Monday, February 28, 2011

BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up Debuts on Cinch Cast March 12!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rivers, Nicholson Performances Highlight Week Two of Washington Golden Gloves!

Two of the Beltway's -- and the nation's -- best amateurs were featured tonight in the second week of action at the Washington Golden Gloves at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD.

Kevin Rivers, Jr. and D'Mitrius Ballard of the No XCuse Gym both put on strong performances to win their bouts. In the Open Division at 132 pounds, Rivers, who is headed to the USA National Championships in June, scored a RSC-2 against Joshua Davis of Headbangers. Ballard, who has already qualified for the Olympic Trials, also won by RSC-2 against Malik Shelton of Round One in the 165-pound Open Division.

Four more championships were decided in the ring in the Junior Division. In the 10-11 age group at 60 pounds, Kali Edwards of Kenilworth defeated Kevon Cooke of Old School by RSC-1. Donte Baytop of UMAR of Baltimore defeated Dejon Corley of Kenilworth to capture the 10-year-old, 65-pound division title.

At 13-14, 90 pounds, Corey Moore of the Main Street Gym decisioned Traquan Whitley of Tony's Gym to win that championship. Also, in the female 15-16, 150 pound division, Kiera Bell of Tony's Athletic Club scored a RSC-2 over Gilkaswaldrina White of Old School.

There are a number of walkover champions for this week:

8, 55 Pounds: Deric Davis (Old School)
9, 70 Pounds: Donovan Plummer (Dream Team)
10-11, 70 Pounds: Juan Jenkins (Upton)
12, 90 Pounds: Mansabory Conde (Club One)
10, 95 Pounds: Lorenzo Simpson (Upton)
15, 95 Pounds: Tyjuan Wells (Hillcrest)
14, 100 Pounds: Martez Small (Enigma)
13-14, 119 Pounds: Manuel Rodriguez (Round One)
15-16, 165 Pounds: Malik Lewis (Mack Lewis)
13, 170 Pounds: William Cook (Old School)
15, 201 Pounds: Kamanta Heade (Keystone)
16, 178 Pounds: Devar Ferhadi (Frederick Fight Club)

In other Junior Division bout results:

12, 95 Pounds: Deonte Washington (Diamonds N tha Ruff) defeated Titus Murphy (Main Street)

15-16, 119 Pounds: Malik Jackson (Limelite) decisioned Carlton Gray (Dream Team)

15-16, 119 Pounds: Jalonte Cole (No Xcuse) over Joshua McKoy (Upton)

14-15, 125 Pounds: Lamont Roach (No Xcuse) over Devante Tolbert (Tony's Gym)

14-15, 125 Pounds: Phillip Poopolo, III (Loch Raven) RSC-2 over Delray Brown (Old School)

In the Novice Division:

141 Pounds: Drayvontay Rawls (No Xcuse) over Kenneth Britman (Dunlap Boxing)

141 Pounds: Tenkoran Ayeman (Old School) over Cornell Hines (Sugar Ray Leonard)

141 Pounds: Travis Roberts (Ground Control) over Jacob Okiya (Old School)

152 Pounds: Devin Wallace (Hillcrest) RSC-2 over Donnell Wahl (Sugar Ray Leonard)

165 Pounds: Steven Bucci (Ground Control) over Christopher Watson (Diamonds N Da Ruff)

178 Pounds: Edward Lay (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Ryan Watson (Main Street Gym)

A number of current and former pros were in attendance tonight including DC Boxing Hall of Famers Roger Leonard, Jermaine Fields, Isra Girgrah Wynn and Darryll Tyson as well as James Baker, DeMarcus Corley (Dejon's father), Tony Jeter, Fernando Guerrero and Dominic Wade.

Action resumes on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center. The crowds the last two weeks have been tremendous -- standing room only. You need to get your ticket and get there early.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beltway Boxing Top Prospects Battle in Anaheim March 5!

