Sunday, March 09, 2014

March 17-22 Becomes A Major Week For Beltway Boxing!

The week of March 17-22 will be a big week for Beltway Boxers.  While there will be no cards in the area, a number of boxers will be traveling for some quality bouts.

On Monday, March 17, two young locals will be in action on a card at the House of Blues in Boston, MA.  Undefeated Baltimore featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis is slated to be in a six-round contest. Davis (6-0, six KO's) battles for the first time in 2014, winning his last contest via second-round TKO over James Franks on December 14 in Washington, DC.

The card will also mark the highly-anticipated pro debut of DC junior middleweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin.  Martin was a highly-decorated amateur boxer who had an outstanding 2013 winning both the USA Nationals and the National PAL Tournament as well as winning a gold medal in his weight class at the Klitschko Brothers Tournament in Ukraine.

Davis and Martin also share another distinction -- they are two of the most recent signees of uber-boxing manager Al Haymon.  Haymon has raided the Beltway Boxing region in recent months as he has signed a number of the top prospects including number one WBO featherweight contender "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr., NABO Light Heavyweight champion Thomas "Top Dog" Williams and undefeated super middleweight prospect Dominic Wade.

This card, which is slated to be shown on Fox Sports 1, was originally scheduled to have three Beltway Boxers appearing on it.  The main event was to have Front Royal, VA junior welterweight Andrew "The Doo Man" Farmer facing Danny O'Connor of nearby Framingham, MA.  However, O'Connor injured his shoulder and a replacement could not be found.

BATB has learned that DC lightweight Anthony Peterson will make his return on Friday, March 21 on an ESPN2 telecast originating from the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA.  The bout will be a 10-round co-feature against an opponent to be determined.

Peterson (32-1, 21 KO's) has not fought since his second-round TKO victory over Dominic Salcido on May 18 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Then on Saturday, March 22 in Istanbul, Turkey, DC heavyweight Tony "The Tiger" Thompson looks to put himself in position for yet another world title shot when he faces Odlander Solis of Miami, FL by way of Cuba in a 12-round contest for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title.

Thompson (38-4, 26 KO's) will try to bounce back from a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Kubrat Pulev for the IBF International title on August 24 in Schwerin, Germany.  Solis (20-1, 13 KO's) won the IBF Inter-Continental crown in his last outing scoring a seventh-round TKO over Yakup Saglam in Niedersachen, Germany.

Both men have received world title shots in the past --Thompson losing twice to Wladimir Klitschko while Solis's only loss came to Vitali Klitschko.


Anonymous said...

Tony Jeter defending his WBC FECARBOX Title and also fighting for vacant Virginia Middleweight Title in 10 round main event on April 26 at the ABC Auditorium in Northern Virginia. Todd Wilson in the co-feature in an 8 round bout for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation All-America Jr Welterweight Title. No opponent yet for Jeter or Wilson yet, although hopefully Andrew Farmer for Wilson and Brandon Quarles for Jeter.

Anonymous said...

Jeter is going to fight Quarles? Don't they fight out of the same gym?

Gary Digital Williams said...

Why would Jeter fight for a Virginia title when he is not from VA?

All Boxrec said is that Jeter and Wilson is on the card. Nothing else.

Anonymous said...

Gary on Jeter is fighting for the vacant middleweight Va state title. Tony Jeter Vs Brandon Quarles?

Brian said...

Ok boxrec is far from an official scheduling platform.

Anonymous said...

Who care none of those guys can fight

Anonymous said...

Saturday 26 April 2014
ABC Auditorium, Annandale, Virginia, USA
commission: Virginia Boxing and Wrestling
promoters: Tony Jeter (Jeter Promotions) / Richard Ashby (RBA Promotions)
matchmaker: Tony Jeter
division boxer W-L-D opponent W-L-D
middleweight Tony Jeter 16(11)-4(3)-1 SC TBA 10
WBC FECARBOX middleweight title
vacant USA Virginia State middleweight title
bout subject to change & commission approval
light welterweight Todd Wilson 15(4)-0-0 SC TBA 8
vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) All America light welterweight title
bout subject to change & commission approval

Copied and Pasted directly from Boxrec. I know Boxrec isn't an official schedule but they only put up what the promoters tell them so yes it doesn't make sense he is fighting for VA Middleweight Title but Tony or Richard must have given Boxrec the info.

Anonymous said...

universal boxing federation
what the fuck is that ?
Stick those bagpipes up your ass.
You got knocked the fuck out in Winchester,Bitch