Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 15 Pro Card Is Intact At ABC Sports Complex!

Here is an update on the Saturday, March 15 card at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.  The main event will be a six-round encounter featuring Virginia State Middleweight champion "The Pride of Alexandria" Brandon Quarles who will take on Travis Davidson of Vinton, VA.

Quarles (11-2, four KO's) battles for the first time since winning the Virginia state title at the ABC complex on November 9 with a first-round TKO over Zain Shah.  Davidson (2-1, two KO's) bounced back from his devastating first round stoppage loss to Jeremy Trussell in November to score a first-round TKO of his own against Jamil Ramseur on March 1 in Lynchburg, VA.

Quarles is one of six Beltway Boxers slated to be on this card.  Undefeated WBC Interim Fecarbox Middleweight champ Antoine "Action" Douglas battles "The Carolina Kid" Jeremy Yelton of Forest City, NC in a six-round contest.  Douglas (12-0, seven KO's) won the interim Fecarbox title with an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Marquis Davis in a nationally-televised contest on January 17 in Memphis, TN.  Yelton (17-15, eight KO's) will be trying to break a 13-bout losing streak.

Also on the card, undefeated Bowie, MD super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom returns to action with a six-round bout against veteran William Gill of Toms River, NJ.  Odom (8-0, eight KO's) is coming off a third-round TKO over Demetrius Walker on the January 17 card in Memphis.  Gill (9-31, seven KO's) has lost his last 10 contests including a third-round TKO defeat to Henry Buchanan in his last outing on December 14 at the Washington Convention Center.

Undefeated Springfield, VA junior welterweight Edgar "The Tiger" Torres will face Aloric Carson of Indianapolis, IN in a four-round contest.  Torres (4-0, three KO's) stopped Greg Thomas in the second round on October 5 at the ABC Complex.  Carson (0-7) will try to go the distance for the first time in his pro career.

The card will also mark the long-awaited pro debut of Ashburn, VA lightweight Seth Billups.  Billups is a former Virginia State Golden Gloves champion who will face Darrell Martin of Baltimore, MD in a four-round contest.  In his last outing, Martin (4-16, one KO) lost a close four-round split decision to Joshua Parker on October 26 at the Washington Convention Center.

Fighting for the first time in the Beltway region as a pro will be Baltimore welterweight Stephon McDonald (1-0, one KO)  McDonald made his pro debut on September 21 in Greensboro, NC and scored a first-round TKO over Tevin Parker.  McDonald will face Anthony Ganway of Wilson, NC (0-1) in a four-rounder.  Ganway made his pro debut in DC at Echo Stage Lounge on June 8 and was stopped in the first round by Jordan Peters.

Returning to the area will be Virginia fan favorite "Money" Mike Sawyer.  Sawyer, originally from Culpepper, VA, fought out of Fairfax, VA for many years before moving to his current home in Winter Park, FL.  This will be the first bout for Sawyer (4-3, two KO's) at the ABC Sports Complex in seven years..  Sawyer will be in a four-round light heavyweight contest against Montrail Speight of Wilson, NC (0-1).

Five other bouts are slated to be on this card.  Undefeated welterweight Anthony "Juice" Young will take on veteran Reggie "Two-Gun" Nash of Grand Rapids, MI in an eight-round encounter.  Young (9-0, four KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over James Harrison on September 13 in Newark, NJ.  This will be Young's first eight-round contest.  Nash (10-36-1, two KO's) has lost nine straight.  This will be Nash's third trip to the Beltway and second to the ABC Complex.  Nash lost a four-round unanimous decision to Todd Wilson on October 5.  In July of 2012, Nash was stopped in the first round by Dusty Hernandez Harrison at the Washington Convention Center.

Super middleweight John Magda of Rutherford, NJ (4-0, three KO's) will take on Chorles Parker of Wilson, NC (1-2, one KO) in a four-round bout.  Magda moved up to the six-round level in his last outing on December 14 in Atlantic City and won a unanimous decision over Jess Noriega.  Parker was stopped in the first round in his most recent bout by Jeremy Trussell on October 17 in Bethlehem, PA.

