, MD. Ambang (2-3) lost a close six-round split decision to Otganbayer Daivii on the May 2 Patriot Center show.

Also, DC junior middleweight Kendrick "Holy Hands" Walker will battle Richmond, VA's Dwayne "Diesel" Shelton in a four-round battle. Walker (2-2-1, one KO) was also on the May 2 Patriot Center card and won a four-round split decision over Taurean Edwards. Shelton (2-1) will try to bounce back from a second-round TKO loss to James Stevenson on April 30 in Woodlawn, MD.

Undefeated Arlington, VA boxers "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal (13-0-1, nine KO's) and Tracy Brewer (3-0, one KO) are also slated to be on this card in separate bouts.

Beltway Boxers Victorious in Lynchburg!

A number of Beltway Boxers were victorious on the Major League Boxing card at the Lynchburg City Armory in Lynchburg, VA. Here are the results.

In the main event, Bedford, VA light heavyweight Scott "Cujo" Sigmon scored a third-round TKO over Nicholas Schleich of Columbus, Nebraska. Sigmon is now 7-1, three KO's) while Schleich has lost his third straight and he is 7-3, two KO's.

Fluvanna, VA middleweight George "Wartime" Rivera also won by third-round TKO over Jesse Williams of Youngstown, OH. Rivera is 11-4, four KO's while Williams is now 4-10-1, two KO's.

Alexandria, VA junior welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Lynchburg's Maurice Chalmers. Wilson, fighting for the first time in 11 months, is now 6-0, one KO while Chalmers is now 7-9-1, four KO's.

Former USBA Cruiserweight champion Emmanuel "Chukwu" Nwodo of Baltimore, MD returned to action after a one-year absence and scored a first-round TKO over veteran Lenzie Morgan of Youngstown, OH. Nwodo is now 23-5, 19 KO's while Morgan is 14-33-3, seven KO's.

In the co-feature bout, Brazilian super middleweight Issac Rodrigues won an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Marcos Primera of Asheboro, NC. Rodrigues remained undefeated at 16-0, 13 KO's. Also, Roanoke, VA junior welterweight David "D-Hop" Hopkins won by four-round unanimous decision over Antwon "Supreme" Barrett of Norfolk, VA. Hopkins is 3-0, one KO while Barrett is 0-5.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Guerrero, Wade Score TKOs in Tunica!

Undefeated Beltway middleweights Fernando Guerrero and Dominic Wade maintained their quick winning ways, scoring TKOs tonight at the Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica, MS.

Guerrero used a blistering body attack to score a third-round TKO over Chris Archer of Tarentum, PA. Guerrero scored three knockdowns and one standing eight-count as Archer had no answer for Guerrero's blistering attack. The bout was stopped at 2:15 of the third.

Guerrero's record rises to 15-0, 13 KO's while Archer is now 11-8, seven KO's.

As has been his custom, Wade jumped all over his opponent, Tyrone Dowdy of Memphis, TN early and used a left hand to cut his opponent within the first 90 seconds. Moments later, Wade landed a solid right hand that caused the referee to give a standing-eight count to Dowdy. Wade maintained his barrage until the Dowdy corner threw in the towel at 2:25 of the first round.

Wade is now 4-0 with four KO's. Three have come in the first and one in the second. Dowdy is 4-20, three KO's.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Guerrero, Wade Tip The Scales in Tunica!

Undefeated Beltway Boxing prospects Fernando Guerrero and Dominic Wade weighed in tonight for their bouts on tomorrow's card at the Fitzgerald Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

Guerrero weighed in at 169 pounds while his opponent, Chris Archer, came in at 168.

Wade hit the scales at 164 pounds and his opponent, Tyrone Dowdy, weighed in at 159 pounds.

The card will be shown on for $4.95.

Stevenson, Johnson, Armenta Victorious in Hagerstown!

Two Beltway Boxers remained undefeated and one made a successful return to the sport last night at Hager Hall in Hagerstown, MD.

