Sunday, February 09, 2020

Russells, Bolen Win Bouts in Allentown, PA!

Beltway Boxers went four-for-four on a card Saturday night at the PPL Center in Allentown,  PA.

All three of the Russell Brothers of Capitol Heights, MD earned victories.  In the main event on the card, "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. successfully defended his WBC Featherweight championship with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Los Angeles, CA by way of Mongolia.

While Nyambayar was the heavier puncher, he could not handle Russell's superior speed and ring generalship.  As the bout wore on, Russell's experience proved to be the difference as he would win easily by scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110. Russell makes the fifth successful defense of his title and is now 31-1, 18 KO's.  Nyambayar loses for the first time and he is now 11-1, nine KO's.

On the undercard, super lightweight Antuanne "The Last" Russell kept his perfect streak intact, needing just 2:12 to knock out Jose Marrufo of Phoenix, AZ by way of Mexico.  According to Kurt Wolfheimer of, Russell was in control from the opening bell and had Marrufo on retreat. Marrufo dropped his hands for a second and that was all Russell would need as he floored him with a right hook on the button for the knockout victory.  Russell rises to 13-0, 13 KO's while Marrufo falls to 12-10-2, one KO.

Bantamweight Antonio "Another" Russell won his bout by six-round disqualification over Jesus "Sargento" Martinez of Hollywood, FL by way of Colombia.  Russell controlled the fight throughout with a steady mixture of combinations in the center of the ring. Martinez was sent to his knees with a left hook to the body in the sixth.  Martinez rose to his feet and constantly held until he was disqualified at 1:31 of the sixth round.  Russell remains undefeated at 17-0, 13 KO's.  Martinez drops to 27-11, 13 KO's.

In the opening bout on the card, Bowie, MD welterweight Marlon "The Machine" Bolen scored a second-round TKO over veteran "Lightning" Larry Ventus of Detroit, MI.  The knockout came at 2:58 of the round.  Bolen is now 4-0, three KO's while Ventus drops to 9-15-1, four KO's.

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