Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Walters also received the following from a representative of the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the contract:
Top Rank sent over this match-up for approval. I have approved it just now.
Nevada Athletic Commission
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The evening session is still going on but three local 132-pounders advanced into the next round. Kevin Rivers, Jr. of Landover, MD won a 19-9 decision over Sonny Frederickson of Toledo, OH while Gary Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD decisioned Joshua Jones of Philadelphia, PA 17-9. Also, Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD won his bout by a 20-12 decision over Kenneth Thomas, Jr. of Indianapolis, IN.
At 152 pounds, 2010 National Golden Gloves champion David Grayton of DC won by walkover against Lavelle Hadley of Youngstown, OH.
The locals had mixed success at 165 pounds. Russell Gaskins of DC won a 30-25 decision over Puol Both of St. Paul, MN, 30-25. However, D'mitrius Ballard of Temple Hills, MD lost a 15-10 decision to Jesse Hart of Philadelphia, PA and Jeremy Trussell of Baltimore fell to Mark Hernandez of Fresno, CA, 22-16. Demond Nicholson of Laurel, MD won his bout at 165 but it went to number of punches against Charles Cue of Jacksonville, FL 11-11 (32-30).
Also, Hasim Rahman, Jr. won his bout by RSC against Keith Busch of Chandler, AZ in the 201 pound competition.
The morning session gave some of the Beltway Boxers troubles. Malik Jackson of DC lost by walkover to Joseph Gonzalez of Houston, TX at 108 pounds. In the 123-pound class, Gervonta Davis of Baltimore lost by disqualification to Joet de Jesus Gonzalez of Glendora, CA.
Also at 123-pounds, Kenneth Wesley of Germantown, MD lost a 29-17 decision to Mario Ayala of Sacramento, CA while 201+ pounder Danny Kelly fell to Laron Mitchell of San Francisco, CA, 10-6.
The Beltway did have some winners during the morning session. In the 141-pound division, Antonio Magruder of Suitland, MD and Michael Reed of Waldorf both advanced. Magruder won an 18-11 decision over Kameron Jones of Rowlett, TX while Reed, the 2011 National Golden Gloves champion, captured a 21-8 decision over Kevin Watts of Lancaster, CA.
Also advancing at 141 was Cortland Perkins of Baltimore who won a 27-21 decision over Danson Rellez of Mountain View, HI.
The local 178-pounders also advanced today. Jerry Odom of Temple Hills, MD won a 22-19 decision over the hometown boxer, Jeffrey Spencer of Fort Carson. DC's Gregory Newby scored one of the few RSC's of the day as he stopped Luai Barakat of Headland, AL.
“There was never a fight scheduled for sure against him!” Pavlik wrote in his text. “He was the one that went to some boxing site! (Guess he means this one.)
“I wish I could fight the kid — he is horrible!”
I've talked to Sigmon since the word got out on this and he assured me that a contract had indeed been drawn up with Top Rank for this contest.
Writing on his Facebook page Monday night, Sigmon said, “I sadly regret to inform everyone that 37-2 Kelly Pavlik not to fight me. That’s right, he is afraid to fight [an] unskilled, protected ‘club’ fighter.”
9 years, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Deric Davis (Old School) over Dennis Ziegler (Langdon)
10-11 years, 75 pounds: Salvador Escamilla (Langdon) over Donte Baytop (UMAR)
12 years, 75 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP):Rudy Cuazitl (Main Street) wins by walkover against Cornell Gray (Kenilworth)
10 years, 80 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kyron Curry (UMAR) over Kobe Moore (Main Street)
14-15 years, 112 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Francois Scarboro, Jr. (Sugar Ray Leonard) wins by walkover against Fernando Reyes (D-Block)
16 years, 178 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Jordan Payne (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Justin Linz (Loch Raven)
123 pounds: Marcus Bates (Old School) over Hector Soto (Down Under)
132 pounds: Jefri Gutierrez (Laurel Boxing) over DeAngelo Coleman (Hillcrest)
132 pounds: Donte Alston (Enigma) over Nicholios Fields (RPH Academy)
132 pounds: Andrew Barrett (Laurel Boxing) over Guruar Karyah (Midtown)
141 pounds: Samual Paulay (Langdon) wins by walkover against John Mejurada (Books and Boxing)
141 pounds: Drayvontay Speed-Rawls (No Excuse) over Eric Johnson (Keystone Boxing)
152 pounds: Jacob Gabiam (Laurel Boxing) over Michael Alston (unattached)
152 pounds: Dillon Hayman (Frederick Boxing) over Kenji Konishi (Laurel Boxing)
165 pounds: Steve Bucci (Ground Control) won by walkover against Chris Wills (Sugar Ray Leonard)