Baltimore welterweight James "Keep 'Em Sleepin'" Stevenson stopped Canadian Sebastian Hamel at the end of the third round to maintain his undefeated record. Stevenson is now 11-0, 10 KO's. Hamel's record is 10-21-1, one KO.

Oxon Hill, MD light heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson also remained unbeaten by winning a six-round unanimous decision over Ariel Espinal of Brooklyn, NY. Johnson's record improves to 6-0, three KO's whil Espinal falls to 6-10-2, two KO's.

Silver Spring, MD middleweight "El Gallo" George Armenta made the successful return after a more than four-year absence, stopping William Johnson of Memphis, TN in 2:06 of the fourth round. Armenta is 13-4, 11 KO's while Johnson is 9-19-1, three KO's.

In other bouts on the card, Irvington, NJ junior welterweight Francisco Contreras maintained his perfect record, scoring a TKO at the end of the first round over Julian Rodriguez of Mexico. Contreras is 10-0, 10 KO's while Rodriguez now has an even record at 17-17-4, 11 KO's. Johnstown, PA cruiserweight Andres Taylor won by fourth-round TKO over Joseph Harris of Martin, TN in 1:25 of the round. Taylor is now 10-1-1, five KO's while Harris is 10-9, seven KO's.

The matchmaker of the card was Chris Middendorf.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Weights From Hagerstown, MD!

Here is the scale watch for tomorrow's Ballroom Boxing/TKO Boxing Promotions card at Hager Hall in Hagerstown, MD:

James Stevenson 148 vs. Sebastian Hamel 147 1/2

Alexander Johnson 175 1/2 vs. Ariel Espinal 179

George Armenta 170 vs. William Johnson 171

Francisco Contreras 135 1/2 vs. Julian Rodriguez 139 1/2

Andres Taylor 200 vs. Joseph Harris 198 1/2

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gary Russell, Jr. Profiled in Washington Times!

Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD featherweight Gary Russell, Jr. is the subject of a nice profile in today's Washington Times. Reporter Mike Jones talks about Russell's successful comeback from the Beijing Olympics.

"And the Fight Goes On," can be found by going to this link:


Beltway Boxers Head to Cincinnati September 5!

Three Beltway Boxers are slated to be on a card at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, September 5.

Laurel, MD super featherweight Ikem "The Warrior" Orji (5-2, one KO) will look to bounce back from his tough six-round split decision loss to Issac Suarez on May 8 in Philadelphia, PA by facing undefeated hometown fighter Jesse Carradine (4-0, two KO's) in a four-round bout.

Another Laurel product, junior middleweight Norman "The Shadow" Allen (6-2, three KO's) will face another undefeated Cincy product William "Action" Jackson (3-0, two KO's) in another four-round encounter. Allen is alsp trying to reverse his fortunes after being stopped in the first round by Ronald Cruz on May 30 in Reading, PA.

Also, Baltimore, MD super featherweight Darrell Martin (4-10, one KO) will try to break a four-bout losing streak against yet another undefeated Cincinnati boxer Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett (6-0, three KO's) in a six-round contest. Bennett will be the fifth straight undefeated boxer Martin has faced.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beltway Boxers Load Lynchburg Card!

A number of Beltway Boxers will be a part of the Major League Boxing card Saturday, August 29 at the Lynchburg City Armory in Lynchburg, VA.

Headlining the card will be Bedford, VA's Scott "Cujo" Sigmon who will be in an eight-round contest against Nick Schleich of Columbus, Nebraska. Sigmon (6-1, two KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision over Toris Brewer on April 11 in Lynchburg. Schleich (7-2, two KO's) will be stepping into the ring for the first time since January of 2005 when he was stopped in the second round by Mike Wood in St. Charles, MO.

