There are some changes and additions to the Saturday, December 8 Keystone Boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will still be in the main event and he will face Darrell Jones of Jacksonville, FL in a six-round encounter. Harrison (10-0, six KO's) scored a third-round TKO over Nalo Leal on the last Convention Center card on November 3. Jones (3-9-1, one KO) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over Jahaad Wingfield on September 15 in Jacksonville.
BATB has also learned, however, that Stevensville, MD middleweight and WBC Fecarbox champion Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will not be on the card. Coming off his big victory over Jimmy Lange in late October, there was a tough time finding an opponent for this card. Also, sources tell BATB that Jeter is focusing on his own card that he is promoting in January. By the way, Jeter recently rose to number 25 in the most recent WBC Middleweight rankings after his win over Lange.
Undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "Sly Aza" Fox has now been added to the card. Fox (7-0-1, three KO's) makes his return to action after his eight-round draw with Frank Galarza on September 22 in Queens, NY. No word yet on who Fox's opponent will be.
Two other bouts have been finalized for the card. Accokeek, MD middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd (2-0, two KO's) will take on Anthony Jones of Jackson, TN (0-5) and "The King's Son" Jerry Odom of DC (1-0, one KO) will battle Norfolk, VA's Stanley Harvey (1-2, one KO) in a super middleweight contest. Both bouts are scheduled for four rounds.
These bouts have already been announced for this card:
Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr.
will take on Alan Beeman of Providence, RI in a four-round contest.
Rivers (2-0, one KO) is coming off a blistering first-round, only-punch
knockout of Bobby Wooten on the November 3 Convention Center card.
Beeman (0-5) was also on that card and lost a four-round unanimous
decision to Renaldo Gaines.
Clarksburg, MD junior middleweight Dillon "The Stalker" Hayman will battle the returning Ervin "Quiet Storm" Fuller
of DC. Hayman (2-0, two KO's) has scored first-round TKO's in both of
his bouts. Fuller (1-3, one KO) is returning after a 10-year hiatus.
Fuller's last bout was a third-round TKO loss to Billy Johnson in March
of 2002 in New Carrollton, MD.
DC featherweight Shadeed Floyd returns to action as he faces the
dangerous David Warren Huffman of Milwaukee, WI. Floyd (1-0, one KO)
hasn't fought since making his pro debut on May 12 at the Convention
Center and scoring a first-round TKO over Tayshawn Autry. Huffman
(2-8-1, one KO) is 2-1-1 in his last four bouts, including a four-round
draw with Charles Mack in Reading, PA on November 10.
Philip Jackson Benson, a New York native now training in Bladensburg, MD, will take on another boxer returning after a long absence in DC's Larry "Hitman" Pryor
in a scheduled eight-round bout. Benson (9-1, eight KO's) has
registered two straight first-round knockouts. Pryor (7-8, four KO's)
has not fought since pulling off a big upset in his last outing,
defeating previously undefeated Mark Tucker by eight-round unanimous decision on March 12, 2011 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.