Saturday, March 31, 2007

Coleman Wins in Phoenixville!

Baltimore welterweight prospect Tim Coleman remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over late substitute John Lipscomb of Ohio. Coleman gained a shutout on two of the judge's scorecards.

Coleman raised his record to 9-0, two KO's and is scheduled to be back in action on the Friday, May 4 Keystone Boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway. Lipscomb is 3-10.

Friday, March 30, 2007

'Awesome April' Precedes 'Magnificent May'!

If anyone can tell me when Beltway Boxing has been THIS busy, I want to hear it!

Time to -- as someone told me today -- update the update! Before we even get into the cards taking place during the "Magnificent May Along The Beltway," we have to talk about the "Awesome April Across the Area!" There are two shows in the area and a third where a number Beltway Boxers will be featured.

We know already about the Ballroom Boxing show on Thursday, April 19 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. We also know about the Major League Boxing "Rising Stars" show on Saturday, April 28 at the Augusta Expoland in Fisherville, VA. That show features undefeated cruiserweight Juan Carlos Robles as well as veteran Derek "D-Mos" Amos.

Now comes word of a boxing card coming to the DC Armory on Friday, April 27. This is a separate card from the one we have been talking about for May 25 (memo to "Jake": We were BOTH right!) Scheduled to appear on this card will be former three-time WBA Middleweight champion William Joppy! I have been told that this will also be an ESPN2 card!

Speaking of the May 25 card, I've heard that the DC Armory is not a location etched in stone for this show. It may end up elsewhere in the city. The other information is locked in, however.

And you have to add yet ANOTHER card for May. Ballroom Boxing will make a quick return after the April 19 card with another show on Thursday, May 31.

That brings the total to eight boxing cards in a little more than six weeks! Two will be in DC, two in Virginia and four in Maryland!! Folks, this is just unbelievable! This is truly our time!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Update on 'Magnificent May Along The Beltway'!

Now it can be told. Actually, some of you put this together already. I now can tell some of the details of the Friday, May 25 boxing card that will bring an exciting conclusion to the "Magnificent May Along The Beltway."

The card will take place at the DC Armory and will feature heavyweight contender Tony "The Tiger" Thompson and the undefeated Peterson Brothers in ESPN2 televised matches. Undefeated DC lightweight Ty Barnette will also be a part of the card, which is being promoted by the company headed by Nate Peake.

More on that card when information comes in. But now, there is news that there will be yet a FOURTH card in May and it will actually start off the month.

Put Friday, May 4 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD on your calendar. Keystone Boxing is starting a boxing series at the famed harness racing complex. Scheduled to appear on this card are Tim Coleman, Jason Champion and "Big" Phill Brown.

In the almost 20 years that I have been covering Boxing Along The Beltway, I can't remember this much pro boxing action in so many places in one month's time. When you add the Ballroom Boxing show on April 19 and throw in the Major League Boxing show in Fisherville, VA on April 28, we are talking six shows in five weeks!! This is a remarkable time for us as Beltway Boxing fans and we need to take full advantage of this time!

'Digital' on 'Through The Ropes' Tonight!

Here is the official info about my appearance on "Through The Ropes" tonight! This is courtesy of I am being told that I will be on around 9:20 this evening, but listen to the show from the start.

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!
Guests: Former champion Diego Corrales &
FightNews writer Gary "Digital" Williams!
Through The Ropes is hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld and airs LIVE coast to coast each Thursday evening from 9 pm – 10 pm ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 122, American Forces Network and Plus FightNews readers can listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE between 9 pm to 10 pm ET this Thursday.

This Thursday's Through The Ropes radio show guest are former world champion Diego Corrales plus FightNews feature writer Gary "Digital" Williams! Call-in or email your questions to:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Prepare for 'Magnificent May Along The Beltway!"

There is so much pro news coming down the pike that I'm going to try to get it all in here. I will get to what the headline of this story means in just a little bit.

