Here is how the Keystone Boxing card on Saturday, July 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will shape up:
Six Rounds, welterweight: Dusty Harrison (6-0, three KO's, Washington, DC) vs. Reggie "Two-Guns" Nash (10-29-1, two KO's, Grand Rapids, MI)
Six Rounds, junior middleweight: "King Shango" Ivan Ziglar (6-2-1, three KO's, Washington, DC) vs. Jimmy "The Dream" LeBlanc (12-21-4, four KO's, Weymouth, NH)
Six Rounds, light heavyweight: Thomas "Top Dog" Williams, Jr. (8-0, five KO's, Fort Washington, MD) vs. Ariel "Iron" Espinal (8-21-3, four KO's, Brooklyn, NY)
Four Rounds, junior middleweight: Kevin Borders (pro debut, DC) vs. Eric Marion (pro debut, Columbia, SC)
Four Rounds, junior middleweight: Harold "Sweet Lee" Parker (1-0, one KO, DC) vs. Antonio Sadler (1-0-1, Columbia, SC)
Four Rounds, middleweight: Josh Rupard (1-0, one KO, Charlotte Hall, MD) vs. Donnie Holden (0-6, Canton, OH)
Four Rounds, super middleweight: "The Golden Greek" Elias Bouloubassis (6-0-5, four KO's, Baltimore, MD) vs. William "Bam Bam" Armstead (2-16, one KO, Columbus, OH)
Four Rounds, heavyweight: Duane Mobley (3-0, two KO's, Upper Marlboro, MD) vs. Antonio Robertson (0-3-1, Alexandria, VA)
Now, about the coverage -- due to another commitment I have the entire weekend -- I will be the public address announcer for the Nike Global Basketball Challenge Tournament at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA -- I will not be able to attend at the entire card. My plan is to come from Alexandria as soon as the basketball is finished. This is a huge Under-19 tournament feature three teams from the United States as well as squads from Brazil, Canada, China, Lithuania and Puerto Rico. It's also big, not only because it is in an Olympic year, but some of the top recent draft choices in the NBA have played in this tournament in recent years including Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Kyrie Irving and the Wizards's John Wall.
Before you say "this card wasn't good enough for Digital to attend," Anybody that knows me that it would have to be something out of the ordinary for me to miss a boxing card. This is an opportunity I couldn't pass up. The tournament starts on Friday, July 13 and goes until Sunday, July 15 when the championships will be held at the DC Armory.
Juan Marshall of ProAmFightTalk will be handling the bulk of the coverage of this card -- including the results of each bout. Join him throughout the event on Saturday to get the updates.