Saturday, April 30, 2011

Michael Reed Wins National Golden Gloves Title!

For the second consecutive year, the Beltway Region has a National Golden Gloves Champion! Michael Reed has won the 141-pound National Championship with a 4-1 decision over George Rincon of Texas.

Reed has had an outstanding run in just two years of open competition. Reed won a silver medal at the 2010 USA Boxing National Championships and a bronze medal at last year's National PAL Tournament. Reed also participated in the USA-China Dual Meet in New York City and won his bout.

In the 178-pound division championship, Jerry Odom lost a 3-2 decision to Caleb Plante of Knoxville, TN.

The Washington, DC team captured second place in the team competition behind Texas and ahead of the Colorado-New Mexico squad.

Congratulations to the DC-area squad for another outstanding Golden Gloves showing!

Now, take a look at Michael Reed's championship victory!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Reed, Odom Advance to Golden Gloves Finals!

Michael Reed and Jerry Odom have advanced to tomorrow's finals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis, IN.

Reed moved into the finals of the 141-pound division with a decision over Cristino Ceballo of the New York Metro team. Reed will face George Rincon of Texas in the championship.

Odom, meanwhile, has been dominating the 178-pound class as he registered his third consecutive Referee Stops Contest with a second round-RSC over Julius Butler of St. Louis. Odom takes on Caleb Plant of Knoxville, TN.

Antoine Douglas lost his semi-final bout to Jesse Hart of Pennsylvania in the 165-pound division.

Boxing Returns to Millersville, MD in May!

The United Boxers Promotional group led by Chris Middendorf will have their second pro card on Saturday, May 21 at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, MD.

The card is slated to be headlined by Baltimore's Taylor Brothers -- Maxell "The General" and Emanuel "Tranzformer" -- along with Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow.

Maxell Taylor (15-3-1, six KO's) will battle DC's Purcell "Hard Rock" Miller (23-5-1, 18 KO's) in the eight-round main event. Taylor is coming off a tough eight-round TKO loss against Donovan George for the vacant USBA Super Middleweight title on April 1 in Chicago, IL. Miller has not fought since his eight-round unanimous decision victory over Thomas Wilt at the Patriot Center on May 2, 2009.

Younger brother Emanuel (11-0, nine KO's) will be in a scheduled six-round contest against Jose Angel "Lucky" Roman of St. Augustine, FL (11-31-5, five KO's). Both men were on the inaugural United Boxers card in Millersville on April 15. Taylor stopped Guadalupe Diaz in the second round while Roman lost a six-round unanimous decision to James "Keep 'Em Sleepin'" Stevenson.

Nicklow (21-2-3, eight KO's) will try to follow-up on his first-round knockout win over Steve Walker on the last United Boxers card when he faces James "Boogie" Freeman of Vernon, TX (7-3, six KO's) in another six-round contest. Freeman lost a six-round unanimous decision to Emanuel Ledezma on February 4 in Fort Worth, TX, but is still the reigning Texas State Middleweight title. This will be Freeman's first bout outside the Texas-Oklahoma region.

One other bout seems to be set for this card and it should be a good one. Baltimore junior middleweight Omar "The Machine" Sims (5-3-3, three KO's) will battle Ivan Ziglar of Virginia Beach, VA (3-2-1, one KO) in a four-round contest. Sims is coming off a six-round unanimous decision loss to Zain Shah on November 6 at the Patriot Center. Ziglar has won two straight including a four-round unanimous decision over Jeremy Wood on February 4 in Morgantown, WVA.

Stevenson (14-0, 10 KO's) is slated to be on this card along with fellow undefeated Baltimore boxers "Slick" Nick Kisner (8-0-1, five KO's) and Dale "Hit Hard as Hell" Robeson-El (6-0, four KO's). All three are looking for opponents.

Top Beltway Prospects Get ShoBox Date May 13!

Undefeated Beltway Boxers Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and "Mr" Gary Russell, Jr. -- the 2010 co-BATB Prospects of the Year -- will be involved in a Showtime ShoBox telecast on Friday, May 13 at Buffalo Bill's Star Arena in Primm, NV.

The Brandywine, MD heavyweight Mitchell (21-0-1, 15 KO's), regarded by many as the current top heavyweight prospect in the country, will take on Evans "The Sandman" Quinn of Miami, FL by way of Nicaragua (20-5-1, 18 KO's) in the 10-round main event. Mitchell is coming off a second-round TKO over Charles Davis on March 5 in Anaheim, CA. Quinn has scored first-round knockouts in his last two bouts.

Russell, the 2008 Olympian and Capitol Heights, MD featherweight (15-0, nine KO's) will take on one of his most notable foes in Dat "Be Dat" Nguyen of Vero Beach, FL (17-1, six KO's) in the opening bout on the telecast, scheduled for eight rounds. Russell won his last round by six-round unanimous decision over Adolfo Landeros on April 15 in San Francisco, CA. Nguyen has not fought since October 2009 when he won an eight-round unanimous decision over Andres Ledesma in Houston, TX.

Folks, this will be the first of some big upcoming bouts involving Beltway Boxers coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Coleman Weighs 142 1/2 for Eight-Round Contest in Las Vegas!

Tim Coleman weighed in at 142 1/2 pounds for his eight-round contest tonight at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. His opponent, Sergio Rivera weighed in at 144 pounds.

No official word on whether this bout will be part of tonight's ESPN2 Friday Night Fights telecast.

Three Beltway Amateurs Advance To Golden Glove Semis!

Three Beltway Boxers remain in competition in the semifinals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis, IN.

Michael Reed moved into the final four of the 141-pound group with a decision win over Javonn Barnes of Michigan.

At 165 Pounds, Antoine Douglas is in the semi-finals as he won a decision over Marcus Chapman of Indiana.

Also advancing to the semis is Jerry Odom in the 178-pound division. Odom scored his second straight Referee Stops Contest as he defeated Armando Pina III in the second round.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Morales lost his quarterfinal bout at 106 pounds. Gary Antonio Russell lost his Elite Eight bout at 123 pounds and Kevin Rivers, Jr. fell in the quarters of the 132-pound division.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Six Beltway Boxers Advance To Golden Gloves Quarterfinals!

Six Beltway amateurs have advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis, IN.

At 108 Pounds, Jeremy Morales won his second-round contest with a decision over Eddie Dean of Michigan.

Gary Antonio Russell advanced to the quarterfinals of the 123-pound class with a decision over Tyshawn Jones of New Jersey.

Kevin Rivers, Jr. moved into the quarters of the 132-pound class with a decision over Anthony Burgin of Pennsylvania.

In the 141-pound division, Michael Reed won a decision over Preston Freeman of St. Louis.

Antoine Douglas moved into the quarters of the 165-pound class with a victory over Lawrence King of Buffalo.

Jerry Odom gor the first Referee Stops Contest for a Beltway Boxer as he scored an RSC-3 over Ryan Riley of the Mid-South team in the 178-pound class.

However, David Grayton's bid for a second straight national title has been stopped. Grayton lost his second-round bout in the 152-pound class by decision to Cesar Vila of Texas.

Also falling in the tournament were Maurice Adams, Jr. (114 Pounds) and Jerrell Reeves (201+ Pounds)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Catching Up With National Golden Gloves!

Sorry to be a little behind on the Beltway contingent at the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis, IN. Here who has competed thus far:

On Monday, Gary Antonio Russell advanced in the 123-pound division with a decision over Brad Heroff of the Upper Midwest team.

In the 141-pound class, Michael Reed won a decision over Duran Caferro of the Rocky Mountain squad.

At 165 pounds, Antoine Douglas won a decision over Ethan Curry of the Tri-State region.

Zakki Scott lost his bout in the 201-pound division by decision to Charles Saunders of Iowa.

Tuesday's action saw Kevin Rivers, Jr. advance with a decision over Travis Thomas of Iowa in the 132-pound division.

Defending national 152-pound champion David Grayton moved into the next round with a decision over Levi Patterson of Cleveland.

Jerry Odom won his 178-pound bout against Colt Caselman of Kansas City.

Jerrell Reeves won his opening bout in the 201+-pound division over Joseph White of Florida.

Competition continues through Saturday, April 30.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

East Coast Boxing Report Discusses Last Saturday's Card!

On Blog Talk Radio right now is the East Coast Boxing Report with Alec Kohut. He is scheduled to have Kelly Pavlik on right now, then I will join him to discuss last Saturday's card at the DC Star. Once again, the number to call is 1-424-258-9273.


Coleman To Face Sergio Rivera in Las Vegas!

Baltimore junior welterweight Tim "Pit Bull" Coleman will remain on the Friday, April 29 card at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Coleman (18-1-1, five KO's) will face Sergio "Pollero" Rivera of Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico (25-6-2, 16 KO's) in an eight-round contest.

The two boxers have one recent common opponent -- Patrick Lopez. Coleman stopped Lopez in the third round in his last outing on October 1 in Santa Ynez, CA. Rivera lost an eight-round decision in November of 2009.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dontre King Wins in Atlantic City!

Cambridge, MD welterweight Dontre King scored a third-round TKO over Philadelphia's Keane Davis Saturday night at Caesar's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

Here's the report from my colleague Kurt Wolfheimer:

Sometimes it’s good to be the King and Saturday night was one of those days as Cambridge Maryland’s Dontre King overcame a tough early going to score a third round stoppage of Philly’s Keane Davis.

King had a considerable experience advantage over Davis, having fought fourteen times to just pair for the Philly native. However most of them were loses and Davis appeared to be the more skilled fighter in the early on. Davis had power on his right hands and it showed, as King was on the retreat and could only counter with wide flurries. Davis knew his success would come by slowing down the movement of King and he targeted the body whenever possible. King seemed to gain confidence after surviving the opening round and began to outwork Davis in the second with straight two and three punch combos. Keane appeared to tire a bit and his punches became wide. The more experienced King unloaded a right hand up top, which appeared to take some steam out of the Philly native. Davis look flustered as King stepped up the pace and out worked him with several combinations.

Davis tried to change the flow of the bout and looked to go back to the body, but he dropped his hands. King seized the moment and staggered him with a short right hand on the button late. King went for broke as Davis retreated around the ring. Davis was in trouble, but King could not find a clean finishing combination in his massive attack as the second round came to an end. King wouldn’t be denied and again wobbled him with an overhand right in the third round. Davis once again retreated to the ropes. King unloaded five unanswered punches and the referee had seen enough and waived the bout off at 1:29 of the third round.

Dontre King raises his record to 4-9-2, 2KO’s, while Keane Davis goes under the five hundred mark at slipping to 1-2.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recap Of Hard Times Promotions Card in DC!

Here's a recap of the card at the DC Star in DC.

The main event saw DC heavyweight Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm remain undefeated with a fifth-round TKO over "Mr. P" Willie Palms of Jersey City, NJ. The bout was stopped after a knockdown when Palms decided he did not want to fight anymore. Byarm is now 11-0, eight KO's while Palms's record evens at 10-10-1, five KO's.

In the co-feature, Laurel, MD heavy "The Big Ticket" Dwayne McRae scored a fifth-round technical knockout over James Porter of Terre Haute, IN. The bout was stopped at 1:59 of the fifth.

DC super middleweight Gary "Fast Hands" Jones made his return to boxing after an almost seven-year absence a successful one, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Torrence King of Columbus, OH. Jones is now 21-2, eight KO's while King is 1-8.

Thomas "KO" Snow of DC won by explosive third-round knockout over James Franks of Newport News, VA. Snow sent Franks face first to the canvas with a great left-right combination. Referee Dr. Joe Cooper stopped the contest immediately at 1:31. Snow is 14-1, nine KO's while Franks is now 2-7-1, two KO's.

Zain "Tiger" Shah of Arlington, VA remained undefeated with a second round TKO over Tevin Parker of Raleigh, NC. The bout was stopped at 1:57 of the second. Shah is 5-0, three KO's while Parker is 0-2.

Baltimore's "Slick" Nick Kisner and DC's Andre Ward fought to a four-round draw. Kisner is now 7-0-1, five KO's) while Ward was making his pro debut.

Alexandria, VA's Brandon Quarles needed just 31 seconds to stop David Tomlin of Wilson, NC. Quarles is now 4-0, two KO's while Tomlin is 0-2.

Also, Newport News, VA junior middleweight Jeremiah "The Bounty Hunter" Wiggins used a crushing body shot to stop Alan Moore of Indianapolis, IN at 2:45 of the first round.

Hard Times Promotions, led by Gabriele Adams, put on the promotion. The matchmaker was "The Boxing Diva" Renee Aiken.

Now here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up show:

Good night from DC Star! Post-fight coming up soon!
Referee Joe Cooper called it a knockdown. Palms got upset and walked to his corner stopping the contest at 1:50 of the fifth. Byarm now 11-0, eight KO's.
Main event ends in a strange way. Byarm dominates bout throughout and scores knockdown when body shot sends Palms slumping to the corner.
McRae is now 10-2, five KO's. Porter is 5-14-2, one KO's. Main event now in the ring -- Maurice Byarm vs. Willie Palms.
The bout has just ended with McRae scoring the TKO. Porter was against the ropes not throwing back. Bout was stopped at 1:59 of the fifth round.
McRae-Porter bout not over yet but it is one of the craziest seen in a long time. Both men have scored knockdowns, Porter has lost four points for low blows.
Action ready to resume. Dwayne McRae in co-feature against James Porter.
Nice intermission ceremony honoring the DC-based world champions. Sharmba Mitchell, Keith Holmes and Eric Aiken were in attendance.
Jones is now 21-2, eight KO's. King is 1-8. Intermission time in DC.
Gary "Fast Hands" Jones wins by four-round unanimous decision over Torrence King. All three judges score it 40-35. Jones then calls out Paul Williams.
Moore is 2-11, two KO's. The return of Gary Jones against Torrence King in the ring.
Solid body shot by Wiggins drops Moore. Moore tries to continue but can't. Wiggins gets the TKO at 2:45 of the first and is now 10-0-1, five KO's.
Jeremiah Wiggins vs. Alan Moore in the ring.
Franks seems to be okay. He's sitting on his stool. The end came in the third at 1:31. Snow is now 14-1, nine KO's. Franks falls to 2-7-1, two KO's.
We have our first candidate for Beltway Boxing KO of the Year! Thomas Snow landed a short right hand that dropped James Franks face first to the canvas!
Thomas Snow vs. James Franks in the ring.
Shah is now 5-0, three KO's. Farmer is 0-2.
Zain Shah scores a second-round TKO over Tevin Farmer. Bout is stopped at 1:57 of the second. No official knockdowns but Shah dropped Farmer but it was a slip
By the way, if you have comments or questions, please post!
Ward draws in his pro debut. Now in the ring -- Zain Shah vs. Tevin Farmer.
Judge Dave Braslow scored the bout for Kisner, 39-37 while Mark D'Antillo scored 39-37 for Ward. Lloyd Scaife saw the draw at 38-38. Kisner now 7-0-1, five KO
Nick Kisner and Andre Ward battle to a four-round draw. Kisner seemed to be doing well with power shots, but Ward was getting inside with punches of his own.
Bout 2 in the ring. Nick Kisner vs the debuting Andre Ward of DC.
Well, that didn't take long. Brandon Quarles needs just 31 seconds to stop David Tomlin. No knockdowns, just a pummeling. Quarles now 4-0, two KO's.
First bout heading to the ring -- Brandon Quarles vs. David Tomlin. Scheduled for four rounds.
Good evening from DC Star! We'll be getting underway in just a few moments!

Weights From DC Star!

Here is the scale watch for tonight's Hard Times Promotions card at DC Star in DC:

Maurice Byarm 249 vs. Willie Palms 264

Dwayne McRae 243 vs. James Porter 246

Brandon Quarles 157 vs. David Tomlin 153

Thomas Snow 126 vs. James Franks 121

Zain Shah 159 vs. Tevin Parker 159

Gary Jones 161 vs. Torrence King 165

Nick Kisner 199 vs. Andre Ward 196

Jeremiah Wiggins 154 vs. Alan Moore 157

BATB will blog the results from the DC Star followed by a post-fight wrap-up podcast.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jargal Loses Unanimous Decision in Connecticut!

