Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Newby scored a shutout on all three judges's scorecards (60-54) to remain undefeated at 7-0, four KO's. Anderson falls to 3-12-1, two KO's.
There are two amateur boxing cards coming up in the next two weeks. This Saturday, May 4 is the PVA (Potomac Valley Association) Junior Olympic Boxing Championships at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD. The event begins at 2 PM.
Then on Saturday, May 11, there will be an amateur boxing card that will honor the legacy of Calvin Woodland, a former coach and mentor in the DC Department of Recreation. The first annual Calvin R. Woodland Memorial Boxing Event will be held at the Academies at Anacostia (formerly Anacostia High School). The time is 5 PM.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Dozier tells BATB that he knocked down Muhammad four times en route to the victory. The win breaks Dozier's two-bout losing streak and raises his record to 8-5-1, four KO's. Muhammad falls to 2-12.
Salisbury, MD middleweight Fernando Guerrero lost his bid for the WBO Middleweight title tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin knocked Guerrero down four times en route to the seventh-round TKO victory. Two of the knockdowns took place in the second round where Guerrero looked almost completely out. Guerrero did fight back and did have an impressive sixth round. However, he could not avoid Quillin's right hand. After two more knockdowns, the bout was stopped at 1:30 of the seventh.
Guerrero falls to 25-2, 19 KO's while Quillin remains undefeated at 29-0, 21 KO's. Barry Hunter, who once trained Guerrero, was in the corner. Guerrero's regular trainer, Virgil Hunter (no relation), was in England working Amir Khan's corner against Julio Diaz.
Temple Hills, MD super middleweight D'Mitrius Ballard opened the card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY with a second-round TKO over Marcus Clay of Baton Rouge, LA.
Ballard dropped Clay twice with right hands. After the second knockdown, the bout was halted at 2:21 of the second.
Ballard is now 2-0, two KO's. Clay is 2-6.
114 Pounds: Malik Jackson, Washington, DC
123 Pounds: Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, MD
132 Pounds: Lamont Roach, Jr. Upper Marlboro, MD
141 Pounds: Patrick Harris, Hyattsville, MD
152 Pounds: Kareem Martin, Clinton, MD
165 Pounds: Jerome Featherstone, Jr., Joppa, MD
178 Pounds: Joe Jones, III, Temple Hills, MD
The Novice Golden Gloves champions for 2013 are:
114 Pounds: Noah Crespo, Alexandria, VA
123 Pounds: Marquise Pryor, Baltimore, MD
132 Pounds: Christian Bratton, Greenbelt, MD
141 Pounds: Diego Abregu, Sterling, VA
152 Pounds: Matthew Abregu, Sterling, VA
165 Pounds: Lamonte Ridley, Emporia, VA
178 Pounds: Jerrod Bowling, Washington, DC
201 Pounds: Shaundre Kellum-Gee, Aberdeen, MD
201+ Pounds: Chris Laws, Newport News, VA
Here is the Post-Fight Wrap-Up Show from Waldorf:
We also have an interview with the Outstanding Boxer of the Tournament, Patrick Harris who is joined by former Beltway Boxer Robert McConnell, Sr. in this Juan Marshall photo:
We also talk with Malik Jackson who has already punched his ticket to Salt Lake City:
Friday, April 26, 2013
Joe Jones III puts an exclamation point on the night with an RSC-3 over Richard Diggs. Jones chopped his way to the victory with downwards punches throughout the bout.
Patrick Harris was named the Outstanding Boxer of the Tournament.
Post-Fight Wrap coming up. For now, good night from Waldorf!
Jerome Featherstone, Jr. wins the 165 Pound championship defeating Robert Sweeney. Featherstone landed some good body shots and was able to keep Sweeney off balance throughout.
We've been told that the next bout -- the 178 Pound title bout between Joe Jones III of Temple Hills, MD and Richard Diggs II of Suffolk, VA -- will be the final bout of the night.
Kareem Martin wins a solid decision over Eric Hernandez at 152 pounds.Martin showed a lot of power getting three standing eight counts in the contest.
Next: the 165 Pound championship -- Jerome Featherstone of Joppa, MD taking on Robert Sweeney of Hampton, VA.
Patrick Harris is on his way to Salt Lake City with a victory over Seth Billups at 141 pounds. Harris knocked Billups down with a nice counter right in the second round.
Next, Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD battles Eric Hernandez of Leesburg, VA for the Open crown at 152 Pounds.
Lamont Roach, Jr. puts on a dominant performance in winning the 132 Pound title over Everett Sawin. Roach got four standing eight counts throughout the contest, forcing the bout to be stopped in the third round.
Next, what should be a real good contest in the 141 Pound championship -- Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD vs. Seth Billups from Ashburn, VA.
We are getting ready to resume the Open Division competition in the 132 Pound class. Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD taking on Everett Sawin of Blacksburg, VA.
Gary Antonio Russell wins the Open Division 123 Pound championship with the victory over a very game Karin Steven Zaiden. Russell stepped up the pace just enough to get the win and will now look to become the third family member (after Gary, Jr. and Allen) to win a National Golden Gloves title.
We now head to intermission.
Chris Laws wins the 201+ Title with a win over Jeffrey Knight, Jr. Laws was pretty dominant in the contest.
Counting the one walkover championship on each side, Virginia narrowly won the Novice Division 5-4.
We now move to the Open Division where the winners will head to Salt Lake City, UT for the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions May 12-19.
First, the 123 Pound championship -- Gary Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD vs. Karin Steven Zaiden of Roanoke, VA.
Shaudre Kellum-Gee wins the 201 Pound Championship over Charles Bright. Real close bout but Kellum-Gee did nice work in the trenches to win the bout.
The final Novice title bout. -- 201+ Pounds -- is next. Jeffrey Knight, Jr. of Glen Burnie, MD takes on Chris Laws of Newport News, VA.
Jerrod Bowling has gained the first Referee Stops Contest of the evening, winning over O'Bryan Mapp in the 178 Pound title bout.
Bowling was dominant throughout the round, getting two standing eight counts in the first round before the bout was stopped.
Now, the 201 Pound championship -- Shaudre Kellum-Gee of Aberdeen, MD vs. Charles Bright from Leesburg, VA.
Three straight wins for Virginia in the Novice Division as Lamonte Ridley defeats Gregory Clark. Ridley gained a standing eight count early in the bout and went on to the victory.
The 178-pound title bout is next: Jerrod Bowling of DC vs. O'Bryan Mapp of South Chesterfield, VA.
Matthew Abregu joins his younger brother, Diego in the winner's circle by capturing the 152 Pound title with a victory over Lamonte Jackson. Abregu had a really nice third round with jabs and hooks after a solid second round from Jackson where body shots were prominent.
Next, the 165 Pound Novice championship -- Gregory Clark of DC vs. Lamonte Ridley of Emporia, VA.
