Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday Out-of-Town Beltway Recap: Russell, Roach, Moore Win National Golden Gloves Titles; L. Peterson Falls in AC while A. Peterson and Williams Win ; Crews Heads Into Finals in Venezuela!

As we said, Saturday, May 18 was a HUGE day for Beltway Boxing with so much going on!  In the first of a two-part recap, we will give you the "out-of-town scoreboard" followed by the recap of the card that took place at UDC.



  (Photo courtesy of Bernard Roach)

The Beltway has two more National Golden Gloves champions!  Congratulations to Gary Antonio Russell (left) and Lamont Roach, Jr. who captured titles with decision wins in Salt Lake City, UT.

Russell won the 123-pound title over Ja'Rico O'Quinn of Detroit.  Russell is now the third member of the Russell Family to win a national Golden Gloves title.

However, Antonio did something that neither Gary, Jr. (2005) or Allen (2010) did: He was named the "Golden Boy" of the tourney -- the Outstanding Boxer.  This is the second consecutive year a Beltway Boxer has captured that award following Jerry Odom in 2012.

Roach captured the 132-pound championship with a victory over Maliek Montgomery of Knoxville.  Roach is just 17 years old and has had an outstanding year adding this title to his USA Boxing National crown he won earlier this year.  Russell also won the title at the USA Nationals.

The DC Region has won eight national Golden Gloves titles in the last four years.  In what has become an annual ritual, we will update the Beltway list later today.

The Beltway can also lay partial claim to a third Golden Gloves title as Marquis Moore won the 165-pound championship.  Although Moore is originally from Fort Washington, MD, he represented the Colorado-New Mexico Region because he is in the Army out of Fort Carson, CO.

Let's move to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, where the only bump in a dominating night for the Beltway took place in the most important bout of the night.  IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson was dominated by WBC Interim titleholder Lucas Matthysse and was stopped in the third round.  Peterson was dropped once in the second and twice in the third before the bout was stopped at 2:14.  Peterson is now 31-2-1, 16 KO's while Matthysse's record rises to 34-2, 32 KO's.

  The bout was a non-title affair so neither man loses his title. Originally, BATB thought that Peterson's loss would scuttle plans for a Sept.7 card at Verizon Center in DC.  However, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said during the post-fight press conference that's where he wants to stage the bout between Matthysse and WBC actual champ Danny Garcia.  Peterson would, more than likely, defend his title on that card.

On the undercard, Anthony Peterson returned to action for the first time since December 2011 and scored a second round TKO over Dominic Salcido.  Peterson was dominant throughout the contest, eventually breaking Salcido's nose.  Salcido could not come out for the third round.  Peterson is now 32-1, 21 KO's while Salcido falls to 18-5, eight KO's.

Also, Fort Washington, MD light heavyweight Thomas "Top Dog" Williams won an eight-round unanimous decision over Otis "Triple OG" Griffin.  Williams was pretty dominant against his most experienced and best-known foe, winning 79-73 on two scorecards and 80-72 on the other.  Williams remains undefeated at 14-0, 10 KO's while Griffin falls to 24-13-2, 10 KO's.

Meanwhile in Venezuela, Franchon Crews has advanced to the finals of the Women's Continental Championships with a win over Francelis Carmona of Venezuela, 21-11.


17 comments:

Cornell Hines said...

Thats whatsup lamont and antonio i knew yall was going win it all

Anonymous said...

I told you that L. Peterson was gettin whooped!

ACW said...

And looks like it'd be Lamont aginst Zab.

Anonymous said...

Great...Lamont and Zab = two bums that gotta keep fightin cuz they both so dumb so blew all they money so they gotta keep fightin fo chump change

Richard McCombs said...

Far from 2 bums more like world class fighters and champions.

Anonymous said...

Lamont Peterson and Zab Judah are amongst the elite. Lamont made the mistake of not sticking with the game in each of his two losses (Bradley and Mattheysse). He is still World Champion with a good future. He's never loss to a bum. Oh and by the way Zab beat Mattheysse. Zab and Lamont have been fighting the best competition. We definitely need to support Lamont because in addition to being a great fighter he is a great young man.

Anonymous said...

Zab was given a big gift when he fought matthysse and everyone knows that

Anonymous said...

We know that Maythessye could got the decision against Zab and Devon Alexander. However, my point was that Lamont and Zab have fought the best talent at 140. Zab has also fought the top guys at 147. Zab losses came against at least three future hall of famers (Mayweather, Cotto and Tyzu) and six world champions. Lamont lost against the most dangerous 140 pounder in the world. Lamont don't anything to be ashamed of he just gotta come back strong mentally and physically.

Anonymous said...

Lamont Peterson made no excuses and is a class act and any body that says any diffrent eats camel dung

Anonymous said...

I agree, Lamont made no excuses and was classy about it. Barry on the other hand is a POS.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lamont is still the IBF Champion yes he lost but he will bounce back he is a true A class fighter never a bum.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Lamont Roach Jr. on his Championship. Young fella is something special!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that people who love boxing, wait for boxers to loose so they can can degrade and talk bad about them? What is it thats so wrong with your life that you have so much hate and venom to go around? Good fight for Lamont. He will be back and he is far from dumb! Only your thoughtless comments are dumb

Cornell Hines said...

Lamont only loses come to top class fighters so he isnt nowhere near a bum besides he is still champion

Anonymous said...

Cornell Hines....shut yo ass up! Only reason he still IBF champ cuz he dint have to put the belt up. otherwise that fool is beltless. anyways, all them dam alphabet soup belts dont mean nothin when you get yo ass KTFO!

Cornell Hines said...

I can bet some thousandd he a knock ur scared anonymous ass out . Stop the hate that make u look weak. U win some u lose some i knew that way before boxing

bernard hull said...

Hey im from dc and first of all he didnt beat khan so im glad he got his asz ko'D now he'll get back in the gym and take boxing serious again