A number of Beltway Boxers will be competing on a card at the Masonic Temple in Norfolk, VA on Saturday, March 5.
The card is being co-promoted by Ponytail Promotions and Sho-Nuff Promotions. Noted Baltimore, MD trainer James Hogan runs Ponytail Promotions and this will be the debut promotional effort for multi-time women's world champion and two-time Beltway Boxer of the Year Tori "Sho-Nuff" Nelson.
Among the Beltway contingent on this card are a trio of undefeated Virginia lightweights. Eric "El Torito" Hernandez of Leesburg will take on Darrell Jones of Jacksonville, FL in a six-round contest. Hernandez (6-0, four KO's) is coming off a first-round TKO win over Brandon Hinnant on October 31 in Goldsboro, NC. Jones (3-14-1, one KO) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak including a four-round unanimous decision loss to Matt Conway on September 6 in Weirton, WVA. The streak started with a first-round TKO loss to Dusty Hernandez Harrison in September of 2012 in Washington, DC.
Ashburn, VA's Seth "Killer B" Billups will face Corey McCants of Cincinnati, OH in a four-round bout. Billups (7-0, six KO's) makes his second straight visit to the Masonic Temple as he knocked out Reggie Nash on September 26. McCants (2-11-2, one KO) hasn't fought since April of 2013 and is 0-2-2 in his last four contests.
Also, Leesburg's Matthew Abregu will take on Arthur McCrow of Greensboro, NC in a four-rounder. Abregu (1-0, one KO) made his pro debut on December 5 and scored a first-round knockout over Patrick Barnes in Raleigh, NC. McCrow (0-1) lost his pro debut by first-round TKO on October 31 in Goldsboro to Maynard Allison.