Here is a recap from the Hardwork Promotions card Saturday at the Frederick Fight Club in Frederick, MD:
Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy "Hardwork" July won a six-round unanimous decision over Rayford Johnson of Longview, TX. Both men tasted the canvas in the contest -- Johnson in the first round and July in the second. July was able to land more telling blows in the second half of the contest to earn the victory. July is now 14-1-2, six KO's. Johnson falls to 8-10, two KO's.
Silver Spring, MD-based super bantamweight Alexandru Marin made a successful pro debut scoring a second-round TKO over Jacob Ninow of Wheaton, IL. Marin, a native of Romania, showed great ring generalship as he battered Ninow clockwise around the ring numerous times before dropping him with a straight left hand. The bout was stopped at 2:02. Ninow is 0-2.
DC cruiserweight Mario "Bazooka" Flores knocked out fellow DC boxer Rodney Dews in exactly one minute of the first round. Flores used a crushing right hand that nailed Dews, crumpling him to the canvas. Flores is now 2-1-1, two KO's while Dews falls to 0-2-1.
In another all-Beltway bout, Reston, VA junior middleweight Lawrence Jones won a four-round majority decision over Laurel, MD's Norman "The Shadow" Allen. This was a close bout between two veterans who have had tough bouts throughout their careers. Two judges called the bout 39-37 while one judge saw a draw at 38-38. Jones is now 5-6-2, one KO while Allen is 6-9, three KO's.
Rockville, MD welterweight Edwin Reyes scored a second-round TKO over Jarrett Robinson of Philadelphia, PA. Reyes blistered Robinson with lefts and rights throughout the contest but Robinson managed to stay upright. The punishment, however, was enough for the bout to be stopped at 2:28 of the round. Robinson falls to 0-2.
Cheverly, MD light heavyweight Eric "Inferno" Govan won a four-round unanimous decision over Steven Tyner of Canton, OH. Govan's left jab was the difference early in the contest as he kept Tyner in the middle of the ring. Govan won a shutout on all three cards, 40-36. Govan is 2-0 while Tyner is 3-11-2, two KO's.
The matchmaker for the card was Chris Middendorf
The ring announcer was Henry "Discombobulating" Jones
Photos for the posts courtesy of Juan Marshall.
Proceeds from the card went to the Military Golf Association, an organization that offers rounds of golf to wounded veterans.
Now, here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up Show with myself and Juan Marshall.