First, the bout between Hasim Rahman and Ray Mercer is off. Apparently, Mercer took a better offer for a mixed martial arts contest. The bout was slated for Thursday, June 14 on the Versus Network. Rahman will still appear on that date but they are looking for a new opponent.

The Thursday, April 19 Ballroom Boxing card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie is slated to feature another appearance by Carson McCourry. More on that one when I get more information.

A couple of media items: The newest issue of the Washington City Paper features an article on DC heavyweight Marion "Jackhammer" Wilson. "Cheap Seats" writer Dave McKenna asked me some questions about Wilson and I am quoted in this very nice article. Here is the link:

Also tomorrow, I will be a guest on the national radio boxing program "Through The Ropes" with Marc Lichtenfeld. The show airs on the Sports Byline USA network at 9 pm ET. I am scheduled to be on around 9:40 pm. The show does not air on radio in the Beltway area, but go to tomorrow and there will be an audio link to the program and you can hear it on your computer.

Now to the main part of this information. May of 2007 looks like it will be one of the most exciting months in recent Beltway Boxing history. We've already talked about the cards at DuBurns Arena in Baltimore on Friday, May 11 and at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on Saturday, May 12.

Now comes this word. There will be another big card in the area on Friday, May 25. Right now, I can't tell you a lot about this card publicly at this point because there are some minor loose ends to be worked out. This is what I CAN say about this show at this point:

1. It will take place in DC (one of the loose ends is officially where it will be).

2. It will be a nationally televised ESPN2 event.

As soon as I can publicly say more, you will be the first to know. I promise you this though: from what I've been told privately, this will be another monster card!

So what we have is a month featuring three major cards where all three areas of the Beltway (Baltimore, Northern Virginia and DC) are ALL represented!
I can't remember the last time this has happened!

This is why I have called the fifth month of this year "The Magnificent May Along The Beltway!" You will be hearing a lot more about all three of the May cards in the weeks to come!

Washington Golden Glove Finals in Waldorf March 30!

The Washington-area finals of the Golden Gloves will take place on Friday, March 30 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycess Hall in Waldorf, MD. The event will be hosted by the "Don King of Southern Maryland," Bobby Magruder.

There are 20 championship bouts scheduled for the evening. Some of the boxers scheduled to participate are Dominic Wade, Dusty Harrison, Seth Mitchell, Bernard Adams and Dwayne McRae.

There will also be two featured ladies bouts scheduled for the show. Ginger Gousman takes on Shari Moten and Shante Jordan battles Tyrieshia Douglass.

Also, on Friday, April 13 there will be a regional championship card that will pit the champs from DC and Maryland against boxers from Virginia and North Carolina as well as champions from the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This will also take place in Waldorf at the Jaycees Hall.

And don't forget about the amateur show put on by Jake Smith on Saturday, April 28 at the Pikesville National Guard Armory.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tim Coleman Fights in Phoenixville March 30!

Undefeated Baltimore welterweight prospect Tim Coleman is back in action on Friday, March 30 at Phoenixville High School in Phoenixville, PA.

Coleman (8-0, two KO's) will face off against Jason Jordan of Akron, OH (3-6-2) in a six-round contest. Coleman is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Julio Cesar Lanzas on February 17 at Suitland High School.

Jordan recently finished a stretch in which he fought three times in 14 days, going 1-1-1 in that stretch. The loss came in Jordan's last outing, a four-round unanimous decision to Jason Cintron on February 23 in Lancaster, PA. Six days earlier, Jordan scored perhaps his biggest victory, winning an eight-round majority decision over Frankie Zepeda in Indianapolis, IN.

It's interesting to note that Jordan has been coming down from middleweight to welterweight. Earlier in his career, Jordan lost a four-round unanimous decision to Matt Berkshire, who will face Jessie Nicklow on May 11 at DuBurns Arena in Baltimore.

Holly's Opponent a No-Show in North Carolina!

Well, I found out what happened with Reggie "The Mechanic" Holly's bout in Wilson, NC. The bout didn't take place. According to the promoter of the bout, Skip Crumpler, Holly's opponent -- Nathan Charles -- was a no-show. But this is where the story gets a little strange.

