Monday, November 30, 2015

Harrison Opponent Changes In Florida; Dozier Battles Veteran Foreman In New York!

BATB has received word that the opponent for undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison's bout on Saturday, December 5 at the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, FL has changed.

Harrison (28-0, 15 KO's) reportedly is now taking on Samuel "Bruno" Amoako of Accra, Ghana (21-5, 15 KO's) in the 10-round contest.  Amoako makes his US debut in this bout after competing most of his career in his homeland.  Amoako's last contest was on November 7 when he was stopped in the third round by Miguel Roman in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Harrison's original opponent, Steve Claggett, was scratched from the card due to visa issues.  Harrison's original bout was scheduled to be shown on HBO Latino.  No word yet on whether this bout will be shown.

Also on December 5, Suitland, MD welterweight Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier will be in action against former WBA Super Welterweight champion Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Dozier (9-9-1, four KO's) will look to break a four-bout losing streak including a seventh-round stoppage loss to Javier Molina on October 13 in Shelton, WA in his last contest.

Foreman (32-2, nine KO's) returns to the ring for the first time in more than two years.  Foreman has not fought since scoring a first-round knockout of Jovany Javier Gomez in November of 2013 in Hollywood, FL.  This bout will be on the undercard of the all-Brooklyn WBA Middleweight title bout between champion Daniel Jacobs and former WBO Middleweight champ Peter Quillin.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pro Boxing Returns To Rosecroft Raceway December 4!

Pro boxing returns to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD on Friday, December 4 with a King's Promotions card that will not have one boxer on the card with a losing record.

In the main event, undefeated Forestville, MD super lightweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox will make his King's Promotions debut in a six-round contest against Adam "Bad Boy" Mate of Sopron, Hungary.  Fox (7-0, two KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Juan Carlos Castillo on July 18 in Washington, DC.  Fox signed with King's Promotions in October.  Mate (18-6, 11 KO's) has won three of his last four bouts and makes his second appearance in the United States.  On July 25, Mate lost by fifth-round TKO to William Silva on a nationally-televised (UniMas) card in Hollywood, CA.

Capitol Heights, MD super flyweight Thomas "KO" Snow will be on the card facing Tibor Nadori of Nagykanizsa, Hungary in a six-round encounter.  Snow, who is also a recent King's Promotions signee (17-2, 11 KO's), last fought on March 6 and scored a first-round TKO over Christopher Sanchez in Charleston, SC. Nadori (6-2-1, three KO's) makes his US debut and looks to build of a first-round knockout of his own over Roland Rafael on November 17 in Budapest, Hungary.

Also on the card, rookie Rockville, MD super welterweight Shynggyskhan Tazhibay will be in a four-round bout against James Robinson of York, PA. Tazhibay, a native of Karaganda, Kazakhstan (2-0, two KO's), scored a second-round TKO over Coleman Phelps on the last King's Promotions card on August 28 in DC.  Robinson (3-3-2, one KO) will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak.  Robinson makes his second appearance in the Beltway region.  Last time, Robinson stopped Joshua Robinson in the second round in November of 2014 in Cockeysville, MD.

Lusby, MD super lightweight Chris "The Rock" Warden will take on the debuting Bernardo "Benny" Rodriguez, Jr. of Miami, FL in a four-round contest.  Warden (1-0, one KO) made his pro debut on March 14 and scored a second-round TKO over Marshawn Hughes in Washington, DC.

The card will also mark the pro debut of Greenbelt, MD cruiserweight "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed who will battle the equally-debuting Hampton Miller of Norwalk, CT. Crossed had a relatively short amateur career but made headlines in 2013 when he scored a four-second knockout. Miller fought a number of amateur contests in Alaska in his career.

In other bouts on the card, "Mr. Hollywood" Charles Natal of Cleveland, OH returns to the region for a six-round encounter with Grayson Blake of State College, PA.  The undefeated Natal (6-0-2, two KO's) is coming off a first-round stoppage of Allen Torres on October 17 in Louisville, KY.  This will be Natal's fourth appearance in the Beltway and his third at Rosecroft Raceway.  Blake (6-4, two KO's) last fought on April 18 and lost an eight-round unanimous decision to David Grayton in Valley Forge, PA.  Blake makes his second trip to Rosecroft. Blake lost a six-round unanimous decision to Larry Recio in July of 2014.

Two super welterweight boxers making their United States debuts will square off in a six-round bout.  Undefeated Junior Castillo of the Dominican Republic will take on once-beaten Roland Nagy of Budapest, Hungary.  Castillo (7-0, seven KO's) has not fought since August of 2014 when he scored a first-round TKO over Jesus Pascual in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.  Nagy (6-1, four KO's) is coming off an eight-round decision win over Janos Hatos in Budapest on November 5.

In a four-round super welteweight encounter, Santario "Too Handsome" Martin of Philadelphia, PA will battle Nicholas Hernandez of Reading, PA. Martin, a native of Gainsville, FL (1-1), bounced back from suffering a loss in his pro debut by winning a four-round unanimous decision over Fitzgerald Johnson on September 19 in Chester, PA.  Hernandez (2-1) last fought on September 22 in Bethlehem, PA and won a four-round unanimous decision over Ricky Nuno.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Amateur Boxing In Glen Burnie; Petersons Serve Food For Needy On Wednesday!

The day before Thanksgiving features members of the Beltway Boxing Community in a giving mood.

On Wednesday, November 25, there will be an amateur boxing card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. The main event features Brian Haneschlager of the Baltimore Boxing Club taking on Drew Ryan of West Virginia. Also slated to be on the card are Joe and Sean -- The Veazey Brothers as well as a co-feature between two Baltimore competitors as Donald Wallace battles Tyrell Boyd for the Maryland State Middleweight championship.

Fans are also asked to bring canned food items and contribute to the canned food drive named in memory of Baltimore heavyweight fan favorite "The American Dream" Mike Dietrich.  

For ticket information, call 410-375-9175 or visit

Also on Wednesday, Lamont and Anthony -- The Peterson Brothers along with trainer Barry Hunter and other boxers from the Headbangers gym will be serving food to the homeless and hungry and working the dining room at So Others Might Eat (SOME) located at 71 O Street in Northwest DC from 10:30 AM to 1:15 PM.  SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Martin Heads To California For Six-Round Bout December 3!

DC welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin will travel to Costa Mesa, CA for a six-round contest against fellow undefeated boxer Tevin Watts of Lancaster, CA on Thursday, December 3 at the Hangar.

Martin (6-0-1, three KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Anthony Prescott on August 28 at the Washington Convention Center.  The bout was Martin's first in front of his home fans.

Watts (4-0-3) fought to a six-round draw against Tavorus Teague on August 27 at the Hangar.  This was the second draw against Teague at the Hangar.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bob Foster, Legendary Light Heavyweight World Champion Who Fought Out Of DC, Passes At 77!

He was one of the greatest light heavyweight champions of all time and although he was born in Texas and lived most of his time in Albuquerque, NM, he claimed Washington, DC as his boxing home.

Bob Foster, who was a two-time world champion in the sixties and seventies, passed away today at the age of 77.

Foster was stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC and in 1957, joined the US Air Force Boxing Team and also was a coach.  As an amateur, Foster had more than 100 amateur bouts and only lost three.  Foster was a three-time All-Service Champion and won a silver medalist at the Pan American Games in 1959.

Foster made his pro debut at the old Capital Arena in DC on March 27, 1961 scoring a second-round KO of Duke Williams.  This would be the first of eight appearances Foster would make in his adopted hometown, fighting primarily at the Washington Coliseum.

Foster would win his first nine bouts before losing to Doug Jones, a heavyweight boxer Foster coached in the amateurs, by eighth-round TKO on October 20, 1962 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Seven of Foster's eight losses would be to heavyweights throughout his career.

On May 24, 1968, Foster would receive a shot of the light heavyweight title and make the most of it, knocking out Dick Tiger in the fourth round at Madison Square Garden.  This would be the only time Tiger would be knocked out in his career. Foster would make four defenses of his title.

On November 18, 1970 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI, Foster would challenge Joe Frazier for the heavyweight championship.  Foster would be knocked out in the second round.  One month later, the WBA would strip Foster of their version of the light heavyweight crown because he would not defend against the ranked number one contender.  Foster would remain WBC champion.

Foster would regain the WBA championship on April 7, 1972 with a second-round TKO over Vicente Rondon in Miami, FL.  Foster would remain undisputed light heavyweight champion for two more years, a tenure that included wins over Mike Quarry and a 14th-round TKO over Chris Finnegan on September 26, 1972 in London, England that Ring Magazine called the Fight Of The Year.

After the Finnegan bout, Foster challenged Muhammad Ali for the NABF Heavyweight title on November 21, 1972 in Stateline, NV.  Foster would lose by eighth-round knockout.  Foster would defend the light heavyweight title three more times before announcing his retirement in September of 1974.

Foster would return to boxing in June of 1975 and would go 6-2 in his final eight bouts before officially calling it a career in 1978. His final record was 56-8-1, 46 KO's. After his retirement, Foster worked for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.

Foster would be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.  In 1994, Ring Magazine named Foster the third greatest light heavyweight of all time behind Ezzard Charles and Archie Moore.

Yes, Foster was a Beltway Boxing legend who will live on in boxing memory forever.

Thomas Battles To Six-Round Draw; Mosley Is Knocked Out In One in Philadelphia!

