Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peterson Battles Ortiz December 11 in Vegas!

DC junior welterweight Lamont Peterson returns to action on Saturday, December 11 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV when he faces "Vicious" Victor Ortiz in a 12-round nationally televised bout.

Peterson (28-1, 14 KO's) was named one of The Ring magazine's top 100 boxers in the world (checking in at #94) Peterson won by 7th round TKO over Damian Fuller on April 10 in Las Vegas.

The Oxnard, CA-based Ortiz (28-2-1, 22 KO's) is also listed in the Ring 100 (#69) and in the midst of a four-bout winning streak that includes wins over Vivian Harris and the recently retired Nate Campbell.

The bout will be a co-feature on HBO's World Championship Boxing.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rahman, Jr. Wins In Hometown Amateur Bout!

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)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

All-Open Amateur Card at Du Burns Arena on Saturday!

The Upton Boxing Club is putting together an all-open amateur boxing card on Saturday, November 27 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. This card is slated to feature some of the better open boxers in the Beltway Region and along the East Coast.

Yours truly is honored to perform a dual role during the card. I will be the ring announcer as well as the play-by-play announcer for the video. The audio will be piped into the arena.

The show begins at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kennedy-Sigmon East Coast Title Bout Headlines December 11 Card in Pikesville!

Baltimore, MD's "Vicious" Julius Kennedy will take on Scott "Cujo" Sigmon of Bedford, VA for the vacant East Coast Super Middleweight championship in the main event of the Baltimore Pro Boxing card on Saturday, December 11th at the Pikesville National Guard Armory in Pikesville, MD.

The last bout for Kennedy (7-1-1, three KO's) was the 10-round draw he had against Jessie Nicklow on September 17 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD for the Maryland State and WBF All-Americas Middleweight title. Sigmon (12-2, five KO's) has won four straight bouts since his last loss -- a 10-round unanimous decision to Nicklow on March 20th at Du Burns. Sigmon's last bout was a third-round stoppage of John Michael Terry on November 10 at DC Star Nightclub in DC.

Thompson, Guerrero Score Knockouts in Atlantic City; Jargal Loses Split Decision; Williams Stopped in Second!

A mixed bag for Beltway Boxers at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. DC heavyweight Tony "The Tiger" Thompson scored a fourth-round knockout over Paul Marinaccio to raise his record to 35-2, 23 KO's while Marinaccio is 24-6-3, 11 KO's.

Middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero of Salisbury, MD remained undefeated with a fourth-round TKO over Saul "Baby" Duran. Guerrero is now 20-0, 17 KO's. Duran falls to 37-18-2, 30 KO's.

Arlington, VA junior welterweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal lost a tough eight-round split decision over Steve Upshur Chambers. Scores were 77-75 for Jargal and 77-75, 78-74 for Chambers. Jargal is now 15-1-3, 10 KO's while Chambers is 23-1, six KO's.

In the main event, Paul "The Punisher" Williams who trains here in the Beltway area, was knocked out in the second round by Sergio Martinez for the WBC Middleweight championship. Williams is now 39-2, 27 KO's. Martinez is 46-2-2, 24 KO's.

Alec Kohut of MaxBoxing.com caught up with Fernando Guerrero for this interview.

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #237 - Guerrero Talks About Atlantic City Knockout!

Alec Kohut of MaxBoxing.com talks to Fernando Guerrero at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ after his fourth-round TKO over Saul Duran!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Williams, Thompson, Guerrero, Jargal Hit Scales in Atlantic City!

The large contingent of Beltway Boxers hit the scales at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ yesterday.

Paul Williams, who trains full-time here in the area, is in the main event in the nationally-televised (HBO) rematch against Sergio Martinez for the vacant WBC Middleweight championship. Williams came in at 156 while Martinez weighed in at 157 1/4.

Tony Thompson will face Paul Marinaccio in the 10-round co-feature. Thompson weighed 250 1/2 while Marinaccio tipped the scales at 228.

Fernando Guerrero weighed in at 159 for his bout with late replacement and veteran Saul Duran, who came in at 161 1/2.

Bayan Jargal tipped the scales at 142 1/2 for his bout with Steve Upshur Chambers, who weighed in at 143 1/2.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Keely Thompson Charged With Fraudulent Spending!

The Washington Post and other media are reporting that former local pro boxer Keely Thompson has been arrested and charged with stealing $500,000 from his youth boxing center.

The Post is reporting that Thompson was arrested at his home in Accokeek, MD this morning by FBI agents as well as representatives from the Inspector General's office. Thompson was charged with one count of wire fraud and faces a maximum penalty of five years of prison and a $250,000 fine.

The rest of Spencer S. Hsu's story can be found here:


Baltimore Sun Remembers 'Mr. Mack!'

As we prepare for the memorial services for the beloved "Mr. Mack" Mack Lewis, The Baltimore Sun's Kevin Cowherd has a beautiful column that remembers Mr. Lewis.


I also share this rememberance about Mack Lewis from one of the legendary matchmakers in this business -- Bob Goodman. Mr. Goodman sent this directly to me and gave me permission to share this with you.

"Mack was a very special guy. He not only was a terrific trainer and teacher, but he was also one who inspired his boxers to be ethical and respect others.
He's one of the last of a breed of men who's "word was his bond". I really never needed a contract with Mack, we would agree on the phone, and the contract would follow, but the fight was made the instant Mack agreed on the
phone. He was a man of dignity and honor. Mack will be missed."

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mack Lewis Arrangements!

The arrangements for famed trainer Mack Lewis are in.

The viewing will be held on Thursday, November 18 at the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home -- 4905 York Road in Baltimore from 4-8 PM.

The funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 11 AM at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center located on the campus of Morgan State University at 2201 Argonne Drive. The repast will follow the services at the Mack Lewis Gym, 901 North Bond Street in Baltimore.

Amateur Boxing Has Two-Week Stay in Clinton!

There will be two amateur cards on back-to-back Saturdays at the OCC Sports Arena located at 6701 Clinton Manor Drive in Clinton, MD.

Keystone Boxing and DC Boxing Hall of Famer Julius "Juice" Gatling are hosting a show this Saturday, November 20 that will feature boxers from throughout the East Coast as well as the Beltway region. The show begins at 6 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call (240) 353-0564 for more information. The weigh-in will be on Saturday morning from 12-2 at Keystone Boxing in Marlow Heights, MD.

Then on Saturday, November 27, Keystone and the DC Parks and Recreation will have a show at the same location. We don't have a time for this card but for more information, call (202) 907-2072.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Corley Loses Unanimous Decision in Ukraine!

DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Serhiy Fedchenko tonight at the Sportpalace Lokomotiv, Kharkov, Ukraine. The bout was for the vacant WBO European Junior Welterweight champion.

The scores were 120-110, 117-113 and 119-110. Corley's record is now 37-15-1, 22 KO's. Fedchenko is now 27-1, 13 KO's.

Legendary Trainer Mack Lewis Passes!

(photo courtesy of Pressboxonline.com from 2006 Press Box feature story)

Last night, we lost a true legend. BATB has learned that legendary trainer Mack Lewis passed away in Baltimore at the age of 92.

A native of Richmond, VA, Lewis came to Baltimore in 1924 and went to Douglass High School and played college football at Morgan State University. Lewis was a member of the 1940 undefeated Morgan State championship team.

Lewis began boxing while serving in World War II at Fort Lee, VA. He was one of the stars of the boxing team. He returned to boxing in Baltimore but an ear injury curtailed his pro boxing career.

Lewis trained a countless number of boxers in his famed Eager Street Gym in his more than six decades in the sport, including the likes of Larry Middleton, Alvin Anderson and Vernon Mason, who were in the top ten in their respective weight classes. In 1994, Lewis reached the championship level when he led Vincent Pettway to the IBF Junior Middleweight championship in 1994. Lewis also had a hand in the development of future world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman.

But more importantly, at least to "Mr. Mack," were the countless number of boxers that he kept on the straight and narrow. There are so many people in boxing in the Beltway area that owe their careers and maybe, their lives to Mack Lewis.

Arrangements will be announced shortly.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Orji Falls In Fight Night Main Event; King Wins Co-Feature!

Ikem "The Warrior" Orji of Laurel, MD was stopped by undefeated Yaundale "Money Shot" Evans of Cleveland, OH in the eighth round during the Fight Night main event at the Washington Hilton and Towers in DC.

Evans proved to be too accurate and eventually too powerful for the game Orji. Evans dropped Orji with a left hand in the fourth round. The knockdown proved to be somewhat of a flash one because, not only did Orji get right back up, he actually did a kip-up back to his feet.

Eventually, however, Evans wore down Orji in the latter stages of the contest forcing referee Kenny Chevalier to halt the bout with about a minute to go in the contest.

Orji's record falls to 7-4, three KO's while Evans is now 10-0, seven KO's.

In the other pro bout on the card, Salisbury, MD's Dontre "Pound for Pound" King won a four-round unanimous decision over the debuting Benjamin Olinga of DC by way of Cameroon.

King dropped Olinga with a right hand in the first round and went on to win by a wide margin on one of the scorecards. Judge Steve Rados saw a shutout at 40-35 while judges David Jordan and Paul Williams scored the bout 39-36. King is now 3-8, two KO's.

Another bout that was scheduled to feature Joshua Snyder was cancelled because of time constraints. There was also an amateur contest where Antoine Douglas of Alexandria, VA stopped Sgt. Robert Evans of Norfolk, VA in the third round.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beltway Boxers Abound On Atlantic City Card!

The Saturday, November 20th boxing card at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ will have a real Beltway Boxing flavor to it as no less than four local boxers and one who is currently training in the area will be on the card.

The main event features the man training in this area, two-time world champion Paul "The Punisher" Williams as he faces Sergio Martinez for the WBC Middleweight championship. This is a rematch of their battle in December of 2009 that Williams won by 12-round majority decision. Williams is 39-1, 27 KO's. Martinez has a record of 45-2-2, 24 KO's.

The co-feature has DC heavyweight and title contender Tony "The Tiger" Thompson (34-2, 22 KO's) in a 10-round contest against "The Italian Hitman" Paul Marinaccio (24-5-3, 11 KO's) of Cary, NC. Thompson has won three straight bouts since his title loss to Wladimir Klitschko. Marinaccio has lost two straight to Michael Grant and Ryan Thompson.

Another 10-round contest will see an all-Beltway matchup as undefeated Salisbury, MD middleweight Fernando Guerrero will take on Takoma Park, MD's Willis "The Prophet" Lockett. Guerrero (19-0, 15 KO's) is coming off a tough 10-round unanimous decision win over Ishe Smith on July 16 in Southaven, MS. Lockett (12-10-5, five KO's) has lost his last three bouts to Keith Holmes, Jerson Ravelo and Aaron Pryor, Jr.

Also on the card, undefeated Arlington, VA junior welterweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal will take on possibly his toughest competitor to date in Philadelphia, PA's Steve Upsher Chambers in a six-round contest. Jargal (15-0-3, 10 KO's) fought his last bout in Atlantic City at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino and went to an eight-round draw against James Hope on July 17. Chambers (22-1-1, six KO's) has won 11 bouts in a row.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snow Wins Decision;Jeter Scores Knockout in DC!

Capitol Heights, MD super featherweight Thomas "KO" Snow won a six-round unanimous decision over Jason Rorie of Wilson, NC in front of a packed house at DC Star Nightclub in DC.

Unlike their first matchup that Snow won in November by using more movement, Snow fought a phone booth bout throughout with the determined Rorie. The close quarters allowed for headbutts to take place and one Rorie headbutt caused a gash over Snow's left eye. Referee Dr. Joseph Cooper took two points away from Rorie for headbutts and holding. Both men landed solid punches throughout but more came from Snow. Judges Steve Rados and Lloyd Scaife scored the bout 60-52 while judge Tammye Jenkins saw the bout 58-54.

