The Keystone Boxing card coming to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD on Saturday, March 2 is coming together. As of now, there are seven bouts on the card with three six-rounders and four bouts scheduled for four rounds.
Undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "Slyaza" Fox returns to action in a six-round contest versus Greg Hackett of Philadelphia, PA. Fox (9-0-1, four KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Julius Kennedy on the last Rosecroft card on January 12. Hackett (2-9) has only been stopped once in his 11-bout career and has gone six rounds in his last three bouts.
Light heavyweight Phillip Jackson Benson, now fighting out of Bladensburg, MD, will take on Portsmouth,VA veteran John "The Baptist" Terry in a six-round contest. Benson (10-1, nine KO's) is looking for his sixth straight knockout win. Terry (4-26-3, one KO) will try to break a four-bout losing streak including a four-round unanimous decision loss to Greg Newby on the January 12 card.
District Heights, MD lightweight Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines moves into the six-round contests for the first time in his young career as he faces Benjamin Burgos of Mount Pocono, PA. Gaines (4-1, one KO) registered his first career knockout in his last outing with a third-round stoppage of Darrell Martin on the January 12 Rosecroft card. Burgos (1-3) dropped a four-round unanimous decision to Tyrone Crawley, Jr. in his last outing on January 26 in Chester, PA.
In four-round contests, Accokeek, MD super middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd returns to action against fellow undefeated boxer Thomas Baldwin of Newark, NJ.. Hurd (4-0, three KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Trenton Titsworth on the January 12th Rosecroft card. Baldwin (2-0-2,one KO) has not fought since battling Dominique Foster to a four-round draw in December of 2011 in North Bergen, NJ.
Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. also returns to action when he faces Antonio Sanchez of South Carolina. Rivers (4-0, three KO's) is coming off a second-round stoppage of Giovanni Vasquez on January 12 at Rosecroft. Sanchez (1-0-1, one KO) scored a first-round TKO over Devirous Sanders on December 15 in Columbia, SC.
Bowie, MD super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom returns to face Craig Boykin of South Carolina. Odom (2-0, two KO's, one NC) Odom (2-0, two KO's, one NC) has yet to be pushed past the first round. Boykin lost his pro debut to Beltway Boxer Greg Newby on December 15 in Columbia, SC.
The card will also mark the pro debut of Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Michael Reed who will face Kareem McFarland of Philadelphia, PA. Reed had a decorated amateur career as he attended the 2012 Olympic Trials and won the National Golden Gloves in 2011. McFarland (1-1, one KO) won his pro debut with a first-round TKO and also lost via first-round TKO.