Hi again everyone from Hall D of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the "Kings of the DMV" card promoted by Keystone Boxing. Before we give you the order of bouts, we have a couple of sad items to talk about.
BATB has learned that 25-year-old Baltimore super featherweight Angelo "Seek And Destroy" Ward was recently shot and killed. Ward had two bouts as a pro and had a record of 1-1, one KO.
No word yet on what or how this happened. I can only confirm that it did happen. As soon as we find out what happened, we will let you know. BATB sends its prayers and thoughts to Ward's family and those who worked with him in the sport of boxing.
As we focus more on what will happen tonight here in DC, we let you know that DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will enter the ring with a heavy heart. Harrison's uncle reportedly committed suicide in California this week. There was a discussion between Harrison and his family (the uncle was on his mother's side) on whether he would participate in tonight's card but Harrison reportedly gave no doubt he would be here tonight. Our prayers also go out to the Harrison Family as well.
So here is the order of bouts for tonight:
Bout 1 -- Jerry Odom (1-0, one KO) vs. Marcus Clay (2-3)
Bout 2 -- Jarrett Hurd (2-0, two KO's) vs. Anthony Jones (0-5)
Bout 3 -- Ervin Fuller (1-3, one KO) vs. Dillon Hayman (2-0, two KO's)
Bout 4 -- Shadeed Floyd (1-0, one KO) vs. David Warren Huffman (2-8-1, one KO)
Bout 5 -- Kevin Rivers (2-0, one KO) vs. Alan Beeman (0-5)
Bout 6 -- Alantez Fox (7-0-1, three KO's) vs. Jimmy LeBlanc (13-22-4, five KO's)
Bout 7 -- Phil Jackson-Benson (9-1, eight KO's) vs. Terrence Smith (8-13-2, five KO's)
Bout 8 -- Dusty Harrison (10-0, six KO's) vs. Darrell Jones (3-9-1, one KO)
No word yet on when we will get underway, but enjoy the blogs and I look forward to reading your comments and questions!