Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Davis Advances to Pan American Games Final; Isley Loses Semifinal!

Alexandria, VA amateurs had a split decision day Tuesday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.  Light welterweight Keyshawn Davis advanced to the finals with a 5-0 decision over Michael Alexander of Trinidad and Tobago.  Davis's championship bout will be on Friday, August 2. Meanwhile, middleweight Troy Isley lost a 4-1 decision to Herbert Carvalho Da Conceic of Brazil.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August 2nd Live Casino Card Comes Together!

The Jeter Promotions card that will take place on Friday, August 2nd at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD is starting to come together.

As previously mentioned, the main event of this card will be an eight-round bout between Catonsville, MD cruiserweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith and Stivens "Superman" Bujai of New York City by way of Albania.

Smith (11-4, nine KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak by winning a six-round split decision over Joshua Temple on December 8th in Bowie, MD.  Bujai (16-2-1, 11 KO's) will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak and he has not fought since October of 2017 when he was stopped by Mateusz Masternak in the seventh round in Newark, NJ.  Bujai makes his sem.cond appearance in the Beltway, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Larry Pryor in January of 2016 in Springfield, VA.

The card is scheduled to mark the return of Washington, DC super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom who will battle Tahir Thomas of Salisbury, MD in a six-round encounter  Odom, who has recently relocated to Covington, GA (15-3-1, 14 KO's), returned to the ring on November 3rd when he scored a fourth-round TKO over Ruddy Sanchez in the Dominican Republic.  This was Odom's first bout since November of 2016.  Thomas (4-1-1, three KO's) has not competed since January of 2017 when he lost a six-round unanimous decision to Donald Wallace in Glen Burnie, MD.

In a six-round featherweight bout, Jordan "Shortdog" White of DC will take on Vincent Jennings of Kentwood, MI.  White (8-1, six KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision to Christian Esquivel on May 18th in DC.  Jennings (6-8-2, four KO's) will try to break a three-bout losing streak including an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Oleg Dovhun on July 13th in Munhall, PA.
In an interesting, all-Beltway, six-round super featherweight bout, Germantown, MD's Ebrima Jawara will battle the returning Marq "Monster" Johns of Fort Washington, MD.  Jawara (1-1, one KO) bounced back from losing his pro debut to stop Dammeon Campbell in the second round on April 27th in Vienna, VA. Johns (7-1-2, six KO's) has not fought since March of 2017 when he battled to a four-round draw for the second time with Stephon McIntyre in DC.
Suitland, MD featherweight Malik "Lil' Leak" Loften will be in a four-round contest against Carlos "Talented" Marrero of New Britain, CT.  Loften (2-1, one KO) is coming off that four-round split decision win over Jawara on the last card at Live! Casino on March 8th.  Marrero (1-2-1) picked up his first win by four-round unanimous decision on March 15th in Worcester, MA.

Cockeysville, MD super middleweight AJ "We Are" Williams will be in a four-rounder against Michael Brock Willis of West Virginia.  Williams (1-1, one KO) scored a third-round TKO over Dameron Kirby on the March 8th Jeter Promotions card in Hanover.  Willis (1-3, one KO) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Nick Browne on March 30th in Salem, WVA.

Elkridge, MD lightweight and Live! Casino employee "The Red Comet" Dante Cox will face late substitute Hakim Smith of Philadelphia, PA in a four-round bout.  Cox (3-1, two KO's) looks to bounce back from a third-round TKO loss to Drayvontay Speed Rawls at Live! Casino on March 8th.  Smith (1-2-1) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Justin Riley on May 18th in Hockessin, DE.

A battle of debuting boxers finds Clinton, MD super bantamweight Jay Stancil, III battling Dashawn Wilkerson of Philadelphia.  Stancil fought a number of times in the Washington Golden Gloves tournament.

Owings Mills, MD lightweight Brandon Chambers will take on Fred Thornton of Shelby, NC in a four-round bout.  Chambers, a Baltimore City Police Officer (0-0-1), battled to a four-round draw with Christopher Haney on the March 8th card in Hanover.  Thornton (0-1) lost his pro debut by first-round knockout to Oscar Benitez on April 20th in Greensboro, NC.

Bowie, MD cruiserweight Chester Stewart takes on Jerome Morris of Darby, PA by way of Trinidad and Tobago in another four-rounder.  Stewart, who is making a transition from pro football, lost his pro debut by third-round TKO to Charles Johnson on the August 18th card at Live! Casino.  Morris (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut by first-round TKO to Brian Haneschlager on March 30th in Hockessin, DE.

Ellicott City, MD welterweight Champ Moultrie will make his pro debut against Corey Weekly of Philadelphia.  Moultrie also competed in the Washington Golden Gloves in the Novice and Open Divisions.  Weekly (0-2) lost both his bouts by four-round unanimous decision.

Isley, Davis Advance In Pan American Games!

Alexandria, VA amateur boxers Troy Isley and Keyshawn Davis won their first contests at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Monday.   Both men have clinched bronze medals in the tournament.

Isley took a 3-2 decision over Jorge Vivas of Colombia in the middleweight division.  Davis won his bout at light-welterweight by walkover against Luis Arcon of Venezuela.

Both men will try to improve their status today as they will compete in the semifinals.  Isley will battle Herbert Carvalho Da Conceic of Brazil while Davis takes on Michael Alexander of Trinidad and Tobago.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Warren Wins Pro Debut With First-Round TKO!

Baltimore, MD lightweight Malik Warren made a successful pro debut in the walkout bout on Saturday at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, scoring a first-round TKO over Davonte McCowen of Lancaster, CA.   Warren took some shots but was able to land more telling blows before referee David Braslow stopped the bout at 2:57 of the round.  McCowen is now 0-1-1.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Davis Dominates Before Sellout Crowd In Baltimore!

In front of a raucous and partisan sellout crowd at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD, and a nationally-televised audience watching on Showtime, undefeated hometown hero Gervonta "Tank" Davis scored a second-round TKO over mandatory challenger Ricardo "Cientifico" Nunez of  La Chorrera, Panama to successfully defend his WBA Super Featherweight title.

In the second round, Davis rocked Nunez with a left hand that snapped his head against the ropes.  Davis finished with hard shots that forced referee Harvey Dock to stop the contest at 1:33.  Nunez complained about the stoppage, to no avail.

The win was Davis's second defense of the WBA title and his 13th consecutive knockout.  Davis is now 22-0, 21 KO's.  Nunez falls to 21-3, 19 KO's.

Hawkins Wins Unanimous Decision In Baltimore!

Undefeated Baltimore super lightweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins has won an eight-round unanimous decision over a very game Jonathan Steele of Duncanville, TX.  Hawkins took some early punishment in the first round as Steele landed some solid shots.  However, Hawkins righted the ship early and was able to use punishing uppercuts and left jabs to win the bout relatively easy.  Judge
Lynne Carter scored the bout 78-74 while judges Dave Moretti and Larry Hazzard, Jr. each saw the bout,79-73 for Hawkins, who is now 16-0, nine KO's.  Steele's record falls to 9-5-1, six KO's.

Martin Handles Avila In Baltimore!

At the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD, super lightweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin of Washington, DC hammered Luis Avila of Mexico over three rounds to gain a TKO stoppage when Avila could not come out for round four.

Martin started his attack early with solid lefts and rights.  Avila had no defense but to take punches throughout the contest.  Finally at the end of the third round.  Avila's corner told referee Harvey Dock that the fight was over.

Martin has won four in a row and is now 13-2-1, four KO's.  Avila falls to 8-14-3, five KO's.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am not attending tonight's card.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Weights From Baltimore!

Here is the scale watch for the TGB Promotions/Mayweather Promotions card that will be held on Saturday, July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD:

(Photo by Amanda Westcott/Showtime)

Gervonta Davis 129.5 vs. Ricardo Nunez 128.8
(WBA Super Featherweight championship)

Yuriorkis Gamboa 132.6 vs. Roman Martinez 133.5

Ladarius Miller 135.5 vs. Jezzrel Corrales 134.3

These are the three bouts that will be on the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast that will begin at 9 PM ET.