Arlington, VA's Bayan Jargal lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Bredis Prescott tonight at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT in front of an ESPN2 audience. According to, Prescott worked his jab and landed the better power punches throughout the fight. Jargal had no answer to Prescott’s movement and hand speed. All three judges scored the bout for Prescott by scores of 99-91, 99-90, and 100-90.

Jargal's record falls to 15-2-3, nine KO's while Prescott is now 24-2, 19 KO's.

Jargal Weighs 138 For ESPN2 Bout in CT!

(Photo courtesy of Star Boxing)

Bayan Jargal (right) weighed in at 138 pounds for his bout tonight against Bredis Prescott on ESPN2 from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Prescott tipped the scales at 140.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Local Heavyweights Headline Hard Times Promotions Card in DC April 23!

The Hard Times Promotions card on Saturday, April 23 at the DC Star (formerly DC Tunnel) Night Club in Washington, DC features two local heavyweights in separate six-round bouts.

Undefeated DC heavyweight Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm will take on veteran "Mr. P" Willie Palms of Jersey City, NJ in the main event. Byarm (10-0, seven KO's) makes his first appearance in 2011. In his last outing, Byarm scored a fifth-round TKO over Winston Thorpe on December 11 in Pikesville, MD. Palms (10-9-1, five KO's) has not fought since December of 2009 and will be trying to break an eight-bout losing streak.

Laurel, MD's "The Big Ticket" Dwayne McRae also returns to action as he faces Terre Haute, IN's James Porter. McRae (9-2, five KO's) won his last bout at the DC Star on November 11 when he stopped Octavius Davis in the first round. Porter (5-14-2, one KO) fought Kyle Patrick to a four-round draw in his last outing on March 3 in Columbus, OH.

Seven other bouts are slated to make up this card. Capitol Heights, MD super bantamweight Thomas "KO" Snow (13-1, eight KO's) will battle James Franks of Newport News, VA (2-6-1, two KO's) in a four-round bout. Snow won a six-round unanimous decision over Jason Rorie on the November 11 DC Star card. Franks has not fought since September of 2009 and will be looking to break a four-bout losing streak.

The card also marks the return of DC junior middleweight Gary "Fast Hands" Jones, who will take on Torrence King of Ohio in a four-round contest. Jones (20-2, eight KO's) returns after an almost eight-year absence. Jones is the older brother of the Russell family of boxers. King (1-7) is trying to break a seven-bout losing streak.

Also scheduled to be on the card is Baltimore heavyweight "Slick" Nick Kisner who will take on the debuting Andre Ward of DC in a four-round contest. Kisner (8-0, five KO's) fought on April 15 in Millersville, MD and won a four-round unanimous decision over Leo Bercier.

Undefeated Centreville, VA middleweight Zain Shah returns to action to battle North Carolina's Tevin Parker in a bout scheduled for four rounds. Shah (4-0, two KO's) won a six-round unanimous decision over Omar Sims on November 6 in Fairfax, VA. Parker (0-1) lost his pro debut by first-round TKO to Mark Anderson on February 12 in Columbia, SC.

Another Virginia middleweight -- Brandon Quarles of Alexandria -- will also be on the card as he faces David Tomlin of Wilson, NC in another four-rounder. Quarles (3-0, one KO) won a four-round unanimous decision over Lawrence Jones on November 6 in Fairfax. Tomlin (0-1) lost his pro debut by first-round TKO to Vernon Alston on February 18 in Raleigh, NC.

Also slated to be on the card is undefeated Newport News, VA junior middleweight Jeremiah Wiggins (9-0-1, four KO's) who will battle Alan Moore of Indianapolis, IN (2-11, two KO's) in a four-rounder. Profiles The 'Mongolian Mongoose' Before ESPN2 Bout This Friday!

My friend Tri Nguyen of profiles Arlington, VA junior welterweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal as he gets ready for his main event contest Friday night against Bredis Prescott on ESPN2 from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Here's the story:


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

'Digital' Joins the 'East Coast Boxing Report' Tonight at 9 PM ET

I am honored to be a guest tonight on the premiere of the "East Coast Boxing Report" with my good friend Alec Kohut of I will be a monthly guest on the show talking about the Beltway region. This is a call-in show and the number is 1-424- 258-9273

Here is the link to the show that will air over Blog Talk Radio:


Sigmon Knocks Out Taylor in Greensboro!

Bedford, VA super middleweight Scott "Cujo" Sigmon had little trouble this past Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Events Center in Greensboro, NC scoring a fourth-round knockout over veteran Tiwon Taylor.

Sigmon battered Taylor throughout the contest eventually wearing Taylor down and finishing the bout at 2:20 of the fourth. With the win, Sigmon is now 16-2, eight KO's. Taylor falls to 26-20-1, 19 KO's.

'Teflon' Boyd Convicted of First-Degree Assault!

Lightweight Ron "Teflon" Boyd was found guilty of first-degree assault yesterday in a Prince George's County court. Boyd was convicted of strangling and repeatedly punching his wife, 31-year-old Theresa Evans, after hugging another man at a nightclub.

Seven months after the assault, Evans was shot and killed outside her home while getting in her car for work. Police are still investigating that incident and no arrests have been made.

Boyd will be sentenced on June 3 and faces 25 years in prison. The 41-year-old Boyd had a pro record of 6-11-1.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Coleman Rejects Peterson Bout!

Tim Coleman contacted and said that he has rejected a possible bout with Lamont Peterson. Here are his quotes:

“I’m not going to take a fight of this magnitude on two weeks notice,” said Coleman. “The money isnt great but for the opportunity I was willing to do it with ample time. If Peterson can’t get a replacement to fight him in an eliminator on this kind of notice then I guess what comes around goes around.”

“Then he will get to know how I feel. When I was originally scheduled to fight Cayo, Peterson had two weeks after the announcement to take the fight and chose not to. Then he pulls a BS move on short notice deciding to take the fight. When things like this are done in boxing it really hurts the sport and you’re playing with another fighters’ livelihood. I had put in a lot of hard work and focus to fight Cayo for Peterson to just jump in at the last minute like that and take the fight from me.

“It’s not my fault he turned down a reported $300,000 to fight Amir Khan. I mean who the F**K turns down that kind of money? I dont care what the stipulations were in the rematch clause had Peterson won. When is he going to see that kind of money? I would have fought Khan for sure. Then I heard he said he would retire if he didn’t beat Cayo. What kind of talk is that? Him and his brother are a carbon copy of each other as you’ve seen what has happened to them both when they have faced real competition.

“I’m still scheduled to fight a tuneup on the undercard of the April 29th show. After that I will go back to business on closing in on a world title fight. Once I’m the mandatory challenger I will get my chance for sure.”

Peterson-Cayo Off; Coleman Offered Bout With Peterson! is reporting that Victor Cayo has pulled out of his April 29 IBF Junior Welterweight title eliminator bout against DC's Lamont Peterson. No reason was given on the Cayo pullout. The rest of this story gets very interesting.

Baltimore's Tim "Pit Bull" Coleman, the USBA Junior Welterweight champion, has reportedly been offered the opportunity to fight Peterson on the 29th. Coleman, who is ranked fifth by the IBF was originally given the opportunity to take on the third-ranked Cayo. However, Peterson, who is rated fourth by the IBF, decided to take the shot.

Coleman, who is training with Lee Beard in England, is slated to make his decision sometime today.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Russell Remains Undefeated in San Francisco!

Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD junior lightweight "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. won a six-round unanimous decision last night over Adolfo Landeros at the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco, CA.

Russell dropped Landeros in the first round but Landeros battled to the end of the bout. Russell won the bout 60-53 on all judges's scorecards. Russell is now 15-0, nine KO's while Landeros falls to 20-19-1, 10 KO's.

Recap of United Boxers Card in Millersville, MD!

Baltimore cruiserweight Russ "The Hammer" Shiflett won a six-round unanimous decision over Willie "Blackout" Chisolm of St. Petersburg, FL. Shiflett remains undefeated at 11-0-1, five KO's. Chisolm is 6-11, three KO's.

Welterweight James "Keep 'em Sleepin'" Stevenson of Baltimore fought for the first time in more than a year and won a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Angel Roman of Valdosta, GA. Stevenson is now 14-0, 10 KO's while Roman is 11-31-5, five KO's.

Baltimore middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow scored a first-round TKO over Steve "The Spoiler" Walker of Hannibal, MO. Nicklow dropped Walker three times before the bout was stopped at two minutes of the first. Nicklow is now 21-2-3, eight KO's. Walker evens his record at 26-26, 18 KO's.

Cruiserweight "Slick" Nick Kisner of Baltimore won a four-round unanimous decision over Leo Bercier of Missoula, MT. Kisner is now 8-0, five KO's while Bercier is 8-16-1, four KO's.

Baltimore welterweight Emanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor scored a TKO at the end of the second round when opponent Guadalupe Diaz of Chicago, IL could not come out for the third round. Taylor is 11-0, nine KO's while Diaz is 5-9-3, one KO.

Tevin Farmer of Philadelphia won a four-round junior lightweight contest by unanimous decision over Baltimore's Angelo "Seek and Destroy" Ward Both boxers are now 1-1.

Junior middleweight Mischa "The Assassin" Christensen won a four-round unanimous decision over fellow Baltimore boxer Stephen Franklin. Christensen is now 3-1, one KO while Franklin falls to 1-3, one KO.

The returning Jarell Mason Jackson of DC fought to a four-round majority draw with Michael Rayner of Fayetteville, NC. Mason Jackson is now 8-5-2, four KO's) while Rayner is 6-16-1, five KO's.

United Boxers promoted the show in conjunction with Keystone Boxing. The matchmakers were Renee Aiken and Chris Middendorf.

Here is the Boxing Along the Beltway Post-Fight Wrap-Up Show. We also welcome an additional sponsor in JM Photography.

Russ Shiflett wins six-round UD over Willie Chisolm! Good night from Millersville!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Main event heading to ring -- Russ Shiflett vs Willie Chisolm!
James Stevenson wins by six-round unanimous decision over Jose Angel Roman. Scores were 60-54 (twice), 59-55. Stevenson 14-0, 10 KO's. Roman is 11-31-5, 5 KOs
Co-feature in the ring: James Stevenson vs. Jose Angel Roman.
Jessie Nicklow scores first round TKO over Steve Walker. Nicklow dominates, dropping Walker three times before bout stopped at 2:00. Nicklow is 21-2-3, 8 KO's
Jessie Nicklow vs. Steve Walker now in the ring.
Nick Kisner wins easy four-round unanimous decision over Leo Bercier. 40-36 on all cards. Kisner now 8-0, five KO's. Bercier 8-16-1, four KO's.
Nick Kisner in ring against Leo Bercier.
Intermission in Millersville.
Taylor stops Diaz at the end of the second round when Diaz can't come out for round three. Taylor dropped Diaz midway through the first. Taylor now 11-0, 9 KO
Emanuel Taylor -- Guadalupe Diaz in the ring.
Tevin Farmer wins by unanimous decision over Angelo Ward. Farmer knocks down Ward in third round. 40-35 on all cards. Both boxers now 1-1.
Now in the ring -- Angelo Ward vs. Tevin Farmer.
Christensen wins by easy four-round unanimous decision over Franklin. 40-36 on all three cards. Christensen now 3-1, one KO. Franklin 1-3, one KO.
Battle of Baltimore in ring now -- Mischa Christensen vs Stephen Franklin.
Jarell Mason Jackson and Michael Rayner battle to a four-round majority draw. Jackson won one card 39-37. Jackson now 8-5-2, four KO's. Rayner 6-16-1, 5 KO's
Good Evening! We are underway in Millersville, MD at the Maryland Sportsplex! First bout in the ring--Jarell Mason Jackson vs. Michael Rayner!

