Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nelson Defends WIBA Title; Douglas Captures USBU Belt; Reeves Stops Espinal in Three; Billups Gets Off Canvas To Win in Second; Goss, Dawe Battle To Majority Draw!

I apologize for not being able to get all the results up from the card last night.  I was doing double duty as reporter and ring announcer and ring announcing won out.

So here are the rest of the results from the Ponytail Promotions card at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA (Photos by Mike Greenhill)

The main event saw Ashburn, VA welterweight Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson successfully defend her WIBA Welterweight title with a 10-round split decision over a very game Arlene Blencowe of New South Wales, Australia.

This was Nelson's toughest title defense as Blencowe came out firing and rocked the champion in the first round.  However, Nelson maintained her composure and landed enough blows to hold on to the title.

Judges Alisha Daniels and Gail Jasper scored the bout 96-94 for Nelson while judge Dorothea Perry saw the bout for Blencowe, 97-93.  Nelson defends her title for the fourth time and remains undefeated at 11-0-2, one KO.  Blencowe, who has held two world titles, is now 2-3.

The co-feature saw undefeated Baltimore, MD flyweight Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas make short and easy work of an overmatched Whitney Gunter of Pelham, NC.

Douglas attacked Gunter from the opening bell and Gunter had absolutely no defense.  After two knockdowns, referee Alisha Daniels stepped in and stopped the bout at 1:22 of the first round.

Douglas won a minor regional title (USBU) with the victory and raised her record to 6-0, two KO's.  Gunter is now 0-2.

Both female bouts were officiated by an all-female crew -- Daniels and Michelle Myers alternated as referees and judges (Myers refereed the Nelson-Blencowe bout), Perry and Jasper were the other two judges and the Event Inspector was Tracy Fagan.

Also on the card, Baltimore cruiserweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves scored a third round TKO over veteran Ariel "Iron" Espinal of Brooklyn, NY.

Reeves battered Espinal for the duration of the bout as he landed body shots at will.  Reeves dropped Espinal 39 seconds into the third round and referee Vic DeWysocki stopped the contest.

Reeves, the USBU cruiserweight champion, wins his fourth straight contest and raises his record to 7-2-1, three KO's while Espinal drops his 12th straight and falls to 8-25-3, four KO's.

Ashburn, VA junior welterweight Seth "Killer B" Billups recovered from a first-round knockdown to stop the debuting Ty Felton of Danville, VA in the second round.

Felton dropped Billups with a right-left combination early in the first round.  Later in the round, Billups scored a knockdown on Felton, however, ringside observers thought the punch landed on the back of Felton's head and forced Felton's gloves to touch the canvas.

Billups made no doubt about a knockdown in the second round as he landed a picture-perfect right hand right down the middle of Felton's guard that dropped Felton to his hands and knees.  Felton didn't beat referee DeWysocki's 10-count and the bout ended at 1:14.

Billups remained undefeated at 4-0, three KO's.

In the only other bout to go the distance, Hagerstown, MD lightweight Henry "The Boss" Goss and Anthony Dave of Columbus, OH battled to a four-round majority draw.  Both men had a tough time landing shots consistently which made the bout a tough one to watch.

Judge Daniels thought Dave won by shutout, 40-36 but judges Perry and Jasper saw the draw at 38-38.   Goss, who fought for the first time since 2009, has an even record at 3-3-3, two KO's while Dave is now 0-4-1.

In the amateur portion of the card, Eric Hernandez of LA Boxing defeated Jessie Singletary of Keystone Boxing in an open 152 pound contest.  Matthew Abregu of LA Boxing won over Mack Allison IV of Upton Boxing in an exciting open 152 pound title. Also, Steven Zaiden (unattached) won a decision over Christopher Gooch of LA Boxing in an open 132 pound bout.

Here's the BATB Post-Fight Wrap Up as Juan Marshall and I give our thoughts on the card.

1 comment:

Juan Marshall said...

There were some hard fought bouts that night on Sept. 27th. All the fighters did want they were expected to do that night to get the victory. Congratulations to you all!