Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Boxing Returns the 'Madness' to the Washington Convention Center December 14!

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.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bring back the Ding-a-Ling man!

Anonymous said...

Let's Go Al!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sugarpoo vs al Johnson wow I got to see this it hate al he's a punk!!!

Anonymous said...

Garry is AL fighting sugarpoo Buchanan for real plz let me know I would love to see that al can beat sugarpoo I want to see that plz let me know

Anonymous said...

They not going to take that fight Darryl Tyson won't let his boy take a fight like that sugarpoo only lost to Andre ward and mendy to undefended fighters and gold and silver, it would be nice but al don't want no hard fights only easy ones

Anonymous said...

Man fuck that send me the contract I will kill al bitch ass( aka world fame) this is $ugarpoo madness shop let do it I want al Johnson dec 14, no more games the people will come to see this fight lets go!!! No more bum fights in dc I'm sick of these bums let's go

Gary Digital Williams said...

I have not heard who Johnson's opponent is.

Anonymous said...

Garry if you find out can you plz post it so I will know? I would buy a ticket for that fight poo can fight but I think al is stronger

Anonymous said...

Sugar Poo just called and wants me to make that fight with Alex Johnson. Poo really wants it. If anyone can help me make that fight please give me a call.

Han Kim

Brian said...

Won't happen.

Anonymous said...

To the guy brain that put the comment, why won't it happen?

Anonymous said...

Hey Garry why won't that fight happen from what I here both guys dislike one another so why won't that happen prob because it's a good fight for the DMV and nobody wants to see a good fight any more lol I'm not understanding, Garry plz help me

Gary Digital Williams said...

Here's your reason -- there is nothing to be gained at this point with this fight.

Buchanan has only fought once since 2010 so he is looking to get back in the swing of things. Some promoters in the area have said he has priced himself out of bouts locally.

Johnson is still considered a rising prospect and unless there is a title of some sort with the bout, it shouldn't happen.

The bottom line is that it goes back to the old adage we use in this area -- "if it don't make dollars, it don't make sense."

I agree. As attractive as this bout looks for the area, it, in reality, makes absolutely no sense at this point.

Brian said...

It's a great bout for the region, makes sense for a promoter and the fans. But it don't make sense for either guy at this point of career. Both guys can fight and make noise why side track that for local money.

Anonymous said...

Brian, you always think you know it all.

Brian said...

Not really a person asked why I thought it won't happen I responded just an opinion.

Anonymous said...

So brain is local Money not good enough any more and Garry Buchanan is not trying to get rich off of a fight with Johnson Buchanan is trying to shake off some ring rust, and get a win, but if you don't think it will happen then ok I understand your the boss and you know a lot about boxing

Anonymous said...

How top dog William he would KO both them

Gary Digital Williams said...

We tend to forget that boxing is also called "prizefighting." Therefore you go for the best prize you can find.

Local money is fine if there is not an option to make more. Both these guys could make more down the road if they didn't rush something like this.

Also, do you really think that Buchanan wants to "shake ring rust" against a guy that's 14-1? That wouldn't make a lot of sense.

Anonymous said...

Garry Johnson isn't that good and Buchanan has got into the ring with better than AL so ring rust is just what it is so but everybody hates Buchanan so they going to try and keep him down but the fact of the matter is Buchanan is a very good fighter so tell these DC fighters to fight some good comp and you would see what happen knocked out or they going to quit like AL did so say what you want and plz don't bring top dog in this he got knocked out in the amateurs with head gear on at rosecroffe so plz don't bring his no chin having ass in this, before we start talking bout his crack head father and jr is going to start taking dives like his dad, plus do anybody think that AL Johnson or top dog jr could go 12rds with Andre ward he'll know they would get stop and everybody knows that so plz keep it real

Anonymous said...

I really wanna see this fight too. I got Poo ripping Johnson with body shots for the ko win.

Gary Digital Williams said...

My comments have nothing to do with any feelings towards Buchanan. In fact, I like him and want to see him fight again. People want to see this bout because they want to see who is the best in the Beltway. NO boxer here should strive simply for that. I am not saying this bout shouldn't ever happen. However, without at the very least a regional title at stake (NABF, USBA), it shouldn't happen now!

Anonymous said...

This card would also be a great stage for Seth Mitchell to make his return. Maybe they could put him in with a guy he has a chance to beat, just wheel in Magomed Abdusalamov. If Seth ran and held all night it may be so boring it will put us into a.......coma.

Gary Digital Williams said...

You even learned how to spell his name to make that tasteless joke. Pitiful.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Poo! He a Bum!

Anonymous said...

