Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Kelly (9-1-1, eight KO's) has won three straight by knockout since suffering his only loss in August of 2014. Kelly is coming off a first-round knockout of Jimmy Suarez on September 18 in Atlantic City, NJ. This will be Kelly's first scheduled eight-round contest.
Kownacki, a native of Lomza, Poland (12-0, 10 KO's), last fought on October 10th and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Rodney Hernandez in Lowell, MA. The win was the second time he has gone the distance in his last three bouts.
Kownacki was scheduled to compete in the 2007 Mayor's Cup in DC as an amateur but ended up winning the bout by walkover.
This bout will be on the undercard of the double heavyweight title main event featuring Deontay Wilder defending his WBC title against Artur Szipilka and Charles Martin battling Vyacheslav Glazkov for the vacant IBF crown. These will be the first heavyweight title bouts held in Brooklyn in 115 years.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
(Photo courtesy of BoxingScene.com)
Beltway referee Kenny Chevalier will receive another opportunity to travel and referee a world title bout.
On Tuesday, December 29th, Chevalier will be the third man in the ring when Javier Mendoza of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico defends his IBF Light Flyweight title against former two-division WBA world champion Akira Yaegashi of Yokohama, Japan at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan.
This is Chevalier's first world title bout since he worked the Cornelius Bundrage-Carlos Molina IBF Super Welterweight title bout in October of 2014 in Cancun, Mexico. That same year, Chevalier was the referee for Peter Quillin's WBO Middleweight title defense against Lukas Konecny on April 19, 2014 at the DC Armory.
Among some of the other great title bouts Chevalier has worked include William Joppy's third bout against Julio Cesar Green in September of 1999, the All-Beltway title bout between champion Sharmba Mitchell and challenger Reggie Green in April of 1999 (both at the Verizon Center) and Andrew Council's bid for the middleweight title against Bernard Hopkins in November of 1997 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Ballard Remains Undefeated With Six-Round Unanimous Decision In New York; Corley Stopped In Fourth In Sweden!
Boxing writers called the win a methodical one for Ballard who won a shutout (60-54) on all three judge's cards. Ballard raised his record to 11-0, seven KO's while Pena falls to 11-4-1, eight KO's.
Meanwhile, in Nykoping, Sweden, former WBO Super Lightweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley of Washington, DC lost by fourth-round TKO to undefeated Anthony Yigit of Stockholm, Sweden. According to reports, Corley got off to a good start in the bout, but as the rounds progressed, Corley told reporters his timing was off. Corley did not leave his stool after the third round.
Corley has lost four straight bouts and is now 42-26-1, 25 KO's. Yigit, who represented Sweden in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, is now 16-0-1, seven KO's.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Ballard Weighs 169 1/2 For Six-Round Bout In New York; Corley Weighs 148 For Eight-Rounder in Sweden!
(photo by Golden Boy Promotions)
D'Mitrius Ballard tipped the scales at 169 1/2 for his six-round contest against Fabiano Pena at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. Pena weighed in at 172 pounds.
In Nykoping, Sweden, DeMarcus Corley weighed 140 pounds for his eight-round contest against Anthony Yigit, who tipped the scales at 143.
With his promoter, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. looking on from ringside, Davis put his right jab in the freezer and almost exclusively went for the power shots and counter left hands. Sanchez stayed with Davis early although he never had Davis in any real difficulty.
However, by the eighth round, Davis was able to break Sanchez down. Davis knocked Sanchez to the canvas with a solid left uppercut. In the ninth, Davis landed a vicious left uppercut that sent Sanchez face first to the canvas. Referee Kenny Bayless waived the bout off at 2:05 of the round.
Davis remains undefeated at 14-0, 13 KO's. Sanchez's record falls to 17-5-1, five KO's.
Friday, December 18, 2015
(Photo by Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions)
Gervonta Davis tipped the scales at 133 pounds for his 10-round contest with Luis Sanchez tonight at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Sanchez weighed in at 131 pounds.