Salisbury, MD super middleweight Tahir Thomas battled to a six-round split decision draw against fellow undefeated boxer Antowyan Aikens of Atlantic City, NJ Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.  According to reporter JR Jowett, both men were knocked down in the bout -- Thomas in the first and Aikens in the sixth.  One judge scored the bout 57-55 for Thomas and one judge had it 57-55 for Aikens.  The third judge saw the draw, 56-56.

Thomas's record is now 4-0-1, three KO's while Aikens is 10-0-1, one KO.

On the same card, Capitol Heights, MD heavyweight Devon Mosley was knocked out in the first round by Hafiz Montgomery of Toms River, NJ.  The time of the knockout was 2:34.  Mosley remains winless at 0-4-1 while Montgomery is 2-0, one KO.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harrison Battles Claggett On HBO Latino Telecast December 5 In Kissimmee, FL!

Undefeated Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison returns to action in a 10-round contest against Steve "The Dragon" Claggett of Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Saturday, December 5 at the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, FL.

The bout will be part of a tripleheader that will be shown on the HBO Latino network.  Harrison's bout will be the co-feature bout on the telecast that will begin at 9:45 ET/PT.

Harrison (28-0, 15 KO's) competes for the fifth time this year and is coming off a first-round knockout of James Wayka on September 26 in Norfolk, VA. Claggett (23-3-1, 16 KO's) has won three straight including a third-round TKO over Stuart McLellan on September 18 in Calgary.

Thomas, Mosley Hit Scales in Philadelphia!

Two locals weighed in for bouts that will take place on Friday, November 20 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Tahir Thomas and Antowyan Aikens both tipped the scales at 167 pounds for their six-round contest.

Also, Devon Mosley weighed in at 207 pounds for his four-round bout against Hafiz Montgomery, who weighed 206 pounds.

Amateur Boxing Show In Oxon Hill November 21!

DC Boxing Hall of Famer Juice Gatling along with Keystone Boxing will host an amateur boxing card on Saturday, November 21 at the Oxon Hill Staff Development Center located at 7711 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD.

For participants, the weigh-in will be at noon and the first bout is scheduled to get underway at 4 PM.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, call 240-353-0564.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Salisbury Super Middleweight Thomas Battles Fellow Undefeated Aikens November 20 in Philadelphia!

Undefeated Salisbury, MD cruiserweight Tahir Thomas returns to action when he takes on fellow undefeated boxer Antowyan Aikens of Atlantic City, NJ in a six-round bout on Friday, November 20 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Thomas (4-0, three KO's) is coming off a second-round TKO over Marcellus Yates on July 24 in Baltimore, MD.  Aikens (10-0, one KO) won a six-round unanimous decision over Edgar Perez on May 22 in Atlantic City.

Another Beltway Boxer is scheduled to be on this card.  Cruiserweight Devon Mosley (0-3-1) of Capitol Heights, MD looks for his first win when he takes on Hafiz Montgomery of Toms River, NJ (1-0) in a four-round bout.  Mosley last fought on September 6 and lost a four-round unanimous decision to Nicholas Busick in Weirton, WVA.  Montgomery, who debuted as a heavyweight, won a four-round unanimous decision over Brian Donahue on June 20 in Valley Forge, PA.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Results From Saturday's Card In Springfield!

Here are the results from the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card Saturday at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Bowie, MD heavyweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith scored an easy first-round knockout of debuting Malcolm Ware of Raleigh, NC.  Ware was wild and reckless with his punches until he felt Smith's power.  Smith knocked Ware down twice before the bout was stopped at 1:29.  Smith is 3-0, three KO's all in the first round.

Welterweight Edgar "The Tiger" Torres stopped Aloric Carson of Indianapolis, IN at 2:37 of the second round. Torres dropped Carson twice during the contest with right hands before the bout was stopped.  Torres is now 7-0-1, four KO's while Carson is 0-9.

In an all-Pennsylvania battle, Rolando "Iron Man" Chinea of Lancaster won a six-round split decision over Christian "Quiet Riot" Steele of Philadelphia.  Two of the judges seemed to favor the activity of Chinea as he threw a large volume of punches.  Steele landed some solid shots throughout the contest but didn't do enough to get the win.  Judges Wayne Smith and Brian Costello saw the bout for Chinea 58-56 and 59-56 respectively while judge Eric Irizarry saw the contest for Steele, 58-56.  Chinea bounces back from suffering his first pro loss in his last bout and his record is now 11-1-1, six KO's.  Steele's record is now 4-18-2.

Silver Spring, MD junior lightweight Alexandru "Spartan" Marin took a six-round unanimous decision over Stephon McIntyre of Jonesboro, GA.  Marin was in control throughout the contest against the game McIntyre who withstood some solid punches.  Marin won by a 60-54 score across the board to remain undefeated at 7-0, four KO's.  McIntyre is now 2-15-2.

