Pro boxing comes back to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Friday, August 28 with a card that will feature a number of Beltway Boxing prospects as well as some very talented out-of-town competitors. The promoters are new to the area -- King's Promotions headed by Marshall Kauffman.
Some of the bouts are already made for this card. In bouts featuring local talent, Landover, MD super middleweight "The Real Deal" Phil Jackson Benson returns in a 10-round contest against Jinner Guerrero of Sucumbios, Ecuador. This will be the first bout for Benson (15-2, 14 KO's) since his sixth-round TKO loss to Darnell Boone on April 18 in Valley Forge, PA. Guerrero (8-5, six KO's) has lost four of his last five-contests including a fourth-round TKO loss to Steve Lovett on July 18 in El Paso, TX.
Laurel, MD middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson will be in an eight-round bout against Eduardo "Pin Pon" Tercero of Mexico City, Mexico. Nicholson (13-1, 13 KO's) scored a fifth-round TKO over German Perez on May 29 in Philadelphia, PA. Tercero (9-6-1, seven KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision loss to Andrew Hernandez on June 13 in Glendale, AZ.
Welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin of DC competes for the first time in his hometown when he takes on Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, NJ in a six-round bout. The undefeated Martin (5-0-1, three KO's) won his first six-round bout by unanimous decision over Donald Sanchez on May 22 in Atlantic City, NJ. Prescott (5-6-2, two KO's) makes his second straight trip to the Beltway region. Prescott lost a tough six-round split decision to Yurii Polischuk on July 24 in Baltimore, MD.
Undefeated Richmond, VA middleweight Immanuwel Aleem will take on veteran Milton Nunez of Barranquilla, Colombia in an eight-round encounter. Aleem (13-0, nine KO's) has knocked out his last six opponents including a first-round TKO of David Toribio on May 23 in Boston, MA. Nunez (28-14-1, 25 KO's) will be looking to break a three-bout losing streak. Nunez has many notable names on his resume including Sergio Mora, Daniel Jacobs, Matt Korobov and Gennady Golovkin.
Undefeated DC welterweight David "Day-Day" Grayton will be in an eight-round contest against Jose Valderrama of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Grayton (11-0, eight KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision over Grayson Blake on April 18 in Valley Forge, PA. Valderrama (4-10, three KO's) has only one win in his last 10 bouts but that one win came in DC in April of 2014. Valderrama won a four-round unanimous decision over then-undefeated Chris Alexander at the DC Armory on the Bernard Hopkins-Beibut Shumenov undercard.
Undefeated Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick Harris (6-0, four KO's) is looking for an opponent for this card.
The main event on the card will be a 10-round lightweight bout between Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett of Cincinnati, OH and Jonathan "La Cobra" Maicelo of North Bergen, NJ.
Bennett (19-1, eight KO's) stopped Rondale Hubbert in the third round on May 29 in Philadelphia, PA. Maicelo, a native of Callao, Peru (21-2, 12 KO's) will try to bounce back from a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Darleys Perez for the interim WBA lightweight title on January 9 in Santa Ynez, CA.
Undefeated 2008 United States Olympian Raynell Williams of Cleveland, OH will be in a six-round encounter against Jose Miguel Castro of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Williams (8-0, four KO's) won a six-round unanimous decision over Farkhad Sharipov on June 26 in Shelton, WA. Williams makes his second trip to DC as he scored a first-round TKO over Billy Stimmell in January of 2014 at the DC Armory on the Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean undercard. Castro (5-5, three KO's) broke a four-bout losing streak with a fourth-round TKO of Antonio Rodriguez on July 10 in the Dominican Republic.
Undefeated Ohio boxers Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (a US Olympian in 2012) , Robert Easter (14-0, 11 KO's) and Jamontay "Quiet Assassin" Clark (6-0, three KO's) are also slated to be on this card. All three are making return trips to DC having won bouts on the Peterson-Jean card in January 2014 at the DC Armory. Leo Hall, an undefeated light heavyweight from Detroit, MI (6-0, six KO's) will make his first trip to the Nation's Capital.
This will be the second half of a very busy August week -- this will be the second card in DC in a six-day period. The Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card will take place at North Hall at Eastern Market on Saturday, August 22.