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.