Beltway Boxers had tough outings in two nationally-televised (Bounce TV) bouts Friday night from the Santander Arena in Reading, PA. DC welterweight David "Day-Day" Grayton fought to a majority draw against former two-time world champion Kermit "Killer" Cintron of Reading in a bout that was stopped after five rounds.
After a tough first four rounds, Grayton seemed to finally get the advantage in the bout as he dropped Cintron early in the fifth with a right hand. However, later in the fifth, the two clashed heads and Cintron came away the worse for wear. Referee Gary Rosato brought Cintron to see the doctor who ruled that Cintron could not continue. The result went to the scorecards where one judge had Cintron winning 49-46 while the other two saw a draw at 47-47.
“I won that fight. I think he could have continued. I was in control of the fight, but I was in his hometown, and you know how that goes," Grayton told reporters after the contest.
With the draw, Grayton's record is now 15-1-1, 11 KO's while Cintron is now 39-5-3, 30 KO's.
In the opening bout of the telecast, junior middleweight Moshea "The Machine" Aleem of Richmond, VA lost a six-round unanimous decision to Chordale "The Gift" Booker of Brooklyn, NY.
Aleem started off well in the first two rounds, however by the mid-point of the contest, Booker's activity and accuracy picked up. Aleem did have his moments but it wasn't enough as the judges scored the bout 58-56 and 59-55 (twice).
Aleem loses for the first time and his record falls to 4-1-1, two KO's. Booker remains undefeated and he is now 6-0, three KO's. Both men deserve credit as they took this bout on a week's notice and both men passed through six rounds for the first time.