Snow is now 13-1, eight KO's while Rorie falls to 6-9, three KO's.

Columbia, MD middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter scored a second-round KO over Adrian Redmond of Turnersburg, NC. Jeter used his power punches early in the bout before sending a right hand that landed on Redmond's temple and put him down for the count. The knockout is Jeter's fourth in his last five bouts and raises his record to 10-2-1, nine KO's. Redmond is 4-8, three KO's.

Also on the card, Laurel, MD heavyweight "The Big Ticket" Dwayne McRae scored a first round TKO over Octavius Davis of Wilson, NC. McRae stopped Davis at 2:15 of the round overwhelming him throughout. McRae is now 9-2, five KO's while Davis is 2-8-1, one KO.

Scott "Cujo" Sigmon of Bedford, VA stopped John "The Baptist" Terry of Petersburg, VA at 1:03 of the third round. Sigmon dropped Terry twice before the bout was stopped. Sigmon is now 12-2, five KO's while Terry is 3-18-5, one KO.

Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "Tez" Fox knocked out Charles "Ray of Light" White of Wilson at 1:08 of the first round. A huge right hand to the head stopped White in his tracks. Fox is 3-0, two KO's while White was making his pro debut.

Debuting DC heavyweight Mario Flores was successful in his first pro bout, stopping the returning Richard McCombs at 2:34 of the first round. Flores landed a solid left hook that sent McCombs reeling backwards into the ropes and down to the canvas. Moments later, Flores used a barrage of punches to force referee Cooper to stop the contest. McCombs is now 1-3-1.

In the opening contest, Arnold, MD heavyweight Ron "Heavy Duty" Gamble made a successful debut with a second-round TKO over Wilson's Vashaun Tomlin. Both boxers went down in the first round, but Gamble came back strong and overpowered the 295-pound Tomlin in the second, dropping him with a right hand inside. Tomlin could not beat referee Malik Waleed's 10-count and the bout was stopped at 1:59 of the second. Tomlin is now 0-3.

The card was the debut promotion for Pay Day Promotions, headed by Abe Peay. The matchmaker was Brian Dillon.

Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up with myself and Alec Kohut of MaxBoxing.com.

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #236 - Recap From DC Star Nightclub!

Alec Kohut of Maxboxing.com joins me to recap the inaugural Pay Day Promotions card at DC Star Nightclub in Washington, DC

'Chop Chop' Corley Returns to Ukraine Saturday!

Former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley makes his fourth trip to a Russian nation on Saturday, November 13 when he takes on Serhiy "The Professor" Fedchenko in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Corley (37-14-1, 22 KO's) is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision loss to interim WBA Junior Welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on August 28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fedchenko (26-1, 13 KO's) has won three straight since suffering his only pro loss for the IBF Inter-Continental title in September of 2009.

By the way, let me thank Corley for joining "The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears and myself on commentary on the video shot at the boxing card in Fairfax, VA last Saturday.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Weights From DC Star!

Here is the scale watch for tomorrow night's Pay Day Promotions card at the DC Star Nightclub in Washington, DC.

Thomas Snow 126 vs. Jason Rorie 123

Tony Jeter 160 vs. Adrian Redmond 162lbs

Dwayne McRae 251 vs. Octavius Davis 237

Mario Flores 0-0, 208 vs. Richard McCombs 199 lbs

Scott Sigmon 166 vs. John Michael Terry 160 lbs

Alantez Fox 154 vs. Charles White 153 lbs

Ron Gamble 252 vs. Vashawn Tomlin 292 lbs

Walter Tyler 0-0, weighing in tomorrow morning vs. Andre Ward 195 lbs

Van Kirk, Dietrich Lead Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees!