Diego Abregu wins the 141 Pound title with a tough win over Dionte Burts. Abregu was successful coming forward. Burts had his moments in what looked like a close bout but Abregu might have sealed the deal by getting a standing eight right at the end of the third round.
Next up, Abregu's older brother, Matthew, will try to win the 152 Pound Novice title when he faces Lamonte Jackson of Largo, MD.
Marquise Pryor wins the 123 Pound Novice title over Henri Mekok. Solid performance by Pryor who used his height well against the shorter and well-built Mekok. Pryor had a nice job working.
Up next: the 141-pound novice title bout: Dionte Burts of DC facing Diego Abregu of Sterling, VA.
By the way, we have an exclusive interview with 114 Pound Open champ Malik Jackson of DC on the BATB Spreaker page. Jackson is a walkover champ and will be heading to the National Golden Gloves in May.
Hi again everyone from the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center for the Regional Golden Gloves Championships! We are slated to have 16 bouts -- eight in both the Novice and Open Divisions. One bout in the Novice Division has fallen out -- Christian Bratton of Greenbelt, MD has won the 132 Pound title by walkover.
Some unfinished business from the Washington Championships two weeks ago. We mentioned that UMAR Gym won the Junior Team title and NOMIS captured the Novice trophy. We did not know who won the open team trophy at that time. No Xcuse took the team trophy in the open division in a tiebreaker. Both No Xcuse and Headbangers had two open champions, however, No Xcuse had two more boxers compete in title bouts.
We will be getting underway very shortly.
D'Mitrius Ballard is the second Beltway Boxer to weigh in for the card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY that will take place on Saturday night. Ballard tipped the scales at 167 pounds -- the same as his opponent, Marcus Clay of Baton Rouge, LA.
Clay (2-5) should be familiar to Beltway Boxing fans -- he has fought three times in the region losing to Immanuwel Aleem, suffering a no-contest against Jerry Odom and, in his last bout, dropping a six-round unanimous decision to Frankie Fillipone.
Showtime's telecast begins at 9 PM ET, however, they are coming from multiple locations, so I'm not sure what the order will be.
Closer to home, we'll begin the live blogging from the Regional Golden Gloves in Waldorf, MD about 8 PM tonight!
Today in Brooklyn, NY, both challenger Fernando Guerrero and WBO Middleweight champion Peter Quillin weighed in over the 160 pound limit. Guerrero tipped the scales at 160.4 while Quillin came in at 161.5.
Both men had one hour to get to the middleweight limit. No word yet on who got there. This bout may end up being a non-title bout.
This bout was on a charity fight night card that had former heavyweight champions Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield as special guests. According to TulsaWorld.com, this is the final edition of this event after 22 years because of decreasing popularity. Maybe the folks in Tulsa should see how DC does this style of event.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Alantez Fox weighed in at 156 pounds for his contest tonight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, OK. His opponent, Keith Collins, tipped the scales at 161, three pounds over the contracted weight of 158.
The bout, however, is still on.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On Thursday, April 25, Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will be on a card at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, OK.
Three boxers are slated to be in action on Saturday, April 27. Of course, the main focus on this day will be Salisbury, MD middleweight Fernando Guerrero's quest to win the WBO Middleweight championship from titleholder Peter Quillin at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Temple Hills, MD super middleweight D'Mitrius Ballard is also slated to be on that card but there is no opponent listed.
Meanwhile in Winston-Salem, NC, Glen Burnie, MD junior middleweight Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier (7-5-1, three KO's) will try to break a two-bout losing streak in a bout at the Benton Convention Center.
After this week, we will get a little respite from live action on the May 4 weekend. However, we return to action in a big way on Saturday, May 11 with the pro card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD and the amateur show at the Academies at Anacostia in DC. That's followed by the Saturday, May 18 card at the University of the District of Columbia.
Right now, we are slated to have three pro cards in June on the 8th, 15th and 22nd followed by a July 13 pro show at the Coppin State University Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD. We'll give more info on those shows as it comes available.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tony Jeter (Left) and Ty Barnett at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD. (Photo by Juan Marshall, ProAm Fight Talk)
The Beltway has three boxers who are currently working dual roles as boxers and promoters. Two of those boxers have cards coming up in the very near future.
Stevensville, MD middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter has his card on Saturday, May 11 at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. Jeter will headline the show defending his WBC Fecarbox Middleweight championship against Victor Hugo Correa. This will be Jeter's fourth self-promoted pro card. Jeter has put together numerous amateur shows.
DC junior welterweight Ty Barnett returns to action on his first self-promoted card on Saturday, June 15 at the Washington Convention Center.
Jeter and Barnett talked to BATB about their upcoming cards and why they are promoting their own shows.
The third local boxer to actively promote currently is Venroy July who promoted his first show in March and will be putting together another card in the future.
One thing I should say, these men are doing just about everything for their shows -- promoting, matchmaking and trying to get the word out on their shows.
Jeter will be a guest on NewsChannel 8 Sports Talk on Tuesday at 9 PM ET.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Accokeek, MD junior middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd won a six-round unanimous decision over Greg Hackett of Philadelphia, PA. Hurd won a very awkward bout by scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55. Hurd remains undefeated at 6-0, three KO's. Hackett falls to 2-11, one KO.
Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed needed just 31 seconds to stop Cassius Clay of Las Vegas, NV. Reed landed a left hand to the body that Clay could not recover from. Reed is now 2-0, two KO's while Clay is 0-8.
Junior lightweight Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. of Palmer Park, MD stopped Carlos Alcala of Hillside, IL in the third round. Rivers dropped his opponent twice in the second and then forced the referee to stop the contest at 1:39 of the third. Rivers is now 6-0, five KO's while Alcala was making his pro debut.
Baltimore, MD featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis won by second-round TKO over the debuting Jacob Ninow of Wheaton, IL. Davis d"ropped Ninow with a solid uppercut early in the second and a later flurry stopped the contest at 2:04. Davis is 2-0, two KO's.
Frederick, MD middleweight Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi won a tough, four-round unanimous decision over PJ Cajigas of Franklin Park, IL Ferhadi made nice adjustments to his game plan against a very game opponent. Ferhadi is now 3-0, two KO's. Cajigas is 0-1-1.
Cruiserweight Mario Murphy of Capitol Heights, MD won a four-round majority decision over Damion Reed of Danville, VA. Murphy showed solid defense throughout the contest. Murphy is 2-0 while Reed is 2-11-1, one KO.
Alexandria, VA junior welterweight "The Baby-Face Assassin" Yurii Polishchuk made his pro debut a successful one with a first-round TKO over the equally-debuting Alexandria boxer Demetrius Winbush. Polishchuk opened the bout with a flurry of punches that dropped Winbush and made the bout pretty easy, eventually stopping Winbush at 2:36 of the contest.
A good amount of sound from Saturday night for you:
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up:
We also have interviews -- first this one with Jarrett Hurd:
We also talked to Devar Ferhadi after his tough unanimous decision:
And we spoke with Yurii Polishchuk after his pro debut:
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Accokeek, MD junior middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd won a six-round unanimous decision over the very awkward Greg Hackett of Philadelphia, PA.
Much like Hackett's bout against Alantez Fox last month, Hurd had some difficulty keeping Hackett from charging in. However, Hurd definitely landed the harder and more telling blows.
Hurd got the victory with scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55.
That's our coverage for now. We will have our post-fight wrap-up shortly. For now, good night from the Show Place!
In the time it took to write the previous post, Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed scored a first-round knockout over the woeful Cassius Clay. The bout ended when Reed landed a left to the body.
Clay retreated to a corner and dropped to his knees and spit his mouthpiece out. Referee Kenny Chevalier reached 10 and the bout was over at 31 seconds.
Reed is 2-0, two KO's. Clay is 0-8. Main event now: Jarrett Hurd vs. Greg Hackett.
Palmer Park, MD junior lightweight Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. stops Carlos Alcala of Hillside, IL at 1:39 of the third round. Rivers threw some solid body shots and uppercuts throughout the contest that dropped Alcala twice in the second. A strong flurry forced the bout to be stopped at 1:39 of the third round.
Rivers is now 6-0, five KO's. Alcala loses his pro debut.
Intermission is upon us. If you go to the BATB page on Spreaker.com you can hear interviews with Devar Ferhadi and Yurii Polishchuk along with two Beltway Boxers who will be fighting and promoting cards on May 11 and June 15 respectively -- WBC Fecarbox Middleweight champ
Tony Jeter and Ty Barnett.
Gervonta "Rambo" Davis, sporting a newly-colored brand of orange hair, has scored a second-round TKO over the debuting Jacob Ninow of Wheaton, IL.
Davis, the 2012 National Golden Gloves champ, was dominant over Ninow, who went to the semifinals of the 2011 National Golden Gloves. Davis scored a knockdown with a strong right uppercut early in the second before the bout was eventually stopped at 2:04 in the second.
Davis is now 2-0, two KO's.
Up next: Kevin Rivers, Jr. vs. Carlos Alcala.
In what was a very exciting contest, Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi wins a four-round unanimous decision over a very game PJ Cajigas of Franklin Park, IL. Ferhadi did a nice job going to the head, however, the body shots Ferhadi has become known for in his young career were few and far between. Cajigas dropped Ferhadi right at the end of the third round but the knockdown was ruled after the bell.
Ferhadi wins by scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-37.
Ferhadi is 3-0, two KO's while Cajigas is 0-1-1.
Up next, Gervonta Davis vs. Jacob Ninow.
Capitol Heights, MD cruiserweight Mario Murphy won a workmanlike four-round majority decision over Danville, VA's Damion Reed. Murphy showed some strong defensive skills, however he didn't have the power to keep Reed at bay throughout the contest. Judge Paul Wallace scored the bout even, 38-38 while Kenny Chevalier and John Gradowski scored the bout for Murphy, 39-37 and 40-36, respectively.
Murphy is now 2-0 while Reed is 2-11-1, one KO.
Coming up: Devar Ferhadi in middleweight action against PJ Cajigas.
Yurii Polishchuk makes short work of Demetrius Winbush using a solid flurry of punches to drop him midway through the first round. Winbush didn't really want to battle much after that and the bout was eventually stopped at 2:36 of the first.
Next -- cruiserweights Mario Murphy and Damion Reed.
(Photos by Juan Marshall / ProAmFightTalk)
The first item we should tell you about is the bout that will not be on the card. The reason given as to why it got cancelled is, quite frankly, one of the stupidest reasons I have ever heard. Also, the reason given, apparently, falls indirectly on me.
The first bout was slated to feature two debuting heavyweights -- Deverine Miner of Capitol Heights, MD and Glenn Thomas of East Stroudsburg, PA. Thomas was originally slated to take on the Ecuadorian heavy Ytalo Perea but Peres had to back out of the fight.
Thomas was offered another bout and took it on one condition -- that he be put on the "A" side of the card. This means he would be fighting out of the red corner as if he was a hometown boxer. Again, Thomas was slated to fight Miner who actually IS a hometown boxer.
Now, here's where I come in. When I saw the weights, I did what I normally do -- put the hometown boxers on the left side or "A" side, regardless of what corner they actually are in. I was unaware of any deal made to the contrary. The scale watch was posted on Fightnews as well as Boxrec, with Thomas on the "B" side.
When Thomas saw this, apparently, he went crazy, leaving nasty messages everywhere and then backed out of the fight.
After all is said and done, the real reason the bout is off may be that Miner weighed in at 296 1/2, not to mention 6'9" and Thomas is just 237.
Be that as it may, we'll be ready to start here in a few minutes.
Here is further information on the crazy situation involving the Miner-Thomas scheduled bout:
However, give Fox's promotional group, Boxing 360, credit for working to find Fox opponents in a short period of time. Fox is now scheduled to participate on a card on Thursday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, OK. Fox (10-0-1, four KO's) will take on late replacement Keith Collins of St. Joseph, MO (4-22, two KO's). No word yet on how many rounds the bout is scheduled for.
No word yet on how the stoppage took place in the scheduled eight-round co-feature but the time of the TKO was 1:49. Kennedy has now lost four of his last five bouts and his record is 7-5-1, three KO's. Perez is now 10-2-1, four KO's.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing card on Saturday, April 20 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD:
Jarrett Hurd 154 1/2 vs. Greg Hackett 160
Devar Ferhadi 167 1/2 vs. PJ Cajigas 165 1/2
Michael Reed 139 1/2 vs. Cassius Clay 142 1/2
Kevin Rivers, Jr. 126 1/2 vs. Carlos Alcala 123
Gervonta Davis 127 1/2 vs. Jacob Ninow 124
Mario Murphy 192 vs. Damion Reed 196
Yurii Polischuk 146 1/2 vs. Demetrius Winbush 147
Deverine Miner 296 1/2 vs. Glenn Thomas 237
Card gets underway at 8 PM ET and we'll be blogging live from ringside!
Kennedy, who fights out of Windsor Mill, MD (7-4-1, three KO's) is looking to break a two-bout losing streak. Perez, boxing out of Atlantic City, NJ (9-2-1, three KO's) has won three straight.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Hardwork Promotions card slated for Saturday, May 4 at the Frederick Fight Club in Frederick, MD has been postponed.
BATB has learned that a combination of boxer injuries and bout cancellations led to the postponement. No word yet on a new date for the card.
