Monday, July 26, 2010

July 31 Is A Busy Day For Beltway Boxers!

A number of Beltway Boxers are slated to be in action across the country on Saturday, July 31. Here's the scheduled rundown.

Undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell is on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Juan Diaz card at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Mitchell (17-0-1, 11 KO's) will take on veteran Derek Bryant of Philadelphia, PA (20-5-1, 17 KO's) in a scheduled eight-round encounter.

Scott "Cujo" Sigmon of Bedford, VA is slated to be part of a card at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, NC. Sigmon (9-2, three KO's) will battle Anthony Cannon of Saginaw, MI (4-14, one KO) at a catch weight of 172. The bout is scheduled for six rounds. Cannon was stopped by Dominic Wade in the second round in June of 2009.

There is also word that undefeated Baltimore welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor (8-0, seven KO's) will also be on the Charlotte card.

And Forestville, MD welter Alantez "Tez" Fox is slated to make his pro debut at the Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, PA. Fox's opponent will be Kevin Kibler of South Carolina (0-2). Kibler's last bout was in Baltimore, MD on May 8 when he lost a four-round unanimous decision to Elias Bouloubassis at DuBurns Arena on May 8.

Tyrell Samuel of Baltimore was slated to be in the main event of the York, PA card against Carney Bowman, but that bout will not happen. Samuel is reportedly getting surgery for a recent injury. No word on the particulars of the surgery.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck Cujo! Just a bum fightin another bum!

TMBJ

Anonymous said...

by the way - TMBJ stands for The Mad Bama Jamma! What u think it stood for?

Anonymous said...

These guys going out of town to fight bums.If you guys are going to fight this kind of opposition then at least do it in front of people who can barbacue your ass for it.Why don't you fucking bums grow a set of gonads and fight somebody who has a chance of beating you.Cujo stepped up and fought Nicklow and got that ass waxed but I guess at least he stepped up.

Anonymous said...

U guess at least he stepped up.who r these people commenting.stfu.

Anonymous said...

4-14 is terrible. And the guy is a blown up welterweight. Cujo you need to grow some balls and fight Mike Paschall or a Mark Tucker or any of the light heaveys in the area!

Anonymous said...

if cujo fought any light heavyweight from dc, md, or nova he would get killed.

Anonymous said...

inCujo try Steve Wheeler,he has the least fights of some local lighthvys,and he would send your ass home with 90 day suspension,make that happen Jake Smith,Wheeleer can get his weight down for a good bout and a few bucks,build it and the ticket buyers will come

Anonymous said...

Steve Wheeler would end Cujos boxing career and maybe life . Cujo wouldn't fight Steve for a million dollars.

champ200 said...

i wanna step up and fight nick kisner in maryland !!! im 43 years old, never fought pro with 119 amateur fights and haven't fought since 96'. i hear he is a good heavyweight in the area..i only want to fight the best in the area from cruiserweight to heavyweight. :)

Anonymous said...

how does somebody come on a blog and publicly announce how disgusted he is with the level of certain fighters opposition and then turn around and fight the same level competition what a bum and steve wheeler would demolish cujo and why is a 43 year old man calling out his royal slickness

Anonymous said...

So I looked up Steve Wheeler and Cujo.....Cujo has fought as low as 163 and Wheeler In the mid 180's an 90's.Just saying there are some strange haters on this blog.

TMBJ(Tickle my bitch's jelly)

Anonymous said...

in cujos world it's ok for him to fight low level fights but amybody else does it they are bums. 4-14 And has been KO 8 times. Joke

Anonymous said...

tony jeter wouldnt fight the guy

TMBJ - Take My Big Junk

Anonymous said...

Oh I get it - TMBJ Tony Mo Betta Jeter

Anonymous said...

Cujo is the best light heavy in the DMV. He beats steve wheeler. Oh but he couldn't beat jessie. Fu Scott, you suck and I would be surprised he you get beat by a guy who is 4-14. I thought you were going to clean boxing up and you were the savior?

Anonymous said...

Cujo is scared of Green RIver! HE avoided fighting a 1-0 guy. CUJO YOU ARE A FRAUD!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone say broken record? Nobody cares about Cujo vs Ridgeway and it makes no sense at all for a 9 and 2 guy to fight a 1 and 0 guy. People do want to see Cujo vs Jeter but Tony will never fight Cujo so you can forget about that one too. Cujo is fighting a guy he should beat and thats that.