'Mayhem' Mitchell on Fox 5 Morning News!

Undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell was a guest on the Fox 5 Morning News today. Here's the interview with Fox 5's Dave Ross


Weights from Millersville!

Here's the scale watch for tonight's card at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, MD:

Russ Shiflett 194 vs. Willie Chisolm 201 1/2

Emmanuel Taylor 146 vs. Guadalupe Diaz 147

James Stevenson 147 vs. Jose Angel Roman 157

Nick Kisner 202 1/2 vs. Leo Bercier 203 1/2

Angelo Ward 131 vs. Tevin Farmer 132 1/2

Jarell Mason Jackson 171 vs. Michael Rayner 165

Mischa Christensen 165 vs. Stephen Franklin 155

Jessie Nicklow and Steve Walker will weigh-in later today. Dale Robeson-El will participate in an exhibition with Julius Kennedy.

Anonymous comments are now allowed for this weekend's card and BATB will be blogging live from Millersville tonight!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

University of Maryland Boxer Wins National Collegiate Championship; Naval Academy Squad Finishes Second!

For the first time since the University of Maryland Boxing Club was formed in 2004, the club has a National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) champion. His name is Ryan Roach, who won the 165-pound title this past Saturday at West Point, NY. Roach defeated Angelo Lonero of the Naval Academy to win the title.

Roach is just the fourth boxer from the University of Maryland to win a national title. When the NCAA recognized boxing as an intercollegiate sport, Benny Alperstein, Vinny Palumbo, and Garry Garber all won national championships. Roach's is the first for the school in 50 years.

Navy finished second in the team standings behind the host team, the US Military Academy (Army) who won an unprecedented fourth straight national title. Navy had two individual titleholders -- Tom Payne won the 119-pound title defeating Matt DeMars of the Air Force and Luke Culver defeated John Maddux of Army to capture the 185-pound title.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Here's The Full Card for Friday in Millersville!

Six undefeated Baltimore-area boxers will highlight the United Boxers Promotions card on Friday, April 15 at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, MD.

Cruiserweight Russ "The Hammer" Shiflett (10-0-1, five KO's) will headline the card in a six-round contest against Willie "Blackout" Chisholm of Gainesville, FL (6-10, three KO's). Shiflett won his last bout by four-round disqualification over Ariel Espinal on March 26 in Ranson, WVA. Chisholm is coming off a six-round decision loss to Shane Benfield on March 26 in Rock Hill, SC.

Welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor (10-0, eight KO's) will be in the co-feature as he takes on Guadalupe Diaz of Chicago, IL (5-8-3, one KO) in another six-rounder. Taylor won a six-round unanimous decision over Laureano Laracuente on October 21 in Cockeysville, MD. Diaz lost a six-round unanimous decision to Jaime Herrera on November 19 in Chicago.

The card also marks the return of Baltimore junior middleweight James "Keep 'Em Sleepin'" Stevenson who will face veteran Jose "Lucky" Angel Roman of Jacksonville, FL in yet another six-round bout. Stevenson (13-0, 10 KO's) has not fought since defeating George Rivera by 10-round unanimous decision in Baltimore in March of 2010. Stevenson also dealt with the passing of his father in 2010. Roman(11-30-5, five KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision loss to Ayi Bruce on February 12 in Columbia, SC.

Baltimore cruiserweight "Slick" Nick Kisner is also back in action in a four-round contest against Leo Bercier of Belcourt, ND. Kisner, the 2010 Beltway Boxing Rookie of the Year (7-0, five KO's) will be looking for his fourth straight knockout. Kisner stopped James Pratt in the first round on February 5 in Charlotte, NC. Bercier (8-15-1, four KO's) was stopped in the third round against Eric Molina on October 30 in Harlingen, TX.

In a four-round light heavyweight contest, Dale "Hit Hard as Hell" Robeson-El of Baltimore (6-0, four KO's) will square off against Tim Franklin of Hannibal, MO (1-1, one KO). Robeson-El scored a second-round knockout over Ariel Espinal on December 11 in Pikesville, MD. Franklin won his first pro bout with a first-round KO over Blake Sims on March 26 in Hannibal.

Junior lightweight Angelo "Seek and Destroy" Ward (1-0) will face Tevin Farmer of Philadelphia, PA (0-1) in a four-round contest. Ward won his pro debut in March of 2009, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Dwayne Martin in Woodlawn, MD. Farmer also made his pro debut in Baltimore, dropping a four-round unanimous decision to Oscar Santana on February 11.

