Saturday, October 01, 2016

Harris Leads Knockout Parade In DC!

Undefeated Landover, MD featherweight Patrick Harris scored a third-round TKO over Sean Lockhart of Greenwood, SC in the main event of the DC Fight Night Promotions card at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC.

Harris dropped Lockhart with a left hand late in the first round.  Lockhart survived the knockdown.  Harris dominated the contest throughout, eventually putting Lockhart away with a right uppercut in the third round.  The bout was stopped at 42 seconds of the round.  With the win, Harris is now 10-0, seven KO's while Lockhart falls to 5-27-2, two KO's.

The main event was the only bout on the card that went past the first round.  The six other bouts featured the Beltway versus boxers from Wilson, NC and it was a clean sweep for the Beltway.

In the co-feature, DC featherweight Antonio "Teflon" Magruder stopped debuting Ronnie Watson at 1:34. Magruder landed solid left hands to the head and body to stop the debuting Watson. Magruder is now 5-0, four KO's.

Three Beltway Boxers made successful pro debuts. Featherweight  "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown of Bladensburg, MD scored a knockout over debuting Khadija Sanders. Brown landed a crushing body shot to stop Sanders at 1:13.  Brown, a two-time participant at the US Women's Olympic Trials, had some great teammates supporting her at ringside including two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields and multi-time amateur champion Franchon Crews.

DC lightweight Tyrek "I.G.B. (I Get Busy)" Irby won his bout over Marquis Johnson.  Irby used a crushing left hand to knock the equally debuting Johnson out at 1:08.

DC bantamweight Malik Jackson used a lot of pressure to overwhelm Javonta Cherry before the bout was stopped at 1:55.  Cherry falls to 0-2.

In other bouts on the card,  Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Mike "Silverback" Balogun knocked out Demonte Cherry with body shots to win his bout at 1:43.  Balogun is now 8-0, seven KO's while Cherry is 1-2.  Also, Renardo "Misunderstood" Gaines of DC won his lightweight bout over Isaiah Stubbs at 1:51 despite having two points taken away from him.  Gaines knocked Stubbs down with a solid left hand but continued to batter Stubbs while he was down.  Referee Kenny Chevalier took away two points from Gaines but Gaines kept the pressure on, forcing Stubbs to quit the contest.  Gaines is now 8-2, five KO's while Stubbs loses his pro debut.

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