The 2010 co-Beltway Boxing Prospects of the Year -- Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. -- will be part of a card on Saturday, March 5 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

Mitchell, a heavyweight from Brandywine, MD (20-0-1, 14 KO's), will take on Charles Davis of Tucson, AZ (19-21-3, four KO's) in a scheduled 10-round contest. Mitchell has been on a roll as he has scored knockouts in his last five bouts and and seven in his last eight. Davis is winless in his last five but his last bout was an eight-round draw against former heavyweight contender Monte Barrett on January 22 in White Sulphur Springs, WVA. Davis has also fought the likes of Dominic Guinn and Kevin Johnson.

Russell, a featherweight from Capitol Heights, MD (14-0, nine KO's), will face veteran Adolfo "El Terror" Landeros of Hidalgo, MX (20-17-1, nine KO's) in a bout slated for eight rounds. Russell is coming off a seventh-round technical decision over Feidor Viloria on January 28 in San Diego, CA. Landeros has lost seven in a row, but this will be his third straight bout against an undefeated opponent.

Potomac Valley, South Atlantic Fuel Large Contigent to USA Nationals!

The Potomac Valley and South Atlantic Associations of USA Boxing will make up a large portion of the contingent of East Central Region 2 boxers that will head to Colorado Springs, CO for the USA Boxing National Championships in June.

PVA boxers won six titles and SAA competitors captured two crowns at the recent East Central Region 2 championships at the Hampton Convention Center in Hampton, VA.

Representing the PVA are:

Gregory Outlaw (108 Pounds-Flyweight)

Gary Antonio Russell (123 Pounds-Featherweight)

Kevin Rivers, Jr. (132 Pounds-Lightweight)

Gary Allen Russell (141 Pounds-Light Welterweight)

Jerry Odom (178 Pounds-Light Heavyweight)

Asia Stevenson (132 Pounds-Light Welterweight-Female)

Advancing from the SAA:

Tyrieshia Douglas (112 Pounds-Bantamweight-Female)

Franchon Crews (165 Pounds-Light Heavyweight-Female)

Rounding out the East Central Region Number 2 contingent:


Emmanuel Folly, Middle Atlantic (114 Pounds-Bantamweight)

Moshea Aleem, Virginia (152 Pounds-Welterweight)

Immanuel Aleem, Virginia (165 Pounds-Middleweight)

Anthony Tettis, Alleghany Mountain (201 Pounds-Heavyweight)

Fred Lathom, Alleghany Mountain (201+ Pounds-Super Heavyweight)


Rayleen Williams, Middle Atlantic (119 Pounds-Featherweight)

Samantha Griffith, Alleghany Mountain (141 pounds-Welterweight)

Bernard Roach of Potomac Valley will serve as one of the coaches along with Omar Aleem of Virginia, who has two sons (Moshea and Immanuel) on the team.

Bout Sheet for Second Night of Washington Golden Gloves!

Here is the scheduled bout sheet for the second night of action at the Washington Golden Gloves, which will take place on Saturday, February 26 at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD. The first bell is at 7:30 PM.


10-11, 60 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kevin Cooke (Old School) vs. Kali Edwards (Kenilworth)

9, 65 pounds: Kyron Curry (UMAR) vs. Mekell Lowery (Kenilworth)

10, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Dejon Corley (Kenilworth) vs. Donte Baytop (UMAR)

10-11, 70 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Cornell Gray (Kenilworth) vs. Juan Jenkins (Upton)

13-14, 90 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Traquan Whitley (Tony's Gym) vs. Corey Moore (Main Street Gym)

12, 95 pounds: Deonte Washington (Diamonds N Da Ruff) vs. Titis Murphy (Main Street)

13-14, 106 pounds: Fernando Reyes (Old School) vs. Ronnell Jackson (No Xcuse)

13-14, 119 pounds: (CHAMPIONSHIP): Manuel Rodriguez (Round One) vs. Zackary Curry (Upton)

15-16, 119 pounds: Carlton Gray (Dream Team) vs. Malik Jackson (Limelite)

15-16, 119 pounds: Jalonte Cole (No Xcuse) vs. Joshua McKoy (Upton)

14-15, 125 pounds: Lamont Roach (No Xcuse) vs. Devante Tolbert (Tony's Gym)

14-15, 125 pounds: Deray Brown (Old School) vs. Phillip Poopolo, III (Loch Raven)

15-16, 150 pounds Female (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kiera Bell (Tony's Athletic Center) vs. Gilkaswaldrina White (Old School)

