Mixed bag of results Friday for traveling Beltway Boxers.
Baltimore middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow lost an eight-round unanimous decision to DeCarlo "3Mendo" Perez of New Jersey in front of a nationally televised (ESPN2) audience at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.
Nicklow got off to a good start landing solid right hands in the first round. However, Nicklow did little else the rest of the contest as Perez was able to get his range and beat Nicklow to the punch with regularity. All three judges scored the bout 79-73.
Nicklow has lost three straight bouts and his record falls to 24-6-3, eight KO's. Perez is now 14-3-1, five KO's.
On the same card, Baltimore welterweight Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. scored a first-round TKO over Nathaniel Rivas of Berlin, NJ. The bout was stopped at 1:24. Womack evens his record at 5-5-2, three KO's. Rivas is now 5-2, two KO's.
Over at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Waldorf, MD super lightweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed remained undefeated with a second-round stoppage of Osenohan Vazquez of Newark. Reed got the KO at the two-minute mark as he landed a crushing right uppercut-straight left hand combination that forced the referee to stop the bout as Vazquez was reeling from the punches. Reed is now 14-0, nine KO's while Vazquez falls to 8-4-1, three KO's.
In a walkout bout, Rockville, MD heavyweight Carlos "The DC Diamond Cutter" Black was stopped in the first round by George Arias of The Bronx, NY. The bout was stopped at 2:05. Black, who made his pro debut on April 23 in Baltimore, is now 1-1. Arias is 3-0, two KO's.