We have an update on the undercard for the Shawstyle Promotions/Shabazz Promotions card on Friday, March 20 at Martin's West in Woodlawn, MD.
In six-round contests, Laurel, MD middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson will take on Jaudiel "Negro" Zepeda of Indio, CA. Nicholson (11-1, 11 KO's). Nicholson bounced back from suffering his first pro loss in his last contest with a first-round stoppage of Rahman Mustafa Yusubov on January 17 in Washington, DC. Zepeda, a native of Culican, Sinaloa, Mexico (12-12-1, nine KO's), will be trying to break a six-bout losing streak.
Baltimore cruiserweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves will take on Glenn Thomas of East Stroudsburg, PA. Reeves (7-2-1, three KO's) scored a third-round KO over Ariel Espinal on September 27 in Springfield, VA. Thomas (1-3) was stopped in the first round by Alexey Zubov on May 15 in Brighton Beach, NY.
In another six-round contest, DC lightweight Joshua Davis will battle with Helario Medina of Longmont, CO. Davis (8-1, four KO's) is riding a four-bout winning streak including a third-round knockout of John Wampash on November 1 at Constitution Hall in DC. Medina (2-5) has lost two of his last three.
Four-round bouts include super middleweight Devar "Almuhaarb" Ferhadi of Frederick, MD who will face Rashad Jones of Selma, AL. Ferhadi (4-0, three KO's) stopped Jess Noriega on November 15 in Fairfax, VA. Jones (2-5-2. one KO) also fought on November 15 in Houma, LA and lost a four-round majority decision to Justin Verdin.
Baltimore middleweight Devin Butcher (2-0) returns to action to face David Rohn of Villa Park, IL (0-2). Butcher steps into the ring after an absence of more than four years when he defeated Stephen Franklin by four-round unanimous decision in December of 2010 in Pikesville, MD. Rohn was stopped in the first round by Shaborn Ryals on October 24 in Fort Washington, MD.
Also, cruiserweight Kwame Ritter of Columbia, MD takes on Santos Martinez of Adrian, MI in a four-round contest. Ritter (1-0, one KO) made his pro debut on November 13 in Fort Washington, MD and stopped Devon Mosley in the first round. This will be the fifth bout in the Beltway region for Martinez (2-7-1, two KO's) in his last six outings. Martinez was knocked out in the first round in his last two outings against Larry Pryor and Travis Reeves. Martinez has also lost to Mario Flores and Mosley by decision.
As BATB has reported earlier, this card is highlighted by three female title bouts featuring Beltway champions Tori Nelson, Tyrieshia Douglas and Jennifer Salinas.