Crumpler told me that Charles passed all his physicals, he weighed in, and was even in attendance for the bout that night! But when the time came to go to the ring, Charles simply disappeared without telling anybody!

It's a shame that Holly can't get a win by forfeit in this situation, especially since it has been tough for Holly to get bouts.

Retta Loses in Dubai!

Alexandria, VA light heavyweight "The Lion of Judah" Sammy Retta lost by seventh-round KO on March 24 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The bout was the first bout in more than a year for the native of Ethiopia, who now has a record of 18-3 with 17 KO's.

It's feast or famine for Retta when he fights. As you see, all but one of his wins have ended in knockouts, but two of his three losses are by knockout as well including the last time Retta fought along the Beltway -- September 24, 1999 at MCI (now Verizon) Center -- when he was stopped by Oswaldo Bello in the six round. That was on the same card as the second bout between Keith Holmes and Andrew Council as well as the third bout between William Joppy and Julio Cesar Green.

Thanks to Skinnyscott for the heads-up on this bout as well as the bout featuring DC junior welterweight Reggie "The Mechanic" Holly in Wilson, NC this past Saturday. I haven't found a result for that one yet, so if anyone knows the outcome, let us know.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Mike Dietrich Returns May 11 in Baltimore!

In a year that has already provided good stories for Beltway Boxing, this one may be the feel-good story of 2007.

Baltimore Pro Boxing promoter Jake Smith tells me that the Friday, May 11 card at DuBurns Arena in Baltimore will feature the return of undefeated heavyweight "The American Dream" Mike Dietrich. The return comes a year and a half after Dietrich was stabbed in a dispute at a friend's house in December of 2005.

Smith says Dietrich (7-0, three KO's)has been training in the gym for about three weeks and doctors say he is 100 percent. Smith adds that Dietrich will be training in the Catskills with trainer Kevin Rooney, who was working with Dietrich before the stabbing.

Dietrich's last bout was on December 7, 2005 when he stopped Mike Van Meer in the first round at Martin's West in Woodlawn, MD. The stabbing took place nine days later.

Also scheduled for this card will be the rematch between Jessie Nicklow and Matt Berkshire as well as appearances by Mike Paschall, Elias Bouloubassis, Horace Grant, Henry Mayes and Shelly Sievert.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

BATB Ratings Watch!

Occasionally, we like to take a look at where the major governing bodies of boxing rank our Beltway Boxers. Although many don't hold a lot of creedence in what the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO say, they are still an integral part of the sport -- for better or for worse.

As of March 18, here's how some of our Beltway Boxers are ranked:


Tony Thompson -- WBC #3, IBF #12, WBO #5

Hasim Rahman -- WBC #6, WBA #9, IBF #6, WBO #11


Emmanuel Nwodo-- WBA #7, IBF #8

NOTE: The Ring magazine ranks Darnell Wilson at number 10.

Junior Welterweight (Super Lightweight):

Lamont Peterson-- WBA #6

DeMarcus Corley-- WBC #12


Anthony Peterson -- WBO #1, WBC #9, WBA #7

DeMarcus Corley-- WBA & IBF #12


Eric Aiken-- IBF #6

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

'Pitbull' White Slated to Appear on May 12 Patriot Center Card!

Representatives for Smithsburg, MD's Dean "Pitbull" White say that White has signed a contract to appear on the Saturday, May 12 boxing card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

The intended opponent for White is Damian Fuller of Detroit, MI. Fuller is 26-4-1, with 12 knockouts. Two of Fuller's losses came against current IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lovemore N'dou (Fuller lost a technical decision in April of 2003) and former WBC Lightweight champ Diego Corrales (Fuller was stopped in the third round in June of 2003). Fuller does hold a victory over former IBF Super Flyweight champ Juan Polo Perez in 2002, but Perez was well past his prime at that point.

According to, Fuller is slated to fight John Roby on April 14 in Iowa and then take on White the next month.

Bouloubassis Knockout Sets Records!