165 pounds: Tim Anderson (No Excuse) over Rigoberto Cruz (Sugar Ray Leonard)
165 pounds: Ryan Watson (Main Street) wins by walkover against Johnny Trussel (Upton)
141 pounds: Emmanual Rodriguez (Down Under) wins by walkover against Roger Blackburn (Upton)
Now, here is the bout sheet for this Saturday's action, once again at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center:
9-10 years, 70 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Stacey Shelby (Langdon) vs. Erick Tudor (Books and Boxing)
11-12 years, 70 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Chamar Flowers (Headbangers) vs. Djabril Burton (Books and Boxing)
10-11 years, 75 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Quartez Lott (Langdon) vs. Salvador Escamilla (Langdon)
14-15 years, 154 pounds: Richard Foxwell (Loch Raven) vs. Luciano Romeo (Club One)
13 years, 92 pounds (FEMALE): Yessenia Reyes (D-Block)
15 years, 201+ pounds: Shaka Williams (NOMIS)
MASTERS DIVISION (CHAMPIONS):
152 pounds (FEMALE): Stacy Sneeringer (LA Boxing)
165 pounds: Jairo Maya (Books and Boxing)
132 pounds: Dardo Larrizo (LA Boxing) vs. Raul Santana (Books and Boxing)
141 pounds: Yurii Polishchuk (LA Boxing) vs. Samual Paulay (Langdon)
152 pounds: Jacob Amegah (Hillcrest) vs. Richard Lee, III (NOMIS)
165 pounds: Steve Bucci (Ground Control) vs. Dale Goldston (Laurel)
165 pounds: Taylor Ross (New Life Church) vs. Tremain Wilson (LA Boxing)
178 pounds: Gregory Clark (NOMIS) VS. Nico Williams (Enigma)
178 pounds: Chris Clearly (Black Belt Academy) vs. Justin Rice-Moore (LA Boxing)
201 pounds: Albi Sadikas (LA Boxing) vs. Marquette McMillion (Down Under)
201+ pounds: Garrett Denton (Black Belt Academy) vs. Marcus Phelps (Hillcrest)
132 pounds: Joel Young (Enigma) vs. Jordan Peters (Old School)
141 pounds: Bomani Farmer (Honeycomb) vs. Cornell Hines (Sugar Ray Leonard)
141 pounds: Joe Rector (Books and Boxing) vs. Courtland Perkins (Upton)
141 pounds: Jarell Harris (Sugar Ray Leonard) vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez (Down Under)
141 pounds (FEMALE): Amelia Moore (Club One)
Once again, the action begins at 7:30 PM.
Monday, February 27, 2012
In an all-Beltway bout, D'Mitrius Ballard of Temple Hills, MD defeated Marquis Moore of Fort Washington, MD, 18-17. Russell Gaskins of DC stopped Cory Barnes of Montebello, CA.
Demond Nicholson of Laurel, MD won a 19-8 decision over Scott Deering of Bridgeton, MO. Also, Antoine Douglas of Burke, VA decisioned Tavion Bush of Pensacola, FL, 19-8.
In the 201+ pound division, DC's Danny Kelly won a 19-9 decision over Ryan Jones of Janesville, WI.
Now, let's catch up on today's action. In the afternoon session, the 132-pounders took center stage. Landover, MD's Kevin Rivers won a 17-14 decision over Ray Lugo of Tampa Bay, FL. Gary Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD won a 23-13 decision over Eduardo Garza of Rowlett, TX.
Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD decisioned Anthony Burgin of Atco, NJ, 20-16.
The morning session showcased the 141-pounders. Cortland Perkins of Baltimore won a 24-15 decision over Burim Beqiri of Kentwood, MI. Michael Reed of Waldorf, MD captured a 19-16 victory over George Rincon of Carrollton, TX. Antonio Magruder of Suitland, MD advanced by stopping Derrell Williams of San Antonio, TX.
The event continues through March 3.
The bout will be a 10-round co-feature bout on the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson rematch and will be televised by HBO, marking Mitchell's second straight appearance on the network. Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 KO's) is coming off a solid second-round TKO win over Timur Ibragimov on the Capital Showdown card at the Washington Convention Center. Mitchell has knocked out his last nine opponents.
Witherspoon (30-2, 22 KO's) has won his last four bouts by stoppage since his December 2009 ninth-round TKO loss to Tony Thompson . That bout, ironically, was also at Boardwalk Hall. Witherspoon began his pro career in the Beltway area with his first two bouts scoring knockouts at the Washington Convention Center and Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. In fact, three of Witherspoon's first eight bouts were in Glen Burnie.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tony Jeter wins UBO All-Americas Middleweight title with eight-round unanimous decision over Jose Felix.
Brandon Quarles wins six-round unanimous decision over Omar Sims.
Venroy July scores second-round TKO over Zeferino Albino.
Lee Snow wins four-round unanimous decision over Stephen Franklin.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Jeter then returns the favor with a right hand of his own. Jeter wins the round but the war is just beginning.