Super lightweight Drayvontay Speed-Rawls of Glenarden, MD stopped Shonta Barnes of Wilson, NC at 1:45 of the first round.  Speed-Rawls had no problem with the somewhat hyper Barnes as he hit Barnes with a right hand that dropped him.  When Barnes got up, he decided not to continue. Speed-Rawls is now 4-0, two KO's while Barnes is 0-2.

Two-time Irish Olympian John Joe Nevin of Mullingar, Ireland won a four-round unanimous decision over DeWayne Wisdom of Indianapolis, IN.  Nevin, who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, stayed poised as Wisdom tried to clown his way through the bulk of the bout.  Referee Michelle Myers took two points away from Wisdom for holding and unsportsmanlike conduct.  Wisdom managed to survive the full four rounds but Nevin was in complete control.  Nevin won by scores of 40-33 and 40-34 (twice) to raise his record to 6-0, four KO's.  Wisdom is now 6-25-1, three KO's.

Heavyweight "Brutal" Brendan Barrett of Egg Harbor, NJ scored a second-round knockout over Schuyler Marshall of Columbia, SC. Barrett battered Marshall for two rounds until a left-right combination sent Marshall face first to the canvas.  Marshall beat Mark D'Atillio's count but was not fit to continue and the bout was stopped at 1:34.  Barrett is now 2-0-1, two KO's while Marshall falls to 1-7, one KO.

Lightweight Cobia "Soldier" Breedy, now fighting out of Clinton, MD, scored a first-round knockout over Brian Raglin of Indianapolis, IN.  Breedy, a native of Barbados, managed to trap Raglin near the ropes and drop him with a right hand.  Raglin could not beat the count and the bout was stopped at 1:44.  Breedy is now 4-0, three KO's and Raglin is 0-11.

Baltimore, MD super middleweight Jerome Featherstone won his pro debut with a four-round unanimous decision over the equally debuting Bobby "Showtime" Geithers of Hickory, NC.  Featherstone gained the advantage in the contest relatively easily and forced Geithers into survival mode.  Featherstone won by shutout (40-36) on all three cards.

Welterweight Brian "La Bala" Mendoza of Albuquerque, NM socred a first-round knockout over Eddie Cordova of Clearfield, UT.  Mendoza dropped Cordova twice with crushing right hands before the bout was halted at 1:02.  Mendoza raises his record to 10-0, seven KO's while Cordova is now 4-11-1, one KO.

Tyler Howard of Tennessee won a second-round TKO over Jess "Thunder" Noriega of Lynchburg, VA in a super middleweight contest.  Howard knocked down Noriega twice in the first round and once in the second before the bout ended at two minutes.  Howard is now 10-0, seven KO's while Noriega is 3-15, three KO's.

"The Young General" Ian Green of Patterson, NJ won a middleweight contest by scoring a first -round TKO over Travis Davidson of Richmond, VA.   Green dropped Davidson with a right hand and ended the bout at 2:04.  Green is now 8-0, six KO's while Davidson is 2-8, two KO's.

Here is the call of the entire card:

Hurd Scores Impressive Sixth-Round TKO Over Galarza; Nicklow Falls In Three In Las Vegas!

Undefeated Accokeek, MD super welterweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd had a coming out party Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV as he scored an impressive sixth-round TKO over previously undefeated "Notorious" Frank Galarza.  The bout was the main event of the ShoBox card on Showtime.

After an even two rounds, Hurd began to take over the contest eventually dropping Galarza in the fourth and later landing brutal shots to get the bout stopped at 59 seconds of the sixth round. With this big win, Hurd is now 17-0, 11 KO's while Galarza falls for the first time in his career and he is 17-1-2, 11 KO's.

Also on this card, Baltimore, MD middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow was stopped in the third round by highly-touted prospect Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Brooklyn, NY.  Derevyanchenko took complete control of the bout from the opening bell, eventually stopping Nicklow at 2:18 of the third.

Nicklow falls to 25-8-3, eight KO's while Derevyanchenko remains undefeated at 7-0, five KO's.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fox, Guerrero Capture Victories In Mississippi!

Forestville, MD's Alantez "SlyAza" Fox scored a fourth-round TKO over Todd Manuel of Rayne, LA Friday at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS.

According to Cliff Rold of, Fox was sharp from the opening bell as he landed shots to the body and right hands to the head.  Fox dropped Manuel in the third round and Manuel complained of blurred vision after the fourth.  Manuel could not come out for the fifth round and the bout was stopped.

Fox, scoring his second win this month. remains undefeated at 18-0-1, seven KO's.  Manuel, who took this bout on less than a week notice, is now 10-10-1, one KO.