The co-feature has Charlottsville, VA's George "Wartime" Rivera taking on Youngstown, OH's Jesse Williams in a six-round encounter. Rivera (10-4, three KO's) returns after his six-round unanimous decision win over Ike Ezeji on March 7 in Fluvanna, VA. Williams (4-9-1, two KO's) was stopped by Chad Greenleaf in the fifth round on March 27 in Parkersburg, WVA.

The card also marks the return of Arlington, VA junior welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson (5-0-1, one KO) who will face veteran Joe "Trouble" Figueroa (10-50-5, three KO's) in a four-round contest. Wilson has not fought since winning a tough six-round unanimous decision over Mike Denby in Millersville, MD on September 19, 2008. Figueroa's career dates back to 1991 and he has gone the distance with former world champions Tracy Harris Patterson, Kennedy McKinney and Nate Campbell.

Also returning to action will be former USBA Cruiserweight champion Emmanuel "Chukwu" Nwodo The Baltimore-based Nigerian will take on veteran Lenzie Morgan of Youngstown, OH in a four-round bout. Nwodo (22-5, 18 KO's) has not fought since losing a bid for the NABF Cruiserweight title to Matt Godfrey by fourth-round TKO exactly one year ago (August 29, 2008) in Uncasville, CT. Morgan (14-32-3, seven KO's) has fought a who's who of titlists and contenders since his career started in 1987, including Andrew Maynard, Nigel Benn, Merqui Sosa, Courtney Butler, Henry Maske, Tim Littles, Bruce Seldon and Sherman Williams. Back in March of 2007, Morgan lost a six-round unanimous decision to Juan Carlos Robles.

Three other pro bouts and four amateur bouts will round out the card. Originally the card was slated to start at 7:30 PM. The card will now start shortly after the doors open at 6 PM.

Here's an interesting promotional video for this card featuring Scott Sigmon. The video was put together by Shaking Hands Productions.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Here's A Plug for Garden State Fight Scene!

Let me take a moment to introduce a new state-centered boxing blog that was, according to the author, spawned in part through what we do here on BATB.

The blog (which is also on is called The Garden State Fight Scene and it covers the boxing scene in New Jersey. The blog's author is Matt Yanofsky, who has been writing for for a number of years.

Yanofsky has also begun growing roots in parts of the Beltway through his public relations work for Baltimore Pro Boxing and TNT Promotions.

So if you want to know the latest in New Jersey boxing, visit

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Corley Battles Fuller In Patriot Center Co-Feature!

The co-feature for the Saturday, September 26th ICE Promotions card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA is set. Former WBO Junior Welterweight Champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley of DC will take on Detroit, MI's Damian Fuller in an eight-round matchup.

Corley (35-11-1, 21 KO's) is coming off an eighth-round TKO of James Kimori on August 15 in Kazakhstan. Corley has won four of his last five bouts and will be competing in the Beltway area for the first time since defeating Darryll Tyson by 10-round unanimous decision at the Washington Convention Center on December 12, 2004.

Fuller (30-6-1, 14 KO's) fought at the Patriot Center on May 12, 2007, stopping Dean White in the third round. Fuller will be trying to break a two-bout losing streak, falling by ninth-round TKO to Tyrone Harris in a bid for the USBA Lightweight title in his last outing on October 17.

One other update on the card: Undefeated Haymarket, VA welterweight Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez suffered an injury in training and will not compete on this card. The main event remains the same: Jimmy Lange defending his WBC USNBC Junior Middleweight championship against Contender teammate Jonathan Reid. Beltway Boxers Bayan Jargal, Tony Jeter and Jennifer Salinas are all scheduled to appear on the card.

Ballroom Boxing Travels to Hagerstown, MD August 27!

Ballroom Boxing will host its first card in Hagerstown, MD on Thursday, August 27 at Hager Hall. Three undefeated Beltway Boxers will be headlining the card that features five six-round encounters on this co-promotion with TKO Promotions.

Newly-crowned WBF Americas and NABC Welterweight champion James "Keep 'Em Sleepin'" Stevenson (10-0, nine KO's) of Baltimore will battle Tom Joseph of Youngstown, OH (4-2-1). Stevenson is coming off his third-round TKO over Ken Dunham that helped acquire his two titles on July 25 in Baltimore. Joseph was stopped in the first round by Demetrius Andrade on March 6 in Uncasville, CT.

Oxon Hill, MD light heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson returns to action against Ariel "Iron" Espinal of Brooklyn, NY. Johnson (5-0, three KO's) will fight for the first time since his fourth-round unanimous decision win over Zeferino Albino on August 15, 2008 in DC. This will be Johnson's first scheduled six-round contest. Espinal (6-9-2, two KO's) has lost seven straight, including a four-round unanimoud decision to Naziyr Bell on August 1 in York, PA.

Also, Edgewood, MD welterweight Emmanuel "Transformer" Taylor (2-0, two KO's) is slated to be on the card in a four-round bout against an opponent to be named later.

The card will also mark the return of Silver Spring, MD middleweight George "El Gallo" Armenta (12-4, 10 KO's). Armenta was a very popular boxer in the area who was probably best known for his fourth-round TKO over Dante Craig on a Ballroom Boxing card in March of 2004. Armenta's last contest was a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Sechew Powell in September of 2004 in New York City.

Armenta's opponent will be William Johnson of Memphis, TN (9-18-1, three KO's) who's last bout was on a Ballroom Boxing card in November of 2008 when he lost by second-round TKO to Joey Gilbert.

There will be two other bouts slated for the card. Undefeated junior welterweight Francisco Contreras of the Dominican Republic (9-0, nine KO's) returns to a Ballroom Boxing card to face Julian Rodriguez of Mexico (17-16-4, 11 KO's). Contreras scored a first round knockout over Gustavo Mejia on June 19 at Michael's Eighth Avenue. Rodriguez will try to bounce back from a fourth-round knockout loss to Juan Ramon Cruz on April 24 in Caguas, PR.

Also, Johnstown, PA cruiserweight Andres Taylor (9-1-1, five KO's) will face Joseph Harris of Union City, TN (10-8, seven KO's). Taylor stopped Roy Ashworth in the fifth round on August 1 in York, PA while Harris has a four-bout winning streak but hasn't fought since April of 2008.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rivers Heads For Milan, Italy For World Amateur Championships in September!

Landover, MD featherweight Kevin Rivers will be part of an 11-member United States delegation that will head to Milan, Italy for the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

The US team is currently in Colorado Springs, CO for training before heading to Milan on August 24. The championships begin on September 1 and run until September 12. Only one boxer on the team -- super heavyweight Michael Hunter -- has participated in the World Championships. Rivers competed in the under-19 world championships in Guadalajara, MX last October.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tucker Has Opponent For Vacant USBO Title Bid!

Undefeated Eldersburg, MD light heavyweight Mark "TNT" Tucker has an opponent for the Friday, September 25 matchup for the vacant USBO (United States Boxing Organization) Light Heavyweight title bout at the Shipley Arena in Westminster, MD.

The opponent's name is Jim "Steel Chin" Strohl of Las Vegas, NV by way of Decatur, IL. The 37-year-old Strohl (27-6, 21 KO's) started his career in 1997 and won his first 18 contests before losing a 12-round split decision to Calvin Lampkin for the IBC Americas heavyweight title in June of 1999. Strohl has lost six of his last eight bouts, fighting the likes of heavyweights Calvin Brock and Cedric Boswell, cruiserweight Rob Calloway and light heavies Tavoris Cloud, Joey Spina and Zach Walters. Strohl hasn't fought since August 22, 2008 when he was stopped by Spina in the second round.

Tucker (11-0, seven KO's) is coming off a solid 10-round unanimous decision over Rubin Williams on July 17 in Westminster. This will be a scheduled 12-round encounter.