15-16, 165 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kennard Keels (Enigma) vs. Malik Lewis (Mack Lewis)

16, 178 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Jaequone Nance (NOMIS) vs. Devar Ferhadi (Frederick Fight Club)


123 pounds: Omar Barnes (Club One) vs. Michael VanEmmerick (Main Street Gym)

141 pounds: Drayvontay Rawls (No Xcuse) vs. Kenneth Britman (Dunlap Boxing)

141 pounds: Tenkoran Ayeman (Old School) vs. Cornell Hines (Sugar Ray Leonard)

141 pounds: Daniel Gray (Loch Raven) vs. Alex Llivicusca (Baltimore Boxing)

141 pounds: Travis Roberts (Ground Control) vs. Jacob Okiya (Old School)

152 pounds: Donnell Wahl (Sugar Ray Leonard) vs. Devin Wallace (Hillcrest)

165 pounds: Christopher Watson (Diamonds N Da Ruff) vs. Steven Bucci (Ground Control)

165 pounds: Enaka Beteck (Main Street Gym) vs. Keith Samuels (RPH Academy)

165 pounds: Derrick Brent (Kenilworth) vs. Tim Anderson (No Xcuse)

178 pounds: Edward Lay (Sugar Ray Gym) vs. Ryan Watson (Main Street Gym)


132 pounds: Kevin Rivers, Jr. (No Xcuse) vs. Joshua Davis (Headbangers)

141 pounds: Ronald Gibbs (Upton) vs. Jordan Jerome (Round One)

165 pounds: Malik Shelton (Round One) vs. D'Mitrius Ballard (No Xcuse)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Junior Titles Crowned on First Night of Washington Golden Gloves!

Five Junior Washington Golden Gloves titles were captured during the first night of competition at the Washington Golden Gloves at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center last night.

Gregory Burton of Langdon Recreation Center defeated Shadid Bond of Charm City to win the 11-12 age group at 85 pounds. In the 15-16 age group at 132 pounds, Jordan Peters of Tony's Gym defeated Joseph Lamb, Jr. from the Frederick Fight Club. Peters's gym mate, Michael Peoples, stopped (RSC-3) Samual Paulay of Langdon to win the 15-year-old age group at 141 pounds.

Also, Dillon Haymon of Frederick Fight Club won the 16-year-old age group at 152 pounds defeating Jarell Harris of Round One while Upton's Malik Titus defeated Davonte Robinson of Dunlap Boxing Club to win the 13-14 age class at 187 pounds.

A number of other titles were won by walkover. Here is that list:

8-9, 60 pounds: Stacey Selby (Langdon)

8, 75 pounds: Inmer Diaz (Round One)

10, 75 pounds: Malik Dixon (Tony's Gym)

8, 80 pounds: Markel Willis (Diamonds N Da Ruff)

12, 75 pounds: Tariq Gaston (Langdon)

In Novice Division action, Devin Carter of Hagerstown advanced in the 132 pound division with a win over Robrigo Gabriel of Frederick Fight Club. Paul Yohn of Ground Control Academy advanced the 165 pound class with a win over Joseph Herbert of Innerstate Connection.

There was one bout in the Open Division. Jonathan Baxter of Tony's Athletic Club won by disqualification over Davon Boone of Enigma. Boone was penalized for slapping with the side of the glove too many times.

Washington Golden Gloves action continues this Saturday, February 26 at Sugar Ray Leonard Center beginning at 7:30 PM. We'll have the proposed bout sheet later in the week.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Guerrero Successfully Defends NABF Title!

Fernando Guerrero of Salisbury made a successful defense of his NABF Middleweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Derrick "Superman" Findley in front of a packed house at the Wicomico Civic Center.

Guerrero scored no knockdowns but dominated Findley throughout the contest. Judges Gary Camponeschi and John Gradowski scored the bout 99-91, while Don Risher saw a shutout for Guerrero, 100-90.

Guerrero is now 21-0, 16 KO's while Findley falls with 17-5, 11 KO's.

Guerrero's brother, Alex, also remained undefeated (5-0-1, two KO's) with a four-round unanimous decision over Reyshawn Myers (3-6, two KO's.

There was a major upset on the card as veteran Doel Carrasquillo of Lancaster, PA stopped previously undefeated Denis "Momma's Boy" Douglin of Marlboro, NJ in the third round. Carrasquillo (15-17-1, 13 KO's) was knocked down in the first round but came back to stop Douglin (12-1, eight KO's). Carrasquillo has fought a number of times in the Beltway area and has given tough battles to Beltway Boxers like Emmanuel Taylor and Tim Coleman.

In other bouts on the card, Cleveland, OH's "Showtime" Shawn Porter (18-0, 13 KO's)defended his NABF Welterweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Anges Adjaho of Buffalo, NY (25-5, 14 KO's) Undefeated Winter Haven, FL welterweight Joseph Elegele (11-0, nine KO's) stopped Keuntray Henson of Albuquerque, NM (3-3)in the second round.

Wade Wins Unanimous Decision in Salisbury!

Largo, MD middleweight Dominic Wade won a relatively easy four-round unanimous decision over Grover Young of Tennessee tonight in front of a packed house at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury as well as a nationally televised ESPN2 (and ESPN 3-D) audience.

All three judges (Dave Braslow, Kenny Chevalier and Don Risher) saw the fight 40-36 in favor of Wade, who is now 10-0, eight KO's. Young loses for the first time and he is 4-1, two KO's.

The main event -- Fernando Guerrero vs. Derrick Findley for Guerrero's NABF title -- is coming up. On the telecast, ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas did a nice "Fight Plan" with young boxers from the Main Street Gym in Salisbury.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weights From Salisbury, MD!

Here's the scale watch for tomorrow's 3-D Card from the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, MD:

Fernando Guerrero 157.5 vs Derrick Findley 160

Shawn Porter 144 vs Anges Adjaho 149.5
(Adjaho given one hour to lose 2.5 lbs)

Dominic Wade 165.5 vs Grover Young 168

Alexis Guerrero 195 vs Rayshawn Myers 189

Joseph Elegele 143 vs Keuntray Henson 151

Denis Douglin 154.5 vs Doel Carrasquillo 154

The telecast will begin at 9 PM ET. If you have 3-D capability, this will be a historic night for you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Round Washington Golden Gloves Pairings!

Juniors and Novice Boxers will be on display during the first round of competition at the Washington Golden Gloves on Saturday, February 19 at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD. There are six scheduled championship bouts in the Junior Division.

Here are the scheduled bouts:

Junior Division:

8-9, 60 Pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Donald Ford (Kenilworth) vs. Stacey Selby (Langdon)

9, 65 Pounds: Salvador Escamilla (Langdon) vs. Donovan Plummer (Dream Team)

10-11, 70 Pounds: Malik Warren (Charm City) vs. Juan Jenkins (Upton)

10, 75 Pounds: Malik Dixon (Tony's Gym) vs. Malcolm Lowery (Kenilworth)

11-12, 85 Pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Shadid Bond (Charm City) vs. Gregory Burton (Langdon)

10-11, 100 Pounds: Umar Ali (Diamonds N Da Ruff) vs. Corey Russ (Sugar Ray Leonard)

15-16, 132 Pounds(CHAMPIONSHIP): Jordan Peters (Tony's Gym) vs. Joseph Lamb, Jr. (Frederick Fight Club)

15, 141 Pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Michael Peoples (Tony's Gym) vs. Samuel Paulay (Langdon)

16, 152 Pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Jarell Harris (Round One) vs. Dillon Haymon (Frederick Fight Club)

15-16, 165 Pounds: Malik Lewis (Mack Lewis) vs. Sanquan Long (Tony's Athletic Club)

13-14, 187 Pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Malik Titus (Upton) vs. Davonte Robinson (Dunlap Boxing Club

Novice Division:

