Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Beltway Boxing 2009 -- Card of The Year!

Digital's Choice for Beltway Boxing Card of the Year took place on:

September 25, Shipley Arena, Westminster, MD. Promoters: TNT Promotions/Maryland Boxing Club. Matchmaker: Rick Glaser

For enthusiasm, close contests and good boxing, it was hard to top this card that featured Mark Tucker winning the vacant USBO Light Heavyweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Jim Strohl. The crowd of 2,900 was raucous throughout the bout, chanting "TNT" throughout the contest. The card featured very competitive bouts including Tyrell Samuel winning the second of two bouts over Gustavo Dailey, Emmanuel Taylor's third knockout of his career and a great opening bout between Omar Sims and Allan Perkins.

Other notable cards:

October 24, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Promoter: Cassandra White/Babie Girl Productions. Matchmaker: Jack Crider

The return of Henry "Sugar Poo" Buchanan to DC as well as demonstrative performances by Seth Mitchell and Alexander Johnson highlighted this card which played to a packed house. Buchanan won by eight-round unanimous decision over tough Bobby Jordan, Jr. Mitchell, who sold 400 tickets for this card, won by sixth-round TKO over veteran Jermell Barnes. Johnson won a four-round unanimous decision over Otgonbayer Daivii. The card also featured the pro debut of heavyweight Abodurin Akinyanju.

September 26, George Mason University Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA. Promoter: Jackie Kallen/Ice Promotions. Matchmaker: JD Brown

This card capped Beltway Boxing 2009's best weekend as Jimmy Lange successfully defended his WBC USNBC Junior Middleweight championship with a ninth-round TKO over Contender teammate Jonathan Reid. This card also featured Tony Jeter's knockout of Keith Gross as well as the successful return of former WBO Junior Welterweight champion DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley. Undefeated prospect Bayan Jargal was held to a draw by veteran Richard "Tiger" Lee Hall and Jennifer Salinas survived a knockdown to win her bout. There was also a strong four-round bout between Barry Trotter and Tracy Brewer that Trotter won by unanimous decision.

April 10, Du Burns Arena, Baltimore, MD. Promoter: Jake Smith/Baltimore Pro Boxing. Matchmaker: Josh Hall

The Henry Mayes-Willie Williams trilogy ended on this night in stunning fashion as Mayes captured the Maryland State Light Heavyweight title with a 10th-round TKO. Tim Coleman was in great form, stopping Carlos Cisneros in the third round. Seth Mitchell won a workmanlike six-round unanimous decision over veteran Andrew Greeley. The card also featured victories by Shelly Seivert and Robert McConnell.


Anonymous said...

The black beetlejuice.
Does anybody know who that is?

Anonymous said...

i was at the september card in westminster, it was a great card keep up the good work TNT Promotions 21!

Brian said...
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Anonymous said...

What about Black Ice fight against Demetrius Davis for the MD super middleweight title. That had to be the fight of the year!!!?!!

Anonymous said...

I agree that was an incredible fight. Just when you thought Cory Cummings was down and out Demetrius Davis went down and out.

Chris Middendorf said...

Sorry Gary, but how could you ignore the Prize Fight/ShoBox card from the Wicomico on February 6th that featured Fernando Guerrero vs Gabriel Rosado and Yusef Mack vs. Chris Henry for the USBA title.

First of all the bout between Rosado and Guerrero was a very close match with Rosado slowly being broken down by Guerrero who looked terrific. Then the Mack v. Henry fight was exciting, and Mack won by a razor thin margin. Shawn Porter dominated a kid who was a fantastic amateur in one of the undercard bouts as well. But the two main events consisted of four fighters who were each fighters of the highest calibre and there is a reason why this was a tv card. And what happens when you get fighters of this quality fighting in evenly matched fights are great fights. These two fights warrant the cards inclusion on your list.