In other bouts on the card, middleweight and Baltimore fan favorite Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow returns to action with a six-round contest against Steve "The Spoiler" Walker of Hannibal, MO. Nicklow (20-2-3, seven KO's) returns to action for the first time since his rough 10-round draw against Julius Kennedy on September 17 in Baltimore. Walker (25-26, 17 KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak with a fourth-round TKO over Andy Utterback on March 26 in Hannibal.

DC super middleweight Jarell Mason Jackson returns to action for the first time since November 2008 when battles Michael Rayner of Lumberton, NC. Jackson (8-5-1, four KO's) hasn't fought since stopping Carlos Jones in the third round in Glen Burnie, MD. Rayner last fought on September 11 and lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Scott Sigmon in Greensboro, NC.

Also, Baltimore super middleweight Mischa "The Assassin" Christensen (2-1, one KO) will be in an all-Baltimore bout against Stephen Franklin (1-2, one KO).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BATB Blogging Live from Millersville!

We'll be blogging live from the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, MD for the United Boxers card. We hope to get some results from the Golden Gloves Regional Championships in Waldorf, MD as well.

There is also a possibility that I may allow anonymous comments on the blog about the show and other events during this weekend, so stay tuned!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Top Amateur Performances Highlight All-Female Card!

Beltway Boxing fans were treated to some exceptional performances last night during the Women In Support Together (W.I.S.T) "Road To London" all-female boxing card at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD.

Multi-time national champion Franchon Crews of Baltimore won her bout at 165-pounds defeating Chatiqua Hemingway of Pittsburgh, PA. Crews has been a 10-time national champion over her career.

Another local open boxer -- Tiara Brown of DC -- defeated Jessica Owens of Norfolk, VA in a 135-pound bout.

In an upset, world number-one ranked 132-pounder Andrecia Wasson of Pittsburgh lost to Carolina Barry of Michigan.

Results of other bouts on the card:

101 pounds Novice: Enovi Molina, Plainfield, NJ over Tania Jackson, Capitol Heights, MD.

136 pounds Novice: Amelia Moore, Crofton, MD RSC-1 over Zharney Brevard, Bridgeton, NJ.

132 pounds Novice: Kendall Rice, Richmond, VA RSC-1 over Yethzian Santiago, Trenton, NJ.

115 pounds Novice: Ayesha Green, Trenton, NJ over Vicky Zois, Brooklyn, NY.

115 pounds Novice: Raylen Williams, Dover, DE. over Priscilla Perez, Trenton, NJ.

110 pounds Novice: Deanna Lowery, Millersville, MD RSC-1 over Maisie Morales, Trenton, NJ.

15/16, 152 pounds Junior: Kiera Bell, Washington, DC over Gilkaswaldrina White, Temple Hills, MD

14/15, 119 pounds Junior: Keyona Glover, Dover, DE RSC-1 over Maritza Triquerios, Trenton, NJ.

12, 85 pounds Junior: Liza Llanos, New York City over Yesinia Reyes, Temple Hills, MD.

One of the better "bouts" was actually a training session between Talanee Tillery of DC and Cleveland, OH's Cashmere Jackson. There was another training bout between Brittany Evans of Palmer Park and Basimah Baker of Fairfield, NJ.

Spring Schedule Blossoming with Beltway Boxing!

As I said on a recent BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up Show, April will be a very busy month for the Beltway Boxing scene. Their is a lot going on with both the pro and amateur scene, including two straight nationally televised bouts for Beltway pros. Here is the current calendar of events:

Friday, April 15: The United Boxers pro show at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, MD -- starting time 8 PM.

Friday, April 15: The Regional Golden Gloves Championships at the Waldorf Jaycees in Waldorf, MD -- beginning at 8 PM.

Friday, April 22: Bayan Jargal faces Breidis Prescott at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

Saturday, April 23: Pro card at the DC Star Nightclub in DC.

Saturday, April 23: First weekend of the PVA Local Junior Olympic Tournament at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD.

Friday, April 29: Lamont Peterson takes on Victor Cayo in an IBF Junior Welterweight elimination bout from the Cosmpolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

Saturday, April 30: The second and final night of the Junior Olympic Tournament at the Sugar Ray Leonard Center.

Saturday, May 7: The Kentland Boxing Association first time boxers amateur card at the Sugar Ray Leonard Center.

Friday, May 27: Tony Thompson battles Maurice Harris in an IBF Heavyweight elimination bout from the Reno Events Center, Reno, NV on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

Saturday, June 11: An amateur boxing card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD.

Also, we've just received word that Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will make his HBO debut sometime in either May or June.

We will get you details on all these events as soon as we get them!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Bayan Jargal is slated for the April 22 card against Bredis Prescott in Uncasville, CT.
Khan. Coleman, according to Warriors Boxing, will receive a spot on the undercard. This also means that Beltway Boxers will be on back-to-back ESPN cards.
This bout will be an IBF title eliminator. Peterson is scheduled to receive $10,000 for the bout, one-tenth of what Peterson turned down to face WBA champ Amir
Turns out it will be Lamont Peterson and not Tim Coleman, that will face Victor Cayo on April 29th on ESPN2. reports that Warriors Boxing won the bid.
Sorry for the lack of recent posts. The computer in the BATB headquarters is on the fritz! I can only post by mobile means. I do have an interesting post nxt

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Bout Sheet for Regional Golden Gloves Championships!

Here is the tentative bout sheet for the Regional Golden Gloves Championships on Friday, April 15 at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, MD. I have been told that there may be some changes so that is why this is considered tentative.