Those of you who were in attendance at the Pikesville National Guard Armory on March 10 witnessed a little bit of history.

According to, the stunning 15 second knockout by "The Golden Greek" Elias Bouloubassis over Vincent Robbins has been listed as the fastest knockout ever in the super middleweight division. The knockout beat the previous record set by Allen Green over Jaidon Codrington in November 2005. Green knocked out Codrington in 18 seconds. The Bouloubassis knockout was also the 13th fastest knockout in any division of all time.

The knockout was not, however, the fastest knockout in the state of Maryland. That honor goes to Steve Griffin, who knocked out James Thompson in 14 seconds at the Teamsters Hall in Baltimore on September 7, 2000.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Rahman vs. Mercer June 14!'s Dan Rafael is reporting that former two-time heavyweight champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman will return to the ring in a nationally televised bout on June 14 against former WBO Heavyweight champ "Merciless" Ray Mercer.

This bout was scheduled to headline a card in Morgantown, WVA on February 22 (the same card Dean White participated on), but Rahman backed out of the bout -- Rafael says -- because of family issues. The bout will be the headliner on a future "Fight Night" on the Versus Network.

No venue has been announced yet, but Rahman's co-manager Steve Nelson told Rafael that the bout may end up in Nelson's hometown of Rochester, NY. The bout with Mercer became a possibility again because proposed bouts with Lamon Brewster and Luan Krasniqi did not pan out.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Baltimore Boxing Hosting Two Spring Spectaculars!

Promoter Jake "The Snake" Smith is going to be a busy man this spring. Smith will be hosting two big events in the next two months.

On Saturday, April 28, Smith, who is the president of the South Atlantic Amateur Boxing Association, will be co-hosting a major amateur card at the Pikesville National Guard Armory. Co-hosting the card will be undefeated pro Mike "The Persecutor" Paschall. Teams from DC, Maryland and Virginia will be joined by teams from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Kentucky. There are six amateur championship bouts and more than 10 bouts scheduled for the card, which will benefit amateur boxers slated to go to the Eastern Olympic Box-Offs in Orlando, FL on May 3-7.

Then on Friday, May 11, Baltimore Pro Boxing will have a pro show at DuBurns Arena in Baltimore. Already scheduled for this show will be the rematch between undefeated boxers Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow and Matt "The Bull" Berkshire. Also slated for the show are "The Golden Greek" Elias Boulabassis, Mike Paschall and the debuting Marcus Henry.

For information on both events, go to The link is on this page.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Aiken-Carvajal A Draw!

The bout between former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken and former WBO Bantamweight titleholder Cruz Carvajal went to a 10-round draw at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH.

Aiken got off to a good start, but was pressured throughout by the smaller Carvajal. One judge scored it 96-95 for Aiken, another had it 96-94 for Carvajal and one judge scored it even at 96-96. This was a tough fight for Aiken especially given the circumstances he had to go through today. Aiken was fortunate to get the draw in this case.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Lange-Cabell Rematch May 12 at Patriot Center!

It's official! Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon for the boxing card that will feature the rematch between Jimmy Lange and Fontaine Cabell that will take place on Saturday, May 12 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

Like the first battle on December 9 that ended in a 12-round draw, this bout will be for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Junior Middleweight title.

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75, $100, $125, $300 (Ringside) and $500 (VIP Ringside). The promoter of record this time around will be Ice Promotions, a new company headed by "The First Lady of Boxing" Jackie Kallen.

"I am excited to work with Jimmy Lange again. This is the fourth fight at Patriot Center that I have been involved in and I believe this one will be the best yet,” said Kallen in a press release. “I am very impressed with the Virginia boxing fans. They definitely support their hometown fighters."

The matchmaker for this card will be Washington, DC boxing hall of famer JD Brown.

More on this card as it develops.

Aiken WILL Face Carvajal Tonight!

Eric Aiken can now FINALLY prepare for his bout tonight in Salem, NH. The tests for Valdemir Pereira were called "inconclusive" and Cruz Carvajal will replace him in what will now be a 10-round, non-eliminator bout.

