The fall session of Beltway Boxing will get off to a huge start if this card holds up. We know we are making an early announcement about this Keystone Boxing card and anything can happen between now and then. However, after you support these two cards in August, you may want to get an early start to buy tickets to come to this one in September.
The date is Saturday, September 7 and the place is Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD and there will be what amounts to a double main event.
One bout features Landover, MD super middleweight "The Real Deal" Phil Jackson Benson taking on Lynchburg, VA's Scott "Cujo" Sigmon. Benson, the WBC Fecarbox super middleweight champion, will not be defending that title on the card. Benson (12-1, 11 KO's) is coming off his title win over Maxell Taylor on May 11 in Millersville, MD. Sigmon (23-4, 12 KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Michael Rayner on April 6 in Lynchburg in his first bout since his loss to Kelly Pavlik in June of 2012.
The second main event bout will match undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "Slyaza" Fox against once-beaten Zain "Tiger" Shah of Centreville, VA in a six-round encounter. Fox (11-0-1, four KO's) won a six-round unanimous decision over Keith Collins on April 25 in Tulsa, OK. Shah (5-1, three KO's) returns to the ring for the first time since suffering his only loss -- a first-round TKO to Harry Joe Yorgey on October 27 in Fairfax, VA.
There will also be a very interesting co-feature contest as undefeated rookie junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed will face his most experienced foe to date when he battles Ramesis Gill of the Dominican Republic in a six-round bout.
Reed (4-0, three KO's) is coming off an impressive third-round TKO over Roberto Lopez on the last Rosecroft show on July 13. Gill (8-6-5, five KO's) has lost his last two contests to Karl Dargan and Jorge Mayonset, Jr. However, Gill will face an undefeated opponent for the 10th straight time. In that streak, Gill notched two wins over Carney Bowman and Luis Joel Gonzalez. Neither man has fought since suffering those losses.