The card heading to Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD is starting to shape up. We already know about the main event between Tony "Mo Better" Jeter (12-3-1, nine KO's) and Jose Felix (11-11-2, four KO's). The matchup is for Felix's USBU Middleweight title and the vacant UBO Middleweight title.
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.