Cummings (17-5-1, 13 KO's) has been in some outstanding bouts in his nine years as a pro. The former Maryland Super Middleweight champion has faced three former world champions -- William Joppy, Keith Holmes and Montel Griffin -- and was involved in the 2009 Beltway Boxing Bout of the Year when he scored a dramatic ninth-round TKO over Demetrius Davis to win the Maryland Super Middleweight title on May 24 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore.
Cummings has not been active since his two bouts with Joppy in November of 2010 and March of 2011 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. The first bout went to a 10-round draw and Joppy won the second by 10-round unanimous decision.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Medical issues have forced some last minute changes to the Keystone Boxing card on Saturday, April 20 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.
The main event has to be changed because Alantez Fox's opponent, Djolevi Ballogou, has unnamed medical problems and can't appear on the card. The same holds true for Mario Murphy's opponent, Devon Mosley. Murphy's new adversary is Damion Reed from Danville, VA (2-10-1, one KO). BATB has just learned that Fox is now officially off the card.
One of the definite changes is that Jarrett Hurd's bout against Greg Hackett has been upgraded to a scheduled six-round contest -- Hurd's first in his young pro career. This bout will now be the main event on the card.
Two more bouts have been added to the card. Arlington, VA welterweight Yurii Polischuk will make his pro debut on this card as he will take on Alexandria, VA's Demetrius Winbush, who is also debuting. Polischuk is still slated to be on the May 18 card in Washington, DC.
Capitol Heights, MD heavyweight Deverine Miner will also take his first step into the pro ranks as he battles the debuting Glenn Thomas of Chicago, IL.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
114 Pounds: Noah Crespo, Alexandria Virginia wins title by walkover.
123 Pounds: Marquise Pryor, Baltimore, MD vs. Henri Mekok, Midlothian, VA
132 Pounds: Christian Bratton, Greenbelt, MD vs. Sherali Khakmetov, Virginia Beach, VA
141 Pounds: Dionte Burts, Washington, DC vs. Diego Abregu, Sterling, VA
152 Pounds: Lamonte Jackson, Largo, MD vs. Matthew Abregu, Sterling, VA
165 Pounds: Gregory Clark, Washington, DC vs. Lamonte Ridley, Emporia, VA
178 Pounds: Jerrod Bowling, Washington, DC vs. O'Bryan Mapp, South Chesterfield, VA
201 Pounds: Shaudre Kellum-Gee, Aberdeen, MD vs. Charles Bright, Leesburg, VA
201+ Pounds: Jeffrey Knight, Jr. Glen Burnie, MD vs. Chris Laws, Newport News, VA
Open Division (winners advance to National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Salt Lake City, UT, May 12-19)
114 Pounds: Malik Jackson, Washington DC wins title by walkover
123 Pounds: Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, MD vs. Karin Steven Zaiden, Roanoke, VA
132 Pounds: Lamont Roach, Jr., Upper Marlboro, MD vs. Everett Sawin, Blacksburg, VA
141 Pounds: Patrick Harris, Hyattsville, MD vs. Seth Billups, Ashburn, VA
152 Pounds: Kareem Martin, Clinton, MD vs. Eric Hernandez, Leesburg, VA
165 Pounds: Jerome Featherstone, Joppa, MD vs. Robert Sweeney, Hampton, VA
178 Pounds: Joe Jones III, Temple Hills, MD vs. Richard Diggs, II, Suffolk, VA
201 Pounds: Albi Sadikaj, Fort Washington, MD vs. Darnell Price, II, Camp Lejeune, NC
Dusty Harrison (left) sits alongside his father, Buddy during the press conference at Founding Farmers Restaurant in Northwest Washington, DC. Next to Buddy Harrison is Grammy-nominated performing artist and DC native Wale. (photo by Brant Powell, 4th Street Films)
Undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Harrison will headline a nationally televised card at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Sports Complex on Saturday, May 18.
The card, called "Champion Class" will have bouts televised on the EPIX Network, marking the first US-based boxing broadcast for the network. The fact that the card is being held at UDC marks a special significance because Harrison, who will turn 19 three days after this card, will begin studies at the university in June. No word yet on the opponent for Harrison (14-0, eight KO's) who won a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia on April 12 in Dover, DE.
One bout has already been signed for the card and is slated to be one of the featured TV bouts. The bout marks the return of Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight "Big" Phill Brown as he takes on undefeated Natu "The Truth" Visinia of Lakewood, CA. This will be the first bout for Brown (6-1, three KO's) since May 31, 2007 when he lost a six-round majority decision to Mike Sheppard in Glen Burnie, MD. Visinia (8-0, seven KO's) makes his return after an almost two-year absence. Visinia scored a fourth-round TKO over Kourtney Boden on May 31, 2011 in Santa Monica, CA.
A number of Beltway Boxers are slated to compete on the card including Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr., Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed, Gervonta "Rambo" Davis, Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi, Greg Newby and the debuting Yurii Polischuk.
The card is being promoted by All-In Entertainment, a company founded by Washington, DC attorney and entrepreneur Jeff Fried along with legendary poker player Phil Ivey and Monta Ellis of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
The card is slated to begin at 6 PM ET with the telecast starts at 8 PM. Details on the card are slated to be announced next week.
Here are brief interviews with Dusty and Buddy Harrison:
Monday, April 15, 2013
The six-round main event is still intact as undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will take on Djolevi Ballogou of Lome, Togo. Fox (10-0-1, four KO's) is competing for the third time this month winning a six-round unanimous decision over Greg Hackett on March 2 in Fort Washington, MD. Ballogou (8-4, six KO's) has not fought since losing a six-round unanimous decision to Wilky Campfort on June 29 in Tampa, FL
Accokeek, MD junior middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd will face Philadelphia, PA's Hackett on this card in a four-round contest. Hurd (5-0, three KO's) won a four-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Thomas Baldwin on the March 2 card in Fort Washington. Hackett (2-10) will be looking to break a six-bout losing streak.
As BATB recently reported, Frederick, MD super middleweight Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi (2-0, two KO's) will take on PJ Cajigas of Chicago, IL (0-0-1) in a four-round contest. Ferhadi steps in for an injured Jerry Odom.
Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed will look to build on an exciting pro debut when he battles a boxer named Cassius Clay from Las Vegas, NV in another four-rounder. Reed (1-0, one KO) scored a first round TKO over Kareem McFarland on the March 2 card. Clay (0-7) is still looking to get his first pro win.
Palmer Park, MD's Kevin "K-Smoov" Rivers, Jr. will be looking for his fifth straight knockout win when he faces Carlos Valdez of Chicago, IL who is making his pro debut. Rivers (5-0, four KO's) has yet to go past the second round in his young pro career in four of the five bouts.
Baltimore, MD featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis (1-0, one KO) will have his second pro contest when he battles the debuting Jacob Ninow of Chicago. Also, cruiserweight Mario Murphy of Capitol Heights, MD (1-0) will take on Devon Mosley of Chicago, who is making his pro debut.