On the televised (Spike TV) portion of this card, Fernando "The Warrior" Guerrero, a Salisbury, MD resident who fights out of Los Angeles, CA, battered Daniel Souza Santos of Sao Paulo, Brazil for seven rounds before stopping him at 1:45 of the seventh.

Guerrero started slowly but eventually wore down Santos as he landed punches in bunches before the bout was eventually stopped.  Guerrero raises his record to 28-3, 20 KO's while Santos falls to 14-9, 11 KO's.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hurd, Nicklow Hit Scales In Las Vegas!

(Photos by Stephanie Trapp/Showtime)

Jarrett Hurd and Jessie Nicklow weighed in for their televised (Showtime) bouts Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Both Hurd and Frank Galarza weighed 154 1/2 pounds for their 10-round main event bout.

Nicklow weighed 165 1/2 for his eight-round bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko that will open the ShoBox telecast.  Derevyanchenko tipped the scales at 164 1/4.  The telecast begins at 10:45 PM ET.

Williams Scores Second-Round TKO In Biloxi, MS!

Thomas "Top Dog" Williams, Jr. of Laurel, MD has scored a second-round TKO over Humberto Savigne of Miami, FL in the co-feature bout at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS.  The bout was televised by Spike TV.

For the second time in his pro career, Williams had to survive a knockdown in the first round to win the bout.  Williams knocked down Savigne with a crisp right hand in the first minute.  However, Savigne sent Williams down in the second minute of the round with a solid right hand of his own.

In the second round, Williams found Savigne again with a left hand followed by a right uppercut that dropped him.  Savigne was on rubbery legs when he got back up and Williams landed enough solid blows to force referee Keith Hughes to stop the bout at 1:48.

Williams is now 19-1, 13 KO's.  Savigne's record drops to 12-3, nine KO's.

Weights From Springfield!

Here is the scale watch for the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Luther Smith 210 vs. Malcom Ware 292

Edgar Torres 149 vs. Aloric Carson (will weigh in tomorrow)

Drayvontay Speed-Rawls 143 vs. Shonta Barnes 142

Brendan Barrett 251 vs. Schuyler Marshall 326

Rolando Chinea 139 vs. Christian Steele 140

Brian Mendoza 147 vs. Eddie Cordova 148

Tyler Howard 167 vs. Jess Noriega 167

Ian Green 170 vs. Travis Davidson 176

Jerome Featherstone 163 vs. Bobby Gaither 166

John Joe Nevin 134 vs. DeWayne Wisdom 132

Alexandru Marin 126 vs. Stephon McIntyre 132

Cobia Breedy 135 vs. Brian Raglan (will weigh-in tomorrow)

We will have live audio coverage of this card beginning at 8 PM ET on the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App for Android as well as on the Boxing Along The Beltway pages on and

Williams, Fox, Guerrero Hit Scales In Biloxi!

Three Beltway Boxers weighed in for bouts tonight at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS.

Thomas Williams and his opponent, Humberto Savigne, both weighed in at 175 for their 10-round co-feature bout that will open the Spike TV telecast at 9 PM ET.

Alantez Fox and his foe, Todd Manuel, both tipped the scales at 160 for their eight-round contest.

Also, Fernando Guerrero weighed 157 pounds for his eight-round encounter with Daniel Souza Santos, who weighed 156.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Salinas Regains UBF Title With Unanimous Decision!

Jennifer Salinas has won a 10-round unanimous decision over Melissa St. Vil in our main event tonight at Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD.

This was a Beltway Boxing Bout Of The Year candidate as the two ladies slugged it out for the 10-round duration.  St. Vil caught the early advantage by using her solid right hand.  However, Salinas started to take control midway through the contest as her straight left hand landed with consistency.  Both ladies suffered welts under the eyes as they clashed heads repeatedly.

Judges Dave Braslow and Paul Wallace saw the bout 96-94 while Brent Bovell saw Salinas winning by a 99-91 score. 
Salinas is 18-3, four KO's while St. Vil is 6-2-3.

Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up on this card:  

Kenon Scores First-Round Knockout Over Alexander!

Leonardo Kenon let loose with a brutal right hand that dropped Chris Alexander  and stopped the contest at 1:30 of the first round.

Kenon rode a bus 26 hours from Tallahassee, FL on Wednesday to get to the bout here in Maryland.  Kenon gets his first pro win and is now 1-2, one KO.  Alexander drops his second straight bout and is now 4-2, four KO's. 

Up next:  The main event -- "The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas of Manassas, VA defends her UBF Super Featherweight title against Melissa St. Vil of Brooklyn, NY.  10 rounds

Douglas Defends UBF Title With Unanimous Decision!

Tyrieshia Douglas has successfully defended her UBF Bantamweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Nydia Feliciano.

Douglas repeated found a home for her straight left hand, a major part of her offense.  Feliciano tried to stay with Douglas and had some offensive spurts but they were few and far between.

Douglas won by scores of 100-90 and 98-92 (twice).  Douglas is now 10-1, four KO's.  Feliciano is 8-7-4.

Next up:  Chris Alexander of Norfolk, VA in a super lightweight bout against Leonardo Kenon of Tallahassee, FL.  Four rounds.

Davis Wins Unanimous Decision!

Joshua Davis, now fighting out of Catonsville, MD, has won a four-round unanimous decision over Justin Lopez.  Davis was in complete control throughout the contest, landing crisp combinations.

Despite no knockdowns in the bout, judge Kenny Chevalier scored the bout, 40-35.  Judges Brent Bovell and Paul Wallace also saw a shutout at 40-36.

Davis's record rises to 10-1, four KO's.  Lopez is now 5-4, five KO's.

Our co-feature is next as Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas defends her UBF Bantamweight title against Nydia "Dha Phenomenal" Feliciano of Bronx, NY.  Scheduled 10 rounds.

Womack Stopped In Four!

In the opening bout at Martin's Valley Mansion, Kevin Womack, Jr. has been stopped in the fourth round by undefeated Ed Brown.

The two men, who met in the amateurs, were almost mirror images -- long and lanky junior welterweights.  Both men were able to land long jabs.  In the fourth, Brown put his punches together aggressively enough to get referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the bout at two minutes.

Womack is now 7-10-3, five KO's while Brown is 13-0, 11 KO's.

Next up: DC super featherweight Joshua "Dynamite" Davis will battle Justin Lopez of Grandville, MI in a four-round contest.

Good Evening From Cockeysville!

Hi, everyone from Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD for "An Evening Ringside" at the Jonathan Ogden benefit boxing card.

The first bout is in the ring as Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. of Baltimore battles Ed "Bad Boy" Brown of Chicago, IL. Scheduled for six rounds.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Weights From Cockeysville!

Here is the scale watch for the Jonathan Ogden Benefit Boxing card "An Evening Ringside" at Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD:

Jennifer Salinas 127 1/2 vs. Melissa St. Vil 129 1/2

Tyrieshia Douglas 114 1/2 vs. Nydia Feliciano 117 1/2

Ed Brown 145 1/2 vs. Kevin Womack, Jr. 142 1/2

Joshua Davis 130 1/2 vs. Justin Lopez 127

Chris Alexander 139 vs. Leonardo Kenon 137 1/2

Alexander of Norfolk, VA (4-1, three KO's) competes for the first time since suffering his first loss in April of 2014 by four-round unanimous decision to Jose Valderrama in Washington, DC.  Kenon hails from Florida (0-2) and lost to Sidney Maccow on February 20 in Happauge, NY.  The bout is scheduled for four rounds.

Beltway Boxers Added To Weekend Out-Of-Town Cards!

A number of local boxers have been added to the undercards that feature other prominent Beltway Boxers this weekend.

On the Friday, November 13 card at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS that features Thomas Williams battling Umberto Savigne on Spike TV, undefeated Forestville, MD super welterweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will take on Todd Manuel of Rayne, LA in an eight-round contest.  Fox (17-0-1, six KO's) is coming off a fifth-round disqualification win over Eric Mitchell on October 17 in Fairfax, VA.  Manuel (10-9-1, one KO) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak.

Also on the card, Fernando Guerrero will be in a 10-round contest against Daniel Souza Santos of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Guerrero (27-3, 19 KO's) will try to build off of his 10-round split decision victory over Abraham Han on April 18 in Carson, CA. Santos (14-8, 11 KO's) broke a three-bout losing streak with a second-round TKO over Ricardo Teixeira Junior on October 3 in Sao Paulo.  This is the first trip to the US for Santos.

On the Saturday, November 14 card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, another Beltway Boxer will be shown on television along with Jarrett Hurd's bout against Frank Galarza.  Baltimore veteran middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow will battle Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Brooklyn, NY in an eight-round contest.  Nicklow (25-7-3, eight KO's) Nicklow snapped a four-bout losing streak with an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Raymond Terry on October 10 in Greensboro, NC.  This will be Nicklow's second appearance on national television this year.

 Derevyanchenko, a native of Russia (6-0, four KO's) last fought on August 7 and won an eight-round unanimous decision over former world title contender Elvin Ayala in Atlantic City, NJ.

Odom, Williams Square Off In All-Maryland Crossroads Contest December 11 In New Jersey!

Two Maryland boxers will square off in an eight-round youth versus experience contest on Friday, December 11 at the Parsippany PAL in Parsippany, NJ.

Bowie, MD's "The King's Son" Jerry Odom (top) will battle Baltimore, MD's Willie "For Real" Williams in this light heavyweight contest.  Both men are coming off tough losses.