BATB Exclusive: Aiken Discusses Bizarre Situation in New Hampshire!

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #45 - Eric Aiken Discusses Bizarre Situation in New Hampshire!

Literally HOURS before he is to step into the ring in front of a nationally televised ESPN2 audience in Salem, NH, former IBF Featherweight champ Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken talks about what it's like to not know who his opponent is!

Aiken May Face Pereira After All...Or He May Face Carvajal!

Former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken has found himself in a VERY weird situation.

Early yesterday, reported that the native of Forestville, MD would take on Cruz Carvajal instead of former IBF champ Valdemir Pereira tonight in Salem, NH on ESPN2.

Now comes word from Fightnews that Carvajal AND Pereira weighed in along with Aiken yesterday. Banner Promotions President Art Pelullo told Fightnews that Pereira took his medical exams but there are some questions. If Pereira is okay, than he will take on Aiken in an IBF elimination match. If Pereira is not okay, than Carvajal will step in and the bout will then become a 10-round, non-title eliminator bout.

By the way, all three boxers weighed in at the featherweight limit of 126. We should know sometime this afternoon who Aiken's opponent will be.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Aiken ESPN2 Bout No Longer IBF Eliminator!

Bad news for former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken. His ESPN2 bout tomorrow night in Salem, NH is no longer an IBF elimination bout. is reporting that Aiken's original opponent, former IBF champion Valdemir Pereira, pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons. You'll remember that Aiken took the title from Pereira on May 13 in Boston by disqualification.

Aiken (16-5, 12 KO's) will still appear on ESPN2 tomorrow night as he faces veteran Cruz "Cucho" Carvajal (28-13-1, 13 KO's). Carvajal has been a contender at bantamweight and junior featherweight, but has never fought at featherweight. Carvajal has won his last three bouts, but hasn't fought since November of 2006. This will be Aiken's first bout since losing the IBF title to Robert Guerrero on September 2 in Los Angeles. Guerrero, by the way, is on his second reign as IBF champ.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Rising Stars 'Return to Burn' in Fisherville April 28!

Rising undefeated cruiserweight prospect "JC Superstar" Juan Carlos Robles of Waynesboro, VA will headline the next Major League Boxing "Rising Stars" card called "Return to Burn" on Saturday, April 28 at the Augusta Expoland in Fisherville, VA.

Robles (8-0, four KO's) will be coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over veteran Lenzie Morgan on March 10 in Winchester, VA. Robles's opponent on April 28 is a very interesting one and may be familiar to Beltway Boxing fans. Robles will take on "Gentleman" James Johnson of Shreveport, LA. Johnson (20-26-2, 11 KO's) should be a familiar name, especially to long-time fans of Ballroom Boxing.

In his second pro fight (as a junior middleweight) Johnson waged an epic battle against Jimmy Lange on May 13, 1999 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. The bout, considered by many to be the best bout in Ballroom Boxing history, went to a four-round draw and both men were really beaten up. Almost exactly two years later (May 10, 2001), the two men met again in Glen Burnie and Lange won by a fifth-round technical knockout.

Life as a cruiserweight has been tough for Johnson, who has lost his last five bouts and eight of his last nine. Most of those losses, however, have come against solid opposition including rising prospects BJ Flores and Alfredo Escalera, Jr.

Also scheduled to be on the card will be Charlottsville, VA junior middleweight "War Time" George Rivera (1-1, one KO) and the pro debut of "White Lightning" Todd Wilson, a recent graduate of Virginia Military Institute, who will take on "The American Dream" Jay Watts, who defeated Sports Junkie JP Flaim on December 9 at the Patriot Center. Ibn Ali is also scheduled to be on the card.

More on this card as it develops.

Darnell Wilson Interview on 'Ringside Report'!

There is a nice interview on Darnell "The Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson by David Gottlieb on Ringside Please check it out.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Results From Winchester, VA!