Just added to the card is Ecuadorian heavyweight Ytalo Parea, now fighting out of Howard Beach, NY. Parea (1-0, one KO) made his pro debut on March 23 in Frederick, MD and scored a first-round TKO over Chris Gordon. Parea will face the debuting Glenn Thomas of Pennsylvania.
Baltimore-based boxer Tyrieshia Douglas will not be on the card because a suitable opponent could not be found.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A. Douglas Maintains Busy Schedule; Harrison Receives Praise From World Champion; Salisbury Results!
Burke, VA middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas will continue to be a busy man, according to his promotional group.
Douglas (6-0, four KO's) scored a second-round TKO over Juan Zapata on April 12 in Whitehall, NY. Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions, who co-promotes Douglas along with Greg Cohen Promotions, says Douglas will head right back into action very soon.
"We are keeping Antoine active and he will be on the ShoBox undercard on May 10 in Miami, OK," Mielnicki said in a press release.
No word yet on Douglas's opponent for that contest.
Also on April 12, DC welterweight Dusty Harrison won a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia at Dover, DE. The win impressed a very noted member of the boxing community -- world Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward.
"Dusty has tremendous talent and some natural attributes that are not common in many of the younger boxers such as patience, Ward said. "He has a great team around him and the potential to be very successful in this sport."
As for the results in Salisbury from Friday night, I have yet to receive full results. I have received bits and pieces on the card but nothing complete. I need complete info. Thanks to those who have posted results in the comments section.
123: Marquise Pryor (UMAR)
132: Christian Bratton (Raw Assassin)
141: Dionte Burts (Woodland)
152: Lamonte Jackson (Cherry Lane) via W/O
165: Gregory Clark (NOMIS)
178: Jerrod Bowling (Benning Park)
201: Shaudre Kellum-Gee (Mobtown)
201+: Jeffrey Knight, Jr. (First Class)
201: Desiree Abrams (Keystone)
114: Malik Jackson (Limelite)
123: Gary Antonio Russell (Enigma)
141: Patrick Harris (Headbangers)
152: Kareem Martin (Headbangers)
165: Jerome Featherstone (Baltimore Boxing)
178: Joe Jones III (No Xcuse) via W/O
201: Albi Sadikaj (Raw Assassin)
Here is a special edition of the Boxing Along The Beltway Post-Fight Wrap-Up:
Jerome Featherstone of Baltimore Boxing wins the 165 Pound title with a tough RSC-3 over Jason Bell of No Xcuse.
This bout had a boatload of controversy. First, the second round of the contest was short by a full minute. The third round was crazy. Featherstone was pounding Bell against the ropes. The referee came in to give Bell a standing eight count. Featherstone wouldn't stop punching, forcing the ref to physically pull Featherstone away. Bell crumpled to the canvas.
The referee gave Bell the standing eight and then turned to Featherstone and disqualified him. However, officials at ringside overturned the decision in favor of Featherstone.
Final bout of the night -- The Open 201 Pound Championship -- Albi Sadikaj of Raw Assassin vs Simon Rojas of Young Titans.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Kareem Martin of Headbangers used great punching power to earn an RSC-3 over Jonathan Burrs III of Hagerstown in the 152 Pound title bout. Martin landed crushing shots to get a number of standing eight counts.
The 165 Pound title bout is next -- Jerome Featherstone of Baltimore Boxing vs. Jason Bell of NO Xcuse.
Tough and unpopular. Patrick Harris of Headbangers captured the 141 pound championship over a very game Jahmal Dyer of Loch Raven. Many people thought Dyer deserved the win in what was another great bout.
In the ring now -- Kareem Martin of Headbangers battling Jonathan Burrs III of Hagerstown for the open 152 Pound title.
Best bout of the night thus far -- Gary Antonio Russell wins the Open 123 Pound title in an outstanding contest over Jalonte Cole of No Xcuse. Both guys performed very well and earned a standing ovation from many in the audience.
Lamont Roach, Jr. of No Xcuse wins the 132 Pound championship via walkover.
Next: the 141 Pound title in the Open Division -- Patrick Harris of Headbangers vs. Jahmal Dyer of Loch Raven.
During intermission, two gyms won team awards. UMAR in Baltimore captured the Junior crown while NOMIS won the Novice crown.
Desiree Abrams of Keystone Boxing won our special women's bout over Upton's Brandi Miller.
We now move into the Open Division beginning with Duglas Soto of Down Under taking on USA National champion Malik Jackson of Limelite.
In the Novice 201 Pound title bout, Shaudre Kellum-Gee of Mobtown took the title with a win over Jordan Scott of Sugar Ray Leonard.
Our final Novice championship bout is in the 201+ Division: Andrew Evans of Headbangers takes on Jeffrey Knight, Jr. of First Class.
The Novice 178 Pound title goes to Jerrod Bowling of Benning Park in a tough win over Maurice Burrell of Mobtown. Many in attendance thought Burrell might have pulled that one out.
The 201 Pound championship is next -- Jordan Scott of Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Shaudre Kelleum-Gee of Mobtown.
We have our first stoppage of the evening. Gregory Clark of NOMIS scored an RSC-3 over Tyrell Johnson of Sugar Ray Leonard. Solid performance by Clark who was extremely accurate throughout the contest.
Up next: The 178 Pound Novice title: Jerrod Bowling of Benning Park vs. Maurice Burrell of Mobtown.
Dionte Burts of Woodland wins Novice 141 Pound title with a win over Eric Johnson of Keystone.
Lamonte Jackson of Cherry Lane has won the 152 Pound championship via walkover.
Now in the ring -- the Novice 165 Pound championship between Tyrell Johnson of Sugar Ray Leonard Gym and Gregory Clark of NOMIS.
Christian Bratton of Raw Assassin Gym captures the 132 Pound Novice crown with a tough win over James Early of NOMIS. Bratton won the bout in the final round with a very active performance.
Next, the 141 Pound Novice championship -- Eric Johnson of Keystone Boxing vs. Dionte Burts of Woodland.
Good evening from an already packed house at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, MD. This is the finals of the Washington Golden Gloves.
The first bout has just finished up in the Novice Division -- the championship at 123 Pounds. Marquise Pryor of UMAR has won the title with a win over Anjelo Roces of Club One.
Up next: the 132 Pound Novice title bout -- Christian Bratton of Raw Assassin Gym vs. James Early of NOMIS.
Guerrero won by reported scores of 80-74 (twice) and 79-73 to remain undefeated at 9-0-1, five KO's). Smith's record falls to 8-15-2, five KO's.
Unfortunately, that bout was the only one this and other local websites reported on. We hope to get the rest of the results later on today.
Meanwhile, BATB does plan to post live results from the Washington Golden Gloves tonight at the Waldorf Jaycees in Waldorf, MD.