For Odom (13-2, 12 KO's), this will be his first contest since losing by third-round TKO to Samuel Clarkson on July 17 in Bethlehem, PA. Williams (14-10-2, four KO's) has lost four of his last five bouts, including losses to Roy Jones, Jr. and Shaun Miller.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Amateur Boxing A Plenty This Weekend!

This will be an exciting weekend for Beltway pro boxing.  However, the amateurs will make their mark this weekend as well with two quality cards.

On Friday, November 13, the PVA All-Stars will be hosting a card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.   There are boxers scheduled to compete from all over the east coast.  The starting time for the event is 7:00 and tickets are $20.  For more information, call 202-528-7694.

Then on Saturday, November 14,  it's the first annual John F. Sneed boxing show which will take place at the Mary Virginia  Merrick Center located at 4275 4th Street in Southeast DC.  The card is held in memory of John Sneed, the legendary Beltway boxing coach and trainer who is the grandfather of pro football hall of famer Jonathan Ogden.  There will be live boxing as well as testimonials from noted athletes who were touched by this man.  Tickets are $ 20 for ringside, $15 for floor seats and $10 general admission.  Call 301-919-3412 for details.
Your support of both cards will help raise money to support the Potomac Valley Association of USA Boxing in 2016.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Beltway Ladies Defend Titles At Ogden Benefit Card November 12 in Cockeysville!

It will be ladies night when two of our Beltway Queens defend titles at the 10th annual Jonathan Ogden Foundation "An Evening Ringside" benefit boxing card on Thursday, November 12 at Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD.

In the main event,"The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas defends her UBF Super Featherweight title against "Little Miss Tyson" Melissa St. Vil of Brooklyn, NY by way of Haiti in another 10-round encounter.  Salinas (17-3, four KO's) won an eight-round unanimous decision over Jasmine Clarkson in her last outing on June 20 in Woodlawn, MD.  St. Vil (6-1-3) has not fought since the 2014 Jonathan Ogden benefit card when she battled to a six-round draw against Ashleigh Curry on November 6.

The co-feature has Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas of Washington, DC defending her Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Bantamweight title against Nydia "Dha Phenomenal" Feliciano of Bronx, NY in a 10-round encounter.  The bout will be the first for Douglas (9-1, four KO's) since losing a bid for the IBF Flyweight title by 10-round unanimous decision to Leonela Yudica on July 31 in San Juan, Argentina.  Feliciano (8-6-3) broke a two-bout losing streak with a six-round split decision win over Noemi Bosques on March 13 in Tampa, FL.

In other bouts scheduled for the card, Baltimore, MD welterweight Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. continues his very busy 2015 with a six-round contest against undefeated Ed "Bad Boy" Brown of Chicago, IL. Womack (7-9-3, five KO's) competes for the ninth time in 2015 and will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak.  Brown (13-0, 11 KO's) will try to build off of a first-round knockout victory over Reymundo Hernandez on October 9 in Green Bay, WI.

Also, DC lightweight Joshua "Dynamite" Davis returns to action with a four-round bout against Justin Lopez of Grandville, MI.  Davis (9-1, four KO's) last fought on March 20 and won a six-round unanimous decision over Helario Medina on March 20 in Woodlawn, MD.  Lopez (5-3, five KO's) has lost three in a row.

The Jonathan Ogden Foundation, named after the Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, raises money to assist young people in disadvantaged communities to develop self-esteem through athletics and education.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Reed Remains Undefeated With Seventh-Round TKO in Las Vegas!

Beltway Boxers go two-for-two in Las Vegas bouts this weekend.  On the heels of Antoine Douglas's dominating performance Friday night at the D Hotel and Casino, Waldorf, MD super lightweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed put on a similar performance today scoring a seventh-round TKO over late sub Rondale Hubbert of Minneapolis, MN at the Thomas and Mack Center on the undercard of Timothy Bradley-Brandon Rios.

Reed was able to break down Hubbert throughout the bout eventually knocking down Hubbert with a short right hand early in the seventh round.  A few moments later, Reed landed a blistering left hand that stunned Hubbert against the ropes, forcing referee Kenny Bayless to stop the contest at 1:09.

Reed remains undefeated at 17-0, 10 KO's while Hubbert falls to 10-4-1, six KO's.

Reed Weighs 141 For Eight-Rounder In Las Vegas!

Mike Reed tipped the scales at 141 pounds for his eight-round contest against late sub Rondale Hubbert tonight at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Hubbert weighed in at 142.  The bout is being fought at a catchweight.

Hubbert, a native of Dilworth, MN (10-3-1, six KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision loss to Ladarius Miller on September 29 at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  Hibbert replaces Oscar Cortes, who did not make the trip to Vegas.

The bout will be shown on as they will show part of the Timothy Bradley-Brandon Rios undercard beginning at 6 PM ET.

