Beltway Boxers D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard and Alex Rincon scored knockout wins tonight at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
According to my Fightnews.com colleague "Boxing" Bob Newman, Ballard, of Temple Hills, MD, had to deal with some rugged tactics from his opponent, Zoltan Sera of Budapest, Hungary. Here's how Newman described the action.
The stocky Sera mugged, ducked, mauled his way as Ballard tried not to get drawn into the tactics. At the end of round three, Sera tackled Ballard to the canvas, who appeared to have hurt his lower back in the fall. Referee Benjy Esteves had already taken a point from Sera earlier in the round for holding and issued a DQ warning for the take down. After the rest period to start the fourth, Ballard decided he had had enough and bludgeoned Sera to the canvas twice with a mix of head and body shots, the second time with Sera shaking his head “No” to his corner and prompting Esteves to halt matters at 1:16 of the round.
Ballard remains undefeated at 16-0, 12 KO's while Sera falls to 26-12, 17 KO's.
Rincon, a native of Carrollton, TX who now trains in the Beltway area, made his pro debut a successful and easy one as he dropped Shaun Lee Henson of Albuquerque, NM twice with body shots en route to a first-round knockout at 52 seconds of the second round. Henson falls to 2-4, two KO's.