Here is a recap from the sellout, standing room only Keystone Boxing card on Friday night at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:
"The Cuban Assassin" Larry Recio of Springdale, MD won a six-round unanimous decision over Grayson Blake of State College, PA in the junior middleweight main event. Recio is now 7-0, five KO's while Blake is now 5-3-1, two KO's.
In the middleweight co-feature, Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson of Laurel, MD scored a first-round TKO over Jess "Thunder" Noriega of Lynchburg, VA. The bout was stopped at 2:02 of the first. Nicholson remains perfect at 8-0, eight KO's. Noriega is now 2-12, two KO's.
Terron "Kid" Grant of White Plains, MD lost a six-round split decision to Jose Del Valle of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a junior lightweight matchup. Grant loses for the first time and is now 9-1, four KO's. Del Valle is now 3-7-3.
Lightweight Patrick Harris of Hyattsville, MD stopped Michael Doyle of Prichard, AL at 49 seconds of the third round. Harris is now 2-0, two KO's while Doyle is 2-10-1, one KO.
DC junior lightweight Joshua "Dynamite" Davis won a six-round split decision over Thomas "The Animal" Herrera of Hollywood, CA. Davis's record improves to 7-1, three KO's. Herrera is now 3-12-1.
Marq "The Monster" Johns of Fort Washington, MD scored a brutal second-round TKO over Luis Hernandez of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a super bantamweight bout. Johns is now 4-0-1, four KO's while Hernandez is 0-5.
Junior welterweight Myke "The Professor" Fox of Forestville, MD stopped Mason Wickett of Little Rock, AR at 1:29 of the third round. Fox is now 3-0, one KO while Wickett is 0-7.
Lightweight Emanuel "Jab" Johnson of Brandywine, MD won a four-round majority decision over Calvin Smith of Prichard, AL. Johnson is 2-0 while Smith is 2-8.
Welterweight Stephon "Flash" McDonald of Laurel, MD won a four-round majority decision over James Gooding of Tampa, FL. McDonald is 3-0, two KO's while Gooding is 1-7-1, one KO.
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up of the card. I am joined by local amateur boxer and incredible student of the game Don Hollingsworth.