Anonymous said...

I care about Cujo and Green River

Anonymous said...

I'm going to post this under this thread because it talks a little bit about TKO Promotions and Atlantez Fox. I just read on FightNews.com where TKO is having some HUGE financial problems. Here's the link from Fightnews:

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/tko-boxing-update-54302#more-54302

I remember about a year ago when TKO reps went on this very website and talked about their future. And then I recalled that someone said that Silverhawk Boxing was once the newest biggest kid on the block and look what happened to them.

Look at what TKO rep Chris Middendorf said on this very site in March of 2009:

Chris Middendorf said...
Silverhawk failed because they had a stupid business plan: they paid more than top dollar for fighters who had decent names, but were washed up. They paid them large signing bonuses (75k to Stevie Johnston), paid for them to get three or four wins (all along paying high minimums), paid for them to win some titles (at considerable additional expenses) and then served them up as opponents (where they all lost). They were not interested in selling tickets and building audiences for their fighters, they thought, mistakenly, that they had an audience (which they did not). So they lost a ton of money and went out of business quickly. Tko has been working with the reknowned manager, Cameron Dunkin (19 world champions and arguably the best judge of talent in the world) to sign the best young talent there is and have signed 24 fighters, including three from Africa, four from Dominican Republic, and three from South America. The group includes two 2008 Olympians and all the fighters are undefeated and not that well known anywhere. But TKO is doing shows in places across the country where they are building fighters and their fan bases on shows. On the undercard of those shows, we are bringing along the prospects.
In terms of the Ballroom shows, Scott has the MMA series that he is developping as well as the four or five other businesses that he runs with his Dad, so this is an opportunity to have a strong team come in and run the shows, hopefully put asses in the seats and build some fighters and he benefits. Our fans will benefit as they will keep seeing the best local talent as well as the top prospects.

Now, go back and read some of those comments and you tell me if Ballroom Boxing has gotten better than ever!

Anonymous said...

Im posting under this thread because it talks a little bit about TKO Promotions and Atlantez Fox. I just read on FightNews where TKO is having some HUGE financial problems. Here's the link from Fightnews:

http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/tko-boxing-update-54302#more-54302

I remember about a year ago when TKO reps went on this very site and talked about their future. And then I recalled that someone said that Silverhawk Boxing was once the newest biggest kid on the block and look what happened to them.

Look at what TKO rep Chris Middendorf said on this very site in March of 2009:

Chris Middendorf said...
Silverhawk failed because they had a stupid business plan: You can read the restt heree:

http://boxingalongthebeltway.blogspot.com/2009/03/ballroom-boxing-teams-with-houston.html?showComment=1236213000000#c1115017226930067036

Now, go back and read some of those comments in the archives of March 2009 and you tell me if Ballroom Boxing has gotten better than ever!

Anonymous said...

TKO's failure/financial problems are an indicator of boxing's failures/financial problems as a whole. Ask any promoter around, and if they are honest with you, nobody is making any real money. In fact, most local (i.e. beltway and beyond promoters including all of MD, DC, and VA) are losing money. I think the only promoter that has consistently made money over the last decade is Scott Wagner and Ballroom Boxing. And I'm not sure they made money on the actual boxing, but they made money at their venue by having boxing as an attraction. It is a tough business and there is no money in boxing at the club level. And my definition of club level is anything that is not televised on a major level on HBO or Showtime. It doesn't matter if a show is in a big arena or a hotel ballroom, if it's not televised live on HBO or Showtime (with the money those networks provide) then it's club level boxing. Club level boxing is like the minor leagues and big time boxing is what ends up on HBO and Showtime. Do you think minor league baseball makes any money? Heck no! So why would boxing at the club level, i.e. the minors, make any money? It can't, it won't, and it never will! The difference between minor league baseball and club level boxing is that minor league baseball is subsidized by the major leagues. There is money to spread around, the majors need the minors to develop their players, and everyone makes money while developing and nurturing the game. In boxing, it's completely different. If one of our local guys has some talent, the big boys steal him from us after we have developed him. Or, they pluck him up right when he turns pro (as is their right to do so). It's extremely hard, almost impossible even, for one of our local promoters, and even a TKO Promotions, to break in to the big time and leave the minor leagues. State regulation kills us. Promoters pay huge licensing fees and taxes which can account for up to half of a show's budget. The public for the most part, save for the die hard boxing fan, could care less about watching a local club show and seeing a local fighter develop. Sure, they know who Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio are, and they will buy their pay per views, but you couldn't give 95% of those guys a free ticket to watch club level boxing. So there you have it in a nutshell. We are involved in a sport that 99% of the people out there could care less about. We are in a sport that is so heavily regulated that it threatens it's existence. And we are surprised that TKO is having financial problems? I'm not. I'm surprised they made it this long. Here's another question for you. Would you be involved in a profession that is extremely high risk financially with a very small chance to make any money? Would you be involved in a profession that guarantees that everyone else involved with the show, i.e. the commission, the fighters, the venue, the state, etc. makes money and you have no guarantee of making money? If you are, as I am, you have to sit back and ask yourself - WHY? And if you don't have a good answer then you should just walk away and get on with your life.