Eddie "Speedy" VanKirk and "The American Dream" Mike Dietrich posthumously lead the list of 2010 inductees into the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame.

VanKirk, a junior middleweight from Baltimore, is the only inductee in the pro category. VanKirk had a pro record of 27-9-2 and faced three world champions during his career, Vincent Pettway, Vinny Pazienza and Hector Camacho. VanKirk died on June 22, 2008.

Dietrich, a Baltimore heavyweight, is part of the amateur class of this year's group. Dietrich was a two-time Silver Gloves champion as an amateur before turning pro in 2004. Dietrich's pro record was 12-1, six KO's before he was killed on March 2 of this year.

Also a part of the amateur class of 2010 are Maxell Taylor, Sr., Harry Barnadea, Scott Page and Moe Rites.

In the Contributors category are Gene Wagstaff and Walter Allen. Jim Saufley is in the Unsung Hero category and Marvin McDowell will receive the Hall of Fame's Nick Basciano Award.

The honorees will be recognized on Saturday, November 13 at Martin's East located at 9000 Pulaski Highway in Baltimore beginning at 2 PM. For more information on tickets, call 410-661-8722.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Byarm Battles for East Coast Heavyweight Title; Nelson, Seivert Have Rematch in Pikesville December 11!

Undefeated DC heavyweight Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm will battle Theron Johnson of Chicago, IL in an eight-round contest for the East Coast Heavyweight title in the main event on the Baltimore Pro Boxing card on Saturday, December 11 at the Pikesville National Guard Armory in Pikesville, MD.

Byarm (9-0, six KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over Kevin Howard on September 10 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. A week later (September 17) at the same location, Johnson (4-3, one KO) won his last outing, a first-round knockout over Jed Phipps. This will be the first time either boxer has fought in a scheduled eight-round contest.

The co-feature will be a six-round women's rematch bout between Tori Nelson of Ashburn, VA and Severna Park, MD's Shelley Seivert. The two ladies fought to a four-round draw on May 8 at Du Burns. Nelson (1-0-1) won her first pro bout Saturday night defeating Rachel Clark by four-round unanimous decision in Waldorf, MD. Seivert (4-1-1, one KO) has not fought since the first meeting against Nelson.

Ferndale, MD heavyweight "The American Child" Nick Kisner returns to action on this card. The undefeated 19-year-old will face his most experienced foe to date when he takes on Wilson, NC's Maurice Winslow in a four-round contest. Kisner (6-0, four KO's) has scored knockouts in his last two outings, including a second-round TKO of Kenneth Farr on October 16 in Wilson. Winslow (3-13-1, three KO's) has been stopped in his last three bouts.

Baltimore, MD heavyweight "The Big O" Mark Orendorff also returns to action on this card when he faces the debuting Bagmankh Enkhloyer, who will make his pro debut. Orendorff (1-0) won his pro debut in a four-round split decision against fellow Baltimore boxer Riley Brooks on the May 8 Du Burns card. Brooks (0-1) will also appear on this card in a four-round bout against Baltimore veteran Lonnie Kornegay (0-3). Kornegay lost his last bout by four-round unanimous decision to Keith Barr on August 28 in Morgantown, WVA.

Frederick, MD junior middleweight Mischa Christensen also returns as he faces the debuting Josh Guerara. Christensen (1-1) hasn't fought since his tough fourth-round TKO loss to Dontre King on the May 8 Du Burns card.

There are also bouts scheduled for undefeated Baltimore boxers Devin Butcher (1-0) and Dale "Hit Hard as Hell" Robeson-El (5-0, three KO's).

Salinas Falls in Mexico Title Shot; Attah Scores Knockout in Vegas!

"The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas of Manassas, VA lost a 10-round unanimous decision to the "Aztec Princess" Jackie Nava last night in Yucatan, MX for the interim WBC Female Super Bantamweight championship.

The judges scored the bout 100-90, 99-91 and 99-90. The loss was Salinas's second straight and she is now 11-3, four KO's. Nava's record rises to 23-2, 11 KO's.