Malik Hawkins 140.2 vs. Johnathan Steele 139.8

Dylan Price 115.6 vs. Samuel Gutierrez 116.4

Kareem Martin 139.8 vs. Luis Avila 139.2

These three contests will be on the Showtime Sports live stream that will get underway at 6:30 PM ET.

Malik Warren 129.6 vs. Davonte McCowen 130

This bout is a scheduled swing bout between the live stream and the cable telecast.

Immanuwel Aleem 160 vs. Freddy Hernandez 160

Jayson Velez 130.2 vs. Hector Suarez 130.8

Kenny Robles 138.8 vs. Shawn West 139.8

DeMichael Harris 130.6 vs. Terrence Harris 134

Javon Campbell 120.8 vs. Isau Duenez 122.2

The Richardson Hitchins-Tyrone Crawley bout has been scratched.

The card will get underway at 4:30 PM ET.

Lamont Roach, Jr. To Get World Title Shot In November!

Undefeated Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr., the number-one-rated challenger in the World Boxing Organization, will get his mandatory world title defense against the newly-crowned WBO champion Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring of Cincinnati, OH by way of Coram, NY.

The bout is slated to take place on Saturday, November 9th at a site to be determined and will be streamed on ESPN+.  Officials for Herring's promoter, Top Rank and Roach's promoter, Golden Boy, came to an agreement avoiding a purse bid.  Roach (19-0-1, seven KO's) is coming off a successful defense of his WBO International Super Featherweight championship winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Oquendo on May 4th in Las Vegas, NV. Roach also won the NABO Super Featherweight championship on that evening.  Herring (20-2, 10 KO's) won the WBO Super Featherweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Masayuki Ito on May 25th in Kissimmee, FL.

Isley, Davis Prepare For Pan American Games Competition In Peru!

Alexandria, VA amateur boxers Troy Isley and Keyshawn Davis are in Lima, Peru this week getting ready for competition in the Pan American Games.  The boxing begins on Saturday, July 27th.

Both men qualified for the event by winning medals at the qualifier in Managua, Nicaragua.  Isley had the best outing of any USA boxer at the qualifier as he won a gold medal defeating Arlen Lopez of Cuba, the reigning Pan Am, and Olympic champion. Davis captured a silver medal during the qualifiers.

Also attending will be Kay Koroma, the Assistant Coach for the US National team who also coaches Isley and Davis in Virginia.  The tournament lasts until Friday, August 2nd.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Times For Fight Week in Baltimore!

There are some big events surrounding the Gervonta Davis-Ricardo Nunez card that will take place on Saturday, July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD.

The weigh-in will take place at the Royal Farms Arena on Friday, July 26th beginning at 3 PM ET.  The weigh-in is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, the doors will open at 4 PM ET with the first bout starting at 4:30 PM.  The streaming portion of the card, which features Malik Hawkins's bout, will begin at 6:30 PM.  This portion of the card will be streamed live on Showtime Sports's Facebook page.

The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will get underway at 9 PM ET.

(Photo by Amanda Westcott/Showtime)

Also, congratulations to Gervonta Davis, who received the Key to the City of Baltimore from Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young on Wednesday at Baltimore City Hall!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Maxim Dadashev Passes Away From Bout Injuries!

Very sad news to report.  Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has passed away from injuries he suffered this past Friday night in a TKO loss to Subriel Matias at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.  He was 28 years old.

Dadashev was in a very competitive co-feature contest against Matias.  In the 11th round, Matias was able to land punches that momentarily stunned Dadashev.  Between rounds, Dadashev's trainer, Hall of Fame boxer Buddy McGirt, stopped him from going out for the 12th and final round.  After the bout, Dadashev walked out of the ring and vomited.  He was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center for emergency surgery.  According to reports, Dadashev was eventually put into a medically-induced coma before passing away earlier today.

BATB sends its deepest condolences to Dadashev's family and friends.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Beltway Amateurs Give Solid Performances In North Carolina!

Amateur boxers from the Sugar Ray Leonard Gym in Palmer Park, MD performed very well at the Christy Martin Title National Invitational Tournament on Saturday, July 20th in Lillington, NC.

Nathaniel Brown defeated Ahmed Williams of Norfolk, VA by unanimous decision to win the Pee Wee 65 Pounds championship.

