Here are the results from a great night of amateur boxing outdoors at Berry Farms in Southeast DC:
The featured bout saw Jalonte Cole of ABC Boxing win over Tommy Avelar of Sugar Ray Leonard in an open 132 Pound bout. Solid performances by both men.
However, the co-feature stole the show and brought the large crowd on hand to its feet. Former Junior Olympic National champion Troy Isley of ABC defeated Avelar's younger brother, Brian in a very exciting 150 Pound contest. This was a great give-and-take bout that really could have gone either way.
In other bouts on the card:
Nasir Shelton of the Big 6 Boxing Gym in Providence, RI defeated Muhammad Robinson of Upton Gym in Baltimore in a 75 Pound bout.
Lonzo Malcolm (Untouchable Boxing) defeated Cuttino Oliver (Upton) -- 75 Pounds.
Kaliq Harrison (Keystone Boxing) won over Jamir Robinson of Philadelphia, PA -- 80 Pounds
Tyreek Williams (R4W Boxing) over Isiah Mcillaly -- 75 Pounds
Keith Cooke (No Xcuse) over Malcolm Lowrey -- 119 Pounds
Timothy Crawford (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Ralph Alexander (Keystone Boxing) -- 201+ Novice
James Early (Woodland Tigers) over Rashaun Adams (Philadelphia, PA) 132 Open
Nathaniel Copeland (Old School) over Jahid Hines (Upton) 201+ Novice
Jamal Harvey (Oxon Hill) over Quadir Matthews (Upton) 80 Pounds
The Potomac Valley Association of USA Boxing honored Upton Boxing Gym's head trainer Calvin Ford for his civic work during the recent uprising in Baltimore. Ford's gym, which was located three blocks from the CVS that was set on fire, became a haven for the neighborhood as it was kept open during that tough period.
The event also had one of the most unique intermission performances -- three young ladies from Southeast DC showed amazing intelligence as they were able to recall facts from black history, the US Constitution and all 44 US Presidents!
There will be more amateur boxing action in the Beltway in August. On Saturday, August 15, there will be a Keystone card at the Oxon Hill Development Center located at 7711 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can call (240) 353-0564 for more information.
Then on Saturday, August 29, there will be the annual cookout/amateur boxing card held by the organization Cease Fire..Don't Smoke The Brothers and Sisters that will take place at the Upshur Recreation Center located at 14th and Arkansas Avenue in Northwest DC. The cookout will begin at noon and the boxing starts at 3 PM. Universal Madness and boxer Alphonso Hatcher are helping put this free event on. There will be health checkups and also there will be a pledge of a six-month moratorium to stop the killings.
For more information on this event, call (202) 528-7694.