Here are the results from the March 10 Squared Circle Promotions card at the Best Western Banquet Hall in Winchester, VA:

"JC Superstar" Juan Carlos Robles of Waynesboro, VA won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran and former light heavyweight contender Lenzie Morgan of Youngstown, OH. Robles remains undefeated at 8-0, four KO's. Morgan falls to 14-30-3, seven KO's. This bout was fought at heavyweight.

Vienna, VA super middleweight Mike Carrigan stopped Lennox McFadyen of Brighton, MI at 1:43 of the second round. Carrigan is 3-0, three KO's. McFadyen is 0-3.

Kompa (Kay) Koroma of Alexandria, VA scored a first-round KO over Columbus, OH's Brian Gadson in a junior welterweight matchup. Time of the knockout was 1:04. Koroma is still undefeated at 3-0, two KO's. Gadson is 0-1.

The main event saw former WBA Heavyweight champion "The Atlantic City Express" Bruce Seldon score a second-round knockout over Jay Sweetman of Smyrna, DE. Time was 1:56. Seldon is now 37-6, 33 KO's. Sweetman falls to 7-5, three KO's.

In the co-feature, Perry Ballard, now fighting out of Hedgesville, WV, scored a fourth-round TKO over Travis Clayborne of Columbia, SC in a junior middleweight bout. Ballard is now 19-1, 15 KO's. Clayborne is 14-36-1, eight KO's.

Ibn Ali, the nephew of Muhammad Ali, won a six-round unanimous decision over Derrick Holsinger. Ali, a cruiserweight who now lives in Inwood, WVA is now 10-2-1, eight KO's. Holsinger, who fights out of Portsmouth, OH, is now 2-6-2.

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Antonio Espinosa of West New York, NJ won a six-round split decision over Reggie Sanders of Fort Wayne, IN. Espinosa is now 8-0, one KO while Sanders falls to 12-38-4, two KO's.

Thanks to Linda Siadys and Lionell Royer for the results!

Attah Stopped in Puerto Rico!

Former world featherweight contender Daniel "The Prophet" Attah lost by ninth-round technical knockout to undefeated Mario Santiago on March 10 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

According to a account, the bout ended when Santiago unleashed a furious barrage on the DC-based fighter, forcing Attah's corner to call a halt to the bout.

Attah's record falls to 24-4-1, eight KO's. Santiago scores the biggest win of his career and is now 18-0, 13 KO's.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Post-Fight Wrap From Pikesville!

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #44 - Post-Fight Wrap-Up From Pikesville!

"The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears and I talk about an exciting, yet frustrating "Punches in Pikesville" card from the Pikesville National Guard Armory.

Quick results:

The main event between Pasadena, MD's Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow and Matt "The Bull" Berkshire of Morgantown, WVA was stopped 1:10 into the first round because an accidental headbutt caused a gash over Berkshire's right eye. The cut was ruled too deep for Berkshire to continue, according to a Maryland State Athletic Commission doctor. The bout was declared a technical draw because less than half the rounds of the scheduled six-round contest were completed. Nicklow's record is 9-0-1, three KO's while Berkshire's record is 8-0-1, three KO's.

Pasadena, MD's Mike "The Persecutor" Paschall won a four-round majority decision over late sub William Gill. Paschall is now 11-0-1, two KO's.

Horace "The Reason" Grant of Bowie, MD won a six-round unanimous decision over Chris "The Headbanger" Riley. Grant is 5-1, four KO's.

"The Golden Greek" Elias Boulabassis of Owings Mills, MD earned his first pro victory in explosive fashion, knocking out Vincent Robbins in just 15 seconds of the first round. Boulabassis is now 1-0-2, one KO.

Welterweight Earl "Mighty Mouse" Cole of Brooklyn, MD won his pro debut by stopping veteran "Diamond" Matt Hill of Randallstown, MD at 1:53 of the fourth round.

Richard Stewart of New Castle, DE (the older brother of Contender: Season Two participant Michael Stewart) scored a second-round TKO over Santiago "El Asesino" Hilario of Indianapolis, IN. Stewart's record is now 12-2-1, seven KO's. Hilario is 5-10, three KO's.

