Here is the recap from the Keystone Boxing card Saturday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:
DC welterweight Dusty Harrison remains undefeated with a second-round TKO over Shane Gierke of Youngstown, OH. Harrison knocked down Gierke three times en route to the stoppage at 2:46 of the second round. Harrison is 9-0, five KO's while Gierke is now 5-27-2, four KO's.
After a six-year absence, Waldorf, MD light heavyweight "King" James McCallister wins a six-round unanimous decision over James Denson of Akron, OH. McCallister scored a knockdown in the fourth round but Denson got his shots in as well and had McCallister in some difficulty at times during the bout. Kudos to referee Michelle Myers for allowing both men to work their way out of trouble. McCallister is now 12-6-1, three KO's while Denson falls to 5-11, three KO's.
Palmer Park, MD junior lightweight Kevin Rivers, Jr. made his pro debut a successful one with a four-round unanimous decision over David Warren Huffman of Milwaukee, WI. A nice matchup saw Rivers win sweep all four rounds on the judges's scorecards. Huffman is now 1-8.
DC welterweight David "Day-Day" Grayton scored a first-round knockout over Anthony Jones of Jackson, TN. Grayton knocked down Jones four times before the bout was stopped at 2:14. Grayton is now 2-0, two KO's while Jones is 0-5.
Another DC welterweight, Harold "Sweet Lee" Parker, needed just 48 seconds to stop David Tomlin of Wilson, NC. Parker is now 3-1, three KO's while Tomlin is 0-5 and has yet to get out of the first round.
DC heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly also scored a first-round TKO stopping Ryan Shay of Fort Mills, SC. The bout was stopped at 2:47. Kelly is 2-0, two KO's while Shay is 5-16, four KO's.
Hillcrest Heights, MD middleweight Jarrett Hurd stopped his opponent, Mike Arnold of Akron, OH in just 1:30 of the first round in his pro debut. Hurd dropped Arnold twice en route to the win. Arnold is 0-9.
Richmond, VA super middleweight Immanuwel Aleem used a tremendous double left hook to the body and head to drop Marcus Clay of Baton Rouge, LA and go on to stop Clay at 57 seconds of the second round. Aleem is 2-0, two KO's while Clay is 1-3.
Here is the BATB Post Fight Wrap-Up Show for this contest.
We also have interviews with both Dusty Harrison and Kevin Rivers, Jr.