Here's the recap on a very rough night of boxing at EchoStage Lounge in DC:
Lisa Garland of York, SC scored an eight-round TKO over "The Rage" Kerri Hill of Little Rock, AK. Garland dominated the contest, which made women's boxing history as the title bout (WIBC and WBU Junior Welterweight titles were on the line) was scheduled for 12 three-minute rounds.
Garland eventually earned the stoppage by trapping Hill against the ropes until referee Kenny Chevalier stopped the contest at 1:06 of the eighth.
Garland is now 11-6, six KO's. Hill falls to 4-25-1, one KO. Garland has beaten Hill three times in her career.
The women's title bout was the lone bright spot in what was, honestly, an awful night of boxing with every other bout on the card ending inside the first three minutes of action.
The bout between Stevensville, MD middleweight and WBC Fecarbox champion Tony "Mo Better" Jeter and Jimmy "The Dream" LeBlanc of South Boston, MA ended in a no-contest after 1:08 of the first round. Jeter is now 15-3-1, 10 KO's, one NC while LeBlanc is now 13-25-4, five KO's, one NC.
Newport News, VA heavyweight Jerry "Slug" Forrest scored a TKO over Derrick Aiken of Wilson, NC in just 36 seconds. Forrest is 7-0, six KO's while Aiken is 2-12, two KO's.
White Plains, MD lightweight Terron "Kid" Grant stopped Joseph Dixon of North Carolina at 1:47. Grant is 6-0, four KO's while Dixon is 0-4.
DC featherweight Marcus Bates dropped Joshua Hinnant of North Carolina with a right hand that eventually forced Hinnant to give up the bout at 1:34. Both boxers made their pro debuts.
Baltimore super featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis used a wicked body shot to stop Jonathan Gears of Wilson, NC at 1:36. Davis is 3-0, three KO's while Gears was making his pro debut.
Jordan "The Kidd" Peters of DC blasted Wilson, NC's Jonathan Ganaway with a right hand that put him away at 48 seconds in the debut bout for both boxers.
DC welterweight Jarrell "Hell-Rell" Harris got the knockout parade going with a stoppage of Rahim Williams of Wilson, NC at 1:19 of the first in his pro debut. Williams is 0-2.
G Promotions put on this card.
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up where Juan Marshall and I make some pointed comments about what we saw tonight.
Also, we had what turned out to be a very revealing and emotional interview with the new WIBC and WBU champion Lisa Garland.
We also talked to undefeated Baltimore super featherweight Gervonta Davis: