All eyes tonight were on the young boxers making their pro debuts on the Babie Girl Productions card tonight at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. They did not disappoint as they made short work of their opponents scoring first-round knockouts.
DC flyweight Tyrieshia "Baby Girl" Douglas stopped the debuting Ashley "First Lady" Langston of Wilson, NC at 1:46 of the first. After being led to the ring by a spoken word artist named "Beautiful Believer," Douglas went right to work landing solid right hands against Langston. One Douglas right literally popped Langston in her mouth and stopped her in her tracks, drawing blood from her mouth. Langston seemed to be unaware of what to do and referee Sharon Sands stopped the contest.
DC welterweight David "Day-Day" Grayton scored a first-round stoppage over Gregory Joyner of Wilson, NC. Grayton pummeled Joyner for the duration of the contest, forcing referee Michelle Myers to stop the contest at 1:16 of the round. Joyner is 0-4.
Heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly of DC stopped Orion Bolds of Canton, OH with a short body shot that crumpled Bolds to the canvas at 2:01 of the first. Bolds could not beat Sands's count.
But it was Newport News, VA heavyweight Jerry"Slug" Forrest who had the shortest debut along with one of the best post-bout celebrations seen in the area in a long time. Forrest needed just 41 seconds to land brutal right hands and stop Keon Graham of Canton, OH (0-3). After the win, the 235-pound Forrest honored his fellow Virginian and new gymnastic champion Gabby Douglas by turning backflips and doing cartwheels to celebrate his victory.
Also on the card, White Plains, MD lightweight Terron "Kid" Grant remained undefeated with a 41-second demolition of Deiverious Sanders of Zeblin, GA. Grant landed solid body shots that made Sanders fall face first. Grant is now 3-0, two KO's while Sanders is 0-4.
DC female heavyweight Kaelon Hollon made it two straight against Philadelphia, PA's Kasondra Hardnett. Hollon won a majority decision over Hardnett in March, but had a little easier time in this outing as she established the jab and used great side-to-side movement against the somewhat stationery Hardnett to win a four-round unanimous decision. Hollon is 3-0 while Hardnett is 1-4.
The main event saw Ivanhoe, NC heavyweight Donnell "The Real Touch of Sleep" Holmes win a six round unanimous decision over Wilson, NC's Maurice "The South Soldier" Winslow.
We were unable to blog live tonight because Wi-Fi wasn't readily available in the ballroom where the card was held. We were, however, able to record a Post-Fight Wrap-Up on our brand new system, Spreaker. Here is myself alongside "The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears.