With all the news about what is going on in the Beltway region in March, we have to remember that we have a card late this month and it should be a good one.
We are talking about the King's Promotions card on Saturday, February 27 at the Washington Convention Center. We've already told you about the main event which features the return of DC lightweight Ty Barnett taking on former world title contender Daniel "The Prophet" Attah in an eight-round contest. We can also talk about other bouts added to the card.
In another eight-round contest, cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell of Hudsonville, MI will take on veteran Willis "The Prophet" Lockett of Takoma Park, MD. Shimmell (19-1, 16 KO's) will look to bounce back from his first pro loss as he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Isiah Thomas for the vacant USBA Cruiserweight title on July 25 in Las Vegas, NV. Lockett (14-15-5, five KO's) dropped a six-round unanimous decision to Ed Latimore on January 8 in Royal Oak, MI.
Capitol Heights, MD bantamweight Thomas "KO" Snow returns to action in a four-round bout against Stephon McIntyre of Jonesboro, GA. Snow (18-2, 12 KO's) returned to action on December 4 on the last King's Promotions card in Fort Washington, MD and stopped Tibor Nadori in the second round. McIntyre (2-18-2) just fought on February 6 and lost a six-round unanimous decision to Raeese Aleem in Dodge City, Kansas.
Fresh off his performance in the Michael and Son Super Bowl commercial where he gets knocked out by Mike Tyson, Greenbelt, MD cruiser "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed steps into a real ring to face Devon Mosley of Capitol Heights, MD in a four-round encounter. Crossed (1-0, one KO) made his pro debut on the December 4 card in Fort Washington, MD and scored a first-round TKO over John Felty. Mosley (0-4-1) is still in search of his first pro win. Mosley was stopped in the first round by Hafiz Montgomery on November 20 in Philadelphia, PA.
Crofton, MD heavyweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith will be in a four-round contest against DC veteran Charlemagne Jones. Smith (3-0, three KO's) has not needed to go past the first round in any of his pro bouts thus far. Smith stopped the debuting Malcolm Ware on November 14 in Springfield, VA. Jones (2-4-1, two KO's) last fought on March 28 and was stopped in the first round by Mike Balogun. Although Jones has only had eight pro bouts, he has fought sporadically since 1996.
Also, Youngstown, OH heavyweight Wesley Triplett (2-0, one KO) will face DC's Alando Pugh (1-6-1, one KO) in a four-rounder. Triplett scored his first pro knockout with a first-round stoppage of Frank Barnes on April 18 in Campbell, OH. Pugh will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak.
Boxers who are looking for bouts on this card include Laurel, MD middleweight Demond "D' Best At It" Nicholson (15-1, 15 KO's), Forestville, MD lightweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox (8-0, two KO's), Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick Harris (7-0, four KO's) and DC super lightweight Antonio "Teflon" Magruder (3-0, two KO's).