The bout is slated to be part of the telecast on Spike TV tonight beginning at 9 PM ET.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Ballard (10-0, seven KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Rojas on October 3 in Carson, CA. Pena, a native of Brazil (14-3-1, 10 KO's) has scored TKO's in his last two bouts including a third-round TKO of Miguel Lao on November 20 in Chiapas, Mexico.
This bout is on the non-televised undercard of the WBA Interim Heavyweight title bout between Bryant Jennings and Luis Ortiz.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Davis (13-0, 12 KO's) is coming off a third-round TKO over former world champion Cristobal Cruz on October 30 in Orlando, FL. Sanchez (17-4-1, five KO's) had a six-bout winning streak broken when he was knocked out in the sixth round by Michael Perez on July 11 in Los Angeles, CA. That bout was for the vacant NABO Lightweight title.
The Spike TV telecast will begin at 9 PM ET.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Russell meets Ennis on Sunday in the rubber match. The bout will take place at three PM ET. Should Russell win, he would duplicate the path that his brother took to make the 2008 Olympic team.
All of the winners at the trials must qualify internationally to earn berths on the US Olympic team.
Middleweight Shariff "C3" Rahman of Las Vegas, NV by way of Baltimore made a successful pro debut scoring a first-round TKO over Alex Ashbury of Kannapolis, NC. Rahman knocked down Ashbury three times to earn his victory. Ashbury is 0-4.
Rahman's father, former undisputed world heavyweight champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman was on hand, not only to support his son but he also participated in four-round exhibition contest against Robert Dunton of Hopkins, SC. Another former world champ, Zab "Super" Judah, worked Shariff Rahman's corner.
In the co-feature, Baltimore cruiserweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves was dominant in a first-round knockout of Anthony "The Bull" Caputo Smith of Kennett Square, PA. At the halfway mark of the opening round, Reeves landed a solid right hand to the awkward Smith and dropped him to the canvas. Smith beat the count but was quickly knocked back to the canvas by another Reeves right hand forcing referee Brent Bovell to call the fight off at 1:40. Reeves is now 11-2-2, five KO's while Smith is 15-7, 10 KO's.
Debuting Baltimore super middleweight Stephon "The Surgeon" Morris used a brutal counter right hand to knock out Cassanova Brooks of Atlanta, GA in the second round. After a relatively even first round, Morris caught Brooks with the counter hand that made Brooks crumple to the canvas. Referee David Braslow counted to 10 and the contest was stopped at 28 seconds. Brooks is 0-2.
Baltimore welterweight Malik "The Iceman" Hawkins went the distance for the first time in his young pro career, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Jose Valderrama of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Hawkins landed quick and solid shots against the game Valderrama who took Hawkins's best shots throughout. Hawkins, who had never been past the first round in a contest, won this bout by scores of 39-37 (twice) and 40-36. Hawkins is now 5-0, four KO's while Jose Valderrama is 4-12, three KO's.
Super middleweight Devin Butcher of Baltimore scored a fourth-round TKO of Darryl Watkins of Temple Hills, MD in a very competitive bout. Butcher had a tough time with Watkins's side-to-side movement in the early part of the contest but managed to cut Watkins off and land solid right hands to drop Watkins twice in the fourth-round before the bout was stopped at 2:49. Butcher remains undefeated at 5-0, three KO's. Watkins is now 0-2.
Joppa, MD middleweight Jerome Featherstone won a four-round unanimous decision over the debuting Jessie Singletary of Washington, DC. Featherstone put on a workmanlike performance in defeating the somewhat nervous Singletary. Featherstone won by shutout (40-36) on all three judge's cards. Featherstone is now 2-0.
In the opening contest, Cody "The Crippler" Crowley of Douro, Ontario, Canada scored a first-round TKO over Kevin "Tiger" Cooper of Aiken, SC. Crowley, who now competes out of Las Vegas, scored three knockdowns to get the stoppage at 2:36. Crowley raises his record to 6-0, four KO's while Cooper falls to 1-5, one KO.
