Beltway Boxers Cory "Black Ice" Cummings and the "Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal lost featured bouts on a card at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY on April 18.
Cummings, a light heavyweight from Baltimore, MD, was stopped in the second round by "The Irish Bomber" Joe Smith, Jr. of Mastic, NY in the main event for the IBA Continental Americas Light Heavyweight title. According to reports, both men came out swinging in the first round, throwing hard shots. Smith gained an advantage late in the first when he rocked Cummings with a right hand.
In the second round, Smith landed a left hook that dropped Cummings face first to the canvas. Cummings got up but a later flurry of punches by Smith forced the bout to be stopped at 2:10 of the second. Cummings's record falls to 18-9-1, 13 KO's while Smith is now 18-1, 14 KO's.
In the co-feature, Jargal, of Arlington, VA, lost an eight-round majority decision to Anthony "Showtime" Karperis of Hicksville, NY in a lightweight bout.
Karperis moved well and showed good speed in the first three rounds of the contest. However, Jargal came back and had a solid fourth round. Both men waged an exciting second half of the bout. Jargal got a draw (76-76) on one scorecard but that was overruled by the other two cards (79-73 and 78-74).
Jargal is now 17-7-3, 11 KO's while Karperis's record rises to 10-1, three KO's.