Saturday, August 29, 2015

Results From Convention Center!

Here are the results from the King's Promotions card at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:

In the main event, lightweight Jonathan Maicelo of North Bergen, NJ won a 10-round unanimous decision over Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett of Cincinnati, OH.  Maicelo simply outworked Bennett throughout the contest getting off first in every meaningful exchange.  Maicelo, who fought for an interim world title in his previous bout, won this bout by scores of 99-91 and 97-93 (twice) to raise his record to 22-2, 12 KO's.  Bennett's record fell to 19-2, eight KO's.

The co-feature saw Landover, MD super middleweight "The Real Deal" Phil Jackson Benson successfully bounce back from a knockout loss in April with a third-round knockout over Jinner Guerrero of Sucumbios, Ecuador.  Benson was dominant in this performance knocking down Guerrero twice in the first two rounds.  In the third round, Benson battered Guerrero until Guerrero's camp stopped the bout at 1:08 of the round.  Benson is now 16-2, 15 KO's while Guerrero drops 8-6, four KO's.

Cincinnati lightweight and 2012 US Olympian Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring scored a third-round TKO over Ariel Vasquez of Managua, Nicaragua.  Herring used solid speed and accuracy to drop Vasquez with a body shot in the first round and knocked Herring to the canvas again in the second round.  The TKO came early in the third after Vasquez lost two points in the round for holding. Herring put on the pressure, forcing the Vasquez corner to call for a stoppage at 50 seconds of the third.  Herring remains undefeated at 13-0, eight KO's while Vasquez is 12-9-2, eight KO's.

Laurel, MD middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson overwhelmed Antonio "Shake and Bake" Baker of Fayetteville, NC, scoring a second-round TKO at 2:59. Nicholson landed a vicious right hand that dropped Baker in the second round.  Baker tried to get up but the bout was stopped/  Nicholson raises his record to 14-1, 14 KO's while Baker drops to 8-13, four KO's.

Lightweight Robert "Playboy" Easter of Toledo, OH scored a sixth-round TKO over Osumanu "Golden Boy" Akaba of Accra, Ghana.  Easter was very patient throughout the contest, setting up the jab and breaking Akaba down.  In the sixth, Easter began to swarm Akaba, eventually forcing Akaba to take a knee.  At that point, the Akaba corner signaled a halt to the bout at 2:36.  Easter remains undefeated at 15-0, 11 KO's while Akaba falls to 32-9-1, 25 KO's.

Undefeated DC welterweight David "Day-Day" Grayton stopped Jose Valderrama of Arecibo, PR in the sixth round.   Grayton dropped Valderrama in the first round and twice more in the sixth to earn the victory at 1:42 of the round.  Grayton is now 12-0, nine KO's while Valderrama drops to 4-11, three KO's.

Welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin fought for the first time as a pro in his hometown of Washington, DC and was successful, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, NJ.  Martin was dominant throughout the bout, using good speed and accuracy to keep the durable Prescott off balance. Martin would win by scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55 to raise his record to 6-0-1, three KO's while Prescott's record drops to 5-7-2, two KO's.

Raynell Williams, a US Olympian in 2008, scored a second-round TKO over Jose Miguel Castro of Carolina, Puerto Rico. After an even first round, Williams, a native of Cleveland, OH, managed to land a solid left hand in the second dropping Castro to the canvas in the middle of the ring.  Castro beat referee Brent Bovell's count.  Williams landed another crushing shot later in the round that dropped Castro a second time.  Despite claims from Castro and his corner that Williams hit Castro in the back of the head, Bovell stopped the bout at 2:13 of the second round.  Williams remains undefeated at 9-0, five KO's while Castro goes under .500 at 5-6, three KO's.

Patrick Harris, a lightweight from Washington, DC, won a relatively easy six-round unanimous decision over Irving Hernandez of Caguas, Puerto Rico.  Harris used a good southpaw jab and good speed to earn a shutout (60-54) on all three cards.  Harris is now 7-0, four KO's while Hernandez drops to 3-13-2, one KO.

Toledo, OH light heavyweight Leo "Young Bam" Hall went the distance for the first time in his young pro career, winning a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Edgar Perez of Carolina, Puerto Rico.  Hall, who had never been past three rounds as a pro, was in complete control of the bout but could not put the normally-durable Perez down.  Hall would win an easy shutout decision on all three cards to raise his record to 7-0, six KO's while Perez would lose for the sixth straight time to drop his record to 6-16, three KO's.

In the curtain-raising contest, rookie welterweight Shynggyskhan Tazhibay of Rockville, MD by way of Karaganda, Kazakhstan scored a second-round TKO over the debuting Coleman "Cowboy" Phelps of Danville, VA.  Tazhibay dropped Phelps midway through the first round and stopped Phelps at 1:36 of the second.  Tazhibay is 2-0, two KO's.

BATB interviewed Demond Nicholson after his victory.  

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