At the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Daniel "The Prophet" Attah of DC scored a surprise second-round knockout over touted prospect Marvin Quintero of Tijuana, MX. Attah landed a brutal right hand to stop Quintero at 1:55 of the second. The win breaks a three-bout losing streak for Attah and raises his record to 25-6-1, nine KO's. Quintero loses for the first time in five bouts and falls to 20-3, 16 KO's.

Mackey Defeats Rivera in Waldorf!

John "No Mercy" Mackey of Upper Marlboro, MD won by fourth-round TKO over Fluvanna, VA's George "War Time" Rivera last night at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, MD. Mackey is now 13-6-2, five KO's while Rivera is now 11-6, four KO's.

The co-feature saw Oxon Hill, MD light heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson remain undefeated with a second-round TKO over Morristown, NJ's Andre Espeut. Johnson is 10-0, four KO's while Espeut is 2-3, one KO.

Ashburn, VA's Tori Nelson won a four-round unanimous decision over Rachel Clark of Fayetteville, NC. The win is Nelson's first as a pro and she is now 1-0-1. Clark falls to 5-4-1, three KO's.

Heavyweight Abodurin "Bo" Akinyanju of Springdale, MD lost a four-round split decision to veteran Kevin Howard of Montgomery, AL. Akinyanju is now 3-1, three KO's while Howard is 2-4-1.

Baltimore junior middleweight Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier won a six-round unanimous decision over Mike Denby of Dover, DE. Dozier raises his record to 6-2-1, two KO's. Denby is 3-8-3, two KO's.

Fort Washington, MD light heavyweight Thomas Williams, Jr. won his long awaited pro debut defeating Dan Shull of Winchester, VA by unanimous decision. Shull is 2-12-1, one KO.

Also, Joe Cusumano of Virginia Beach, VA stopped the returning Charlemagne Jones of DC in just 44 seconds of the first round. Cusumano is now 2-0, two KO's while Jones is 2-3-1, two KO's.

The card was put together by Bobby Magruder Promotions.

Lange Wins NABA Title With Last-Minute KO!

Jimmy Lange of Great Falls, VA captured the NABA Super Welterweight title with a 10th round knockout of Richmond, VA's Joe Wyatt last night at the George Mason Universtiy Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

Wyatt seemed to be the aggressor throughout the contest but Lange was able to knock Wyatt down twice with counter right hands. Two judges had the fight even (85-85) going into the final round. The two warriors struggled fiercely and both were cut before Lange landed the right hand that sent Wyatt to the canvas. Referee Dr. Joe Cooper reached the count of 10 at 2:38.

Lange is now 34-4-2, 24 KO's while Wyatt is 23-2, 15 KO's.

The co-feature saw former three-time WBA Middleweight champion William Joppy and Maryland Super Middleweight champion Cory "Black Ice" Cummings battle to a spirited 10-round majority draw. The matchup featured a strong contrast in styles -- the boxing ability of Joppy against the pressure of Cummings. Both men were successful at different times throughout the contest. Judges Mike D'Antillo and Brian Costello scored the draw at 95-95 while Bill Osterman scored the bout for Joppy, 96-94.

Joppy is now 39-6-2, 30 KO's while Cummings is 17-4-1, 13 KO's.

Fairfax, VA junior welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson remained undefeated with perhaps his best performance as a pro, scoring a third-round TKO over Corey "Bad Boy" Goodwin of Columbia, SC. Wilson pressured his opponent throughout the contest, ending his barrage with a series of punches that trapped Goodwin in a neutral corner and forced referee Vic DeWysocki to stop the contest at 2:24 of the third. Wilson is now 9-0, three KO's while Goodwin falls to 7-6, four KO's.

In other bouts on the card, Alexandria, VA junior middleweight Brandon Quarles survived a first-round knockdown to win a four-round unanimous decision over Lawrence Jones of Reston, VA. Quarles remains undefeated at 3-0, one KO while Jones is 3-3-1.