Main event -- Tony Jeter-Jose Felix II is next for the UBO Middleweight title.
By the way, those of you looking for results of tonight's action from the Washington Golden Gloves, we should get that info either tomorrow or early Monday. If you know of any results, feel free to post. I'm still figuring out the cloning thing.
Back in a few with our first bout.
Here are the weights for tonight's card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD:
Brandon Quarles 155 vs. Omar Sims
Tony Jeter 159 vs. Jose Felix 157
Venroy July 198 vs. Zeferino Albino 200 1/2
Sherman Artis 157 vs. Allen Perkins 155 1/2
Lee Snow 158 1/2 vs. Stephen Franklin 159
There are amateur bouts slated to begin the evening. We will be blogging live when the pro bouts begin.
Friday, February 24, 2012
ESPN.com's Dan Rafael is reporting that Golden Boy is working on a card that would be scheduled for June 30 at the Verizon Center. The card would feature Beltway Boxers Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr., despite both boxers having bouts scheduled for April. If the card does come together, it would mark the FIRST time that Russell has competed in his home area as a pro!
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told Rafael that his company is working on a number of cards including the May 19 rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan that is slated for Las Vegas. However Schaefer says that it is good for the sport for more cities to be involved in the big fight mix.
"There are a lot of fights in Vegas coming up and it's OK to spread it around, and it's important for the sport to have fights outside of Las Vegas. You look at a place like Los Angeles or Washington, D.C., or New York or places in Texas like El Paso or San Antonio or Houston. I think it's important to have fights in these towns on a regular basis. I think it helps the sport and the [television] ratings as well."
Thursday, February 23, 2012
BATB has learned that Lynchburg, VA super middleweight and WBC USNBC Super Middleweight champion Scott "Cujo" Sigmon will face former world champion Kelly Pavlik on Saturday, April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV on the undercard of the Yuriokis Gamboa-Brandon Rios bout. Sigmon tells BATB that this will be a 10-round contest and he actually took less money to avoid having this bout be an eight-rounder, which is, according to Sigmon, what the Pavlik camp preferred. No word yet on what the Pavlik camp is saying about this.
Sigmon has already fought twice this year and fought seven times in 2011.
Two weeks later, undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will be in a nationally-televised HBO bout on Saturday, April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. This will be a 10-round contest. No opponent named yet, but names like Chazz Witherspoon have been thrown into the mix. This bout will be one of the co-features on the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson card.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
There will be 10 bouts. You can park at the football stadium at Rowe Blvd and Taylor Ave. Use the blue entrance and ride the free shuttle to Alumni Hall or park outside the gate and walk onto the Academy but you will need a picture ID to enter the gate.
The bouts begin at 7 PM.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We've also talked about the six-round co-feature between undefeated Alexandria middleweight Brandon Quarles (7-0, two KO's) and Baltimore's Omar "The Machine" Sims (6-4-3, three KO's).
Here's how the rest of the card shapes up at this time. Baltimore welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor looks to bounce back from his first loss as he takes on "The White Tiger" Angel Rios of Bronx, NY in a six-round contest. Taylor (14-1, 10 KO's) lost an eight-round split decision to Prenice Brewer on November 10 at the Fight Night card in Washington, DC. Rios (9-10, six KO's) has lost eight straight decisions but four of those losses have come to undefeated fighters. Rios has never been knocked out in his pro career.
Undefeated Suitland, MD cruiser Venroy "Hard Work" July returns to action in a four-round contest against veteran Zeferino Albino of Philadelphia, PA. July, the 2011 BATB Co-Prospect of the Year (9-0-2, three KO's), is coming off a first-round knockout over Jason Pauley on November 19 in Upper Marlboro, MD. Albino (4-13-3, two KO's) is another tough veteran who has infrequently pulled off a big win, like his second-round victory over John Poore in January of 2011.
There will be two guys looking for their first win as Baltimore middleweight Lee Snow (0-2) takes on Martinsburg, WVA's Stephen Franklin (0-6). Another Beltway middleweight -- Sherman Artis, Jr. of Severn, MD -- will face Allen "Pitbull" Perkins of Frederick, MD in a four-round contest. Artis (2-0) scored victories over Snow and Franklin. Perkins (1-5) is looking to break a five-bout losing streak.
Undefeated Brooklyn, NY middleweight Dushane Crooks (4-0, three KO's) is also slated to be on the card in a four-round contest against an opponent to be determined.