Travon Marshall won the Youth Male 152 Pound title by scoring a second-round TKO over Laron Rockymore of Pittsburgh, PA.

Also, Dwayne Holmes, Jr. captured the Elite Male 123 Pound championship by second-round knockout over Vit Y of Columbia, SC.  Holmes also was named the Outstanding Male Boxer of the Tournament.

One other result:  Sarah Ardell lost a controversial decision at 115 Pounds to Savannah Ford of Oklahoma.  Ford weighed in at 122 pounds.  This was Ardell's first bout at the Female Novice level.

(photo courtesy of Brady Sensibaugh)

The tournament was hosted by legendary boxer "The Coal Miner's Daughter" Christy Martin, seen here celebrating with Holmes.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Boone Drops Pro Debut In Atlantic City!

(Photo by Daniel Cork)

Suitland, MD middleweight Davonn Boone lost his pro debut to Zach "The Kid" Dubnoff of Springfield, NJ Saturday at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

Boone, who fought a number of amateur bouts in the Beltway area, lost by scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-37.  Dubnoff (3-0, two KO's) made his pro debut in the Beltway in December of 2018 and scored a first-round TKO over Enoch Plumeri in Vienna, VA.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lopez, Matias Win Eliminators; Harrison, Harris, Cheney Are Beltway Winners in Oxon Hill!

Here are the results from the Top Rank Promotions card held Friday at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD:

In the main event, lightweight Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez of Brooklyn, NY won a 12-round unanimous decision over Masayoshi Nakatani of Osaka, Japan in an IBF Elimination bout. Lopez took control of the contest in the fourth round when he landed a solid right hand to Nakatani’s face. However, Nakatani stayed in the contest and, by the ninth round, he was able to land some quality punches of his own. However, the judges didn’t seem to give Nakatani any credit for his offense. Judges David Braslow and Larry Hazzard, Jr. saw the bout 118-110 while judge Bernard Bruni scored the contest 119-109. Lopez remains undefeated at 14-0, 11 KO’s while Nakatani falls to 18-1, 12 KO’s

In the co-feature contest, lightweight Subriel Matias of Fajardo, Puerto Rico won by TKO when his opponent, Maxim Dadashev of Oxnard, CA could not come off his stool before the 12th and final round. The bout was an IBF Super Lightweight Elimination contest. Matias was relentless in the bout as he continuously came forward and had Dadashev going backward. To his credit, Dadashev did land some shots but he couldn’t keep Matias away. In the 11th round, Matias landed some crushing lefts and rights to Dadashev’s head and body. When the bell rang to start the final round, Dadashev could not get off his stool. Matias remains perfect in his career, 14-0, 14 KO’s. Dadashev loses for the first time and he is 13-1, 11 KO’s.

After the bout, Dadashev had to be rushed to a nearby hospital after vomiting and being unable to return to the dressing room.  Dadashev lost consciousness in the ambulance and had to go into surgery to relieve heavy swelling on the brain.  Dadashev's trainer, former world champion and Hall of Famer Buddy McGirt, who stopped the bout at the end of the 11th round said, "I couldn’t convince him (to stop), but at the same time I saw he was getting hit with more and cleaner shots as the fight went on and I’m saying to myself, ’Is this worth it?’ One punch can change a whole guy’s life and I wasn’t going to let that happen. I’d rather have them be mad at me for a day or two than be mad at me for the rest of their lives.”

Washington, DC middleweight fan-favorite Dusty Hernandez Harrison scored a seventh-round TKO over Juan De Angel of Barranquilla, Colombia. Harrison was very poised in the bout and used a strong left jab to keep De Angel at bay. Finally, in the seventh round, Harrison was able to follow his left jab with a crushing straight right hand that sent De Angel to his knees. De Angel beat referee Dave Braslow’s count but was in no condition to continue. The bout was stopped at 2:37. Harrison remains undefeated at 33-0-1, 19 KO’s. De Angel falls to 21-12-1, 19 KO’s.

Milwaukee, WI lightweight prospect Rolando Vargas scored a second-round TKO over Nathaniel “ASAP” Davis of Lusby, MD. The two boxers traded powerful shots in the first round but in the second, Vargas increased the pressure and Davis wilted. Davis never went down, but referee David Braslow saw enough to stop the bout at 1:50. Vargas is 3-0, three KO’s while Davis is 1-1, one KO.