Novice Division:

132 Pounds: Andrew Barrett, Germantown, MD vs. Matthew Bowling, Front Royal, VA

141 Pounds: Tenkoran Agyeman, Washington, DC vs. William Sawin, Blacksburg, VA

152 Pounds: Maiwak Dagoot, Princess Anne, MD vs. Phillip Thompson, Richmond, VA

165 Pounds: Jeremy Trussell, Baltimore, MD vs. Samuel Brooks, Virginia Beach, VA

178 Pounds: Travis Coley, Capitol Heights, MD vs. Joe McDonald, Arlington, VA

201 Pounds: Base Trice, Hyattsville, MD vs. Philip Wright, Woodbridge, VA

201+ Pounds: Aaron Bratton, Baltimore, MD vs. Leander Overby, Newport News, VA

Open Division:

108 Pounds: Lawrence Singh, Riverdale, MD vs. Jeremy Morales, Norfolk, VA

123 Pounds: Gary Antonio Russell, Capitol Heights, MD vs. Steven Zadien, Roanoke, VA

132 Pounds: Kevin Rivers, Jr., Landover, MD vs. Andre Hunter, Chesapeake, VA

141 Pounds: Michael Reed, Waldorf, MD vs. Seth Billups, Ashburn, VA

152 Pounds: David Grayton, Washington, DC vs. Moshea Aleem, Richmond, VA

165 Pounds: D'Mitrius Ballard, Temple Hills, MD vs. Antoine Douglas, Burke, VA

178 Pounds: Jerry Odom, Bowie, MD vs. Antwan Ward, Gloucester, VA

201 Pounds: Zakki Scott, Temple Hills, MD vs. Keith Robertson, Virginia Beach, VA

201+ Pounds: Jerrell Reeves, Camp Springs, MD vs. Dennis Benson, Norfolk, VA

Monday, April 04, 2011

Flores Loses Decision in New York!

DC heavyweight Mario Flores lost a four-round decision to undefeated Ramadan Yasser of New York City Saturday night at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. This was the first pro loss for Flores, who made his pro debut last November in DC with a first-round TKO over Richard McCombs.

Flores is 1-1, one KO while Yasser is 4-0, three KO's.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Johnson Wins 10-Round Majority Decision in New Jersey!

Oxon Hill, MD super middleweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson has scored the biggest win of his career thus far, capturing a 10-round majority decision over previously undefeated Farah Ennis of Philadelphia tonight at Bally's Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

The scores were 95-95, 97-93, 98-93. The win raises Johnson's record to 11-0, four KO's while Ennis falls to 17-1, 11 KO's.

Wilson Stopped in Seventh Round in Florida!

Darnell "The Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson lost by seventh-round TKO to Jason Gavern tonight at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL.

According to Phil Doherty of, the fight stayed extremely tight on the scorecards as both men traded big shots often and early. During one heated exchange, Gavern stepped deftly to his right, unleashing a wicked right hand and left hook. The punch opened a gaping gash over Wilson’s left eye. Referee Frank Santore immediately brought Wilson to have the ring doctor look at the wound and advised him not to continue.

The loss is Wilson's sixth straight and drops his record to 23-12-3, 20 KO's. Gavern is now 20-7-4, nine KO's and wins the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation Heavyweight title with the victory.

Wilson Weighs 228 For Caribbean Title Bout in Florida!

Photo by Sam Cohen

Takoma Park, MD heavyweight Darnell "The Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson weighed in at 228 pounds for his WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation heavyweight title bout against Jason "The Sensation" Gavern of Kissimmee, FL tonight at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL. Gavern tipped the scales at 237 pounds,

Wilson (23-11-3, 20 KO's) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak while Gavern (19-7-4, eight KO's) is coming off a 12-round draw against Jonathan Banks for the NABF Heavyweight crown in May.

Taylor Falls In Eighth Round In Chicago!

Baltimore super middleweight Maxell "The General" Taylor lost his bid for the USBA Super Middleweight title as he was stopped in the eighth round by Donovan "Da Bomb" George last night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL.

According to's Chris Davis,George (22-1-1, 19 KOs) pressed forward the whole night, winging shots at his opponent’s head, body, arms, and elbows. Baltimore’s Taylor (15-3-1, six KOs) circled, landing jabs and the occasional combination from the outside. George’s pressure paid off in the eigth, when he caught Taylor in the corner, opening up with furious lefts and rights sending Taylor sprawling to the canvas. The game Taylor got to his feet, but soon after George pinned him to the ropes letting loose with an onslaught of unanswered punches, forcing referee Gino Rodriguez to wave it off at 2:05 of Round 8.

Friday, April 01, 2011

A. Johnson Weighs 166 For Atlantic City Bout!

In a battle of undefeated light heavyweights, Oxon Hill, MD's Alexander "The Great" Johnson (10-0, four KO's) weighed in at 166 pounds for his 10-round contest against Farah Ennis of Philadelphia, PA (17-0, 11 KO's) tomorrow night at Bally's Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

M. Taylor Weighs 166 1/2 for USBA Title Tilt in Chicago!

Photo by Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Baltimore super middleweight Maxell "The General" Taylor (left) weighed in at 166 1/2 for his 12-round bout against Donovan "Da Bomb" George of Chicago, IL for the vacant USBA Super Middleweight title tonight at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. George came in at the super middleweight limit of 168.

Taylor (15-2-1, six KO's) has won both bouts since returning to boxing after a four-year absence. George (21-1-1, 18 KO's) scored a first round knockout in his last outing coming back from his first pro loss in July for the NABO Super Middleweight crown.