Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bouts Announced For August 4th Card In Sterling, VA!

Bouts have been announced for the Ponytail Promotions card at the Michael and Son Sportsplex at Dulles in Sterling, VA on Saturday, August 4th.  Here is the card so far.

The main event has multi-time world champion Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson in a 10-round bout against Tiffany Woodard of Wilson, NC.  Nelson (17-2-3, two KO's) will look to bounce back from suffering two straight losses against quality opposition.  In her last outing, Nelson lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Christina Hammer for the WBC and WBO Middleweight championships on June 22nd in Detroit, MI.  Prior to that, Nelson dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Claressa Shields for the IBF and WBC Super Middleweight championships on January 12th in Verona, NY.

Woodard (4-11-3, three KO's) is winless in her last 10 bouts, including her last five contests.  One of those losses came to Beltway Boxer Franchon Crews-Dezurn on that same January 12th card in Verona.  Woodard lost a six-round unanimous decision.

Also on the card, undefeated Ashburn lightweight Seth "Killer B" Billups will face veteran Matt Murphy of East St. Louis, Illinois in a six-round bout.  Billups (10-0, six KO's) last fought on November 4th and won a six-round unanimous decision to Lamont White in Ashburn, VA.  Murphy (3-25-3, two KO's) has lost nine in a row, including his last outing, a fourth-round TKO loss to Drayvontay Speed-Rawls on June 16th in Laurel, MD.

Baltimore, MD super featherweight Mack "Papi" Allison IV returns to action in a six-round contest against Rynell Griffin of Las Vegas, NV.  Allison (7-1-1, seven KO's) looks to bounce back from his first pro loss, a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Reggie Barnett on December 9th in Norfolk, VA.  Allison fought to a four-round draw against Murphy in June of 2017 in Baltimore.  Griffin (8-38-2, two KO's) will look to break a nine-bout losing streak. Included in that streak are losses to locals Patrick Harris and Seth Billups.  Griffin has also lost his last three bouts (including the loss to Harris) by TKO.

In a four-round contest, Ashburn middleweight Carlos "Refuse To Lose" Cruz will take on the debuting Ian "The Dancer" Cokley of Fort Washington, MD.  Cruz (1-3, one KO) won his pro debut in June of 2016 by first-round TKO.  However, he has lost three straight, including a first-round knockout loss to Richard Williams, Jr. on December 9th in Norfolk.  Cokley participated and advanced to the finals of the 178-pound Novice Division of the Washington Golden Gloves.

The co-feature will be a 10-round heavyweight rematch between Jerry "Slug" Forrest of Newport News, VA and Miree "Pink Panther" Coleman of Fayetteville, NC.  Forrest (19-2, 15 KO's) won the first bout by second-round TKO on April 4th in Norfolk, VA.  The Coleman camp protested the bout's outcome claiming Forrest committed fouls during the bout.  The initial ruling on the bout was allowed to stand.  Neither Forrest nor Coleman (6-4, four KO's) have competed since the first contest.

More bouts may be added to this card, which is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 PM ET.

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