Here are the results from the Hardwork Promotions card Thursday night at the Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville, MD:
In the main event, cruiserweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves of Baltimore, MD won a six-round unanimous decision over Dan "Bada Bing" Biddle of Wilmington, DE. Reeves won every round on the scorecards (60-54) with solid offense and great defensive movement. Reeves is now 9-2-2, three KO's while Biddle falls to 9-3, five KO's.
The co-feature saw Baltimore junior middleweight Jeremy "The Truth" Trussell score a sixth-round TKO over Tyeson "H-Bomb" Harrison of Greensboro, NC. Trussell fought a nice bout offensively, showing great offensive skills. With less that 10 seconds remaining in the final round, Trussell landed a crushing right hand that dropped Harrison to the canvas. Harrison got up on wobbly legs and referee Kenny Chevalier stopped the contest. The time was 2:59. Trussell's record rises to 9-2-1, seven KO's while Harrison is 2-2, one KO.
In a battle of debuting local lightweights, Glenarden, MD's Dravontay Speed-Rawls won a four-round split decision over Beltsville, MD's "Mighty" Joel Young. Both men had their moments in the contest as they showed great movement and offensive skills. Neither boxer, however, had a clear advantage. Judges Chevalier and John Gradowski scored the bout 39-38 and 39-37 for Speed-Rawls while judge Don Risher saw the bout for Young, 39-37.
DC heavyweight Carlos "The Diamond Cutter" Black won his pro debut with a four-round unanimous decision over Lonnie Kornegay of Baltimore. Black scored two knockdowns in the second round and appeared to be on his way to a stoppage victory. However, Kornegay came back strong in the second half of the contest to make the bout closer on the scorecards. Judges Gradowski and Chevalier scored the bout 38-36 while Risher had it 39-35. Kornegay's record is 1-11-3.
Also on the card, debuting junior lightweight Albert "Spider Monkey" Mendoza of Fayetteville, AR scored a third-round TKO over Nicholas Rodriguez of Dayton, OH. Mendoza wore down Rodriguez throughout the contest before dropping him twice in the third. The bout was stopped at 2:27. Rodriguez is 0-2.
In an exhibition contest that had the participants wearing headgear,, Baltimore welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins knocked out William Kelley in the second round. Hawkins, who notched his third knockout victory in three tries on April 18 in Pennsauken, NJ, hit Kelley with a brutal right uppercut that sent Kelley crashing to the canvas. Kelley, eventually was able to leave the ring under his own power.
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up which includes an interview with Travis Reeves: