Wednesday, October 30, 2019

November Beltway Schedule Looks Loaded!

The Saturday, November 2nd card at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD is just the beginning of what should be a very exciting month for Beltway Boxing.  Here is what is currently on the schedule:

Friday, November 1st -- Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV.  Baltimore, MD rookie super featherweight Malik "King" Warren makes his Mayweather Promotions debut against the debuting Shauncy Perry of Jonesboro, AR.  Warren made a successful pro debut in his hometown on July 27th, scoring a second-round TKO over Davonte McCowen.

Saturday, November 9th -- Chukchansi Park, Fresno, CA.  Upper Marlboro, MD super featherweight Lamont Roach, Jr. challenges WBO Super Featherweight champion Jamel 'Semper Fi" Herring of Cincinnati, OH for the championship in a 12-round encounter that will be shown on ESPN+.

Saturday, November 9th -- Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.  Washington, DC super middleweight Gregory "Glizzy" Clark will be in a six-round contest against undefeated Alexis Espino of Las Vegas.  Clark (4-4-1, one KO) looks to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Jonathan Esquivel on July 13th in Carson, CA.  Espino (4-0, three KO's) scored a third-round TKO over Oscar Soto on August 24th in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Saturday, November 9th -- Exposition Building, Portland, ME.  Baltimore super featherweight Jahmal Dyer battles "The Silent Assassin" William Foster of New Haven, CT in a contest scheduled for eight rounds.  Dyer (9-2, five KO's) lost his last bout by eight-round unanimous decision to Andres Cortes on April 5th in Las Vegas.  This will be Dyer's third straight bout against an undefeated boxer.  Foster (10-0, seven KO's) comes off a fourth-round TKO win over Ramon Elizer Esperanza on May 10th in Springfield, MA.

Saturday, November 9th -- Rock Hill, SC.  Dundalk, MD super featherweight Dorian Bostic will be in a four-round bout against an opponent to be determined.  Bostic, who is originally from Cheraw, SC, made his pro debut on May 25th and registered a first-round knockout over Gerel Thomas on May 25th in Charlotte, NC.

Saturday, November 9th -- Orange County High School, Orange, VA.  Undefeated Salisbury, MD welterweight "Nasty" Nigel Fennell is in a four-round bout against Corey Champion of Louisa, VA.  Fennell (5-0, four KO's) comes off a six-round unanimous decision win over Darel Harris on September 14th in Sterling, VA.  Champion (1-0) won his pro debut with a third-round TKO over Dustin Michael Lanning on July 20th at Orange County High School.

Thursday, November 14th -- Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.  The final "Fight Night" Fight For Children takes place on this night. So far, no Beltway Boxers are scheduled for the card but the main event is a 10-round contest for the USBA Super Lightweight title.  Sonny Fredrickson of Toledo, OH (21-1, 14 KO's) defends the title against Samuel "Tsunami" Teah of Philadelphia, PA by way of Monrovia, Liberia (15-3-1, seven KO's).

Saturday, November 16th -- La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD.  The Shabazz Brothers card is scheduled to feature undefeated Baltimore super middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson (5-0, four KO's) in the main event.

Wednesday, November 27th -- Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham, NH.  Undefeated Baltimore Heavyweight Cassius Chaney makes a relatively quick return to the ring in an eight-round bout against Nick Jones of Okmulgee, OK.  Chaney (17-0, 11 KO's) last fought on October 11th and scored a first-round knockout over Santander Silgado in Hartford, CT. The win was Chaney's third straight first-round knockout and sixth consecutive knockout overall.  Jones (7-2, five KO's) has suffered two straight knockout losses including a fourth-round knockout loss to Rodney Hernandez on December 8th in La Puente, CA.

All bouts and cards subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Update On November 2nd Card In Oxon Hill, MD!

A few updates on the TGB Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD bantamweight Antonio "Another" Russell now has an opponent for his 10-round bout.  Russell (15-0, 11 KO's) will take on veteran Samuel "Panterita" Gutierrez of Saltillo, Mexico (16-25-6, six KO's).  Gutierrez is winless in his last six contests, including an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Shawn Simpson on August 31st in Minneapolis, MN.  This will be the second trip to the Beltway for Gutierrez -- he lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Dylan Price on July 27th in Baltimore, MD.