In a heavyweight matchup, undefeated Cassius “New Wave” Chaney of New London, CT by way of Baltimore, MD hammered Joel “Quiet Storm” Caudle of Raleigh, NC to win by first-round TKO. Chaney landed powerful blows that sent Caudle stumbling all around the ring. A Chaney combination actually sent Caudle tumbling out of the ring onto the floor.  Caudle bravely came back into the ring but another Chaney flurry forced referee David Braslow to stop the bout at 1:52 seconds. Chaney raises his record to 16-0, 10 KO’s while Caudle drops to 8-3-2, five KO’s.

The walkout bout on the card saw undefeated Hyattsville, MD lightweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris win an eight-round unanimous decision over Donald "Bulldog" Ward of Memphis, TN.  Harris was in complete control of the bout despite suffering a cut along the side of his left eye.  Judges Bernard Bruni and Ron McNair saw a shutout for Harris, 80-72 while Larry Hazzard, Jr. scored the bout, 79-73.  Harris is now 17-0, eight KO's while Ward falls to 11-11-1, five KO's.

Crossville, TN middleweight Tyler “Hercules” Howard remained undefeated by winning an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis of Philadelphia, PA. Howard was very accurate in the bout, landing solid lefts and rights to Davis’s face. Davis tried to stay in front of Howard but was unable to match Howard’s output. Judges Ron McNair and Joe Pasquale saw a shutout for Howard, 80-72 and judge John Gradowski saw the contest, 78-73. Howard is now 18-0, 11 KO’s and Davis is 18-15-1, seven KO’s.

Toledo, Ohio lightweight “The Golden Child” Tyler McCreary won a tough eight-round split decision over Jessie Cris “The VIP” Rosales of Cebu City, Philippines. Both men landed quality punches throughout the contest and traded well. McCreary was able to land more punches consistently to get the decision. Judges John Gradowski and Bernard Bruni scored the bout for McCreary, 77-75 and 78-74 respectively while judge Ron McNair saw the contest 77-75 for Rosales. McCreary raises his record to 16-0-1, seven KO’s while Rosales falls to 22-3-1, 10 KO’s.

In the opening contest, undefeated middleweight Esquiva Falcao of Vitoria, Brazil battered Jesus Gutierrez of Tijuana, Mexico over seven-plus rounds on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout. Falcao, a silver medalist in the 2012 Olympics, used a strong left hand to punish the head and body of his opponent. Finally, in the eighth round, a series of punches sent Gutierrez to his knees. Eventually, Falcao’s onslaught forced referee David Braslow to stop the bout at 1:35. Falcao, who is ranked seventh in the world by the WBA, WBC, and IBF, is now 24-0, 16 KO’s. Gutierrez falls to 25-4-2, 12 KO’s.

The attendance was 2,100.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Weights From MGM National Harbor Casino!

Here are the weights for the Top Rank Promotions card that will take place on Friday, July 19th at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD:

Teofimo Lopez 134.4 vs.  Masayoshi Nakatami 134.4
(IBF Lightweight Eliminator)

Maxim Dadashev 139.2 vs. Subriel Matias 139.8
(IBF Super Lightweight Eliminator)

Dusty Hernandez Harrison 159.8 vs. Juan De Angel 164.8

Cassius Chaney 252.8 vs. Joel Caudle 255.6

Tyler Howard 161.8 vs. Jamaal Davis 161.8

Tyler McCreary 133.2 vs. Jessie Cris Rosales 134

Esquiva Falco 161.2 vs. Jesus Antonio Gutierrez 161.2

Nathaniel Davis 134.6 vs. Rolando Vargas 134.4

Patrick Harris 138.6 vs. Donald Ward 138.4

The doors will open at 6 PM ET and the card begins at 6:30 PM.  The card will be streamed live on ESPN+.

July 27th Baltimore Card Coming Together!

The TGB Promotions/Mayweather Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD is coming together.  As previously mentioned here, the card will be headlined by Baltimore's own Gervonta "Tank" Davis defending his WBA Super Featherweight championship against Ricardo "Cientifico" Nunez of La Chorrera, Panama.  The contest will headline a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.