Also slated for the September 25 card will be a rematch between Maryland State Super Featherweight champ Tyrell "Da Show Shock 'A" Samuel and Gustavo Dailey of Philadelphia, PA. Dailey (4-5, one KO) scored a big upset winning a six-round split decision over Samuel (12-3, six KO's) on the July 17 Westminster card.

Undefeated Beltway Prospects Look To Showcase Talent in Tunica!

Three undefeated Beltway prospects will be big parts of a "Boxing Future Champions" card on Saturday, August 29 at Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica, MS.

The main event will be an eight-round super middleweight bout between Salisbury, MD's Fernando Guerrero and Chris "On Target" Archer of Tarentum, PA. Guerrero (14-0, 12 KO's) is coming off a blistering second-round TKO over Brian Norman on June 19 in Guerrero's hometown of Salisbury. Archer (11-7, seven KO's) recently broke a three-bout losing streak with a second-round TKO over Jason Carter on June 24 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The co-feature marks the return of DC junior welterweight Ty Barnett, who will participate in an eight-round contest against veteran Dairo Esalas. Barnett (16-0-1, 11 KO's) will be boxing for the first time since his six-round majority decision win over Johnnie Edwards on November 1 in Las Vegas. Esalas, a native of Colombia (31-16, 25 KO's), has lost six straight, including a second-round knockout loss to Mike Jones on March 6 in Philadelphia, PA. Esalas's last win came in November of 2007 when he captured an eight-round split decision over DeMarcus Corley.

Also on the card will be Largo, MD middleweight Dominic Wade (3-0, three KO's) who will try to keep his perfect record intact against veteran Tyrone Dowdy of Memphis, TN (4-19, three KO's).

The card will be shown live on internet pay-per-view on for $4.99.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nick Charles Battling Stage Four Cancer!

BATB sends prayers and well-wishes to boxing broadcaster Nick Charles., the website of The Ring Magazine, is reporting that the 63-year-old Charles is battling Stage Four advanced cancer.

Charles told Ringtv that the cancer started in his bladder and spread to other areas. Last week, Charles started chemotherapy at the Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Austin -- the same location where former world champion Genaro Hernandez received his treatment.

“I got some real bad cancer, I gotta tell you,” Charles said. “It’s stage IV, highly aggressive. The term is metastasized; it’s spread to other places. It’s not good. … The idea is to hit it hard (with chemo) and see which tumors shrink up. It’s a long road, a 12-round fight. This is like Round 2.

“I just want another round, another day. I’ll do it. I just have so many great people in my life.”

I mention this story because Charles's sportscasting career grew roots along the Beltway. After working in Illinois, Charles worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore and then served as sports director at WRC-TV in Washington and also worked at WTOP Radio in the 70's.

In 1980, Charles became the first sports anchor for a fledgling 24-hour all-news cable network called CNN. He became one of the many media personalities from this area who did well on a national level as he won three CableAce Awards for best sports program during his 17-year tenure as co-host of Sports Tonight alongside Fred Hickman.

Charles currently serves as the blow-by-blow announcer for boxing on the Versus Network and for ShoBox on Showtime.

If you would like to send well-wishes to Nick Charles, you may do so by email at .

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Moten, Redd Lead Parade of Beltway Winners at All-Female Card!

Sheri Moten of Old School Boxing and Tracey Redd of Sugar Ray Leonard Center were among the big Beltway winners at the second "Road To London" all-female boxing card tonight in front of a packed house at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

Moten, competing in the 142-pound division, was named the Boxer of the Night for her victory over Raushana Thompson of Fast Lane Boxing Club of Philadelphia, PA. The 136-pound Redd received the award for the Knockout of the Night as she dropped Kendall Rice of In Motion Boxing Club of Midlothian, VA twice with hard right hands en route to a RSC-2 stoppage.

In the feature bout of the evening, Jennifer Wolfe, the daughter of eight-time world professional champion Ann Wolfe, won by decision over Upton Boxing's Shardae Powell in a 140-pound division bout. Ann Wolfe was in attendance and worked her daughter's corner.

