A number of Beltway prospects will headline the Hardwork Promotions card on Saturday, November 23 at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD. All the bouts on the card are scheduled for four rounds.
One of the busiest boxers on the Beltway scene will be a part of this card. Undefeated Baltimore middleweight Jeremy Trussell will participate in his third bout of this month as he faces veteran Greg Hackett of Philadelphia, PA. Trussell (6-0, five KO's) has knocked out his last four opponents in the first round., including his devastating stoppage of Travis Davidson on November 15 in Westminster, MD.
Trussell's first-round knockout streak will be severely tested when he faces Hackett (2-13) who has only been stopped once in his career and that was against the knockout artist Bastie Samir in January 2011 in Indio, CA. All of Samir's 14 wins have been by knockout and Hackett was still on his feet when the bout was stopped. This will be Hackett's fourth trip to the Beltway region this year, having dropped six-round decisions to Alexander Johnson, Jarrett Hurd and Alantez Fox.
Another hard-hitting local will be on the card. Laurel, MD super middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson will take on the debuting Ayei Lema of DC by way of the Republic of Congo. Nicholson (3-0, three KO's) scored a first-round TKO over Brandon Priest in his last outing on October 18 in Fort Washington, MD.
In an interesting all-Beltway bout, Montgomery Village, MD's Gerome Quigley will take on the "Baby-Face Assassin" Yurii Polischuk. Quigley (2-0, two KO's) is coming off a third-round TKO over Damian Butler on November 7 in Cockeysville, MD. Polischuk (2-1, one KO) won a four-round unanimous decision over Latorie Woodberry on November 9 in Springfield, VA.
Also on the card, "The Lion of Sri Lanka" Nuwan Jayakody returns to action as he faces Frankie Garriga of Bronx, NY. Both men are coming off draws in their last outings. Jayakody, who fights out of DC (1-3-1, one KO), fought to a tough four-round majority draw against Shadeed Floyd on October 26 in DC. Garriga (0-0-2) has fought four-round draws in both his bouts.
DC welterweight Benjamin "Wildcat" Olinga will try to get back on the winning track on this card as he faces undefeated Rolando Chinea of Lancaster, PA. Olinga (1-3) last fought on October 24 at the Mayflower Hotel in DC. Chinea (4-0, two KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Damon Antoine on July 19 in Harrisburg, PA.
Two debuting Beltway heavyweights will square off on this card. William Monroe of Maryland will take on DC's Charles Jerome. There are other bouts slated for this card that are scheduled to feature locals
Edwin Reyes of Laurel, MD (2-0, two KO's), Silver Spring, MD's Alexandru Marin (1-0, one KO) and Shaborn Ryals of DC (1-0).