The length of the card forced us to record the podcast in two parts:
Here is part one:
Part two includes the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up Show:
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Russell won his Challenger's Bracket final bout in the 141-Pound division with a 3-0 decision over Rahim Gonzales of Sylmar, CA Friday in Reno, NV. The victory forces a rematch with Winner's Bracket champion Jaron Ennis of Philadelphia, PA tonight. Ennis knocked Russell into the Challenger's Bracket on the opening day of competition.
Russell will have to defeat Ennis tonight to force a third bout between the two on Sunday.
You will be able to see tonight's Olympic Trials bouts on the NBC Sports Live Extra app or by going to ://liveextra.nbcsports.com. The broadcast begins at 10 PM ET.
Travis Reeves 188 vs. Anthony Caputo Smith 199 1/2
Devin Butcher 166 vs. Daryl Watkins 171
Malik Hawkins 149 1/2 vs. Jose Valderrama 152
Sharif Rahman 167 1/2 vs. Alex Asbury 162
Stephon Morris 172 vs. Casanova Brooks 170 1/2
Jerome Featherstone 162 vs. Jessie Singletary 167
Cody Crowley 149 vs. Kevin Cooper 148
Special Four-Round Exhibition:
Hasim Rahman 274 vs. Robert Dunton 244
The live audio broadcast of the card can be heard on the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App For Android beginning at 6:55 PM ET. IOS users can hear the broadcast on the Boxing Along The Beltway pages on Spreaker.com https://www.spreaker.com/show/boxing_along_the_beltway
and on Iheartradio.com http://www.iheart.com/show/Boxing-Along-The-Beltway/
Friday, December 11, 2015
Russell will now face Rahim Gonzalez of Sylmar, CA on Friday. A Russell win would mean a rematch with Jaron Ennis of Philadelphia, PA who defeated Russell in the first round.
At the Women's World Trials in Reno, Amelia Moore of Millersville, MD lost her bout in the 141-Pound division by a first-round TKO to Jajaira Gonzalez of Glendora, CA. Also, Franchon Crews of Baltimore, MD fell by a 2-1 decision to Tika Hemingway of Brackenridge, PA at 178 pounds.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Russell Remains Alive At US Olympic Trials; Irby, Moore Are Eliminated; A. Moore Wins At Women's World Team Trials!
Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD remained alive in the 141-Pound Challengers Bracket with a 2-1 decision win over Abraham Nova of Albany, NY.
For Tyrek Irby and Marquis Moore, the Olympic journey is over. Irby, of Oxon Hill, MD lost his 141-Pound bout to Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez of Worcester, MA by a 3-0 decision. Ortiz-Rodriguez will now face Russell tonight.
Moore, originally from Fort Washington, MD and now competing out of Colorado Springs, CO, lost a 2-1 decision to LeShawn Rodriguez of Medford, NY at 165 pounds.
At the Women's World Team Trials in Reno, Amelia Moore of Millersville, MD won her first bout at 141 pounds, defeating Alycia Baumgardner of Freemont, OH by a 2-1 decision. Moore will face Jajaira Gonzalez of Glendora, CA. The 18-year-old Gonzalez fell one bout short of making the Women's US Olympic team in October.
Baltimore, MD's Franchon Crews will also be in action in Reno as she will take on Tika Hemingway of Brackenridge, PA in a 178-pound contest.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Day two of the trials in Reno, NV saw Tyrek Irby of Oxon Hill, MD lose his second-round contest at 141 Pounds to Jaron Ennis of Philadelphia, PA by a 3-0 score. Marquis Moore of Colorado Springs, CO by way of Fort Washington, MD also lost a 3-0 decision at 165 Pounds to Chordale Booker of Brooklyn, NY.
Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD, who is already in the challenger's bracket, stayed alive in the tournament with a 3-0 decision over Richardson Hitchins of Brooklyn, NY at 141 Pounds.
In tonight's action, Irby will take on Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez of Worcester, MA while Russell battles Abraham Nova of Albany, NY. Moore will face Leshawn Rodriguez of Medford, NJ.
The Women's World Team Trials are also in Reno this week and we have a Beltway representative competing. Amelia Moore of Millersville, MD will take on Alycia Baumgardner of Freemont, OH during today's afternoon session.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
(Photo by Ross Molovinsky)
DC lightweight Jordan "Shortdog" White needed just 20 seconds to win his professional debut tonight at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ.
According to Keystone Boxing's Ross Molovinsky who was in Trenton, White hit Jose Roman of Puerto Rico with a right hook to the body and a left to the temple to drop him. The bout was quickly called off. Roman is now 0-4.
In a televised bout on the card, Immanuwel Aleem of Richmond, VA won an eight-round unanimous decision over Carlos Galvan of Apartado, Colombia. Aleem won by scores of 78-74 and 77-75 (twice). Aleem remains undefeated at 15-0, nine KO's. Galvan falls to 11-4-1, 10 KO's.
In an eight-round contest, Baltimore cruiserweight Travis "Seveer" Reeves will take on Anthony Caputo Smith of Kennett Square, PA. Reeves (10-2-1, four KO's) has won seven straight bouts including a sixth-round knockout of Samar Barakat on July 9 at the Tall Cedar's Hall in Baltimore. Smith (15-6, 10 KO's) was stopped in the first round in his last bout against undefeated Keith Tapia on September 18 in Atlantic City, NJ. Smith has lost four straight against quality opposition including Tapia, Garrett Wilson, Ola Afolabi and BJ Flores.
Undefeated Baltimore super lightweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins will battle Jose Valderrama of Manati, Puerto Rico in a four-round contest. Hawkins (4-0, four KO's) stopped Theophilus Newkirk on June 13 in Charlotte, NC in his last bout. Valderrama (4-11, three KO's) makes his second straight trip to the Beltway region. Valderrama will try to bounce back from a sixth-round TKO loss to David Grayton on August 28 at the Washington Convention Center.
Baltimore middleweight Devin Butcher looks to remain undefeated in a four-round bout against fellow Maryland boxer Darryl Watkins. Butcher (4-0, two KO's) will try to build off of a first-round knockout of Walter McCray on June 20 at Martin's West in Woodlawn, MD. Watkins (0-1) made his pro debut on November 21 and lost a decision to Keith Robertson in Norfolk, VA.
Another Baltimore middleweight -- Jerome Featherstone -- will be in action on this card taking on debuting Gregory Clark of Washington, DC. Featherstone (1-0) won his pro debut on November 14 with a four-round unanimous decision over Bobby Gaither in Springfield, VA. Clark is a former DC Novice Golden Gloves champion.
Baltimore light heavyweight Stephon Morris makes his pro debut against Casanova Brooks of Atlanta, GA in a four-round bout. Morris is a former Washington Golden Gloves competitor. Brooks (0-1) has not fought since making his pro debut against Devin Goins in November of 2013 in Atlanta. Brooks lost a four-round unanimous decision.
Canadian super welterweight Cody Crowley (5-0, three KO's) will be on the card in a four-round bout against Kevin Cooper of South Carolina (1-4, one KO). Crowley, of Douro, Ontario, Canada, scored a first-round TKO over Alan Beeman on September 26 in Norfolk, VA. Cooper won his pro debut in October of 2014 but has since lost four in a row.
As a special attraction on this card, former undisputed world heavyweight champion and Beltway Boxing legend Hasim "The Rock" Rahman will participate in a four-round exhibition bout against Robert Dunton of Wilmington, DE (11-15-1, six KO's). Rahman will also watch his son, Sharif, make his pro debut as he takes on Alex Asbury of Charlotte, NC (0-3).
Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas is also scheduled to be on the card, however, her original opponent, Jasmine Clarkson, is unable to be on the card. Promoters are still trying to find an opponent.
On day one of the US Olympic Men's Trials in Reno, NV, Oxon Hill, MD's Tyrek Irby won his opening contest in the 141-Pound division defeating Richardson Hitchins of Brooklyn, NY by a 2-1 decision.