The co-feature bout saw Lauran Fisher of the Indiana University (PA) collegiate boxing team win by decision over Old School's Kieona Barnes in a 118-pound bout.

Here are the results of other bouts on the card:

166 Pounds: Tori Nelson (Old School) RSC-2 over Tara Wood (Canino Boxing and Fitness, Dania Beach, FL.) Working Wood's corner was former world boxing, kickboxing and martial arts champion Bonnie Canino.

Heavyweight: Dominique McGlotten (UMAR) dec. over Richetta McAiley (Fast Lane)

133 Pounds: Asia Stevenson (Headbangers) dec. over DaSha Ragland (Harrisburg Boxing Club, Harrisburg, PA). Stevenson is coming off winning a Junior Olympic title.

130 Pounds: Talanee Tillery (Keystone) dec. over Maddie Marshall (LA Boxing).

148 Pounds: Beth Bowman (Hillcrest) RSC-1 over Miriam Lasar (LA Boxing)

120 Pounds: Tyreisha Douglas (Upton Boxing) dec. over Gina D'Andrea (UMAR). This was the bout of the night--an extremely action-packed contest.

115 Pounds: Elizabeth Keller (New Town, PA) dec. over Marita Gumbs (Midtown Youth Academy)

141 Pounds: Jonisha Wright (Harrisburg) dec. over Melissa Reams (River City Boxing Club, Richmond, VA)

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS: A great night of amateur boxing in front of a nice-sized crowd. Many kudos to go around, but I wanted to highlight three.

1. Promoter Wanda Bruce seems to have found a winning formula for a nice program of cards. As one of the leading promotional and matchmaking names in the women's boxing world, Bruce's connections are invaluable to bring the Ann Wolfes and Bonnie Caninos of the world to these events. With the women now heading to the Olympics in 2012, this boxing series should grow steadily in importance because this will be a tremendous showcase for ladies to prepare for the London Games.

There also seems to be something special about having cards at Rosecroft Raceway. Every time boxing is there, big crowds seem to follow. Lisa Watts and her staff at Rosecroft are to be commended for their continued support of the Beltway Boxing scene.

2. For someone not named Brotman, Winter or Fried and definitely without their type of budget, event publicist Cha Ross-Estes put together one of the best public relations plans for a boxing card that I have seen in the almost 24 years that I have been covering boxing in this area. Ross-Estes set up numerous interviews on television, on the web and in newspapers. Both Channel 5 and News Channel 8 did interviews and features in the days leading up to the card and Channel 4 was in attendance taping tonight. There were a number of web show interviews with the likes of CD Brown (DC Urban Sports) and Talking Boxing with Billy C as well as features in the Washington Post, Washington Informer, District Chronicles, Southern Maryland News and other media. Knowing what a difficult sell boxing can be to the mainstream media in this area, I have to point out what a tremendous job Ross-Estes did!

3. There was tremendous unity among the officials working at ringside. Representatives of Potomac Valley and South Atlantic branches of USA Boxing based in DC and Maryland as well as the Virginia Association of USA Boxing worked together in what Don King would call "unity and solidarity" to make this event happen. It was great to see all of these great people in one location.

The next all-female card is slated back at Rosecroft on Saturday, October 24.

A. Peterson Wins Unanimous Decision in Vegas!

DC Lightweight Anthony Peterson remained undefeated with a 10-round unanimous decision over Luis Arceo tonight on the "Pinoy Power" Pay-Per-View at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Peterson, ranked WBC #2/IBF #6/WBO#9, won by scores of 98-92, 99-91 and 97-93. Peterson is now 29-0, 19 KO's while Arceo is 21-8-2, 14 KO's.

Corley Wins For Second Time in Kazakhstan!

Former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley won his second straight bout in Kazakhstan today as Corley scored an eighth-round TKO over James Kimori of Kenya. The bout was Kimori's first outside the continent of Africa.

