Here is the update on the Keystone Boxing card slated for Saturday, September 29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:
The main event remains the same -- undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Harrison (8-0, four KO's) will take on Youngstown, OH veteran Shane Gierke (5-26-2, four KO's) in a six-round contest.
One of the six-round bouts marks the return of Landover, MD light heavyweight "King" James McAllister (11-6-1, three KO's) who will face James Denson of Akron, OH (5-10, two KO's). McAllister has not fought since April of 2006 when he lost a 10-round majority decision to Jason Naugler in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. McAllister's career began in 1999 and he faced quality opposition throughout his tenure including locals Andrew Council and Maurice Adams as well as Carlos DeLeon, Jr. George Klinesmith, Jameel Wilson and Dhafir Smith. Denson is coming off a four-round unanimous decision loss to Reuel Williams on August 31 in Dover, DE.
The other six-round contest matches Brooklyn, NY super middleweight Phillip Jackson Benson (8-1, seven KO's) taking on veteran John Michael Terry of Portsmouth, VA (4-22-3, one KO's). Benson scored a first-round KO over Anthony Pietrantonio on the last Keystone Boxing card on August 25 in DC. Terry won a four-round split decision over Jess Noriega on May 4 in Greensboro, NC.
In four-round bouts, DC welterweight Harold "Sweet Lee" Parker (2-1, two KO's) will look to bounce back from his August 25th, four-round, split decision loss to Richard Andrews by returning to DC to face David Tomlin of Wilson, NC (0-4). In another welterweight bout, David "Day-Day" Grayton (1-0, one KO) will face Antonio Sadler of Columbia, SC (1-1-1, one KO). Also, DC heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly (1-0, one KO) will take on Ryan Shay of Fort Mills, SC (5-15, four KO's).
The card also features the pro debut of Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin Rivers, Jr. who will face Milwaukee, WI's David Warren Huffman (1-7). Huffman notched his first pro victory defeating Renaldo Gaines by majority decision on the August 25 DC card. The card is also scheduled to include the pro debut of Hillcrest Heights, MD middleweight Jarrett Hurd who is still looking for an opponent for this card.