Douglas Dominates En Route To Fourth-Round TKO In Las Vegas!

Burke, VA middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas remained undefeated with another dominating performance in front of a nationally-televised (Showtime ShoBox) audience Friday night.  Douglas scored a very impressive fourth-round TKO over Les "Lock and Loaded" Sherrington of Queensland, Australia at the D in Las Vegas, NV.  The win earns Douglas the WBO International Middleweight title.

Douglas was on target from the first round as he landed his left hand seemingly at will.  Douglas showed tremendous patience throughout the contest as he seemed to know the right time to throw his brutal punches.  Douglas knocked Sherrington down five times before referee Kenny Bayless stopped the bout at 1:02 of the fourth.

Douglas's record is now 19-0-1, 13 KO's and he is 4-0-1, three knockouts on ShoBox.  Sherrington, who was making his United States debut, now has a record of 35-8, 19 KO's.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Quigley Captures IBA Intercontinental Super Welterweight Title With First-Round KO In Germany!

Congratulations to Gaithersburg, MD's Gerome "GQ" Quigley who traveled to Frankfurt, Germany and won the vacant International Boxing Association Intercontinental Super Welterweight title this evening.

Quigley scored a first-round knockout over hometown boxer Vito Vendetta to win the title. Quigley remains undefeated at 11-0, 10 KO's while Vendetta falls to
11-2-1, six KO's.

Hurd-Galarza Bout Becomes ShoBox Main Event November 14 In Las Vegas!

First, the bout was supposed to be a co-feature in Mississippi.  Then the bout was moved to Las Vegas, NV to be a co-feature there. Now comes word that the 10-round contest between undefeated boxers Jarrett Hurd and Frank Galarza will now be the main event of a revamped Showtime ShoBox card on Saturday, November 14 from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

As was reported earlier, WBC Featherweight champion Gary Russell, Jr. was scheduled to defend his title against Oscar Escandon in the original main event on this evening.  However, Russell suffered an injury in training.  Showtime decided to keep the date for what should be a great battle.

This also means that Beltway Boxers will headline ShoBox cards in back-to-back weekends.  As we know, Antoine Douglas is in the main event on tonight's ShoBox card, also from Las Vegas.

Douglas Hits Scales In Las Vegas!

(Photo by Esther Lin/Showtime)

Antoine Douglas weighed in at 158 pounds for his 10-round nationally televised main event contest against Les Sherrington tonight at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Sherrington tipped the scales at 159 pounds.

The bout will be for the vacant WBA and WBO International Middleweight titles and will be shown on Showtime as the featured bout of a quadrupleheader that begins at 10 PM ET.

Under Armour Commercial Features Baltimore Boxing Club!

Under Armour, the Maryland-based sporting apparel company, has a new television ad for their "Rule Yourself" campaign.  The ad features footage shot at the Baltimore Boxing Club gym run by Jake Smith.

The ad also contains footage and quotes from Muhammad Ali as well as training footage and quotes from Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Here is the Baltimore Sun story that includes the ad itself:

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Russell Jr. Suffers Injury; November 14 Title Defense Called Off! is reporting that the first title defense for WBC Featherweight champion "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. has been called off.  Russell suffered an injury in training.

Russell was scheduled to face Oscar Escandon on Saturday, November 14 at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV in a nationally-televised (Showtime) bout.

According to Fightnews, Showtime has not decided on whether to proceed with the card, which has a number of Beltway Boxers slated to participate.  The co-feature bout has Jarrett Hurd taking on Frank Galarza.  Russell's brother, Antonio and Gervonta Davis were also scheduled to be on the card.'s Dan Rafael is saying that Showtime may downgrade the card to a ShoBox card with the Hurd-Galarza bout as the main event.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

McCalla Loses Unanimous Decision In Houston; Corley Loses by Points!

Randallstown, MD's Cecil McCalla has lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Tony "Superbad" Harrison of Detroit, MI tonight at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX.
Harrison dominated most of the contest with a strong left jab and a solid right hand that kept McCalla off balance throughout most of the bout.  McCalla tried to catch Harrison in the final two rounds but it was way too late.  Harrison won by scores of 100-90 and 98-92 (twice ).
After winning his first 20 bouts, McCalla has lost three straight and is now 20-3, seven KO's.  Harrison bounces back from suffering his first pro loss as he raises his record to 22-1, 18 KO's.

We also received late word that former WBO Super Lightweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley of DC lost by a decision to Bahodir Mamadjanov of Houston on the card.  Corley has now lost three straight and is now 42-26-1, 25 KO's while Mamadjanov is now 18-2, 11 KO's.

Mike Jolly of DCMikeTV conducted an interview with Corley shortly after his return from Houston.  You can hear the interview here: