Short, but successful work for three Beltway Boxers Saturday at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA. All three locals scored first-round knockout victories.
DC heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly stopped Curtis Lee Tate of Oakland, TN at 1:05. Kelly is now 8-1-1, seven KO's. Tate falls to 7-6, six KO's. According to Arvin Nundloll of Fightnews.com, Kelly knocked Tate down twice in the round but didn't get credit for either knockdown by the referee. After the third time, the referee stopped the contest.
Capitol Heights, MD bantamweight Antonio Russell knocked out Brandon Ali Garvin of Philadelphia, PA at 1:03. Russell is now 2-0, two KO's while Garvin is 0-2.
Richmond, VA middleweight Immanuwel Aleem got some TV time on NBC. However, he only needed 30 seconds to dispose of veteran David Toribio of Miami, FL. Aleem is 13-0, nine KO's while Toribio is 21-15, 14 KO's.