132 Pounds: Devin Carter (Hagerstown) vs. Robrigo Gabriel (Frederick Fight Club)

132 Pounds: Jamier Hodge (Round One) vs. Todd McElveen (Mack Lewis)

152 Pounds: Marshall Thompson (Enigma) vs. Jacob Amegah (Hillcrest)

165 Pounds: Christopher Watson (Diamonds N Da Ruff) vs. Steven Bucci (Ground Control)

165 Pounds: Nolan Arnold (Club One) vs. Justin Cuffee (Enigma)

165 Pounds: Paul Yohn (Ground Control) vs. Joseph Herbert (Innerstate Connection)

201 Pounds: Calvin Jones, IV (Tony's Gym) vs. Dontrae Grayton (NOMIS)

201+ Pounds: Shelton Graves (Mack Lewis) vs. Simon Rojas (Young Titans)

201+ Pounds: Montreal McMorris (Tony's Gym) vs. Aaron Bratton (Honeycomb)

Open Division:

132 Pounds: Jonathan Baxter, Jr. (Tony Athletic Club) vs. Davon Boone (Enigma)

165 Pounds: Gregory Newby (Limelite) vs. Jarrett Hurd (Hillcrest)

The card begins at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Buchanan Bout Against Vargas Postponed!

Henry "Sugar Poo" Buchanan's bout against former world champion Fernando Vargas scheduled for April 16 at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino in Las Vegas has been postponed. Vargas was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and bronchitis and has not been able to train. A new date is slated to be announced within the next two to three weeks.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tucker Wins Unanimous Decision in New York!

Eldersburg, MD light heavyweight Mark TNT Tucker remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over Ray Smith of Little Rock, AK last night at BB King's Blues Club and Grill in New York City.

Tucker, who is ranked seventh by the WBO, won all three of the judges's cards by a 59-55 decision to raise his record to 15-0, seven KO's. Smith is now 9-5, three KO's.

THIS JUST IN: Tucker has been added to the Saturday, March 12th card at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tucker will battle in an eight-round contest against an opponent to be named later.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Kisner, Sigmon Score Knockouts in Charlotte!

Two Beltway-area boxers registered knockout victories this past Saturday at the Sports Center in Charlotte, NC.

Ferndale, MD heavyweight "The American Child" Nick Kisner remained undefeated with a first-round knockout over Charlotte heavy James Pratt. The 2010 Beltway Boxing Rookie of the Year won his bout in just 51 seconds to raise his record to 7-0, five KO's). Pratt is now 2-8, two KO's.

Also on the card, Bedford, VA super middleweight Scott "Cujo" Sigmon won by third-round TKO over Frank Armstrong of Winston-Salem, NC. Sigmon is now 14-2, six KO's and has won six bouts in a row. Armstrong is 4-17-3, three KO's.

Sigmon is slated to take on his most notable foe -- Miguel "Macho" Hernandez of Chicago, IL -- on Friday, February 25 at Dover Downs in Dover DE. Hernandez was a participant in the second season of "The Contender." Hernandez (20-11, 10 KO's) has had a rough go as of late as he has lost six in a row.

Tucker Weighs 174 For New York Battle!

Mark TNT Tucker weighed in at 174 pounds for his contest tomorrow night at BB King's Club and Grill in New York City. His opponent, Ray Smith, tipped the scales at 176. Those of you who have the SNY Channel can watch the bout on the Broadway Boxing show at 8 PM ET.

Amateur Boxing Results and Reminders!

Sorry for the late post on last Saturday's exciting Jeter Promotions amateur card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. There was some solid talent on display in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

One of the top 140-pounders in the country, Mike Reed, was one of the featured boxers and The Dream Team Gym forced Paul Hollwedel of the United States Naval Academy into retiring from the contest after the first round.

The opening bout saw Kevin Ottley of the Down Under Boxing Club in Salisbury, MD punch his ticket to the upcoming South Atlantic Regional Tournament in Hampton, VA with a win over Club One's Derek Cannon.

The featured bout was the Maryland State 145-pound title bout between Paul Yohn of Ground Control in Baltimore and Black Belt Academy's Cody Denton. Yohn won by RSC-1 when Denton suffered a busted nose.

Other bouts on the card:

106 pounds: Alex Ortega (Club One) dec. Jashim Snyder (Down Under)

145 pounds-female: Kiera Bell (Tony's Athletic Club) dec. Yadiry Beyar (Main Street)

90 pounds: Mansabory Conde (Club One) RSC-3 Titus Murphy (Main Street)

125 pounds: Omar Barnes (Club One) dec. Douglas Escalante (Down Under)

160 pounds: Chris Bertucci (Naval Academy) dec. Monreco Goldston (Main Street) Bertucci is the reigning National Collegiate champion in his weight class.

