Temple Hills, MD super middleweight D'Mitrius Ballard, who was scheduled to make his pro debut on February 9 in Brooklyn, NY, will now make his debut on Saturday, February 23 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI on the undercard of the IBF Middleweight title bout between champion Cornelius Bundrage and challenger Ishe Smith. No word yet on his opponent.
One of the great cutmen in our business is DC's own Chris Ray. Ray has worked with a number of great boxers including hall of famer Mark Johnson and The Peterson Brothers. Ray, a DC Boxing Hall of Famer, was slated to work in Seth Mitchell's corner on February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City but, as you know, that bout was postponed. However, Ray will still be working on that card as he will be in the corner of Philadelphia, PA junior middleweight Demetrius Hopkins when he battles Charles Whittaker for the USBA Junior Middleweight title.
While Ray was negotiating with Demetrius Hopkins, Uncle and multi-time world champion Bernard Hopkins came on the phone and asked for Ray's services on Saturday, March 9 when Bernard Hopkins challenges Tavoris Cloud for the IBF Light Heavyweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.