By the way, the bout for Antuanne "The Last" Russell against Juan Huertas is scheduled for 10 rounds -- the first time he has competed in a scheduled 10-round bout.

"Y.G. Pat" Patrick Harris, an undefeated super lightweight from Hyattsville, MD, has a change in his opponent for his eight-round encounter.  Harris (17-0, eight KO's) will now face Joaquim Carneiro of Sao Paolo, Brazil (25-11, 23 KO's).  Carneiro looks to bounce back from his fifth-round TKO loss to Ivan Golub on August 1st in Monroeville, PA.

We are also hearing that undefeated DC welterweight Shyngyskhan Tazhibay (8-0, two KO's) has been added to this card.  No word yet on Tazhibay's opponent but this will be the first action for the native of Kazakhstan since October 27th of 2018 when he defeated Juan Rodriguez by six-round unanimous decision in Fort Washington, MD.  Also, according to, featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy of Hyattsville, MD is no longer on the card.

The main event bout between WBA Super Featherweight champions as Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna of Braintree, MA by way of the Dominican Republic will challenge Jesus "El Jinete" Cuellar of Buenos Aires, Argentina will be a 10-round encounter for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Lightweight title.

The co-feature bout will be a 10-round encounter between interim WBA Super Welterweight champion Brian Carlos "El Boxi" Castano of Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Wale "Lucky Boy" Omotoso of Los Angeles, CA by way of Lagos, Nigeria.  Castano (15-0-1, 11 KO's) comes off a 12-round split decision draw against Erislandy Lara on March 2nd in Brooklyn, NY.  Omotoso (28-4, 22 KO's) last fought Curtis Stevens and knocked him out in the third round on August 3rd in Brooklyn.

In a 10-round featherweight encounter, undefeated Ranfis Javier Encarnacion of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic will battle Emmanuel "Veneno" Dominguez of Aguascalientes, Mexico.  Encarnacion (16-0, 12 KO's) comes off a second-round TKO over Jose Bustos on April 27th in Las Vegas, NV.  Dominguez (26-8-2, 18 KO's) is riding a two-bout winning streak including a third-round knockout of Jose Roberto Gonzalez on June 8th in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Houston, TX welterweight "Cowboy" Ryan Karl will be in a 10-round bout against Bergman "The Snake" Aguilar of San Jose, Costa Rica by way of Nicaragua.  Karl (17-2, 11 KO's) scored a first-round knockout over David Morales on June 29th in Houston.  Karl has a victory over a Beltway Boxer, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Kareem Martin in Flint, MI in November of 2017.   Aguilar (15-5-1, five KO's) scored a fourth-round TKO over Eliecer Lanzas on July 17th in San Jose, Costa Rica.  This will be Aquilar's second trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino.  Aguilar lost a six-round unanimous decision to Patrick Harris on March 24th.

In a very interesting eight-round contest, light heavyweight Osvary David Morrell of Minneapolis, MN by way of Santa Clara, Cuba will take on Quinton Rankin of Charlotte, NC.  This is interesting because Morrell is competing at the eight-round plateau after only one pro bout.  Morrell's pro debut was scheduled for six rounds but he only needed one, knocking out Yendris Rodriguez Valdez on August 31st in Minneapolis.  Rankin (15-6-2, 12 KO's) looks to bounce back from an eight-round unanimous decision loss to former world champion Chad Dawson on June 29th in Mashantucket, CT.

Undefeated Springfield, MA welterweight Anthony "ATV" Velazquez looks to keep his perfect record intact by facing Michael Crain of Smyrna, DE.  Velazquez (7-0, seven KO's) scored a fourth-round TKO over Vincent Floyd on August 17th in Springfield.  Crain (3-3, one KO) has not fought since winning a four-round unanimous decision over Dontre King in September of 2018 in Hockessin, DE.

In another bout, Paul "The Punisher" Kroll of Philadelphia, Pa will take on Farhad "The Puncher" Fatulla of Salt Lake City, UT by way of Azerbaijan.  Kroll (5-0, four KO's) went the distance for the first time in his young career, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Shinard Bunch on August 10th in Philadelphia.  Fatulla (1-3) suffered back-to-back losses to Beltway Boxers in his last two outings.  In his last contest, Fatulla lost a four-round majority decision to Cornell Hines on January 18th in New York City.  Prior to that bout, Fatulla lost a four-round unanimous decision to Keeshawn Williams in September of 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

On Saturday, the doors to MGM National Harbor Casino will open at 6 PM ET and the first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:10 PM.  There will be preliminary contests that will air on FS2 starting at 9 PM followed by the FS1 telecast that will get underway at 10:30 PM.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Late Result: Rodriguez Loses Unanimous Decision In Philadelphia!

Haymarket, VA welterweight Juan De La Cruz Rodriguez lost a four-round unanimous decision to James Martin of Philadelphia, PA on Friday, October 25th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Rodriguez managed to knock down Martin in the first round. However, Martin was able to right the ship and won the decision by scores of 39-37 and 38-37 twice.  Rodriguez falls to 8-16-1, six KO's.  Martin is now 5-1.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Alantez Fox Wins Unanimous Decision In Puerto Rico!

Photo by Marcos Mejias Ortiz/PRBBP

Upper Marlboro, MD middleweight contender Alantez "SlyAza" Fox won an eight-round unanimous decision over Bruno Leonardo Romay of Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday during the World Boxing Organization's Night of Champions event at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

Fox, who is ranked second in the world by the WBO, won his bout by scores of 80-71 and 79-72 (twice).  Fox is now 26-1-1, 12 KO's.  Romay falls to 21-8, 18 KO's.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Davis Challenges Gamboa For WBA 'Regular' Lightweight Title December 28th in Atlanta!

Former two-division world champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis of Baltimore, MD will vie for his third world title in his third weight class when he faces former three-division titleholder "El Ciclon De Guantanamo" Yuriorkis Gamboa of Miami, FL by way of Guantanamo, Cuba on Saturday, December 28th at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA.  The two will vie for the WBA Regular Lightweight title and the bout will be the main event contest shown on Showtime.

The two men fought their last bouts on the same card -- July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.  Davis (22-0, 21 KO's) scored a second-round TKO over Ricardo Nunez in his first title defense (of the WBA Super Featherweight championship) at home.  Gamboa (30-2, 18 KO's) also knocked out his opponent -- Roman Martinez -- in the second round.  Davis and Gamboa are ranked one and two, in the most recent WBA rankings.  The winner of this contest may get an opportunity against Unified Lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko.

The co-feature bout on this Mayweather Promotions/TGB Promotions card will be another battle of champions as WBA Interim Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal of Laval, Quebec, Canada (34-6-1, 20 KO's) takes on former two-division world titleholder Badou Jack "The Ripper" of Las Vegas, NV (22-2-3, 13 KO's).

Balogun, Pllana Score First-Round KO's In DC!

Two Beltway Boxers scored explosive knockouts at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 24th.  This was the annual boxing card that is open only to employees of the company.  The press is not allowed to attend.

In the main event, Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Mike "Silverback" Balogun scored a first-round knockout over Mike "Concrete" Bissett of St. Petersburg, FL.  The time of the knockout was 1:50 seconds.  Balogun remains undefeated at 15-0, 11 KO's.  Bissett falls to 15-13-1, nine KO's.

The co-feature saw the "Sexy Albanian" Genc Pllana of Hagerstown, MD register a first-round knockout over Alex Lara of Manhattan, NY in a super middleweight contest.  The bout was stopped at 2:07. Pllana rises to 7-1, four KO's while Lara drops to 2-2, one KO.

DC middleweight Davonn Boone won a four-round unanimous decision over Allan Johnson of Ashburn, VA.  No word on the official scores but reports say the decision was "controversial."  Both men even their records at 1-1.  Johnson has one knockout on his record.

