After a highly-respected card on September 7, Keystone Boxing Promotions quickly returns with another card on Friday, October 18 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Boxing will now be on Friday nights because Rosecroft has started its live harness racing season.
Headlining the card will be undefeated Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed coming off his sterling sixth-round knockout victory over Rameses Gil on the September 7 card.
Reed (5-0, four KO's) is not resting on his laurels as he will face fellow undefeated boxer Randy Fuentes of McAllen, TX in a six-round bout. Fuentes (4-0-1) hasn't fought since September 29 of 2012 when he won a six-round split decision over Fernando Mata in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
In the co-feature, undefeated Accokeek, MD junior middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd will also face an undefeated competitor when he battles Frank Gedeon of West Palm Beach, FL in another six-round contest.
Hurd (8-0, five KO's) last fought on August 10 and scored a third-round TKO over Issa Coulibaly at the Washington Convention Center. Gedeon (4-0-2, three KO's) is coming off back-to-back draws in April and June of 2012.
Also on the card, Laurel, MD super middleweight Demond Nicholson will take on the debuting Brandon Priest of Chicago, IL in a four-round encounter. Nicholson (2-0, two KO's) scored a first-round TKO over Teron Walker on the August 10 DC card.
Baltimore, MD featherweight Glen Dezurn returns to action on this card and will take on Carlos Alcala of Hillside, IL. Dezurn (1-0) made his pro debut on July 20 in Baltimore and won a four-round unanimous decision over Marquise Pierce. Alcala (0-2) fights for the third time in the Beltway region after losing by TKO to Marcus Bates and Kevin Rivers, Jr. in his last two contests.
Waldorf, MD middleweight "The Karate Kid" Josh Elkins makes his pro debut on this card as he faces Jamaal Davis of Lynchburg, VA. Elkins, a graduate of Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf has been a boxing training partner of fellow Thomas Stone graduate Dusty Hernandez Harrison. Elkins is also very proficient in a number of martial arts. Davis (0-2) last fought on June 15 in DC and was stopped in the first round by David Grayton.
In an all-DC featherweight contest, Hugh Hinds (0-2) will face Deandre Walker (0-1). Hinds recently returned to action after a four-year absence and lost by third-round TKO to Nuwan Jayakody on April 20 in Salisbury, MD. Walker fights for the first time since December of 2011 when he lost his pro debut to Rolando Chinea in York, PA.
Also returning to action is Baltimore junior welterweight Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. who will face Charles Natal of Cleveland, OH. Womack (4-1, two KO's) battles for the first time since suffering his first loss to Edwin Soto on June 30, 2012 in Middletown, CT. Natal (1-0-1) fought Damon Antoine on the May 18 card at the UDC Physical Activities Center in DC. However, the bout was called off after the lights went out in the building during the contest.