Sugarpoo 20-2-13kos/ never been stoped never been down fights every body/ so who says he's a bum leave your name so we can talk about this!!!! He's not a bum I think he needs to fight more/ but who ever called Buchanan a bum most not go to any fights here in the DMV because the guys that hometown are fighting are bums but it's prob some one that smiles in his face but is a hater Behind his back oh we'll we will never find out but I bet, he will be a world champ one day/ he could have even beat Andre ward if he would have done the right thing but he wanted to take it lightly and he lost a 12rd to ward but you live and you learn but be honest with your self do you really think top dog jr or AL Johnson will ever be champs hell no, do you think that any middle weight in the dmv could last 12rds with Andre ward hell no, top dog jr would have got knocked out in the 1st rd I'm just telling the truth people that know Thomas and his chin will tell you the same thing!!!! And AL Johnson people that knows him knows that he has no heart y'all saw him on show time, and y'all know that he would have quit if he was fighting Andre ward in like the 5th or 6th round I'm just keeping it real and to the other middle weights and super middle weights in the DMV we are not going to know how good they really are until they fight somebody like Andre ward or on that level, so stop hating and go out here and take a step up like Buchanan did, he could have stayed in the Dmv and just got into the ring with bums like they are doing with the keystone fighters but no he will fight he will fight he will fight not pick and choose!!!! When lose or draw he took a chance with the best super middle weight in the world and lasted 12rds on short notice so say what you want who else is going to do that or even try nobody everybody just going to keep fighting bums and walking around like they all that but your not step your game up and fight somebody then we will see what your really made of!!!!! Ps top dog jr is going to get knocked out by that guy MACK!!!! Real talk

Anonymous said...

And when you pop poo dick out your mouth you will realize he is washed up! He lasted 12 with ward wooo fucking hooo! I guess you can say he is a survivor.

Anonymous said...

It can only be 3 people talking shyt about poo/ Smalls or top dog or al Johnson, but if poo is washed up so is dusty he got drop and almost knocked out at the convention center, Lamont Peterson got knocked out, al Johnson quit on showtime, and top dog jr got knocked out with head gear on at rosecroft, but poo never been knocked out of drop or beat up in a fight so hate all you want but just know that poo is a very good fighter and he did more or just the same as everybody else but I remember seeing poo train his self for years and still his rec is 20-2-13kos so look at everybody else rec,they train everyday and still get knocked out or quit,so I know Kevin Smalls be on here talking shyt, and the white guy buddy from old school,and Reggie brown, and top dog jr and al Johnson, and Ty barnet, and duke, and the snitch nigga man, from central ave,so I'm getting closer to seeing all the haters but all the people that was just named don't do shyt for Buchanan so who gives a shyt!!! Poo has a chin he's going to be world champ one day wether y'all like it or not!!!! And Barry hunter I didn't forget you fake talking behind people back ass nigga, if it wasn't for the petersons no body would even know your gay ass!!! ;-) so anybody that want to talk bad about Henry Buchanan go right ahead and wish the worst for him but some of you are dead and don't even know it for the rest your just dying slowly!!! Hate him love him who cares y'all don't know poo because if y'all did you would know that sugarpoo can fight and if he can't do nothing else he knows who Jesus is,,, so keep talking but he will be champ and nobody on this blog can do anything about it!!!

Anonymous said...

Aka World Shame! Lls Poo a Broke Joke! I know for a fact Poo pipe head ass wouldn't sign the contract to fight Johnson he,"AKA World Shame" made all kinds of excuses about not being in the gym and the last time he fought who cares? You talk all that shit about what you would do to slim and the way a brother look, you bum ass queer, faggot ass pipe head ass, bitch made ass, I lasted 12 with Ward and didn't get ko'd ass, nobody loves Shitta Poo in the DMV ass Bitch! Stop crying put the Rock Down! Pick up some gloves hit the gym train hard sign the cotract, and last but not least come get your Bitch Made, Crying ass whooped!

Anonymous said...

If Johnson can't beat anyone else in boxing, I would bet the FARM he would beat the Breaks off of PooPoo!!!

Anonymous said...

Say what you want poo looks younger and talks better than any of you punch drunk niggas or haters in The DMV and pipe head pipe head this dick, lls niggas want to lie to get a head!!! Lol y'all niggas are funny, poo so broke but he still fucking y'all wives after the gym, lol get off poo dick and put him in theses fights if you hate him so bad and let him get beat up and then sit there and lol at him but till then get a life, he not thinking bout nobody in this town, I'm a Maryland ass nigga/ Capitol heights all day bitch and I never been scard of no nigga fuck with this if you want!!! Get left !!!! And I'm still going fight and turn that mutherfucker out!!! Now pipe head that pussy!!!!! Big suge aka the world fame

Anonymous said...

Sugar Poo vs Alexander Johnson Both these guys are warriors and have no problem fighting each other. Plus, this is real good fight for the fans. Its going to happen in Feb. or March 2014. I already agreed with Mr. TY Johnson to make this one.


Han Kim

Anonymous said...

Where can the tickets to this event be purchased? Thanks for finding out!

Anonymous said...

Man I would love to see this fight happen!

Anonymous said...

me too

Anonymous said...

Listen for the record this is Smalls don't put me in any of youalls conversations Poo is my man and if I have anything to say about anybody I'm a man I can say it to their face.

Anonymous said...

Thanx Smalls, I appreciate, the comment and I believe you, you have never cross me, you know me from outside of boxing and you always been a man, thanks for the call and much respect, $ugarpoo aka world fame, ps this is how I sign my name not the way somebody trying to act like me and start trouble!!!

Anonymous said...

Poo Poo crying again!

Anonymous said...

Who ever saying poo poo crying again take my name out your mouth and put my dick in...lls lol ;-)