Friday, March 09, 2007

'Prophet' Returns to Action in Puerto Rico!

Super featherweight Daniel "The Prophet" Attah (24-3-1, eight KO's) returns to action on Saturday, March 10 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The Nigerian-born Attah -- who has fought out of the Beltway for a number of years -- will challenge undefeated Mario Santiago (17-0, 12 KO's) for the WBC Caribbean Featherweight title.

At one time Attah, a former NABO Featherweight titleholder, was the top-rated contender for the world championship and challenged former champ Acelino Freitas for the WBO Featherweight champion on August 3, 2002. Attah lost a unanimous decision.

Attah has won his last three bouts over the past three years. Attah last fought in the Beltway area on February 18, 2006 when he won an eight-round majority decision over Isidro Granados at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

Post-Fight Wrap-Up From Glen Burnie!

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #43 - Post-Fight Wrap-Up from Glen Burnie!

"The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears and I discuss tonight's Ballroom Boxing card from Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Quick results:

"Irish" Carson McCourry wins by second-round TKO over Clinton Bonds.

Reuel Williams scores TKO at the end of the third round over Nick Caroleo.

Danny Kisner scores second-round TKO over Derrick Martin.

Ron "Teflon" Boyd scores second-round TKO over Jorge Lara.

"Big" Phill Brown stops "The People's Champion" Jonathan Felton in the third round.

The Tyrell Samuel-Phillip Payne bout was scratched because Payne did not meet Maryland State Athletic Commission requirements.

'Teflon' Boyd Discusses Demonstrative Victory!

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #42 - 'Teflon' Boyd Talks About Demonstrative Win!

DC junior lightweight Ron "Teflon" Boyd talks about his second round TKO over Jorge Lara at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Scale Watch for Ballroom Boxing Tonight!

Here are the weights for tonight's Ballroom Boxing show at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD (Beltway Boxers in Bold):

Tyrell Samuel 127 ¾ vs. Phillip Payne (weighs in today)

Ron Boyd 130 vs. Jorge Lara 130 ¾

Carson McCourry 175 ½ vs. Clinton Bonds 174

Danny Kisner 221 vs. Derrick Martin 206 ½

Nick Caroleo 177 ¼ vs. Reuel Williams 173 ½

Jonathan Felton 226 ¾ vs. Phill Brown 284 ¾

The bout between Eric Asher and William Gill is off the card.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Team Thompson Responds to 'Touch of Sleep''!

Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #41 - Team Thompson Responds to 'Touch of Sleep'!

In this interview, DC heavyweight Tony "The Tiger" Thompson, his trainer, Barry Hunter and his management team of Nate Peake and Greg McCormick give their thoughts on a possible matchup with the "Touch of Sleep" DaVarryl Williamson

Monday, March 05, 2007

Ballroom Boxing Matchups Announced!

The full card has been announced for the Thursday, March 8 Ballroom Boxing card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Undefeated Baltimore featherweight Tyrell "Da Show Shock A" Samuel will headline the show as he battles in his first scheduled eight-round contest taking on Philip "Bring The" Payne of St. Louis, MO.

Samuel (9-0, five KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Jorge Lara on February 17 at Suitland Senior High School. The 24-year old Samuel will make a big jump in competition by facing the veteran Payne (16-21-1, eight KO's). Payne has lost his last eight, but the majority of those eight losses came against top-flight competition including current WBO Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, former WBA Featherweight champion Derrick Gainer and top contender Al Seeger. In his last outing, the 36-year-old Payne lost an eight-round unanimous decision to undefeated Billy Dib on December 2, 2006 in Tampa, FL.

Lara, who fights out of The Bronx, NY, will be on this Ballroom Boxing card facing DC super featherweight Ron "Teflon" Boyd in a six-round encounter. This will be Lara's third straight bout in Maryland. Prior to the loss to Samuel, Lara (3-2-1) fought James Franks to a draw on November 9, 2006 in Glen Burnie.