In the opening bout, female flyweight Natalie "Barracuda" Gonzalez of New Rochelle, NY won a six-round unanimous decision over Martina Horgasz of Budapest, Hungary.  Again, no word on official scores.  Gonzalez is now 6-0, one KO while Horgasz is now 5-5, four KO's.

Brown Defends NABO Title With Eight-Round Majority Decision in Brooklyn!

(Photo by Varcity Visions)

Washington, DC super featherweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown successfully defended her NABO Super Featherweight championship with an eight-round majority decision over Vanessa Bradford of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Thursday at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex on the campus of St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.

Brown won by scores of 76-76, 77-75, 79-73 to remain undefeated at 9-0, six KO's.  Bradford is now 5-2-2.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Brown Weighs 129.6 For Eight Rounder in Brooklyn!

Tiara Brown tipped the scales at 129.6 pounds for her eight-round NABO Super Featherweight title bout against Vanessa Bradford Thursday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  Bradford weighed in at 128.2 pounds.

The bout is being streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

BATB Podcast Network Expands!

The Boxing Along The Beltway Podcast Network is expanding.  We are already heard on,,, and

Now, two more podcast apps are joining the network. 

We are now heard on Podcast Addict:

And we are also on Spotify:

We will hopefully have a new episode of the podcast later this week.  As always, thanks for your support!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Beltway Boxers Appear En Masse On November 2nd Card at MGM National Harbor Casino!

A host of local boxers will be a part of the TGB Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

The local parade is being led by the Undefeated Russell Brothers, Antonio, and Antuanne who will compete in either eight or 10-round bouts.  Super lightweight Antuanne will risk his perfect record (11-0, 11 KO's) against Juan "El General" Huertas of 24 de Diciembre, Panama.  Russell comes off a first-round knockout win over Luis Ronaldo Castillo on September 21st in Bakersfield, CA.  Huertas (14-2-1, 10 KO's) makes his US debut on this card and he is winless in his last two bouts, including a third-round knockout over Jon Fernandez on April 20th in Guecho, Spain.

Antonio, a bantamweight (15-0, 11 KO's), last fought on July 13th and won a 10-round unanimous decision over Francisco Pedroza in Minneapolis, MN.  No word yet on Russell's opponent for this card.

Undefeated Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy will be in a 10-round contest against Dennis "Martillo" Contreras of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  Breedy (14-0, four KO's) won his first 10-round contest by unanimous decision over Ryan Lee Allen on August 3rd in Brooklyn, NY. Contreras (21-10-1, 19 KO's) scored an upset in his last outing, defeating previously undefeated Fernando Garcia by eight-round majority decision on May 25th in Biloxi, MS.

Landover, MD welterweight Tyrek "I.G.B" Irby competes in an eight-round contest against veteran Joaquin "Chico" Chavez of Commerce, CA.  Irby (8-0, three KO's) comes off a third-round TKO win over Lucas Andres Dadamo on August 31st in Minneapolis.  Chavez (9-18-4, two KO's) suffered cut over the left eye in his last outing on June 28th in Temecula, CA and the bout was declared a technical draw.

Glenarden, MD lightweight Drayvontay Speed Rawls will be in an eight-round bout against Wanzell "Venom" Ellison of Newark, NJ.  Speed Rawls (12-1-1, eight KO's) advances to the eight-round plateau for the first time in this bout after winning a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Perez on May 25th in Fairfax, VA.  Ellison (11-1-1, five KO's) has not fought since suffering his only loss, an eight-round unanimous decision defeat to Tony Luis in July of 2014 in Verona, NY.

Hyattsville super lightweight Patrick "Y.G. Pat" Harris competes in an eight-round encounter against Nelson Lara of Costa Rica by way of Nicaragua.  Harris (17-0, eight KO's) returns to MGM National Harbor Casino where he won an eight-round unanimous decision over Donald Ward on July 19th.  Lara (18-11-4, 10 KO's) broke a four-bout losing streak by scoring a six-round technical knockout over Berman Tinoco on May 4th in Heredia, Costa Rica.