175 pounds: Ed Lay (Sugar Ray Leonard Center) dec. Chris Cleary (Black Belt Academy)

170 pounds: Danny Cannaday (Club One) dec. Sulleman Harrington (Run and Shoot)

170 pounds: Dean Bartch (Club One) dec. Sean Hunt (Naval Academy)

175 pounds: Nolan Arnold (Club One) RSC-2 Ed Tseng (Balance Gym)

130 pounds: Leon Edge (Club One) RSC-3 Hooman Hashemi (Balance Gym)

145 pounds: Ed Maselli (Honeycomb Gym) dec. Tim Sheils (Club One)

145 pounds: Travis Roberts (Ground Control) dec. Steven Foster (Club One)

142 pounds: Maiwak Dagoot (Down Under) dec. Tristan Setzer (Naval Academy)

135 pounds female: Amelia Moore (Club One) dec. Wanna Sribunnak (Club One)

Don't forget, the Washington Golden Gloves begin on Saturday, February 19 at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD.

Monday, February 07, 2011

TNT Tucker Travels to New York Wednesday!

Undefeated NABO Youth Light Heavyweight champion Mark TNT Tucker returns to action on Wednesday, February 9 at BB King's Blues Club and Grill in New York City. The Eldersburg, MD resident (14-0, seven KO's) will battle Ray Smith of Little Rock, AK (9-4, three KO's) in a bout slated for eight rounds.

Tucker has not fought since winning the NABO Youth Title on June 19 in Oakland, CA with an eight-round unanimous decision over Billy Bailey. Smith has lost two out of three, suffering TKO losses to Ismayl Syllakh and Curtis Stevens.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Jake Smith Interviewed on!

Baltimore Boxing promoter Jake "The Snake" Smith is the subject of a nice interview by Benny "Big Dog" Henderson, Jr. of Smith discusses his work with Ballroom Boxing promoter Scott Wagner on their Friday, February 11 amateur show at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Here is the interview.


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Barnett, A. Guerrero, Recio Added to February 18 Salisbury Card!

A number of Beltway Boxers have been added to the Friday, February 18 card at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, MD.

DC lightweight Ty Barnett returns to action as he faces Manuel Perez of Denver, CO in an eight-round contest. Barnett (18-1-1, 12 KO's) last fought on July 24 and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Tyrese Hendrix in Tunica, MS. Perez (15-6-1, three KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak with a first-round knockout over Richard Conchas on October 29 in Sheridan, CO.

Undefeated Salisbury cruiserweight Alex Guerrero is on the card and he will face Rayshawn Myers of Cleveland, OH (3-5, two KO's) in a four-round bout. Guerrero (4-0-1, two KO's) scored a second-round TKO in his last bout over Dustin Schnakenburg on September 25 in Tunica, MS. Guerrero's brother Fernando (20-0, 16 KO's) headlines this card putting his NABF Middleweight title on the line against Derrick "Superman" Findley (17-4, 11 KO's) of Gary, IN.

Also scheduled for this card will be the pro debut of Lanham, MD welterweight Larry Recio who will face Felton, DE's Mike Denby (3-8-3, two KO's)in a four-rounder. Long-time Beltway Boxing observers have watched the 20-year-old Recio grow up through the amateurs, competing in many of the major tournaments locally and throughout the nation and the world.

Joppy, Cummings Rematch March 12 at Patriot Center!

Former three-time WBA Middleweight champion William Joppy and Maryland State Super Middleweight titleholder Cory "Black Ice" Cummings will battle in a 10-round rematch on Saturday, March 12 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

The two men met on November 6 at the Patriot Center and fought to a spirited 10-round majority draw. Joppy got the nod on one of the scorecards, 96-94, while the other two judges saw an even contest at 95-95.

Cummings (17-4-1, 13 KO's) has not fought since the November contest but Joppy (39-7-2, 30 KO's) is coming off a six-round KO loss to Beibut Shumenov for the WBA Light Heavyweight title on January 8 in Kazakhstan.