Corley is now 35-11-1, 19 KO's and can set his sights on Saturday, September 26 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA for his scheduled co-feature bout. Kimori is now 11-2, seven KO's.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mitchell Devastates in First-Round National TV Appearance!

In front of a national TV ESPN2 audience at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, AZ, Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell scored a blistering first-round knockout over Andrae Carthron.

Mitchell landed a solid right hand to the head of Carthron, dropping him to the canvas. Carthron could not beat the referee's count and the bout was stopped at 2:36.

Mitchell is now 13-0-1, eight KO's while Carthron is now 3-3-2, one KO.

Peterson Weighs 137 For 'Pinoy Power' Matchup!

Anthony Peterson and his opponent, Luis Arceo, both weighed in at 137 pounds for their 10-round matchup tomorrow night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe in Las Vegas.

The bout will open the pay-per-view version of the card.

Mitchell Weighs 244 1/2 in Arizona; Martin Weighs 128 in NJ!

Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell weighed in at 244 1/2 pounds for his bout tonight in Tucson, AZ. Mitchell's opponent, Andrae Carthron, tipped the scales at 222. Mitchell's bout is now scheduled for either six or eight rounds, depending on the length of the evening.

In Salem, NJ, Baltimore featherweight Darrell Martin (4-10, one KO) weighed in at 128 pounds for his six-round co-feature bout with undefeated Coy Evans of Philadelphia, PA (4-0-1). Evans also came in at 128.

THIS JUST IN: Due to a bonding issue, tonight's card in Salem, NJ has been cancelled. According to, there was some bonding paperwork that had not been turned in on time. The New Jersey commission did not make any mention of the oversight during yesterday's weigh-in and Fightnews reported that a solution was drawn up, but the commission decided to cancel the card.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A. Peterson Bout Opens 'Pinoy Power' Pay-Per-View Saturday Night!

Undefeated DC lightweight Anthony Peterson's bout against Luis Arceo is slated to be the opening contest on the Pay-Per-View "Pinoy Power" telecast on Saturday, August 15 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe in Las Vegas, NV.

Peterson (28-0, 19 KO's) will take on the San Ysidro, CA-based Arceo (21-8-2, 14 KO's) in a 10-round contest.

Baltimore Pro Boxing Card Postponed Until Oct. 16!

The Baltimore Pro Boxing card originally scheduled for Friday, September 11 at Du Burns Arena has been postponed until Friday, October 16 at the same location. No word was given for the postponment.

Also, no official word yet on the card. The Sept. 11 card was slated to feature the Maryland State Light Heavyweight title bout between champion Henry Mayes and challenger Mike Paschall. Whethet that bout will be on the October 16 card remains to be seen.

'Mayhem' Mitchell Returns to Arizona Friday Night!

Undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell makes his second straight trip to the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, AZ on Friday, August 14. Mitchell (12-0-1, seven KO's) will battle Los Angeles, CA's Andrae Carthron (3-2-2, one KO) in a scheduled eight-round contest, Mitchell's first time entering an eight-round encounter.

Mitchell is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Alvaro Morales on June 26 in Tucson. Mitchell will be Carthron's fourth straight undefeated opponent. In his last outing, Carthron won a six-round majority decision over Tyler Hinkey on July 10 in Reno, NV.

This will be an ESPN2 card, but there's no word on whether Mitchell's bout will make the telecast.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stewart Wins Masters Title at Ringside Tourney!

The Beltway area had yet another champion at the Ringside Tournament in Kansas City, MO.

Congratulations to 43-year-old Myke Stewart of Reisterstown, MD who won the Masters Light Heavyweight Division title by decision over Michael Hadley, 37, of Portland Oregon on Saturday, August 8. Stuart is trained by Phil Gobrecht and Bill Harris and boxes with the Reisterstown Rec. Boxing program.

(Thanks to Elias Bouloubassis for the tip and the use of the photo.)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fox 5 Steps Into The Ring To Support Saturday's All-Female Card!