Since losing his pro debut, Boyd (4-1, one KO) has won four in a row. Boyd looked sharp, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Corey Goodwin on the February 17 Suitland card in his last appearance. This bout is Boyd's second scheduled six-rounder but he has never gone past four rounds in his career.

In four-round bouts, long--time Baltimore-area trainer Danny Kisner will make his pro debut against South Carolina's Derrick Martin (1-1, one KO). Martin is making his first appearance in 2007, coming off a second-round TKO loss to Glenn Williams on December 7 in Pikesville, MD.

Also, this card will mark the return of "Irish" Carson McCourry of Baltimore. McCourry (8-2, five KO's) returns to the ring after a 12 year absence. Now fighting as a cruiserweight, McCourry will take on Fort Smith, AR's Clinton Bonds (4-7, two KO's). Bonds is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over Mitch Hicks on January 20 in Fort Smith.

In another cruiserweight contest,undefeated La Plata, MD's Nick Caroleo will take on Reuel Williams of Wilmington, DE in a four-round matchup. Caroleo (3-0, two KO's) fights for the first time in 2007, coming off a second-round TKO over Robert Evans on December 7 in Pikesville. Williams (3-1, one KO)also fought on that December 7 Pikesville card and he scored a first-round knockout over Henry Mayes.

In other bouts on the card, Beltway-area heavyweights "Big" Phill Brown of Upper Marlboro, MD and "The People's Champion" Jonathan Felton will meet in a six-round rematch. The first time these two fought, Brown won by four-round unanimous decision in his pro debut on June 21, 2006 at Martin's West in Woodlawn, MD.

Since that time, the 6'7" Brown has remained undefeated (4-0, one KO), scoring his last victory by third-round disqualification over Donnell Chivers on February 17 in Suitland, MD.

Felton (3-6, three KO's) alternated wins and losses in February, scoring a first-round KO over Alonzo Cutchins on February 3 in Fisherville, VA and losing a four-round unanimous decision to Fredrick Kassi on February 23 in Scranton, PA (the same card where Darnell Wilson defeated Kelvin Davis).

Undefeated Columbus, OH cruiserweight Eric Asher will take on veteran William Gill of Toms River, NJ in a six-round contest. Asher (4-0, two KO's) scored a second-round TKO over Jeff Baker on June 30, 2006 in Indianapolis. Baker came into the bout with a record of 14-1 but Asher knocked him down four times en route to the victory. Gill (6-15, five KO's) scored a stunning first-round TKO over former Olympian Dante Craig on December 15, 2006 but has lost two straight since that bout including an eight-round unanimous decision to Marcus Johnson on February 3 in Kissimmee, FL.

Ballroom Boxing promoter Scott Wagner has invited numerous wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital to attend the card. Wagner will be providing transportation for the veterans to and from the hospital.

Update on March 10 Pikesville Card!

Here is how the Baltimore Pro Boxing "Punches at Pikesville" card is starting to shape up for March 10 at the Pikesville National Guard Armory:

Undefeated Severn, MD middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow (9-0, three KO's) will take on undefeated Morgantown, WVA's Matt Berkshire (8-0, three KO's).

Baltimore super middleweight Mike "The Persecutor" Paschall (10-0-1, two KO's) will face Ron Boddie of Philadelphia (15-35-4, seven KO's) in a rematch of an August 12 bout in Ocean City, MD. Paschall won the first bout by a six-round majority decision.

In another rematch, "The Golden Greek" Elias Boulabassis (0-0-2) will take on Vincent Robbins (1-2-1, one KO) of South Carolina. The last time these two met was on January 27 in Pikesville. The bout was stopped in the second round because of an accidental headbutt.

Bowie, MD heavyweight Horace "The Reason" Grant (4-1, four KO's) will take on Coatesville, PA's Kevin Hood (4-5). Both men have won their last three bouts.

Randallstown, MD fan favorite "Diamond" Matt Hill (8-29-2, four KO's) will be going up against the debuting Earl "Mouse" Cole.