Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Reed Headlines Against Undefeated Boxer; Armenta Battles Shah March 7 at Rosecroft!

Keystone Boxing returns to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD on Friday, March 7 with what looks like another solid card.

Undefeated Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed will take on fellow undefeated boxer "Rebellious" Bilal Mahasin of Oakland, CA in a six-round contest.  Reed (7-0, five KO's) started his second year as a pro with a fifth-round stoppage of Jorge Marquez on the last Rosecroft card on January 17.

Mahasin (4-0) has an interesting backstory.  Mahasin fought under the name "Manuel Rose" in May of 2002 when he was on the run from an arrest warrant for armed robbery in Indiana.  Mahasin fought as Rose on an ESPN2 card in Sacramento, CA, won the bout and was arrested shortly after.  Mahasin was convicted and served 10 years and two months in prison.  Mahasin was released in 2013 and fought his first bout under his legal Muslim name on October 12 in Sacramento and won a six-round unanimous decision over Moris Rodriguez.

In a six-round co-feature middleweight contest, George "El Gallo" Armenta of Silver Spring, MD will battle Zain "Tiger" Shah of Centreville, VA. Both men suffered tough losses at Rosecroft in recent months.  Armenta (14-11, 11 KO's) was stopped by Jarrett Hurd in the second round on December 6 and Shah (5-3, three KO's) lost a six-round unanimous decision to Alantez Fox on September 7.  Shah has fought once since the loss to Fox and was stopped in the first round by Brandon Quarles on November 9 in Springfield, VA.

In another six-round contest, DC lightweight Joshua Davis will take on Joel Flores of Hart, MI.  Davis (5-1, three KO's) bounced back from suffering his first pro loss with a third-round stoppage of Hugh Hinds on the December 6 Rosecroft card.  Flores (4-4, three KO's) has not fought since his stoppage loss to Omar Douglas in August of 2012 in Dover, DE.

In a four-round contest, DC welterweight Charlie Natal will face off with Dontre "Pound For Pound" King of Cambridge, MD.  Natal (2-0-1) won a four-round majority decision over Kevin Womack, Jr. on October 18 at Rosecroft.  King (7-14-2, three KO's) is also coming off a victory, scoring a first-round TKO over Norman Allen on August 3 in Millersville, MD.

Fort Washington, MD super bantamweight Marq "The Monster" Johns (1-0-1, one KO) will take on Gabriel Braxton (0-1).  Johns scored a second-round TKO over Carlos Alcala on the last Rosecroft card on January 17.  Braxton lost his pro debut by third-round TKO on November 22 in Ocala, FL.

Also on the card, Silver Spring, MD middleweight Ayei Lama (0-1) will face the debuting Mike Santiago of Chicago, IL.  Lama lost his pro debut to Demond Nicholson by first-round TKO on November 23 in Baltimore, MD.

Terron Grant and Larry Recio are still looking for bouts on this card.



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reed KO's this sucka in the 1st, rd. Manuel Rose has no pop in his punch whatsoever. Never scored a KO in the streets, jail, or boxing ring. Reed by KO in 1.

Anonymous said...

I think Santiago is 9-9 as a professional mma fighter. 18 fight experience vs Ayei who is 0-1 and has limited ammy experience if any. Does the commission not take into account other combat sports when looking at matchups Gary? Just wondering.

bilal mahasin said...

Never scored a KO in the streets, jail, or boxing ring? LMAO! Okay... put your money on Reed! If you like losing money that is....

Anonymous said...

King and Natal should be a good one!

Anonymous said...

This guy is fighting all the beltway boxers. Will he go after Yes n deed?

Anonymous said...

Please homie Don't start no s***!!!!!!! We'll see if he can handle King.

Anonymous said...

Why is Armenta still fighting. I quess he needs some more child support money. He should beat Shah though. How about him and McCombs...I can say this, he has challenged and got his ass beat by every name undefeated fighter you can imagine.

Anonymous said...

I really forgot about him. He really is a waste. Been with alot of people, and none talk very found of him. After that performance against Hurd, it should have been a wrap. I quess he trying to go out with a win. Still good luck Armenta. D for effort. A for getting ready to get his ass whipped again.

Anonymous said...

Talk about Armenta, why is King still fighting. After life in the ring, he will be a vegatable.

Anonymous said...

I dont know why people keep supporting these bum cards. The area fighters should step up there opponents just a little more. All these matches reminds me of the shit the most hated fighter in the DMV puts together. Should I really say his name?

Anonymous said...

How about Vincent Pettway and Victor Davis doing a 3 rd Exibition for charity.

Anonymous said...

Why isnt Jessie the Meth head Nicklo not fighting on this card? Does anyone know when he will be back on the scene fighting on Rosecroft cards.

Anonymous said...

Ive had personal experience in dealing with Armenta and you guys are correct. The guy treats people like shit and is a cocky loser who doesn't know when to call it quits before he gets unjured and turns into a vegetable. Just ask the people he trains with at the gym.

Anonymous said...

I think there should be a bout between jeter and armenta for the newly comissioned douche bag title of the DMV area.