Here are the results from the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card that took place Saturday in front of a packed house at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:
The main event saw undefeated Montgomery Village, MD welterweight Gerome "Showstopper" Quigley score a fifth-round knockout over Richard "Tiger" Lee Hall of Rocky Mount, NC to win the Virginia State welterweight title. Quigley was very precise with his jab and that set up his power shots including a vicious counter left hook that dropped Hall for the knockout at 2:30 of the fifth round.
Quigley is now 7-0, six KO's while Hall's record drops to 10-23-3, six KO's.
In the co-feature contest, WBC number 13-ranked middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter of Stevensville, MD stopped Jeremy Marts of Ottumwa, IA at 1:03 of the second round. Jeter dropped Jeremy Marts five times en route to the victory. Jeter gets his 20th pro victory and is now 20-4-1, 14 KO's. Marts's record dropped 12-19, nine KO's.
"The Pride of Alexandria (VA)" Brandon Quarles scored a second-round TKO over Andre Baker of Lumberton, NC. Quarles battered Baker into submission before the bout was stopped at 2:50 of the round. Quarles, the Virginia State Middleweight champion, is now 15-3, seven KO's. Baker falls to 10-42-2, two KO's.
There was loads of heavyweight action on this card. Ferndale, MD's "Slick" Nick Kisner won a six-round unanimous decision over "Rumblin' Man" Marlon Hayes of Newark, NJ. Kisner scored a shutout on all three judge's cards, 60-54 in what was a somewhat awkward bout. Kisner is now 14-1-1, five KO's. Hayes is now 23-17, nine KO's.
Upper Marlboro, MD's Mike "Silverback" Balogun maintained his perfect record with a first-round knockout of Charlemagne Jones of Washington, DC. Balogun overwhelmed Jones with solid left hands before the bout was stopped at 2:00 of the round. Balogun is now 4-0, four KO's while Jones drops to 2-4-1, two KO's.
Debuting heavyweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith of Crofton, MD delighted a huge portion of the crowd with a first-round knockout of Jonathan Williams of Spartansburg, SC. Smith stopped Williams at 1:37 of the round with a solid right hand. Williams is now 0-2.
Newport News, VA heavyweight Jerry "Slug" Forrest stopped Riley Brooks of Baltimore, MD at 2:51 of the second round. After weathering an initial flurry by Brooks in the first round, Forrest settled down and proceeded to hammer Brooks until the bout was stopped. Forrest breaks a two-bout losing streak and raising his record to 8-2, seven KO's while Brooks dropped to 1-5-1.
Hometown welterweight Edgar "Tigre" Torres of Springfield, VA won a four-round majority decision over Norman "The Shadow" Allen of Laurel, MD. Torres started the bout strong with hard shots to the body in the first two rounds. To his credit, Allen came back with hard shots to Torres's head. One judge saw a draw at 38-38 but was overruled by the two other judges who saw the bout 39-37 and 40-36. Torres remains undefeated at 5-0-1, three KO's. Allen falls to 6-13, three KO's.
Debuting super welterweight Zarifbek Nishanbaev of Landover, MD by way of Uzbekistan needed just 27 seconds to knock out equally debuting Mike Blocker of Spartansburg, SC. Blocker came charging out of his corner and tried to engage Nishanbaev. However, the former Washington Golden Gloves champion simply smiled and landed a brutal right hand that sent Blocker crumpling to the canvas. The bout was stopped immediately.
Bridgetown, Barbados junior lightweight Cobia "Soldier" Breedy
scored a first-round knockout over Bobby Wooten of Wilson, NC. Breedy stopped Wooten with solid shots getting the win at 2:30 of the round. Breedy is now 2-0, one KO while Wooten is 0-4.
In the opening bout, super middleweight Ian Green of New Jersey scored a second-round TKO over Jess Noriega of Lynchburg, VA. Green used a very disciplined jab to move inside and eventually break down Noriega. Green eventually stopped Noriega at 2:59 of the second. Green remains perfect at 3-0, three KO's. Noriega falls to 3-14-1, three KO's.
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up Show with Juan Marshall and I recapping the card.