Zain "Tiger" Shah of Chantilly, VA won an unpopular six-round unanimous decision in a middleweight bout against Omar "The Machine" Sims of Baltimore. Many in the crowd thought Sims won the contest. Shah is 4-0, two KO's while Sims falls to 5-3, three KO's.

Jonathan Reid of Nashville, TN won a six-round unanimous decision over Baltimore's Mike McFail. Reid is now 35-13-7, 19 KO's while McFail is 12-41-2, four KO's.

Perry Ballard of Martinsburg, WV blasted Booker Mullins on Spartansburg, SC with a right hand that put Mullins down for the count at 2:54 of the first round. Ballard is 21-2-1, 16 KO's while Mullins is 3-10, two KO's.

Ice Promotions Boxing promoted the card. The matchmaker was J.D. Brown.

Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up from the Patriot Center.

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #234 - Report From The Patriot Center!

"The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears and I recap a solid night of boxing from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA!

We also have an interview with a very interested spectator at the card -- Harry Joe Yorgey -- who may be a future opponent for Lange.

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #235 - Harry Joe Yorgey Discusses Possible Matchup With Lange!

An interesting spectator at the Patriot Center was former world champion Harry Joe Yorgey, who discussed a possible future bout with Jimmy Lange!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Weights From Waldorf and Fairfax!

Here are the scale watches for both of tomorrow's cards at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center and the George Mason University Patriot Center:

The Waldorf card:

John Mackey 160 vs. George Rivera 158

Alexander Johnson 175 vs. Andre Espeut 177

Tori Nelson 150 vs. Rachel Clark 151 ½

Abodurin Akinyanju 283 ½ vs. Kevin Howard 269 ½

Lenwood Dozier 145 vs. Mike Denby 144

Charlemegne Jones 215 vs. Jiuseppe Cusimano 222

Thomas Williams 173 ½ vs. Dan Shull 173 1/2

The Fairfax card:

Jimmy Lange 154 vs. Joe Wyatt 151

William Joppy 169 vs. Cory Cummings 167

Todd Wilson 141 vs. Corey Goodwin 141

Perry Ballard 153 vs. Booker Mullins 151

Jonathan Reid 162 vs. Mike McFail 165

Zain Shah 159 vs. Omar Sims 163

Brandon Quarles 155 vs. Lawrence Jones 155

Thursday, November 04, 2010

'White Lightning' Wilson Featured in Examiner Blog!

Undefeated Fairfax, VA welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson was featured in Kevin Dunleavy's "Cheers and Jeers" blog in the Washington Examiner. The VMI grad talked about boxing and family.

Wilson (8-0, two KO's) will be in action on Saturday, November 6 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA where he will face Corey Goodwin of Columbia, SC (7-5, four KO's0 in a six-round battle.

Here's the link:


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Salinas Battles Nava in Mexico for WBC Interim Title; Reid Added to Nov. 6 Fairfax Card!

Couple of changes to the ICE Promotions card on Saturday, November 6 at the George Mason University Patriot Center.

"The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas is off the card because she has a major opportunity on that same day. Salinas (11-2, four KO's) will battle "La Princesa Azteca (The Aztec Princess) Jackie Nava (22-3-2, 11 KO's) for the interim WBC Female Super Bantamweight title on November 6 in Yucatan, Mexico.

Nashville, TN's Jonathan Reid will return to the Patriot Center ring and face off against an opponent to be named later. Reid, a Contender teammate and former opponent of headliner Jimmy Lange (34-13, 19 KO's) will be trying to break an eight-bout losing streak.

Lange is slated to be a guest of The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner on Thursday afternoon, November 4 at 1 PM on 106,7 FM The Fan followed by an appearance on the John Thompson Show with Doc Walker on Sportstalk 980 between 2 and 4 PM. Former three-time world champion William Joppy, who will face Cory Cummings in the co-feature, will be Glenn Harris's guest on Sportstalk on TBD-TV (formerly News Channel 8) on Thursday at 8 PM.