A number of Beltway Boxers will participate on this card.  Undefeated Baltimore welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins will be in an eight-round bout against Jonathan Steele of Duncanville, TX.  Hawkins (15-0, nine KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision win against Andre Byrd on April 26th in Philadelphia, PA.  Hawkins returns to the Royal Farms Arena for the second time -- he made his pro debut in the same arena in November of 2014 and registered a first-round knockout over Terrell Coles.  Steele (9-4-1, six KO's) looks to break a two-bout losing streak.  Steele lost an eight-round majority decision to Maurice Lee on June 28th in Las Vegas, NV.  This bout will be streamed live on Showtime's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Washington, DC super lightweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin will take on Luis Gerardo "Broccoli" Avila of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.  Martin (12-2-1. three KO's) is currently on a three-bout winning streak that includes a six-round split decision win over Joaquin Chavez on March 24th in Oxon Hill, MD.  Martin has been training in Baltimore for this bout.  Avila (8-18-3, five KO's) has lost his last five contests.  Avila was knocked out in the second round by Angel Ruiz on May 10th in Corona, CA.

Baltimore super featherweight Malik Warren will finally make his pro debut on this card in a four-round contest against Davonte McCowen of Lancaster, CA.  Warren was an amateur standout winning local and national titles.  McCowen (0-0-1) fought to a four-round majority draw with Christian Crowley on April 19th in Ontario, CA.

Also on this card will be Richmond, VA middleweight "The Chosen One" Immanuwel Aleem who will battle Freddy "The Rail" Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico.  This bout will be a 10-round encounter.  Aleem (18-1-2, 11 KO's) last fought on May 11th and battled to a 10-round draw with Matt Korobov in Fairfax, VA.  Korobov was originally declared the winner of the bout but a scoring error changed the result to a draw.  Hernandez (34-11, 22 KO's) is a former world title challenger who will try to break a three-bout losing streak.  Hernandez lost to Serhii Bohachuk by fifth-round KO on May 19th in Hollywood, CA.  Hernandez challenged Delvin Rodriguez for the IBF Super Welterweight title in 2013 and Andre Berto for the WBC Welterweight title in 2010 and suffered technical knockouts in both bouts.

In other bouts on the card, there will be a battle of former world champions as former three-division champion Yuriorkis "El Ciclon de Guantanamo" Gamboa of Miami, FL by way of Cuba battles former super featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico in a 10-round lightweight bout.  Gamboa (29-2, 17 KO's) last fought on November 10th and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Miguel Beltran, Jr. in Miami.  Gamboa has won world titles in the Featherweight, Super Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions.  Martinez (30-3-3, 18 KO's) competed for the first time since he lost to Vasyl Lomachenko in June of 2016 and scored an eighth-round TKO over William Gonzalez on March 29th in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.  Martinez is a three-time WBO Super Featherweight champion.

In another 10-round lightweight encounter, Ladarius "Memphis" Miller of Las Vegas, NV by way of Memphis, TN will battle former world champion Jezzrel "El Invisible" Corrales of San Miguelito, Panama.  Miller (19-1, six KO's) is coming off a first-round knockout over Daulis Prescott on February 19th in Carson, CA.  Corrales (23-2, nine KO's) scored a second-round knockout over Onalvi Sierra on April 30th in Panama City, Panama.  This was the first bout for Corrales since losing his WBA Super Featherweight championship to Alberto Machado in October of 2017.

Las Vegas super middleweight Ronald "The Thrill" Gavril will take on Vaughn "The Animal" Alexander of St. Louis, MO in a 10-round bout.  Gavril (19-3, 15 KO's) bounced back from two world title losses to David Benavidez to score a second-round TKO over Antowyan Aikens on December 7th in Las Vegas.  Alexander (14-3, nine KO's) looks to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Anthony Sims, Jr. on April 26th in Inglewood, CA.  Alexander fought in the Beltway on January 26th winning a six-round unanimous decision over Filip Stankovic in Waldorf, MD.

