The back-to-back DC cards in June are starting to take shape. The Saturday, June 8 G Promotions card at the EchoStage Lounge (former DC Star or DC Tunnel) will have some interesting bouts and a number of local boxers making their pro debuts.
BATB has already told you about WBC Fecarbox Middleweight champion Tony "Mo Better" Jeter's bout against veteran Jimmy "The Dream" LeBlanc. Now comes word that there will be a women's bout on the card that will be very unique.
Lisa Garland of York, SC (10-6, five KO's) will take on Kerri Hill of Little Rock, AK (4-24-1, one KO) in a bout for two minor regional titles. What makes this so unique is that these two ladies have faced each other twice before, with Garland winning both bouts. However, both bouts went the 10-round distance. This bout is scheduled for 12 rounds with each round going three minutes in length instead of the usual two-minute rounds in women's boxing.
Baltimore featherweight prospect Gervonta "Rambo" Davis (2-0, two KO's) has been added to the card and he is looking for an opponent. Other boxers slated for the card are Terron "Kid" Grant (5-0, three KO's) of White Plains, MD as well as debuting boxers Jerrell Harris, Jordan Peters and Marcus Bates.
The Top Flight Promotions card on Saturday, June 15 at the Washington Convention Center has many of its matches already set. As we've mentioned, the head of Top Flight, DC lightweight Ty Barnett, will be in the main event taking on Norfolk, VA veteran Stephon Alexander in a 10-round contest.
There will be two six-round contests, one we've already announced. Undefeated Palmer Park, MD featherweight Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. will participate in his first six-round bout as he faces Rasool Shakoor of Jackson, MI.
The other six-rounder is another bout of youth vs. experience. Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox risks his undefeated record against Damon Antoine of Akron, OH. Fox (11-0-1, four KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Keith Collins on April 25 in Tulsa, OK. Antoine (11-46-2, five KO's) was in a contest on May 18 at the UDC Sports Complex in DC against Charles Natal. However, the bout was declared a no-contest because of a power outage.
DC prospects Danny "Smooth" Kelly and David "Day-Day" Grayton now have opponents for the card. Kelly (3-0, three KO's) will battle Charles Brown of Akron, OH (6-16-1, three KO's) while Grayton (4-0, four KO's) will take on Jamaal Davis of Lynchburg, VA (0-1). Both are slated for four rounds.
As previously announced, Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed of Waldorf, MD will take on veteran Nalo Leal of Amway Heights, WA and Antonio Magruder of DC will make his pro debut against Alan Beeman. Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines is also slated to be on the card.
There is also slated to be a card at the Frederick Fight Club in Frederick, MD on Saturday, June 22. We will post more about that card later today.