In the last bout of a very nice amateur card at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore Saturday night, Hasim Rahman, Jr. defeated Aaron Kinch of Elite Heat Boxing gym in Camden, NJ by decision.
Rahman Jr. with his father (the former world heavyweight champion) in attendance, looked very good facing an opponent that outweighed him by almost ninety pounds. He used nice jabs to the body and head to help secure the victory.
The bout was one of 17 contests on an amateur card that had the feel of a pro show. All the boxers came through an entrance with strobe lights and a little bit of smoke. There was also video coverage through a company called fnpboxing.com. Yours truly and former Beltway Boxer Del "The Hatchet" Matchett did the commentary on the DVD that can be purchased by going to www.fnpboxing.com.
The Outstanding Boxer of the night was Lorenzo Simpson of the Upton Boxing Gym in Baltimore. Simpson put on a great performance in his 100 pound bout against Darnardo Johnson of No Xcuse boxing gym in Capitol Heights, MD.
Simpson's gym mate, Gervonta "Tank" Davis was a huge crowd favorite on the show. The two-time national PAL champion won his 125-pound contest defeating Vidal Rivera of the Camden Boxing club in Camden, NJ.
Here are the other results from the card:
65 Pounds: Kyron Curry (UMAR) defeated Vito Mielnicki (Elite Heat, Camden, NJ.
70 Pounds: Rajan Chance (Elite Heat) defeated Lee Lucas (Upton)
100 Pounds: Shakur Stevenson (Elite Heat) over Mantino Jules (Allentown Boxing Club, Allentown, PA)
106 Pounds:Ronnell Jackson (No Xcuse) defeated Mack Allison (Upton)
112 Pounds: Malik Jackson (Limelite Gym, Washington, DC) defeated
Stephen Fulton (Shuler's Gym, Philadelphia, PA)
132 Pounds: Lamont Roach (No Xcuse) over Malik Hawkins (Upton)
132 Pounds: Glen Dezurn (UMAR) over Omar Douglas (Wilmington, DE)
132 Pounds: Taja Hammonds (Joe Hands Boxing Club, Philadelphia, PA) defeated Montel Pridgett (UMAR)
152 Pounds: Richard Pyle (Crossfire Gym, Harrisburg, PA) defeated Gregory Jackson (Kingsessive Rec Center, Philadelphia, PA)
158 Pounds: Ronald Gibbs (Upton) defeated Moshea Aleem (Ninth Dimension Sports Circle, Richmond, VA.
165 Pounds: Malik Gary (Elite Heat) defeated Reginald Lucas (Upton)
165 Pounds: Immanuel Aleem (Ninth Dimension Sports Circle) over Jonathan Mosley (Elite Heat)
Heavyweight: Andre Thomas (UMAR) over Lamont Singletary (Delmarva, PA)
115 Pounds: Jalonte Cole (No Xcuse) defeated Hector Bayanilla (Allentown)