Monday, March 11, 2013

Bout Sheet For March 16th Action at Washington Golden Gloves!

Here is the bout sheet for the Saturday, March 16 edition of the Washington Golden Gloves at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD:

There will be six championship bouts in the Junior Division:

9-10, 65 Pounds: Muhammad Robinson (UMAR) vs. Eric Acosta (Main Street)

11, 86 Pounds: Kobe Moore (Main Street) vs. Kyron Curry (No Xcuse)

12-13, 85 Pounds: Rudy Calixto (Main Street) vs. Cornell Gray (Kenilworth)

12-13, 90 Pounds: Donte Baytop (UMAR) vs. Keith Cooke (No Xcuse)

16, 125 Pounds: Daquan White (NOMIS) vs. Daron Williams (Benning Park)

15-16, 201+ Pounds: Calvin Countess (Charm City) vs. Corey Carrington (Hillcrest)

Three Juniors are unopposed Junior Champions.  Congratulations to:

Aiyahnah Burke (UMAR) 11, 112 Pounds (Female)

Zoria Curry (UMAR) 12, 132 Pounds (Female)

Malik Titus (Upton) 15, 201 Pounds

Novice Division:

123 Pounds:  Marquise Pryor (UMAR) vs. Christopher Pak (LA Boxing)

132 Pounds: Corey Snowden (No Xcuse) vs. Umar Cheuma (Unattatched)

141 Pounds: Dionte Burts (Woodland) vs. Terrance Smith (Loch Raven)

152 Pounds: Evgueny Metchenov (Laurel Boxing) vs. Darryl Jacobs (NOMIS)

165 Pounds: Tyrell Johnson (Sugar Ray Leonard) vs. Matthew Coleman (Champions Gym)

178 Pounds: Maurice Burrell (Mobtown) vs. Patrick Law (LA Boxing)

178 Pounds: Michael Farmer (Upton) vs. Leonard Poe (Hillcrest)

201 Pounds: Shaundre Kelleum-Gee (Mobtown) vs. Timothy Lee (No Xcuse)

Open Division:  

141 Pounds: Patrick Harris (Headbangers) vs. Michael Peoples (Born Champions)

141 Pounds: James Scott III (Charm City) vs. Jahmil Dyer (Loch Raven)

141 Pounds: Emmanuel Rodriguez (Down Under) vs. Johnny DaSiva (No Xcuse)

152 Pounds: Jonathan Burr III (Hagerstown) vs. Shawn Woodford (Main Street)

152 Pounds: Justin Bell (No Xcuse) vs. Kareem Martin (Headbangers)

165 Pounds: Jason Bell (No Xcuse) vs. Justin Hurd (Hillcrest)



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, an exciting heavyweight matchup between unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KOs) and IBF #9 Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KOs) could happen in the next couple months. Schaefer apparently wants to match the two Americans in a CBS televised boxing event in order to showcase Wilder in front of a national audience against the toughest opponent of his young career. In regard to CBS, Schaefer said to the New York Fight Blog at ESPN: “We want to expose boxing to sports fans who haven’t really watched boxing.”

Thompson is coming off a shocking upset win over another unbeaten prospect in Englishman David Price last February. Regarded as a huge underdog, Thompson, who had lost his last fight to World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko by TKO, knocked Price out cold in the second with a left hook that silenced the cheering hometown-crowd of the unbeaten Brit in Liverpool. The 41-years old “Tiger” from Washington has fought and beaten proven fighters such as Maurice Harris, Chazz Whiterspoon, Luan Krasniqi or Timur Ibragimov. Two of his three defeats came at the hands of Klitschko in world title efforts.

Wilder, on the other hand, turned pro in 2008 after capturing an Olympic Bronze Medal in the heavyweight class at the Beijing Olympics. “The Bronze Bomber”, at age 27, has since won all of his 27 bouts by knockout, albeit against much lesser opposition. In his last outing in January, he stopped journeyman Matthew Greer in two rounds. It is safe to say that Thompson would be the biggest test Wilder has faced as a professional prizefighter as of now.

If Schaefer’s plan comes off and Wilder and Thompson will face each other in the ring, it will mark an important day in American heavyweight boxing. Wilder could prove that he is a serious contender for the heavyweight crown. Should he lose to Thompson, though, the “Tiger” would remain the top dog of American heavyweights. A top dog who, despite being a solid fighter and a threat to every other big guy out there, has lost twice already to the reigning champ.