Signed,

Honest Abe

Anonymous said...

TKO's failure/financial problems are an indicator of boxing's failures/financial problems as a whole. Ask any promoter around, and if they are honest with you, nobody is making any real money. In fact, most local promoters are losing money. I think the only promoter that has consistently made money over the last decade is Scott Wagner and Ballroom Boxing. And I'm not sure they made money on the actual boxing, but they made money at their venue by having boxing as an attraction. It is a tough business and there is no money in boxing at the club level. And my definition of club level is anything that is not televised on HBO or Showtime. It doesn't matter if a show is in a big arena or a hotel ballroom, if you're not getting HBO or Showtime money, then it's club level boxing. Club level boxing is like the minor leagues and big time boxing is what ends up on HBO and Showtime. Do you think minor league baseball makes any money? Heck no! So why would boxing at the club level, i.e. the minors, make any money? It can't, it won't, and it never will! The difference between minor league baseball and club level boxing is that minor league baseball is subsidized by the major leagues. There is money to spread around, the majors need the minors to develop their players, and everyone makes money while developing and nurturing the game. In boxing, it's completely different. If one of our local guys has some talent, the big boys steal him from us after we have developed him. Or, they pluck him up right when he turns pro. It's extremely hard, almost impossible even, for one of our local promoters, and even a TKO Promotions, to break in to the big time and leave the minor leagues. State regulation kills us. Promoters pay huge licensing fees and taxes which can account for up to half of a show's budget. The public for the most part, save for the die hard boxing fan, could care less about watching a local club show and seeing a local fighter develop. Sure, they know who Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio are, and they will buy their pay per views, but you couldn't give 95% of those guys a free ticket to watch club level boxing. So there you have it in a nutshell. We are involved in a sport that 99% of the people out there could care less about. We are in a sport that is so heavily regulated that it threatens it's existence. And we are surprised that TKO is having financial problems? I'm not. I'm surprised they made it this long.

Signed,

Honest Abe

Anonymous said...

Well put Joe Hensley!

Gary Digital Williams said...

The financial woes of TKO have been known in boxing circles for awhile. TKO's "Hometown Heroes to World Champions" was a very ambitious effort, but it may have been a case of too much too soon. More than 40 shows are a lot of shows in a year for any promotion, especially one that is trying to grow talent. TKO tried to do what promoters do in one area, across the country.Very ambitious.

A lot of promoters may want to follow the game plan of Roy Englebrecht in California. His "Battle in the Ballroom series sells out every date.

As far as this area is concerned, we are a boxers hotbed. We are still working on. being a BOXING hotbed.

Anonymous said...

If boxing wasn't such a crooked sport with the judges siding with local fighters, at all cost than maybe they wouldn't lose the average fan. Nobody wants to see fighters no matter where they are from being robbed because they're in the pockets of the promoters!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't say that about Virginia.
Some guy from out of town will get a decision before somebody local.Have seen it too many times.
But they need to take a look at the guys fighting Lange.The last card at the Patriot Center was a discrace.The females stole the night from the male fighters and that ain't supposed to happen.