Super featherweight Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez of Juncos, Puerto Rico will be in a 10-round bout against Hector Rubin Ambriz "El Estudiante" Suarez of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.  Velez (28-5-1, 20 KO's) scored back-to-back knockouts in his last two bouts in his hometown.  Suarez (12-10-2, six KO's) is 0-6-1 in his last seven contests.

Las Vegas super middleweight Lionell "Lonnie B" Thompson will face off with Brian Vera of Austin, TX in another 10-round contest.  Thompson (20-5, 11 KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Derrick Findley on September 22nd in Las Vegas.  Vera (26-15, 16 KO's) will be looking to break a four-bout losing streak.

Undefeated Manhattan, NY, welterweight Richardson Hitchins will be in an eight-round encounter against Tyrone Crawley, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA.  Hitchins (9-0, five KO's) comes off a third-round stoppage win over Alejandro Munera on May 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Hitchins represented Haiti in the 2016 Olympics and will make only his second appearance away from Barclays Center, where he has competed seven times.  Crawley (7-1-1) last fought on March 8th in Hanover, MD where his bout against Greg Outlaw ended in a no-decision after the first round when Crawley hurt his leg after a clinch.

Sicklerville, NJ bantamweight Dylan Price will compete in his first eight-round contest against veteran Samuel Gutierrez of Saltillo, Mexico.  Price (8-0, six KO's) also fought on the May 18th card at Barclays Center and scored a fifth-round TKO over Manuel Salvador Manzo.  Gutierrez (16-23-6, six KO's) lost by six-round unanimous decision to Juan Carlos Camacho on June 15th in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

In a six-round super lightweight bout, Kenny Robles of Staten Island, NY will battle undefeated Shawn West of Iowa.  Robles (6-1, three KO's) scored a fifth-round TKO over Roy McGill on the May 18th card at Barclays Center.  West (3-0, one KO) leaves Davenport, IA for the first time after winning a four-round unanimous decision over Lionel Jimenez on February 2nd.

Debuting Javon Campbell of Raleigh, NC will take on debuting Isau Duenez of Houston, TX by way of Monterrey, Mexico.  Campbell has been a regional Golden Gloves champion.  Duenez (1-8-1) lost a four-round unanimous decision to Charles Clark in his last outing in February of 2018 in Dallas, TX.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Russell Brothers Remain Undefeated in Minnesota!

The Russell Brothers of Capitol Heights, MD kept their undefeated streaks alive with demonstrative victories Saturday at the Armory in Minneapolis, MN.

Antonio "Another" Russell won a 10-round bantamweight battle over Francisco "Rayito" Pedroza of Tijuana, Mexico.  Russell scored a shutout (100-90) on all three judges' scorecards to raise his record to 15-0, 11 KO's.  Pedroza drops to 13-8-2, six KO's.

Super lightweight Antuanne "The Last" Russell remained perfect in his career, notching a third-round knockout win over veteran "Lightning" Larry Ventus of Detroit, MI.  Russell knocked Ventus down three times before the bout was halted.   Russell is now 10-0 with all 10 wins by knockout.  Ventus falls to 9-14-1, four KO's.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Patrick Harris Added to July 19th Card in Oxon Hill, MD!

Add another Beltway Boxer to the Friday, July 19th Top Rank Promotions card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Undefeated Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris will take on Donald "Bulldog" Ward of Memphis, TN in a bout scheduled for six or eight rounds.  Harris (16-0, eight KO's) comes off a third-round disqualification victory over Anthony Woods on May 18th in Washington, DC.  Ward (11-10-1, five KO's) looks to bounce back from an eight-round split decision loss to Antonio Flores on June 15th in Aurora, CO. This will be Ward's second appearance in the Beltway.  Ward lost a six-round split decision to Anthony Young on September 22nd in Springfield, VA.

Harris will join locals Dusty Hernandez Harrison, Nathaniel "ASAP" Davis and Cassius Cheney on this card.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Beltway Boxers To Appear On August 3rd Card In Brooklyn!

Two local boxers will appear on a TGB Promotions card on Saturday, August 3rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Undefeated Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy will participate in his first scheduled 10-round contest when he battles Ryan "Stone" Lee Allen of Las Vegas, NV by way of Jackson, MI.