9 years, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Dennis Ziegler (Langdon) vs. Deric Davis (Old School)
10-11 years, 75 pounds: Salvador Escamilla (Langdon) vs. Donte Baytop (UMAR)
12 years, 75 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Cornell Gray (Kenilworth) vs. Rudy Cuazitl (Main Street)
10 years, 80 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kobe Moore (Main Street) vs. Kyron Curry (UMAR)
14-15 years, 100 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Ivan Franco-Cazixto (Main Street) vs. Corey Moore (Main Street)
14-15 years, 112 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Fernando Reyes (D-Block) vs. Francois Scarboro, Jr. (Sugar Ray Leonard)
16 years, 178 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Justin Linz (Loch Raven) vs. Jordan Payne (Sugar Ray Leonard)
11 years, 105 pounds: Vincent Goedecke (unattached)
14 years, 119 pounds: Tyrone Russ (Sugar Ray Leonard)
123 pounds: Hector Soto (Down Under) vs. Marcus Bates (Old School)
132 pounds: Jefri Gutierrez (Laurel Boxing) vs. DeAngelo Coleman (Hillcrest)
132 pounds: Donte Alston (Enigma) vs. Nicholios Fields (RPH Academy)
132 pounds: Guruar Karyah (Midtown) vs. Andrew Barrett (Laurel Boxing)
141 pounds: John Mejurada (Books and Boxing) vs. Samual Paulay (Langdon)
141 pounds: Drayvontay Speed-Rawls (No Excuse) vs. Eric Johnson (Keystone Boxing)
141 pounds: Jahmal Dyer (Loch Raven) vs. Seaver Warner (Books and Boxing)
152 pounds: Michael Alston (unattached) vs. Jacob Gabiam (Laurel Boxing)
152 pounds: Kenji Konishi (Laurel Boxing) vs. Dillon Hayman (Frederick Boxing)
165 pounds: Steve Bucci (Ground Control) vs. Chris Wills (Sugar Ray Leonard)
165 pounds: Tim Anderson (No Excuse) vs. Rigoberto Cruz (Sugar Ray Leonard)
165 pounds: Johnny Trussel (Upton) vs. Ryan Watson (Main Street)
141 pounds: Roger Blackburn (Upton) vs. Emmanual Rodriguez (Down Under)
First bout is slated for 7:30 PM.
Here's the link to the article:
Monday, February 20, 2012
Douglas, who is from DC, told the Post's Amy Shipley that she does not want to wait another four years "for the politics and all the other stuff."
Here is the link to the article:
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The bout was stopped after the seventh round and the win is Sigmon's fifth straight. Sigmon's record is now 21-3, 12 KO's. Reid is now 35-15, 19 KO's.
Also on the card, Front Royal, VA junior middleweight Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer won an eight-round unanimous decision over deceptively tough Damon Antoine of Akron, OH. Farmer has now won three in a row and is now 16-2, seven KO's. Antoine falls to 9-34-2, four KO's.
Front Royal heavyweight Terry "T-Brick" Roy made his return after a three-year absence. Roy's return was successful as he stopped Benito Fernandez of Spartansburg, SC in the fourth round. Roy's record is now 8-2-2, seven KO's. Fernandez is now 20-18, seven KO's.
Left Hook LLC promoted the event.
Esparza (112 pounds) joins Queen Underwood of Seattle, WA (132 pounds) and 16-year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, MI (165 pounds) as the first-ever US Olympic Boxing Women's Trials champions. If they can finish in the top eight at the Women's World Championships in China, they will earn berths at the Olympic Games in London.
Guerrero is now 23-1, 18 KO's. Naugler falls to 18-16-1, 11 KO's.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
8-9 Years, 55 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Ragahleak Bartee (Rosedale Boxing) over Mekhi Phillips (Keystone Boxing)
9-10 Years, 60 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Donell Williams (Kenilworth) over Jordan Jones (Tony's Gym)
8 Years, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Deon Giles (Dream Team) over Santino Saunders (Hillcrest Boxing)
10-11 Years, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kali Edwards (Kenilworth) over Khalil Phillips (Keystone Boxing)
9 Years, 65 pounds: Dennis Zigler (Langdon) over Delomta Bullock (Hillcrest Boxing)
9 Years, 65 pounds: Deric Davis (Old School) over Daylynn Jones (Tony's Gym)
9-10 Years, 70 pounds: Stacey Shelby (Langdon) over Donald Ford (Kenilworth)
11-12 Years, 70 pounds: Chamar Flowers (Headbangers) over Leon Jones (Langdon)
11-12 Years, 80 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Juan Jenkins (Upton) over Mekhi Payne (Dream Team)
12 Years, 90 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Gregory Burton (Langdon) over Keith Cooke (No Excuse)
14-15 Years, 112 pounds: Francois Scarboro (Sugar Ray Leonard Center) over Rico Thompson (Dream Team)
15-16 Years, 125 pounds: Jalonte Cole (No Excuse) over Jalen Jones (Limelite)
12 Years, 60 pounds: Kevon Cooke (No Excuse)
8 Years, 75 pounds: Jalil Hacket (Enigma)
10 years, 95 pounds: Jaharree Mack (Enigma)
15 years, 95 pounds: Ramel Bethea (Dream Team)
132 Pounds: Raul Santana (Books & Boxing) over Christian Burton (RPH Academy)
132 Pounds: Guruar Karyah (Midtown) won by walkover against Jamier Hodge (Sugar Ray Leonard)
141 Pounds: Yurii Polishchuk (LA Boxing) over Marcus Franklin (RPH Academy)
152 Pounds: Ulrias Amegah (Hillcrest) over Alonzo Thompson (Cherry Lane)
152 Pounds: Zarifbek Nishanbaev (LA Boxing) over Darius Vann (No Limits)
165 Pounds: Maurice Mitchell (Dream Team) over Keith Samuels (RPH Academy)
178 Pounds: Kendall Smith (Hillcrest) won by walkover against Kahyah Winslow (Midtown)
Golden Gloves continue next Saturday, February 25 at Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center.