Friday, April 12, 2013
According to reporter JR Jowett, Douglas landed a big left hand near the end of the first round. Then in the second as the two were trading on the ropes, Douglas dropped Zapata to his knees with a left hook over the ear. When Zapata got up, he fought bravely but a series of lefts dropped Zapata face first onto the canvas. Referee Paul Brown waved off the contest at 2:02 of the second.
The win raises Douglas's record to 6-0, four KO's. Zapata is now 2-6-1, one KO.
ProAm Fight Talk is reporting that DC welterweight Dusty Harrison remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia of Puerto Rico tonight at Dover Downs in Dover, DE.
Harrison scored a shutout on two judge's cards (60-54). The third judge saw the contest 59-55. Harrison is now 14-0, eight KO's. Garcia is 3-5, one KO.
Alex Guerrero 193 1/2 vs. Terrance Smith 191 1/2
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Dusty Harrison weighed in at 146 pounds for his six-round contest Friday night at Dover Downs Casino and Hotel in Dover, DE. His opponent, Jonathan Garcia, tipped the scales at 147 pounds.
You can watch the card on GoFightLive.TV beginning at 7:30 PM ET. Also, Juan Marshall of ProAm Fight Talk will have photos from the event.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We have more information about the Jake The Snake Promotions card on Friday, April 12 at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, MD.
The main event still includes undefeated Salisbury cruiserweight Alex Guerrero (8-0-1, five KO's) who will face Terrence "T-Rex" Smith of Oklahoma City, OK (8-14-2, five KO's) in an eight-round contest. Guerrero has a three-bout knockout streak including his last outing -- a fifth-round TKO over veteran Harvey Jolly on September 15 in Duluth, GA. Smith is coming off a third-round stoppage loss to Philip Jackson Benson on December 8 at the Washington Convention Center.
The co-feature matches Norfolk, VA super middleweight Frankie "The Freight Train" Filippone against Marcus Clay of Baton Rouge, LA in a six-round contest. Filippone (13-2-1, two KO's) has won four in a row including a 10-round unanimous decision over Kevin Engel for the interim NABA light heavyweight title on February 8 in Wilmington, DE. Clay (2-4) lost a four-round majority decision to Todd Manuel on February 16 in Opelousas, LA. Clay has fought twice in the Beltway area, suffering a no-contest against Jerry Odom and he was stopped by Immanuwel Aleem.
As previously reported, undefeated Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Duane Mobley will battle Baltimore veteran Lonnie Kornegay in a four-round contest. Mobley, the 2012 Beltway Boxing Rookie of the Year at the age of 38 years old (7-0, four KO's) won his last bout by disqualification over DeAndre McCole on December 1 in Norfolk, VA. Kornegay (1-8) will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak.
The card will mark the debut of former Penn State University boxer, AJ "We Are" Williams, now fighting out of Baltimore. Williams, a 6'4" middleweight, was the captain of the Penn State boxing team and won a bronze medal at the 2010 National Collegiate Boxing Association Tournament. Williams will take on DC's Issa Coulibaly (0-4) in a four-round contest.
Also slated to be on the card in separate contests are Salisbury's Damont Giddens and DC's Hugh Hinds.
Odom's spot on the card will be assumed by Frederick, MD's Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi (2-0, two KO's) who last fought in Frederick on March 23 and scored a third-round TKO over the debuting Jason Bakanowski. Ferhadi will also assume Odom's scheduled opponent, PJ Cajigas of Chicago, IL (0-0-1) in a four-round contest.
Golden Boy Promotions, who have both Peterson and Matthysse under contract, made the announcement via press release earlier this week however did not explain why this bout is no longer a title contest. BATB talked to a spokesperson for Peterson who is also waiting for an explanation.
We will keep you posted on any new developments. Tickets for this bout started going on sale today at Boardwalk Hall and at ticketmaster.com.
This bout is the rematch of the November 17 bout where Mitchell lost for the very first time in his pro career. Mitchell (25-1-1, 19 KO's) suffered three knockdowns during the contest. The rematch was originally set for February 16 in Atlantic City but Banks (29-1-1, 19 KO's) broke his thumb 10 days before the contest.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
75 Pounds: John Paul Hale (Ardmore Holy Cross) over DeMarco Ross ( Diamonds N The Ruff)
115 Pounds: Nico Woods (Diamonds N The Ruff) over Lee McVeigh (St Agnes)
114 Pounds: Hakeem Middleton (Woodland) over Mark Murphy (Ardoyne Holy Cross)
104 Pounds: Conor McLarnon (Ardoyne Holy Cross) over Jahmel Smith (Diamonds N The Ruff)
125 Pounds (OPEN): Jalonte Cole (No Xcuse) over Adam Workman (Larne)
141 Pounds (OPEN): Drayvontay Speed-Rawls (No Xcuse) over Darren Pollock (St. Agnes)
134 Pounds (OPEN): Caoimhin Hynes (Holy Trinity) over Deonte Washington (Diamonds N The Ruff)
132 Pounds (OPEN): Joe Fitzpatrick (Immaculata) over Gary Riley (No Xcuse)
186 Pounds (OPEN): Joe Jones III (No Xcuse) over Karol Dlugosz (Scorpion)
165 Pounds (OPEN): Demond Nicholson (Cherry Lane) over J.P. Delaney (Immaculata)
Jeter (15-3-1, 10 KO's) will take on Victor Hugo "Magnifico" Correa of Mexico City, Mexico in a 10-round main event contest, one of two WBC Fecarbox title bouts on the card. Jeter, the resident of Stevensville, MD, is ranked number 15 by the WBC. Correa (15-5, 10 KO's) scored a fourth-round TKO over Diego Rivera on February 8 in Queretaro, MX.
As BATB already announced, Phil Jackson Benson of Landover, MD will take on Maxell "The General" Taylor of Baltimore in a 10-round contest for the vacant WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title in the co-feature contest.
Two other bouts are signed for this card. Undefeated Ferndale, MD heavyweight "Slick" Nick Kisner (11-0-1, five KO's) will take on veteran Willie "Blackout" Chisolm of St. Petersburg, FL (7-14, four KO's) in a four round contest. Also, the card marks the return of Laurel, MD heavyweight "The Big Ticket" Dwayne McRae (10-3, six KO's) who appears in a ring for the first time since September of 2011. McRae will battle Norfolk, VA's Dennis Benson (1-6, one KO) in a six-round contest.
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Monday, April 08, 2013
Harrison (13-0, eight KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Aaron Anderson on Feb 23 in Tunica, MS. Harrison is making his second appearance in Delaware and will face Jonathan Garcia of Aguada, Puerto Rico in a six-round contest. Garcia (3-4, one KO'S) lost to the debuting US Olympian Errol Spence by third-round KO on November 9 in Indio, CA.
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Long-time Maryland referee and judge Ray Klingmeyer passed away on April 5 at the age of 88.
