Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Coppin State Card is Complete!

I'm being told that, barring any last-minute injuries or changes, this is the complete card for Saturday, July 20 at the Coppin State University Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD.  This is a Keystone Boxing card in association with Rize Promotions and Kash Kow Promotions.

There will be three six-round contests on the card.  In the main event, Baltimore's undefeated featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis will compete in his first six-round bout and his first pro bout in his hometown as he faces Rafael Casias of Arlington, TX.  Davis (3-0, three KO's) is coming off a first-round knockout of Jonathan Gears on June 8 in Washington, DC.  Casias (4-7) will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak.  Casias lost a six-round unanimous decision to Omar Gonzalez on March 23 in San Antonio, TX.

The co-feature bout marks the return of Baltimore light heavyweight Willie "For Real" Williams who will battle Kentrell Claiborne of Fort Worth, TX.  Williams (12-6-2, three KO's) hasn't fought since August of 2010 when he lost a six-round unanimous decision to Frankie Fillipone in Virginia Beach, VA.  Claiborne (4-6, three KO's) has won his last two bouts by knockout.

The third six-round contest will feature the youngest member of Brooklyn, NY's fighting Judah Family -- junior middleweight Joseph Judah -- who will face George "El Terrible" Sosa of New Jersey.  The 28-year-old Judah (6-2, one KO) steps into the ring for the first time since losing an eight-round contest for the vacant New York State Junior Middleweight title to Stephen Scott in Albany in July of 2011.

Sosa (7-4, seven KO's) last fought on June 15 and lost a six-round unanimous decision to Javontae Starks in Valley Forge, PA.  After winning his first seven contests, Sosa's first loss came to Beltway Boxer Emmanuel Taylor on October 12 in Philadelphia, PA by six-round unanimous decision.

Leading the four-round contests are three highly-anticipated pro debuts.  Baltimore super featherweight Glenn Dezurn steps into the pro ranks when he faces Marquise Pierce of Phillipsburg, NJ. Dezurn was a solid perfomer in the amateur ranks, competing at regional and national events.  Pierce (1-0) won his pro debut on June 6 with a four-round majority decision over Jeffrey Dorsey in Bethlehem, PA.

Also, Laurel, MD middleweight Demond Nicholson will step into the pro ranks for the first time when he squares off against Eli Smith of Wisconsin.  Nicholson was also a very good amateur who frequently traveled to regional and national competitions.  Smith (0-2-1) is coming off a draw in his last outing on April 13 against Tyler Hultin.

In another pro debut, Alexandria, VA cruiserweight Albi Sadikaj will take on Lamont Capers of Hawley, PA.  Sadikaj was a regional novice champion in the Golden Gloves.  Capers (1-2) will be trying to break a two-bout losing streak including a close four-round unanimous decision to Mario Murphy on January 12 in Fort Washington, MD.

In a welterweight contest, Lanham, MD's "Baby-Faced Assassin" Yurii Polischuk will take on the debuting Marquis Taylor of DC. Polischuk (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut by first-round TKO over Demetrius Winbush on April 20 in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Undefeated female flyweight Tyrieshia "Lady Tiga" Douglas returns to action for the first time since November of 2012 when she takes on world title challenger Marisol "La Chihuahua" Miranda of Hollywood, FL.  Douglas (2-0, one KO) won a four-round unanimous decision over Sherine Thomas on November 8 in Cockeysville, MD.  Miranda last fought on August 27 and challenged Yesica Bopp for the WBO Light Flyweight title in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.  Miranda was knocked out in the seventh round.


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Anonymous said...

Gary whats the results of the Jr. National Golden Gloves Tournament & who's from the region in it??

Gary Digital Williams said...

I never got a list on who us there from our region. I know Darryll Tyson took three of his boxers from Langdon but I don't know who else is there.

Also, I have been working a basketball tourney, so my time has been limited this week.

Anonymous said...

Dij. Do you know where in Mondawmin the weigh in is?

Gary Digital Williams said...

I believe it will be right in the main foyer of the mall.

Anonymous said...

Gary have not heard anything from you in while,are you ok?(billy johnson)

Gary Digital Williams said...

I am fine, Billy. Thanks. I have been busy with announcing a basketball tournament at Trinity University. Six games per day for a 10 hour period. I am beat when I come home. I only have four games today as the tourney wraps up. I will be at the Coppin card tonight.

Bruce Frank said...

In response to the question on the Jr. National Golden Gloves tournament, Kavon Robertson of Staunton, VA won three matches to win the 13-14 year old 80# division.