Now, Douglas has a real tough task -- she will have to defeat defending 112-pound national champion Marlen Esparza TWICE to gain a spot on the US team. Douglas's first chance will be tonight and if she is successful, they will box again tomorrow.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Sigmon did not ask Reid to lose anymore weight and the bout will go on as scheduled.
Meanwhile in Cancun, Fernando Guerrero tipped the scales at 163 along with his opponent, Jason Naugler.
All three of the judges scored the bout 39-37 for Fox who is now 7-0, three KO's. Johnson is now 2-6, one KO.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Douglas will now face Christina Cruz of New York City Thursday in a rematch of a bout earlier in the week. Cruz won the first meeting.
But for Franchon Crews of Baltimore, the Olympic dream is over. Crews lost a 23-15 decision to Raquel Miller of San Francisco, CA in the 165-pound bracket and that eliminates Crews from the competition.
Tiera Brown, who trains at the Headbangers Gym in DC. but is out of Florida, is also out as she lost her challenger's bracket semis to Mikaela Meyer of Los Angeles, CA at 132 pounds.
Meanwhile, 165-pounder Franchon Crews of Baltimore won a narrow 27-26 decision over Tiffanie Hearn of San Diego, CA. This was a battle of national champions in this weight class -- Hearn was champ in 2010, Crews is the reigning national titleholder. The two also met in the Pan American Games box-off with Crews emerging victorious.
DC 132-pounder Asia Stevenson has been eliminated from the competition as she was stopped by 2011 National Golden Gloves champion Mikaela Meyer of Los Angeles, CA in the fourth round.
Also in the 132-pound class, Tiara Brown, a boxer from Florida who trains in DC at the Headbangers gym, won a 12-11 decision over Bertha Aracil.
Tonight, Douglas will take on Virginia Fuchs of Kemah, TX; Brown battles Mikaela Meyer and Crews faces off against Raquel Miller of San Francisco, CA.
You can see all the action beginning at 10 PM ET on the links provided by the USA Boxing website at www.usaboxing.org.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
We have no official word on which bouts will be a part of the card that already features Tony Jeter facing Jose Felix in a rematch and what should be a very interesting co-feature between Alexandria VA's Brandon Quarles and Baltimore's Omar Sims.
By the way, Ringside Report has nice interviews by Marc Anthony with both Jeter and Felix. Here's the Jeter interview:
And here's the one with Felix:
This means Crews will advance to the Challenger's bracket semifinals tomorrow. Meanwhile 112-pounder Tyrieshia Douglas of Baltimore lost her Winner's bracket matchup against Christina Cruz of New York City by the score of 20-15. Douglas now falls into the Challenger's bracket.
8-9 Years, 55 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Mekhi Phillips (Keystone Boxing) vs. Ragahleak Bartee (Rosedale Boxing)
9-10 Years, 60 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Jordan Jones (Tony's Gym) vs. Donell Williams (Kenilworth)
8 Years, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Deon Giles (Dream Team) vs. Santino Saunders (Hillcrest Boxing)
10-11 Years, 65 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Kali Edwards (Kenilworth) vs. Khalil Phillips (Keystone Boxing)
9 Years, 65 pounds: Dennis Zigler (Langdon) vs. Delomta Bullock (Hillcrest Boxing)
9 Years, 65 pounds: Deric Davis (Old School) vs. Daylynn Jones (Tony's Gym)
9-10 Years, 70 pounds: Donald Ford (Kenilworth) vs. Stacey Shelby (Langdon)
11-12 Years, 70 pounds: Chamar Flowers (Headbangers) vs. Leon Jones (Langdon)
11-12 Years, 80 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Mekhi Payne (Dream Team) vs. Juan Jenkins (Upton)
12 Years, 90 pounds (CHAMPIONSHIP): Gregory Burton (Langdon) vs. Keith Cooke (No Excuse)
14-15 Years, 112 pounds: Rico Thompson (Dream Team) vs. Francois Scarboro (Sugar Ray Leonard Center)
15-16 Years, 125 pounds: Jalen Jones (Limelite) vs. Jalonte Cole (No Excuse)
12 Years, 60 pounds: Kevon Cooke (No Excuse)
8 Years, 75 pounds: Jalil Hacket (Enigma)
10 years, 95 pounds: Jaharree Mack (Enigma)
15 years, 95 pounds: Ramel Bethea (Dream Team)
132 Pounds: Christian Burton (RPH Academy) vs. Raul Santana (Books & Boxing)
132 Pounds: Jamier Hodge (Sugar Ray Leonard) vs. Guruar Karyah (Midtown)
141 Pounds: Yurii Polishchuk (LA Boxing) vs. Marcus Franklin (RPH Academy)
152 Pounds: Ulrias Amegah (Hillcrest) vs. Alonzo Thompson (Cherry Lane)
152 Pounds: Darius Vann (No Limits) vs. Zarifbek Nishanbaev (LA Boxing)
165 Pounds: Keith Samuels (RPH Academy) vs. Maurice Mitchell (Dream Team)
178 Pounds: Kahyah Winslow (Midtown) vs. Kendall Smith (Hillcrest)
The Washington Golden Gloves will be at the Sugar Ray Leonard Center on February 25, March 3, March 10 and the semi-finals will be on March 17.