Also on the card will be "The Next Big Thing" Keeshawn Williams, a welterweight from District Heights, MD.   Williams (6-0-1, two KO's) has no opponent yet for this card but comes off a first-round TKO win over Mario Alberto Perez Navarro on August 3rd in Brooklyn.

The main event will be a battle of former WBA Super Featherweight champions as Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna of Braintree, MA by way of the Dominican Republic will challenge Jesus "El Jinete" Cuellar of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a 10-round bout.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nicholson Wins Unanimous Decision; Kelly Knocks Out Kisner in Hanover!

Here are the results from the Jeter Promotions card held Friday night in front of a packed house at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD.  The report is courtesy of Juan Marshall of ProAm Fight Talk.

Laurel, MD's Demond "D'Best At It" Nicholson defeated Devaun Lee of Jamaica, Queens, NY by unanimous decision in the main event of the Jeter Promotions card at the Live! Casino/Hotel in Hanover, MD.

Nicholson looked very strong in this bout considering having to fall out of his last scheduled appearance on the May 11th card at Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA due to suffering serious kidney failure after weighing in. Nicholson landed some great counter punches that he put together after Lee's attempts to land jabs. For the first four rounds, Nicholson applied continuous hard pressure, but Lee was able to stay in the contest. Lee did a little better job of keeping his guard up to defend himself from the hard shots Nicholson landed.

Lee also was able to land some good shots to add to his defense. Both fighters turned it into a war in round six as they exchanged shots during the entire round.

In round seven, Nicholson bounced around the ring trying to time his punches. He finally stood his ground and landed a hard right hook to back Lee into the ropes where he landed more hard lefts and rights to finish the round. In the eighth and final round, Nicholson let his hands go. He put together a number of body shots throughout the entire round to close the show. All three judges scored the bout 79-73 for Nicholson.

Nicholson improves his record to 22-3-1, 20 KO's while Lee falls to 10-7-1, five KO's.

Washington, DC's Danny "Smooth" Kelly defeated Baltimore, MD's "Slick" Nick Kisner by third-round TKO in the co-feature contest on the card. 

In this bout of local Beltway Boxing heavyweights, Kisner and Kelly used the opening round to feel each other out. Kelly turned things up quickly in round two by coming forward and putting more pressure on Kisner. Kelly landed a hard right hand to send Kisner to the canvas for an eight count. Kisner beat the count but Kelly came back with that same right hand to send Kisner down again. Kisner was able to finish the round but looked hurt. In round three, Kelly had Kisner in a neutral corner and landed that right hand again for the final time to drop Kisner. Referee Bill Clancy waived the contest off as soon as the shot landed at 1:04 of the third.

Kelly returns to victory after a long layoff to improve his record to 10-3-1, nine KO's while Kisner falls to 21-5-1, six KO's.  Kisner announced his retirement from boxing after the contest.

In other bouts on the card, Suitland, MD featherweight "The Ambitious One" Malik Loften scored a second-round TKO over Omar Etheridge of Whiteville, NC.

Loften gained control of the first-round by slipping the shots of Etheridge and putting together some good combinations to move Etheridge into the ropes. Loften also added some hard body shots into the mix during the first.

It was much of the same in the second round but with more harder body shots. Loften went back to his combinations to send Etheridge into the ropes again. Loften put together a final combination of head and body shots to send Etheridge to the canvas. Referee Kenny Chevalier gave the count and waved the contest off at 2:20 of round two.

Loften improves his record to 4-1, two KO's while Etheridge falls to 3-2-1, three KO's.

Germantown, MD featherweight Ebrima "E Boy" Jawara defeated James "Too Slick" Early of Seat Pleasant, MD by six-round unanimous decision.

Jawara and Early felt each other out well in the opening round. Both fighters worked the ring well as they used their jabs to land to the head and body. In the second-round Jawara got the attention of Early as he started to deposit shots to the body. Those body shots seemed to work as Early looked to slow down as round two ended. Jawara landed a jab to the eye of Early that looked to bother him at the end of round three. Jawara added pressure but Early stayed in the battle to land some sneaky overhand rights on the chin of Jawara.  In the final round, Jawara pressured Early up against the ropes. Early tried to fight Jawara off, but he landed a punch below the belt. Referee Bill Clancy took a point away from Early after being warned already for low blows. All three judges scored it the same 59-56 for Jawara.