Breedy (13-0, four KO's) is coming off a six-round technical decision victory over Fernando Fuentes on March 24th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.  Fuentes suffered a bad cut after a headbutt and could not continue.  This will be the first road trip for the native of Bridgetown, Barbados.

Allen (9-3-1, four KO's) last fought on April 6th and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Edwin Tercero in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  Prior to that bout, Allen also appeared on the March 24th card in Oxon Hill and lost a six-round split decision to Ramon Cardenas.  This will also be the first 10-round bout for Allen.

Also scheduled to be on this card is District Heights, MD welterweight "The Next Big Thing" Keeshawn Williams who will be in a six-round bout against an opponent to be determined.  Williams (5-0-1, one KO) also competed on the March 24th card in Oxon Hill and won a six-round unanimous decision over Evincii Dixon.  After that bout, Williams was involved in a domestic dispute near his home which resulted in Williams shooting and killing a man in self-defense.  Williams was not charged in the incident.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Hernandez Harrison, Cheney, Davis To Have Bouts On July 19th Card At MGM National Harbor Casino!

Three Beltway Boxers will be a part of the Top Rank-promoted card on Friday, July 19th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Undefeated DC middleweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison will be in an eight-round contest against Juan "La Amenaza" De Angel of Barranquilla, Colombia.  Harrison (32-0-1, 18 KO's) is coming off a fourth-round knockout victory over Fred Jenkins, Jr. on April 20th in Fort Washington, MD. De Angel (21-11-1, 19 KO's) will be looking to break a two-bout losing streak.  De Angel lost by eight-round unanimous decision to Habib Ahmed on May 25th in Biloxi, MS.  This will be De Angel's second trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino.  In May of 2018, De Angel lost to Immanuwel Aleem by sixth-round stoppage.  De Angel was also knocked out in the fourth round by Antoine Douglas in July of 2017.

Baltimore, MD heavyweight Cassius Chaney will compete for the first time in the Beltway when he faces Joel "Quiet Storm" Caudle of Raleigh, NC in a bout scheduled for either six or eight rounds.  Chaney (15-0, nine KO's) notched a first-round TKO over Christian Mariscal on March 30th in Philadelphia, PA.  Caudle (8-2-2, five KO's) looks to bounce back from a six-round majority decision loss to Johnnie Langston on February 23rd in Charlotte, NC.  Caudle will compete for the second time in the Beltway.  On October 18th, Caudle won an eight-round split decision over Kimdo Bethel Boykin in Washington, DC.

In a four-round bout, Lusby, MD super featherweight Nathaniel "ASAP" Davis will take on Rolando Vargas of Milwaukee, WI.  Davis (1-0, one KO) made a quality pro debut on June 1st in Waldorf, MD when he scored a second-round TKO over Alex Rivera.  Vargas (2-0, two KO's) has knocked out both of his previous opponents in the first round.

The card, which is slated to be streamed live on ESPN+, will be headlined by two 12-round IBF elimination contests that feature four undefeated boxers.  Lightweight Teofimo "El Brooklyn" Lopez of Brooklyn, NY will battle Masayoshi Nakatani of Osaka, Japan. Lopez (13-0, 11 KO's) represented Honduras in the 2016 Olympics and is currently the holder of four regional titles and ranked fourth in the world by the IBF.  Lopez is coming off a fifth-round knockout of Edis Tatli on April 20th in New York City.

Nakatani (18-0, 12 KO's) is the current OPBF Lightweight champion and is the IBF's third-ranked boxer.  Nakatani also makes his United States debut after competing exclusively in Japan.  Nakatani last fought on December 9th and scored a fourth-round TKO over Hurricane Futa in Osaka.

In an IBF Super Lightweight elimination contest, Maxim "Mad Max" Dadashev of Oxnard, CA will take on Subriel "Browny" Matias of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  Dadashev, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia (13-0, 11 KO's) will try to build on a fourth-round knockout win over Ricky Sismudo on March 23rd in Costa Mesa, CA.  Dadashev is ranked third in the world by the IBF.  Matias (13-0, 13 KO's) is ranked eighth by the IBF and is coming off a sixth-round knockout of Wilberth Lopez on March 2nd in Fajardo.