The Washington Golden Gloves Championships will be on Saturday, March 24 at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, MD at 8 PM. The Regional Championships will be on Friday, April 13 also in Waldorf.
Tyrieshia Douglas of Baltimore moved into the 112-pound semifinals with a 34-11 win over Latonya King of Harrison Township, MI. Next up for Douglas later today will be Christina Cruz of New York City, who defeated Virginia Fuchs of Kemah, TX 15-12.
Everyone else struggled Monday and will be in the challengers bracket. And we know that at least one Beltway Boxer will be eliminated from competition after Tuesday's action. That is because in the 165-pound class, both Franchon Crews of Baltimore and Alexandria, VA's Dara Shen lost their winners bracket bouts. Crews fell to the youngest boxer in the tournament -- 16-year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, MI -- 31-19. Shen lost to another Michigan boxer, Andrecia Wasson of Centerline, 34-9.
Barring a reseeding in the challenger's bracket, Crews will face Shen in the challenger's bracket on Tuesday and the loser would have two losses and be eliminated from the tournament.
Meanwhile at 132 pounds, Asia Stevenson of DC lost to N'yteeyah Sherman of Barberton, OH by a score of 42-17. Stevenson will now face Patricia Manuel of Long Beach, CA who lost to Tiera Brown of Lehigh Acres, FL, 18-13.
By the way, Brown trains in DC at the Headbangers Gym where she trains with Stevenson.
Once again, the action gets underway on Tuesday at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT and the live video is on Usaboxing.org.
Monday, February 13, 2012
To make this even more interesting, the opponent for Sigmon (20-3, 11 KO's) will be one of the most experienced boxers that Sigmon has faced. The opponent will be former world title challenger Jonathan "Reid Dawg" Reid of Nashville, TN.
Reid (35-14, 19 KO's) has lost three of his last four bouts with two of the losses and the lone win in that stretch coming at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Reid lost a bout to fellow Contender-Season one participant Jimmy Lange by a ninth-round stoppage in September of 2009. One bout later, Reid broke a nine-bout losing streak with a six-round unanimous decision over Mike McFail in November of 2010. Reid's last bout was an eight-round unanimous decision loss to George Rivera on September 10.
Reid unsuccessfully challenged William Joppy for the WBA Middleweight title in 2000 and lost by fourth-round TKO.
Here is how the locals look on the bout sheet:
Baltimore, MD's Tyrieshia Douglas will be in the fourth bout of the evening (112 Pounds winners bracket) against Latonya King (Wingate) of Harrison Township, MI.
DC's Asia Stevenson will participate in the seventh bout of the evening (132 Pounds winners bracket) and take on N'yteeyah Sherman of Barberton, OH.
The ninth bout of the night (165 pounds winners bracket) will feature Baltimore's Franchon Crews who will battle Flint, MI's Claressa Shields. Crews is the reigning national champion at 165 pounds.
Alexandria, VA's Dara Shen will follow in the 10th bout (165 pounds winners bracket) when she faces Andrecia Wasson of Centerline, MI.
The champions in each of the three weight divisions at the Olympic Trials will move on to the 2012 Women’s World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, where they will need to place in the top eight to earn berths in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The scores are a clean sweep for Lange -- 120-108. Lange adds the NABU title to his WBU belt.
Lange is now 38-4-2, 25 KO's. Galvan falls to 27-21-4, 10 JO's.
That will do it from the Patriot Center. We'll have our Post-Fight Wrap-Up show momentarily and we also will have an interview with two-belt world champ Tori Nelson as well. For now, Good Night and thanks from the Patriot Center!
UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond my control, we will not have a post-fight show for this card. Cinch lost my post.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Lange changed part of his intro music. Johnny Cash is still there, but Metallica has been replaced by Billy Joel's " I Go to Extremes."
Stewart wins by majority decision. One judge has it even at 76-76 while two score it 79-73 and 78-74. Stewart is now 49-6-3, 25 KO's . Wyatt falls to 23-3, 15 KO's.
The main event is coming up. Jimmy Lange vs. Ruben Galina.
By the way, they apparently did not score the ninth round of the Stewart-Wyatt bout.
Living is giving everything she has, but there is a HUGE power difference in this one. We are now through six.
And here they are. 59-54 (twice) and 58-55 for Wilson!! Solid bout and Wilson remains undefeated at 12-0, three KO's. Basora is 8-8-1, seven KO's.
Now comes the first of three title bouts. The WIBA Middleweight battle between Tori Nelson and Vashon Living.
Former WBO Junior Welterweight champ DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley is next to me at ringside. He offered to fight Wilson but he says Wilson turned it down.
We move into the fourth and the bout got ugly. Basora still starting to land.
Wrapping up in the ring now is the heavyweight debut of Duane Mobley of Upper Marlboro, MD who is battling Dennis Benson of Norfolk, VA. All three judges saw the bout for Mobley. Benson is now 0-2.
You're all caught up. Here comes Lawrence Jones and Harry Joe Yorgey.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Jimmy Lange 154 vs. Ruben Galvan 153
Mike Stewart 146 vs. Joe Wyatt 147
Tori Nelson 158 vs. Vashon Living 155
Todd Wilson 139 vs. Fernando Basora 140
Lawrence Jones 164 vs. Harry Joe Yorgey 162
Duane Mobley 247 vs. Dennis Benson 242
Kevin Womack 144 vs. Richie Andrews 138
The Lange-Galvan bout is for Lange's WBU (World Boxing Union) Junior Middleweight and the vacant NABU (North American Boxing Union) Junior Middleweight title.
The Stewart-Wyatt bout is for the vacant WBU Welterweight title.
The Nelson-Living contest is for the vacant WIBA (Women's International Boxing Association) Middleweight title.
We will be blogging live from the Patriot Center as soon as I can get there from Baltimore, where I am working the Coppin State-Delaware State doubleheader.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The bout will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
The bout will be the headline contest on an edition of HBO's World Championship Boxing. Attorney Jeff Fried, who represents Peterson and Barry Hunter, Peterson's trainer/manager and father figure, told ESPN.com on Thursday after the deal had been signed.
"It was challenging for a variety of reasons, including some of the post-fight antics undertaken by Khan. But at the end of the day, Lamont and Barry had a singular focus on what is in the best interest in Lamont Peterson and his family, and that is what drove this deal getting done."
"There was a lot of back and forth, but it all ended good in getting this fight done," said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. "I think it's one of the most anticipated rematches. It's the right fight for Lamont and the right fight for Amir, and I'm really excited both parties agreed to do this fight."
Rafael says Peterson accepted the deal from Golden Boy, which handles Khan, for the rematch even though Top Rank's Bob Arum had been wooing Peterson, a promotional free agent, for a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, which he hoped to put on at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Peterson, who earned $650,000 for the first fight and rejected a $1 million offer for the rematch shortly after the first fight, will make "substantially more than $1 million," Fried said, although he did not divulge the terms.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Guerrero (22-1, 17 KO's) bounced back from his first pro loss against Grady Brewer in June of 2011 with a fifth-round TKO over Robert Kliewer on the Capital Showdown card on December 10 in DC. According to Bay Area writer Ryan Maquinana, Guerrero has a new trainer in Ricky Funez and has been training at the Fortune Gym and Robert Garcia's Oxnard Gym in California.
Winchester (12-4, four KO's) has won two straight since his losses to prospects Glen Tapia and Matt Korobov. This bout was originally slated to be on the undercard of Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz, but that bout was postponed until June because Berto suffered an injury.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Zain Shah has pulled out of his bout with Harry Joe Yorgey, citing the flu. Yorgey will now face Lawrence Jones (4-5-2, one KO) who fights out of the same LA Boxing gym. Jones will be making his fifth appearance at the Patriot Center. On September 10, Jones won a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Felix.
The rematch between Virginia boxers Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez and Richie "The Rock" Andrews has fallen out as well. Rodriguez is out and Baltimore's Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. is in, marking the second straight undefeated boxer that Andrews has faced. Womack (2-0, two KO's) scored the BATB Knockout of the Year in November 2011 when he stopped Benjamin Olinga in the fourth round at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.
In other card news, DC Boxing Hall of Fame ring announcer Henry "Discombobulating" Jones will return to announce his 13th Patriot Center card. Also, there will be live music for the first time at a Patriot Center card. Northern Virginia rock band Grand Revival will perform before the card at 6:15 and then play at the after party on the concourse. All fans are invited to the after party.
A number of boxers on the card will make media appearances throughout the rest of the week. Here's the lineup:
TONIGHT -- February 7 -- WBC Female Middleweight champ Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson appears on Sports Talk on NewsChannel 8 with Alex Parker at 9 PM ET.
Wednesday -- February 8 -- WBU Junior Middleweight champ Jimmy Lange will be on ESPN 980's John Thompson Show with Rick "Doc" Walker at approx. 2:30 PM ET.
Lange will be taping a segment with Fox 5 that will be airing later in the week.
Also, Todd "White Lightning" Wilson will join Glenn Harris on NewsChannel 8's Sports Talk at 9 PM ET.
Thursday -- February 9 -- Lange is a guest of the Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner on 106.7 The Fan at 2:20 PM ET.
THIS JUST IN: Also, there is another regional title added to the main event. Lange and Ruben Galvan will be fighting for the vacant NABU (North American Boxing Union) title as well as Lange's WBU title.
Monday, February 06, 2012
This was produced for NPR's marquee program, "All Things Considered."
I have to point this quote out: This is how Tyrieshia Douglas feels about boxing:
"Boxing is my mother and my father. Boxing is my brother and my sister," she says. "Boxing make love to me, boxing kiss me. Honestly, boxing is the love of my life."
Fox (6-0, three KO's) will take on Fitzgerald Johnson of Asheboro, NC (2-5, one KO) in a four-round contest. Fox last fought on November 3 in Cockeysville, MD and won a four-round unanimous decision over Corey Preston.
The 17-year-old Harrison (3-0, one KO) will battle debuting Maryland boxer Josh Rupard in the four-round feature bout. Harrison scored his first pro knockout on the "Capital Showdown" card on December 10th at the Convention Center when he stopped Terrell Davis.
Others slated to be on the card will be the returning DC lightweight Ty Barnett (18-2-1, 12 KO's) who will be fighting in DC for the first time since May of 2007.
Junior middleweight Ivan Ziglar (4-2-1, one KO) is now fighting out of DC and he will make an appearance on this card as will heavyweight Abodurin "Big Bo" Akinyanju (4-2, three KO's) and debuting heavyweight Zakki Scott.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
The win raises Sigmon's record to 20-3, 11 KO's and places Sigmon in the top 15 in the WBC rankings. Campbell's record is listed as 16-5, seven KO's.
Continuing his trend of being the busiest boxer in the region, Sigmon is slated to return to the ring on Saturday, February 18 in Winchester, VA.
Friday, February 03, 2012
The profile was written by Marc Anthony.
By the way, the weigh-in for the February 11 card will be held on Friday, February 10 at Brion's Grille in the University Mall at 10621 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA.
The six-round co-feature bout will pit undefeated Alexandria, VA middleweight Brandon Quarles against tough Omar "The Machine" Sims of Baltimore, MD. Quarles (7-0, two KO's) is coming off a four-round split decision win over Corey Preston on July 9 in Atlantic City, NJ. Sims (6-4-3, three KO's) captured a four-round split decision over Barry Trotter on November 19 in Fairfax, VA.
Severn, MD middleweight Sherman Artis, Jr. (2-0) will battle Frederick, MD's Allan "Pit Bull" Perkins (1-5) in a four-round contest.
Also, there will be two guys looking for their first pro win as Baltimore middleweight Lee Snow (0-2) faces Stephen Franklin of Martinsburg, WVA (0-6) in another four-rounder.
Also slated to be on the card are undefeated Ferndale, MD cruiserweight "Slick" Nick Kisner (10-0-1, five KO's) and Brooklyn, NY junior middleweight Dushane Crooks (4-0, three KO's. The main event is the eight-round rematch between Tony "Mo Better" Jeter and Jose Felix. Felix won the first battle in December.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
This picture that I received from boxer and trainer "Ice" John Scully is now a solemn one. On the right is Angelo Dundee, who passed away on Wednesday. On the left is Goody Petronelli, who was the long-time trainer of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. The two would face off when Hagler challenged Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987. Petronelli died on January 29 at the age of 88.
Petronelli had a minor Beltway connection; he was in the corner of Kevin McBride when McBride defeated Mike Tyson at the MCI/Verizon Center in DC in 2005.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Most boxing fans knew him as the trainer of two of the most popular boxing champions of all-time. Everyone in boxing knew him as not only a hall of fame trainer, but also truly one hell of a nice guy.
Angelo Dundee passed away today. He was 90 years old.
Mr. Dundee trained 15 world champions during his career. Most people know he was the man behind the legends of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. He also trained the likes of Jose Napoles and Carmen Basilio. In the latter years of his career, he was still giving his vast knowledge to young prospects, such as the Beltway's own Jimmy Lange.
He was, simply, a legend.