Some nice publicity for the Saturday, August 15th All-Female "Road To London" amateur boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Holly Morris of the Fox 5 Morning News visited Old School Boxing Gym in Suitland, MD to get some tips on the sweet science and to talk to promoter Wanda Bruce and Old School Gym Owner Buddy Harrison.

This is the link to the entire page and there are three videos on this page.


Saturday, August 08, 2009

Lockett Loses Eight-Round Decision in Atlantic City!

Takoma Park, MD's Willis "The Prophet" Lockett lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Jerson Ravelo tonight at Bally's in Atlantic City, NJ.

In a bout that Feature Writer Kurt Wolfheimer called "uninspiring," Ravelo won the bout by scores of 80-72, 79-73, and 77-75.

With the loss, Lockett is now 12-9-5, five KO's while Ravelo is 20-4, 12 KO's.

Russell, Jr. Wins in 28 Seconds in Nevada!

On the off-TV undercard of the ESPN show in Primm, NV, Capitol Heights, MD featherweight Gary Russell, Jr. needed just 28 seconds to defeat Jason Jones of Kansas City, MO.

With the win, Russell remains undefeated at 4-0, two KO's. Jones is 2-3, one KO.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Scattered Results From Ringside Amateur Tourney!

We're getting piecemill results from the Ringside World Amateur Tournament in Kansas City, MO, but here's what we do know (courtesy of DC Amateur Boxing)

Dusty Harrison advanced to the finals of the 15/16 141 Open class defeating Khalid Billings of New York City.

Locals Jerry Odom, D'Mitrius Ballard and Kareem Martin will all participate in tomorrow's championships.

Both local heavies Nick Kisner and Hasim Rahman, Jr. were eliminated by the same guy, Javonta Charles. Kisner lost in the quarter-finals and Rahman in the semis.

Lockett Weighs 161 for Atlantic City Bout!

Willis "The Prophet" Lockett weighed in at 161 pounds for his eight-round co-feature bout against Jerson Ravelo tomorrow night in Atlantic City, NJ. Ravelo tipped the scales at 166 1/2 pounds.

The bout can be seen live on for $5.99.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Russell Jr. Weighs 126 1/2 for Primm, NV Bout!

Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD featherweight Gary Russell, Jr. weighed in at 126 1/2 for his four-round contest against Jason Jones of Kansas City, MO tomorrow night in Primm, NV. Jones came in at 127 pounds.

Article on World-Class Trainer Features Beltway Boxers!

I received a link to an interesting article. Greg Katski of the Washington (NC) Daily News profiles world-renowned trainer Don Turner and his camp located in Arapahoe, NC. Two of Turner's latest charges are former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley and current WBC USNBC Junior Middleweight titleholder Jimmy Lange Both are quoted in this article and both will be on the Patriot Center card on September 26.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Lockett to Face Ravelo August 8 in AC!

The opponent for Takoma Park, MD's Willis "The Prophet" Lockett has changed in his bout on Saturday, August 8 at Bally's in Atlantic City, NJ.

Veteran boxer and 2000 US Olympian Jerson Ravelo of Newark, NJ steps in for Patrick Majewski for this eight-round encounter. Ravelo (19-4, 12 KO's) will be looking to bounce back from an eight-round TKO loss to Don Mouton on February 27 in Newark.

Lockett (12-8-5, five KO's) is also looking to get back into the win column coming off an eight-round unanimous decision loss to former world champion Keith Holmes on June 6 in DC.

The bout will be shown on in a pay-per-view webcast for $5.99.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Russell To Box in Primm, NV August 7!

Capitol Heights, MD featherweight Gary Russell, Jr.'s bout on July 31 did not come off. But Russell does have a scheduled four-round contest on Friday, August 7 at Buffalo Bill's Star Arena in Primm, NV. The card is an ESPN2 card, but no official word if Russell's contest will make the telecast.

Russell (3-0, one KO) will take on Jason Jones of Kansas City, MO (2-2, one KO) in the contest.