Five Beltway Boxers will be on a card at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday, April 29.
Crofton, MD heavyweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith has his first road bout as he takes on Solomon Maye of New Haven, CT in a four-round contest. Smith (4-0, four KO's) is coming off a second-round TKO of Charlemagne Jones on February 27 in Washington, DC. Maye (1-5-1, one KO) is coming off a loss and a draw to Jean Pierre Augustin in April and July of 2015.
Baltimore-based heavyweight Alando Pugh will take on undefeated "Brutal" Brendan Barrett of Little Egg Harbor, NJ in a four-round encounter. Pugh, a native of DC, (1-7-1, one KO) last fought on the February 27 DC card and lost a tough four-round split decision to Wesley Triplett. Barrett (3-0-2, three KO's) battled to a six-round draw with Daniel Pasciolla on February 19 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Welterweight Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez of Haymarket, VA will be in a six-round contest against Anthony "Juice" Young of Atlantic City. Rodriguez (6-4-1, five KO's) has lost two straight including a six-round unanimous decision to Yurii Polischuk on October 23 in DC. Young (11-2, five KO's) will look to bounce back from losing by fifth-round TKO to Skender Halili on February 19 in Atlantic City.
In the cruiserweight division, there is a battle of young, undefeated boxers as Darnell "The Unknown" Pierce of Frederick, MD (3-0) battles Hafiz Montgomery of Toms River, NJ (2-0, one KO) in a four-round bout. Pierce recently moved to the Beltway from Texas where he fought all three of his pro bouts. Pierce is coming off a four-round majority decision win over Tomas Dorsey in April of 2015 in Stafford, TX. Montgomery scored a first-round knockout of Devon Mosley on November 20 in Philadelphia, PA in his last bout.
Also, DC super middleweight Jessie Singletary (0-1) looks for his first win against Chris Thomas of Beachwood, NJ (1-0) in another four-rounder. Singletary lost his pro debut by four-round unanimous decision to Jerome Featherstone on December 12 in Baltimore, MD. Thomas won his pro debut by four-round unanimous decision to Greg Thomas on March 20 in Rahway, NJ.
DC super lightweight Antonio "Teflon" Magruder is now off this card due to an injury suffered in training.