The recent federal government shutdown has had a residual effect on the Beltway Boxing region. The Saturday, October 26 RBA Promotions card slated for the Smith Gymnasium at Fort Myer/Henderson Hall in Arlington, VA has been postponed until sometime next month. The building is a federal government facility and apparently, the gym could not be ready in time to have the event next Saturday.
There is actually some good news concerning this. One: This means there will be no conflict with the DC card that is taking place on the same night. Secondly, the postponement has allowed an interesting main event to come together. Brandon Quarles of Alexandria, VA will challenge Zain "Tiger" Shah of Centreville, VA for the vacant Virginia State Middleweight title.
Both guys could use a win. Quarles (10-2-1, three KO's) has lost two of his last three including an eight-round unanimous decision loss to John Thompson on September 13 in Newark, NJ. Shah (5-2, three KO's, one NC) is winless in his last three. Shah lost a six-round unanimous decision to Alantez Fox on September 7 in Fort Washington, MD.