The native of Baltimore, MD was an amateur who won 70 bouts and turned professional in 1946. Klingmeyer had a pro record of 39-8-3 (31-11-3, with 14 KO's, according to BoxRec) before his career was halted in 1951 by an arm injury suffered on a construction site.
In 1977, Klingmeyer joined the Maryland State Athletic Commission as a judge and referee. Klingmeyer was a judge at the first pro bout I ever attended as a boxing fan -- Muhammad Ali's world heavyweight title defense against Alfredo Evangelista on May 16, 1977 at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD.
Klingmeyer would add refereeing to his duties in 1978 and was the third man for hundreds of bouts in the Beltway area. Two were very notable in my career -- One was on July 3, 1990, a nationally televised (USA Network) battle at the old Washington Convention Center for the USBA Flyweight title between DC's Louis "Heidi" Curtis and Pedro Feliciano. Curtis, a member of the 1976 US Olympic team, was the defending champion but lost the title because of a nasty welt over his left eye (reminiscent of what would happen to Hasim Rahman against Evander Holyfield years later)
The other notable contest would be one of Klingmeyer's last as a referee -- April 29, 1995 -- when Baltimore's Vincent Pettway would defend his IBF Junior Middleweight title against two-time former world champ Simon Brown at "The Beltway Brawl" at the renamed USAir Arena (formerly Capital Centre). Klingmeyer would retire from refereeing in 1996 because of failing eyesight.
Klingmeyer is a member of the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bess.
Klingmeyer brings back fond memories of my "Boxing Spotlight" days as a reporter where he was a part of the officiating crew in Maryland that included men like Leo Schumacher, Larry Barrett, Bill Holmes, Jodi Wingfield and Karl Milligan. I always liked the way Klingmeyer would stop a contest on a TKO. It would always look like he was saying to the defeated boxer "Son, believe me, it's best" as he walked him back to the corner. Ray Klingmeyer was a very nice, softspoken man and may he rest in peace.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Much like the Beltway's domination of the National Golden Gloves in 2012, Locals ruled at this year's USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA.
Ten boxers represented the area, eight participated in title bouts and six won gold medals.
Three locals were named Outstanding Boxers of their divisions. We already told you about Lamont Roach, Jr. being named for Youth Male. Now comes word that Gary Antonio Russell is the Outstanding Boxer in the Senior Male Division and Malik Jackson won the honor in the Elite Male Division.
Once again, outstanding work!
Beltway Boxers Malik Jackson and Franchon Crews capped off a very successful event for local amateur boxing with their championship wins at the USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA Saturday night.
DC's Jackson won the title in the Elite Men's 114 Pound Division with a 2-1 decision over Shawn Simpson of Chicago, IL while Crews of Baltimore captured the crown in the Elite Women's 165 Pound class with a 3-0 decision over Raquel Miller of San Francisco, CA.
In other action, Tiara Brown of Hyattsville, MD lost her bid for gold in the Elite Women's 132 Pound class to US Olympian Queen Underwood of Seattle, WA by a 2-1 decision. Alexandria, VA's Dara Shen fell to Tiffanie Hearn of Oxnard, CA 3-0.
BATB has also received word that Lamont Roach, Jr. has been named the Outstanding Youth Male Boxer of the tournament for his performance in the 132 Pound Division.
Beltway Boxers won six national titles during the event. Congratulations to all who participated!
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Beltway Boxers have won two more USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA.
In the Senior Men's 123 Pound Division, Gary Antonio Russell captured the crown with a 2-1 decision over Sharone Carter of St. Louis, MO.
Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD won the Senior Men's 141 Pound bracket by disqualification over Robert O'Quinn of Lansing, MI. No word yet on what caused the DQ.
Marquis Moore of Fort Washington, MD who now fights out of the Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado, lost his title bid at 165 Pounds by a 3-0 decision to Christopher Galeano of Bronx, NY.
The Beltway now has four national champions with four more boxers trying for titles later tonight. Malik Jackson competes in the Elite Men's 114 Pounds championship while Tiara Brown, Franchon Crews and Dara Shen all look for titles in women's action.
The Beltway has its first two USA Boxing National Champions for 2013!
In the Youth Male 132 Pound Division, Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD won a 2-1 decision over Gennaro Gamez of San Diego, CA. This division was one of the deepest in the tournament and both young men had to battle almost every day of the event to get to the finals.
Clinton, MD's Kareem Martin won the Youth Male title at 152 Pounds by capturing a 3-0 decision over Timothy Lee of Las Vegas, NV.
Friday, April 05, 2013
DC 114 Pounder Malik Jackson has advanced into the finals of the Elite Men's Division in his weight class today at the USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA today.
Jackson won a 2-1 decision over Eros Correa of San Jose, CA. Jackson will face Shawn Simpson of Chicago, IL in the title bout. Simpson won a 3-0 decision over fellow Chicago boxer Cristian Williams.
Just to recap: Beltway Boxers will be in two title bouts tonight and seven championship contests tomorrow. Dara Shen of Arlington, VA will be in the Elite Women's 178 pound title bout on Saturday.
Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD takes on Genaro Gamez of San Diego, CA for the Youth Men's 132 Pound title and Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD will battle Timothy Lee of Las Vegas for the Youth Men's 152 Pound crown.
All other championship bouts will take place on Saturday. The only other local action will be in the Elite Men's 114 Pound class where Malik Jackson of DC competes in the semifinals against Eros Correa of San Jose, CA.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
In the Elite Women's 132 Pound Division, Tiara Brown of Hyattsville, MD moved into the finals with a 2-1 decision over Mikaela Mayer of Los Angeles, CA. Brown will now face US Olympian Queen Underwood of Seattle, WA in the championship bout. Underwood won a 3-0 decision over Melissa Parker of Spring, TX.
In the Youth Men's Division, Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD has advanced to the championship at 132 Pounds with a 3-0 decision over Anthony Marsella of Smithfield, RI. Roach will battle Genero Gamez of San Diego, CA in the finals. Gamez won a 3-0 decision over Thomas Velasquez of Philadelphia, PA. Gamez knocked Gary Antuanne Russell out of the competition earlier in the week.
Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD advanced to the finals of the Youth Men's 152 Pound division with a 3-0 decision over Adrian Gutierrez of Chula Vista, CA. Martin will battle Timothy Lee of Las Vegas, NV in the title bout. Lee won a 3-0 decision over Fabian Alvarado of Irving, TX.
In the Senior Men's division, Gary Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD moved into the finals of the 123 Pound Class with a first-round TKO over Nchatxu Vang of St. Paul, MN. The bout was stopped at 1:27.
At 141 Pounds, Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD won by a 2-1 decision over Damon Allen of Philadelphia, PA. Harris will now face Robert O'Quinn of Lansing, MI in the finals. O'Quinn won a 3-0 decision over Kent Cruz of St. Louis, MO.
