The final DC boxing card of 2013 will take place on Saturday, December 14 at the Washington Convention Center and will mark a return of one of the legendary local promotional companies.
First, a quick history lesson. During my "Boxing Spotlight" days in the 1990's, there were some incredible promotional organizations who consistently put out great cards. In the Baltimore area, we were there for the start of the Ballroom Boxing series at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Promoter Stu Satosky was holding things down at Martin's West in Woodlawn. At the Teamsters Hall in Baltimore, there was Top of the Hill Promotions, headed by Tank Hill.
In Prince George's County, there was Sunrise Promotions who first brought boxing to the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro while Blood, Sweat and Tears Promotions was promoting cards at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt.
In Virginia, Satellite Boxing and Han Kim Promotions were doing cards at the original ABC Auditorium in Alexandria, VA.
In DC during that time period, many promoters came and went. They did maybe one card and weren't heard from again. However, one promotion set the standard for bringing some outstanding cards to the city -- Madness Boxing. This promotional company, headed by Tyrone Johnson, presented all the legendary boxers of that time period, many times on cards that had incredible star power.
Madness Boxing returns on December 14 looking to recapture the magic of those days. The card is slated to feature Oxon Hill, MD light heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson (14-1, six KO's), and undefeated Baltimore welterweight James "Keep 'Em Sleepin'" Stevenson (20-0, 13 KO's) in separate co-feature bouts.
Also scheduled to be on the card are Beltway Boxers Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. , Shadeed Floyd, Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines, Terron "Kid" Grant, Joshua "Marvelous Mo" Parker and Cornelius "The Bodysnatcher" Whitlock.
Two bouts have already been signed for the card. Undefeated DC light heavyweight "Mr. Amazing" Greg Newby (9-0, five KO's is scheduled to take on veteran James Denson of Akron, OH (5-15, two KO's) Also, Laurel, MD heavyweight "The Big Ticket" Dwayne McRae (11-3, six KO's) will battle Robert Dunton of Wilmington, DE (9-10-1, six KO's). No word yet on how many rounds these bouts are scheduled for.
This card will be a pro-am card that will start at 6 PM. We'll have more info on this card as it becomes available.