However, a matchup with fellow Beltway Boxer Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD will have to wait. Russell lost his bout to Jaron Ennis of Philadelphia, PA by a 2-1 score.
Irby will take on Ennis in the winner's bracket of the double-elimination tournament while Russell goes on the same path that his brother, Gary, Jr. did in 2008 by going through the challenger's bracket. Russell will face Hitchins tonight.
At 165 pounds, Marquis Moore of Colorado Springs, CO by way of Fort Washington, MD won his first bout by 3-0 decision over Christopher Ousley of Middletown, WI. Moore will battle Chordale Booker of Brooklyn, NY during tonight's evening session.
Monday, December 07, 2015
All three locals will compete in the evening session which begins about 10 PM ET (7 PM PT). Oxon Hill, MD's Tyrek Irby will battle Richardson Hitchins of Brooklyn, NY in a 141-pound contest. Gary Antuanne Russell of Capitol Heights, MD will be in another 141-pound bout against Jaron Ennis of Philadelphia, PA. These two have met before -- Russell defeated Ennis in the finals of the 2014 National Golden Gloves.
Both young men also come from boxing families. Antuanne Russell is the third member of his family to participate in the Olympic trials and he is trying to become the first Beltway Boxer to make the US Olympic team since his brother, Gary, Jr. who made the US team in 2008 and is currently the WBC Featherweight champion. Ennis's older brothers, Derek and Farah, both fought professionally.
If Irby and Russell win their first-round contests, they would meet each other in the second round.
In the 165-pound division, Marquis Moore, a native of Fort Washington, MD who now boxes out of Colorado Springs, CO, will take on Christopher Ousley of Middletown, WI.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Lockett captured a six-round unanimous decision winning by scores of 59-55 (twice) and 58-56. This was Lockett's 29th bout that he has fought a boxer with a .500 record or better. The list includes former world champion Keith Holmes, Tarvis Simms, Aaron Pryor, Jr. and Jersen Ravelo. The win evens Lockett's record at 14-14-5, five KO's. Lennox has now lost two straight and he is now 13-4, five KO's.
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Suitland, MD super lightweight Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier lost an eight-round unanimous decision to former WBA champion Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn. According to reports, Dozier caught Foreman late in the first round with some hard shots but Foreman settled down on his punches and won the decision. All three judges scored the bout 77-75. Dozier is now 9-10-1, four KO's while Foreman's record rises to 33-2, nine KO's.
Cruiserweight Willie "For Real" Williams of Baltimore, MD was stopped in the first round by Luis "El Leon" Garcia of Cork, Ireland by way of Matanzas, Cuba. Garcia dropped Williams with a left hook early in the round and the bout was stopped at 1:03. Garcia remains undefeated at 13-0, 10 KO's. Williams is now 14-11-2, four KO's.
Williams is the third Beltway Boxer Garcia has defeated in his career. Garcia scored a third-round TKO over Demetrius Davis in June of 2010 in Cork. In his last bout, which took place in December of 2011, Garcia won an eight-round unanimous decision over Alexander Johnson in Cabazon, CA.
Forestville, MD super lightweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over Adam "Bad Boy" Mate of Budapest, Hungary. Fox systematically broke Mate down throughout the contest with a strong right jab and solid left hands to the body and head. The 6'4" Fox used his height very well and Mate never could overcome the height differential as he went into survival mode by the fourth round. Fox is now 8-0, two KO's while Mate falls to 17-7, 10 KO's.
In the co-feature, Thomas "KO" Snow of Capitol Heights, MD scored a second-round TKO over Tibor Nadori of Nagykanizsa, Hungary in a bantamweight contest. After a slow first round, Snow quickly picked up the pace in the second and landed great power shots that ended with a solid left to the body that dropped Nadori to the canvas for the count. The bout was stopped at 1:43. Snow 's record rises to 18-2, 12 KO's. Nadori is 3-3-1, two KO's.
Greenbelt, MD cruiserweight "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed made a successful pro debut stopping John Felty of Columbus, OH at 1:14 of the first round. Crossed dropped Felty with a counter left hand early in the round. Felty beat the count but Crossed pressured Felty into a neutral corner and landed punches that forced referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the bout. Felty's record is now 0-4.
Lightweight Chris "The Rock" Warden of Lusby, MD scored a first-round TKO over the debuting Bernardo "Benny" Rodriguez, Jr. of Lakeland, FL. Warden landed strong combinations to stop Rodriguez at 1:31 of the round. Warden is now 2-0, two KO's.
In a super welterweight battle, Nicholas Hernandez of Reading, PA stopped Santario "Too Handsome" Martin of Lake City, FL in the second round. After a first round where both boxers were swinging for the fences and missing badly, Hernandez landed a crushing left hand to Martin's head that sent Martin stumbling across the ring into his own corner. Martin beat referee Brent Bovell's count but was in no condition to continue. The bout was stopped at 39 seconds. Hernandez is now 3-1, one KO while Martin is 1-2.
Undefeated super welterweight Junior Castillo of the Dominican Republic kept his perfect streak going as he needed just 49 seconds to stop Roland Nagy of Budapest, Hungary. Castillo sent a stunning left hand to Nagy's body that dropped him for the count. Castillo, a 2012 Dominican Republic Olympian, is now 8-0, eight KO's. Nagy falls to 4-2, three KO's.
Here is the entire card and the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up show:
Friday, December 04, 2015
You kind of figured this would happen. After four tries for opponents for Dusty Hernandez Harrison, the bout that was scheduled to take place on December fifth in Kissimmee, FL has been called off.
No official reason for the cancellation.
Mykal Fox 139 lbs vs. Adam Maté 139 lbs
Thomas Snow 118½ lbs vs. Tibor Nadori 116 lbs
Santario Martin 156½ lbs vs. Nicolas Hernandez 158½ lbs
Sam Crossed 190½ lbs vs. John Felty 197 lbs
Junior Castillo 157½ lbs vs. Roland Nagy 152½ lbs
Chris Warden 139½ lbs vs. Bernardo Rodriguez, Jr. 134 lbs
The bouts that were to include Shynggskhan Tazhibay and Charles Natal were scratched because their opponents did not complete medical forms.
We will have live blow-by-blow coverage of the card tonight on the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App For Android beginning at 7:55 PM ET. You can also hear the coverage on the Boxing Along The Beltway pages on Spreaker.com and Iheartradio.com.
The win was Martin's third straight by unanimous decision and raises his record to 7-0-1, three KO's. Watts loses for the first time and he is now 4-1-3.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Let's recap what has happened, shall we?
1. Harrison was originally supposed to face Steve Claggett of Canada. However, Claggett had visa issues.
2. Then there was Samuel Amoako of Ghana. HBO turned the matchup down.
3. Ammeth Diaz was the next replacement. Diaz was scratched because the native of Panama is on suspension for competing in an illegal bout in Mexico.
Now the opponent is Santos "El Toro" Benevides of Chontales, Nicaragua (25-8-2, 19 KO's) Benevides had a two-bout losing streak broken when he was stopped in the second round by Jason Pagara on October 17 in Carson, CA.
HBO turned down the choice of Samuel Amoako for a replacement for Harrison's original opponent, Steve Claggett. Harrison (28-0, 15 KO's) will now take on former world title challenger Ammeth Diaz of Panama City, Panama in the 10-round contest. Diaz (32-12, 23 KO's) challenged for the IBF Lightweight title in January 2012 and lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Miguel Vasquez. Diaz will look to bounce back from a third-round TKO loss to Walter Castillo on July 11 in Tampa, FL.
In other Harrison news, the 21-year old DC native has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with FILA. Harrison will wear FILA-branded apparel and footwar exclusively.
White, who signed a promotional contract with Al Haymon in October, will take on Jose Roman of Puerto Rico (0-3) in a four-round contest.
Immanuwel Aleem of Richmond, VA is also scheduled to be on this card in an eight-round bout on this card. Aleem (14-0, nine KO's) will take on Carlos Galvan of Apartado, Colombia (11-3-1, 10 KO's).