Also, Marquis Moore, a Fort Washington, MD resident who is stationed at Fort Carson Army base in Colorado, advanced to the finals at 165 Pounds by winning a 3-0 decision over Tony Lamarr of Fort Worth, TX. Moore will take on Christopher Galeano of Bronx, NY who won via third-round TKO over Ian Green of Paterson, NJ.
BATB has also learned that Franchon Crews of Baltimore has moved into the finals of the Elite Women 165 Pounds bracket when her opponent withdrew from the competition.
In quarterfinal action, Malik Jackson of DC made it a clean sweep for the locals today when he won a 3-0 decision over Zoo Vang of St. Paul, MN.
Many of the brackets for the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA have moved into the semifinal round and a number of Beltway Boxers are still competing.
Lamont Roach, Jr. will lead off today's early session in one of the three rings that will be used today. The Upper Marlboro, MD resident will battle Anthony Marsella of Smithfield, RI in a 132 Pound Youth Male semifinal contest.
Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD will be in the semis of the 152 Pound Youth Male class and will take on Adrian Gutierrez of Chula Vista, CA.
In the Elite Women's 132 Pound semis, Tiara Brown of Hyattsville, MD will square off against Mikaela Meyer of Los Angeles, CA.
Capitol Heights, MD's Gary Antonio Russell moves into the semifinals of the Senior Male 123 Pound Division. Russell will take on Nchatxu Vang of St. Paul, MN.
Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD competes in the 141 Pound Senior Male semis and takes on Damon Allen of Philadelphia, PA.
Marquis Moore, a Fort Washington, MD native now fighting out of the US Army in Fort Carson, CO, is in the 165 Pound Senior Male semifinals and will face Tony Lamarr of Fort Worth, TX.
The Elite Male division is in the quarterfinals. Washington, DC's Malik Jackson will take on Zoo Vang of St. Paul, MN in the 114 Pound division.
Only one local will compete in the evening session. Franchon Crews of Baltimore, MD battles in the 165 Pound Elite Women's bracket taking on Jasmine Acevedo of Belleville, TX.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Finishing up today's session for local boxers in Spokane:
Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD advanced in the Youth Male 152 Pound Division with a 3-0 decision over Gabriel Hernandez of El Cajon, CA.
Jason Bell of District Heights, MD lost a 3-0 decision to Alex Rincon of Carrollton, TX in the Youth Male 165 Pound Division.
Early results from Spokane, WA and the USA Boxing National Championships. Upper Marlboro, MD's Lamont Roach, Jr. advanced to the next round of the Youth Men's 132 Pound Division by winning a 3-0 decision over Eder Carrillo of Woodland, CA.
However, the all-Beltway final we hoped for in that weight class will not happen. Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD lost a 3-0 decision to Genaro Gamez of San Diego, CA.
In the 132 Pound Elite Women's division, Tiara Brown of Hyattsville, MD moved into the next round by winning a 3-0 decision over Kristin Carlson of Chicago, IL. This is a loaded division with US Olympian Queen Underwood, and noted boxer Mikaela Meyer still in the competition.
Here's how the third day of competition for Beltway Boxers will go at the USA Boxing National Championships in Spokane, WA.
Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD battles for the third time in three days in the Youth Male 132 Pound Division as he takes on Genaro Gamez of San Diego, CA. Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD is also back in action as he faces Eder Carrillo of Woodland, CA.
In the Youth Male 152 Pound Class, Kareem Martin of Clinton, MD makes his first appearance by taking on Gabriel Hernandez of El Cajon, CA. Also, Jason Bell of District Heights, MD will compete against Alex Rincon of Carrollton, TX in the 165 Pound Division.
The Beltway's first female goes into action today as Tiara Brown of Hyattsville, MD steps into the ring in the Elite Women 132 Pound Class against Kristin Carlson of Chicago, IL. Brown is the top-ranked female in the world in her weight class.
All of these bouts are in the morning session which begins at 11 AM PT (2 PM ET). No locals are slated to compete in today's evening session.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Two of the local winners came in the Youth Male 132 Pound Division where Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD won a 3-0 (30-27) decision over Kelvin Davis of Norfolk, VA and Gary Antuanne Russell of Capital Heights, MD captured a 3-0 decision over Christian Bermudez of Brooklyn, NY. The two locals are in separate parts of the bracket and could meet each other in the finals.
In the Senior Men's Division, Gary Antonio Russell advanced in the 123 Pound bracket with a shutout win over Joshua McShane of Waianae, HI while Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD moves into the next round of the 141 Pound division with a 3-0 win over Brian Clements of Topeka, KS.
Also, Marquis Moore, a boxer from Fort Washington, MD, who is in the US Army and fights out of Fort Carson, CO won his bout in the Senior Men's 165 Pound class by a 3-0 score over Daneil Logan of Oklahoma City, OK.
Capitol Heights, MD's Gary Antuanne Russell returns to action in the Youth Male 132 Pound Division as he will take on Christian Bermudez of Brooklyn, NY during the early session. Also competing in that division will be Lamont Roach, Jr. of Upper Marlboro, MD who will battle Kelvin Davis of Norfolk, VA.
In the evening session, Russell's brother, Gary Antonio, will battle in the Senior Male 123 Pound Class as he will face Joshua McShane of Walanae, HI. At 141 Pounds, Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD will compete against Brian Clements of Topeka, KS.
If you noticed the headline, terms like "TKO" are now used instead of "RSC." Amateur scoring has now changed, going to the pro-style 10-point must system.
On the first day, Beltway Boxers went 2-1 under the new system. In the Junior Men's Division, Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD scored a third-round TKO over Brannon Terry of Little Rock, AK in the 132 Pound Class. The bout was stopped at 2:47 of the round.
In the Elite Men's Division, where the boxers are not wearing headgear, Malik Jackson of Washington, DC advanced in the 114 Pound Division with a 3-0 (30-27) decision over David Carlton of Cincinnati, OH.
In the Senior Men's 132 Pound Division, Gary Riley of Temple Hills, MD lost a 2-1 (29-28) decision to Dustin Southichack of San Antonio, TX.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Two of the boxers will compete in the morning session, which is slated to begin at 11 AM PT. Gary Riley of Temple Hills, MD will battle Dustin Southichack of San Antonio, TX in the Senior Male 132 Pound division.
Malik Jackson of Washington, DC may be the first Beltway amateur to compete in an Olympic-style event without headgear since 1980 when he steps into the ring against David Carlton of Cincinnati, OH in an 114 Pound Elite Male contest. Competitors in the Elite Male division will be boxing without headgear, which will also take place in the 2016 Olympics.
In the evening session, which will take place at 5 PM PT, Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD will compete in the Youth Male 132 Pound division against Brannon Terry of Little Rock, AK.
BATB will do our best to monitor the events in Spokane all week long.