Jawara improves his record to 3-1, one KO while Early falls to 4-5.

Clinton, MD bantamweight Jay Stancil III defeated Ransley Washington of Cincinnati, OH by four-round unanimous decision. 

This was another contest of debuting fighters where the shorter Stancil started with a jab to the body as the taller Washington used his jab to find his range. Stancil's bodywork opened up an opportunity to land some nice hooks upstairs while Washington kept his jab working. In the final ten seconds of the second round, Stancil landed a hard right hand as the bell sounded. Washington continued to use a good jab that moved Stancil back during the third-round. Stancil was successful with landed good counter shots as Washington missed with his jab to finish the contest. Stancil gets his first professional win with the scores of 39-37, and 40-36 twice.

Brandon "Brody" Chambers defeated Christopher Haney by four-round unanimous decision.  In this four-round lightweight rematch, Owings Mills, MD's Chambers and Haney of Glendale Heights, IL had pretty much the same fast-paced start as their first encounter. Chambers was putting out a high quantity of punches as Haney returned the same. It was in the third round when both fighters settled down and started to place their shots a little better.  At the midway point of the third, it looked as if Haney landed the harder shots. Chambers came back strong in the forth-round and did some good bodywork to put Haney in defensive mode giving him the win on all three judges scorecards 40-36 and 39-37 twice.

Chambers improves to 2-0-1, one KO while Haney is still looking for his win and is now 0-4-2.

In the opening contest on the card, Blaze Fidler-Hernandez of Arnold, MD and Baltimore's Antonio Dunton-El battled to a four-round draw. Dunton-El established himself early by landing some good right and left hands that connected throughout the opening round. Hernandez put together a little offense of his own during the second round as both fighters fought evenly in the center of the ring. Hernandez looked to put himself back into the mix to even up the rounds at one apiece. Going into round three, Hernandez started throwing the heavier shots but wasn't connecting as often as he liked. In the final round, both fighters tried to close the show by equally landing clean counter punches. It was Dunton-El who landed a hard right hand to send Hernandez a little off balance. Hernandez wasn't hurt by the punch and still came back firing some good shots to the body of Dunton-El. The judges scored the bout 39-37 for Dunton El, 39-37 for Hernandez and 38-38.

Tony and Christen Jeter head Jeter Promotions.  The matchmaker was Nick Tiberi.  The ring announcer was Henry "Discombobulating" Jones.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Brown Defends NABO Super Featherweight Title October 24th In Brooklyn, NY!

Washington, DC super featherweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown will defend her NABO Super Featherweight championship against Vanessa Bradford of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Thursday, October 24th at the Generoso Pope Athletic Complex in Brooklyn, NY.

The undefeated Brown (8-0, six KO's) won her NABO title in her last outing on May 18th in DC with a dominant six-round TKO win over Angel Gladney.  Bradford (5-1-2) comes off a six-round unanimous decision over Stephanie Essensa on March 30th in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

This card will be a Dibella Entertainment Promotion and Brown is a Dibella Entertainment signee.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Chaney Scores Devastating Knockout In Hartford, CT!

(Photo by Emily Harney)

Baltimore, MD heavyweight Cassius Chaney needed just 63 seconds to knock out Santander "Cha Cha Azucar" Silgado of Panama City, Panama on October 11th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.

Chaney laid Silgado out for several minutes with a devastating right hand.  Chaney remains undefeated at 17-0, 11 KO's.  Silgado, a former world title contender at cruiserweight, falls to 28-8, 22 KO's.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Warren Signs With Mayweather Promotions!'s Dan Rafael is reporting that Baltimore, MD junior lightweight Malik "The King" Warren has signed a promotional contract with Mayweather Promotions.

The 19-year-old Warren won his pro debut on July 27th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore by second-round TKO over Davonte McCowan.  Warren, who had an outstanding amateur record including two Washington Golden Gloves championships.  Warren is the third boxer from Baltimore's Upton Boxing Gym to sign with Mayweather Promotions joining two-time world champion Gervonta Davis and Malik Hawkins.

Warren is scheduled to return to the ring on Friday, November 1st against the debuting Shauncy Perry of Jonesboro, AR on a Mayweather Promotions card at the Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Womack Falls By First Round KO In Philadelphia!

Baltimore, MD welterweight Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. lost by first-round knockout tonight to Shinard Bunch of Trenton, NJ tonight at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Bunch landed an overhead right to drop Womack and the bout was stopped at 1:56.  Womack, who was a late sub for this bout, falls to 9-19-4, seven KO's.  Bunch is now 3-1, three KO's.

Womack Is Late Sub In Philadelphia!

Baltimore, MD's Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. will be in Philadelphia, PA tonight as a late substitute against Shinard Bunch of Trenton, NJ at the 2300 Arena.  Womack, Jr. (9-18-4, seven KO's) looks to bounce back from a first-round TKO loss to Brian Norman, Jr. on July 27th in Atlanta, GA.  Bunch (2-1, two KO's) also will be coming off a loss, a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Paul Kroll on August 10th in Philadelphia.

(Photo by Daniel Cork)

The two men weighed in on Thursday.  Womack (right) came in at 148 1/2 pounds while Bunch tipped the scales at 149 pounds.  This is a very special card called "Blood, Sweat and 50 Years" because it celebrates the 50th anniversary of boxing promoting for legendary Hall Of Fame promoter J. Russell Peltz.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Here's The October Schedule!

The Beltway Boxing schedule for October is pretty brief but has a number of locals competing.  Here's what is on tap:

Friday, October 4th -- Arena Theatre, Houston, TX -- Frederick, MD cruiserweight Larry "Hitman" Pryor will be in a four-round bout against the undefeated "Nigerian Pit Bull" Efetobor Apochi of Houston by way of Nigeria.  Pryor (11-21, five KO's) lost his last contest by four-round unanimous decision to Raphael Murphy on August 24th in Edinburg, TX.  Apochi (8-0, eight KO's) comes off a seventh-round TKO win over Earl Newman on May 25th in Biloxi, MS.

Friday, October 11th -- Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT -- Undefeated Baltimore, MD heavyweight Cassius Chaney takes on veteran Santander "Cha Cha Azucar" Silgado of Panama City, Panama in an eight-round encounter.  Chaney (16-0, 10 KO's) has scored first-round TKO's in his last two bouts, including one against Joel Caudle on July 19th in Oxon Hill, MD.  Silgado (28-7, 22 KO's) has been stopped in his last three bouts, including a 1st-round TKO loss to Chazz Witherspoon on March 23rd in Atlantic City, NJ.

Friday, October 18th -- Live! Casino, Hanover, MD -- This Jeter Promotions card is the only local card on the October schedule.  We have talked about this card before but there are additions to the lineup.  Germantown, MD featherweight Ebrima Jawara will battle fellow Beltway Boxer James "Too Slick" Early of Seat Pleasant, MD in a six-round bout.  Jawara (2-1, one KO) comes off a six-round unanimous decision win over Marq Johns on August 2nd at Live! Casino.  Early (4-4) lost a six-round decision to Chaise Nelson on September 21st in Covington, KY.

Also on the card, debuting super featherweight Blaze Fidler Hernandez of Arnold, MD will take on equally debuting Antonio Dunton-El, Jr. of Baltimore in a four-rounder.

Friday, October 25th -- 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA -- Haymarket, VA welterweight Juan De La Cruz Rodriguez will face James Martin of Philadelphia in a four-round contest.  Rodriguez (8-15-1, six KO's) has lost eight in a row including a six-round TKO loss to Robert Redmond, Jr. on June 1st in Houston, TX. Martin (4-1) looks to bounce back from his first pro loss -- a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Kashon Hutchinson on June 22nd at the 2300 Arena.  Martin holds a four-round unanimous decision win over Jonathan Burrs in August of 2018 in Philadelphia.