Newark, NJ light heavyweight Angel Concepcion (5-0) returns to action for the first time in almost two years to take on the debuting Brandon Johnson of Indianapolis, IN in a four-round contest.  Also, middleweight Bobby Gunn, Jr. will make his pro debut.  Gunn, Jr. is the 18-year-old son of the former cruiserweight contender of the same name and has been training in New Jersey with famed trainer Roger Bloodworth.  Gunn, Jr. will face Delvin Gist of Spartansburg, SC (0-3).

Another son of a former boxer is slated to be on this card.  Somers Point, NJ super middleweight Isiah Seldon (7-1, three KO's), son of former WBA Heavyweight champ Bruce Seldon will be facing an opponent to be named later.


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahh..so no competitive fights at all?

Anonymous said...

Money Mike /same ole same ole

Anonymous said...

Not a single bout looks competitive. I thought Thomas Lamanna Sr was promoting this show and his son was going to be on it? I thought jerry odum had a fight in Missouri the 15th?

Gary Digital Williams said...

Odom and Douglas both decided to take their March 15 bouts here. Douglas is still scheduled to be on a card in New Jersey next month.

LaManna's son took a bout coming up in April.

ACW said...

When do doors open; when's the first fight?

Gary Digital Williams said...

I think the doors open at 6 PM. First bout is at 7 PM. I will be at Golden Gloves.

Anonymous said...

I see SUGAR POO is fighting this weekend... anybody know if itll be televised????

Gary Digital Williams said...

I don't think so. Haven't seen any notice on the card being televised.

Gary Digital Williams said...

Thank you for the tip on Buchanan. I had not heard about it.

Gautham said...

Who is the promoter at ABC this weekend?

Gary Digital Williams said...

Gulfstream Promotions. I believe they are out of New Jersey.

Anonymous said...

Why are Odom and Action fighting these type of fighters. They both are very good fighters and have no business fighting ducks like that. To be honest, it is embarrassing, better opponents could have been found without them getting a fight over their head

Anonymous said...

Money

Anonymous said...

They are fighting those guys because they are smart. They make money at a lower risk. We have went through this last week. You might not be the hater they called you. You are just plain stupid. Why would Odom or Action take chances when they do not have to? Let them make as much as money as possible.

Anonymous said...

No not a hater at all but a fan. I wouldn't say take chances but fight bouts that they can learn something. We just have different philosophy. They can fight many bouts that wouldn't be risky without having to fight bums like those. It would just take careful match making. As for me been stupid, I'm far from that. Keep fighting bums like those and watch what can or may happen. You have two young good fighter, therefore, don't damage them. You can do that both ways, over matching and under matching.

Anonymous said...

All star line up

Anonymous said...

This is a disgrace. Worst matched fights i have witnessed. I am ashamed to be here

Anonymous said...

From showtime to notime thats backwards. If you fighting because you desperate for money. It's going to start going down hill fast. Jerry and Action get out of that deal.

Anonymous said...

The fights were exactly what was expected, I was surprised by the great turnout though. Hopefully they come back and put on some more competitive bouts.

Anonymous said...

Now who is the real dummy, look at the rest of the comments. Going backwards. Your fan base will play a big role in this sport

Anonymous said...

Quarles really had a crowd

Anonymous said...

Biggest turnout was for Seth Billups by a long shot

Brian said...

Any results?

Anonymous said...

Everybody that was supposed to win won..within the first round or two.

Gary Digital Williams said...

Seemingly typical of this promotion -- no one put any official results out. They plan to come back in June -- they have to do a better job of promotion.

Brian said...

Looks like all the locals/A side guys won really close fights. Back in June, yippee.

Anonymous said...

worst fights i have ever been to. If they chose random people from the crowd to fight, there would of been more competative fights. I get trying to give fighters tuneups but this is crazy. Will never go to this kind of show again.