Friday, September 30, 2011

Williams Loses in Houston; Rivera, Attah Hit The Scales!

Catonsville, MD's "Irish" Glenn Williams lost by third-round TKO to undefeated Justin Jones of Houston, TX last night at the Houston Club in Houston.

Williams's corner threw in the towel during the third to stop the contest. Jones is now 13-0, nine KO's while Williams falls to 7-6-1, five KO's.

George "El Gallo" Armenta of Silver Spring, MD weighed in at 168 1/2 pounds for his matchup tonight at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA. Armenta's opponent, Charles Hayward, weighed in at 170 pounds.

Both Daniel "The Prophet" Attah and Ramon "Rocky" Martinez tipped the scales at 129 pounds for their WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title bout Saturday in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Khan-Peterson to 'Definitely Take Place' In DC December 10!

According to a tweet by Boxing Writer Dan Rafael, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says the December 10th championship bout between WBA Junior Welterweight titleholder Amir Khan and mandatory challenger Lamont Peterson will "definitely take place in Washington, DC."

No official word on where the bout will be held in the city, although Constitution Hall has been mentioned previously. There can also be a possibility that Golden Boy may be watching what might happen with the NBA labor situation, because having no season could free up dates at the Verizon Center.

Lem Satterfield of is also reporting Schaefer as saying that undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight and Golden Boy prospect Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will "definitely be on the card."

To all who contacted Golden Boy Promotions -- thanks so much for your efforts! Next step: getting our very own ring announcer Discombobulating Jones to be the ring announcer for this event!!

By the way, the bout is slated to be televised by HBO which is very significant. The bout would be the first time that HBO has televised a boxing card in the Beltway region in 18 years!! The last time was the Riddick Bowe-Jesse Ferguson card at RFK Stadium on May 22, 1993.

Williams Battles Tonight in Houston; Attah Fights On Pay-Per-View Saturday in Puerto Rico!

A couple of veteran names from the Beltway will be in action this week. Catonsville, MD cruiserweight "Irish" Glen Williams is a last-minute substitute tonight against undefeated hometown boxer Justin Jones of Houston, TX at the Houston Club.

Williams (7-4-1, five KO's) will be fighting for the second straight time at the Houston Club. Williams won a four-round unanimous decision over Tyrone Jackson on May 19. Jones (12-0, eight KO's) is coming off a second-round TKO over Dustin Nichols on February 12 in Oberlin, LA.

On Saturday, October 1, former world super featherweight contender Daniel "The Prophet" Attah heads to Bayamon, Puerto Rico to challenge former WBO Super Featherweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez of Vega Baja, PR for the WBO Inter-Continental Super Featherweight title.

Attah (26-7-1, nine KO's) is a native of Kaleba, Nigeria whose training base has been in Northern Virginia for a number of years. Attah is a former NABO Super Featherweight champion who unsuccessfully challenged Acelino Freitas for the WBA and WBO Super Featherweight titles. Attah is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision win over John Trigg on June 4 in Hollywood, FL.

Martinez (24-1-1, 15 KO's) suffered his only loss in dropping the WBO title to Ricky Burns on September 4, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. The bout against Attah will be Martinez's first bout since the loss of the the title he won in March of 2009 from Nicky Cook.

Some Beltway trivia regarding Martinez: He once fought at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD in January of 2005 and won by fifth-round TKO over Mario Lacey.

The bout will be shown on DirectTV Mas and the Dish Network as part of the "Triple Crown III" pay-per-view card headlined by the matchup between Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez and Mike Oliver.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

'El Gallo' Armenta Travels to Philadelphia Friday Night!

Silver Spring, MD light heavyweight George "El Gallo" Armenta returns to action in a scheduled six-round contest against Charles Hayward of Philadelphia, PA on Friday, September 30 at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia.

Armenta (13-7, 11 KO's) has lost his last three contests against solid competition including Mark Tucker, Edwin Rodriguez and Elvin Ayala. Hayward (7-2, three KO's) is coming off back-to-back second round TKO's in Hamilton Township, NJ earlier this year.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wilson Wins Majority Decision Over Former WBC Cruiser Champ!

Big win over the weekend for Takoma Park, MD's Darnell "The Ding-A-Ling Man" Wilson as he won a 10-round majority decision over former WBC Cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez. The bout took place in Hamburg, Germany this past Saturday.

Two judges scored the bout 96-94 in favor of Wilson, who broke a six-bout losing streak which included his time on the final season of "The Contender." Wilson is now 24-12-3, 20 KO's. Gomez is now 49-3, 37 KO's.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Update On October 8 Card at DC Star!

Here is an update on the Diva-Rize-N Promotions card that will take place on Saturday, October 8 at the DC Star in DC.

Capitol Heights, MD super bantamweight Thomas "KO" Snow will be in the main event -- a six-round contest against Rasool Shakoor of Jackson, MI.

Snow (15-1, nine KO's) is making his fourth straight appearance at DC Star. In his last outing, Snow won a six-round unanimous decision over Robert DaLuz on July 16. Shakoor (3-9-1, one KO) has faced opponents in his last four bouts with a combined record of 23-1-1. Shakoor scored a victory against previously undefeated Kieyon Bussey in January of 2010.

The co-feature brings in former WBC and IBF Cruiserweight champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell of Atlanta, GA to face tough veteran Harvey "Candyman" Jolly of Adrian, MI in a 10-round bout.

The Jamaican-born Bell (26-4-1, 24 KO's) has lost his last three bouts since winning the WBC and IBF titles from Jean-Marc Mormeck in January of 2006. The losses came in a rematch with Mormeck, Tomasz Adamek and fellow Jamaican Richard Hall. Jolly (12-17-1, eight KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Joshua Harris on june 18 in Hartford, CT.

In another co-feature bout, Capitol Heights light heavyweight Henry "Sugar Poo" Buchanan will battle Ariel "Iron" Espinal of The Bronx, NY in a six-round contest.

Also on the card, Baltimore, MD middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow will take on Frank Armstrong of Winston-Salem, NC. Nicklow (22-2-3, eight KO's) last fought on May 21 and won a six-round unanimous decision over James Freeman in Millersville, MD. Armstrong (4-18-3, three KO's) lost a six-round unanimous decision to Frankie Filipone on June 25 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Columbia, MD middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will also be on the card in a six-round rematch against Darrett Crockett of Rock Hill, SC. Jeter (11-2-1, nine KO's) defeated Mike McFail by six-round unanimous decision in his last outing on March 12 in Fairfax, VA. Crockett (6-24, four KO's) has lost his last four bouts.

Undefeated Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez "Tez" Fox (5-0, three KO's) will battle over four rounds with Kinston, NC’s Aaron Williams (0-2).

Alexandria, VA featherweight Jerren Cochran (3-0, three KO’s) will take on Ohio native Corey White (1-3, 1KO) in a four round contest.

DC’s Jacey Thompson (1-0, one KO) looks to remain perfect when he tangles with winless North Carolina native Michael Taylor (0-4) in a four round middleweight contest.

Undefeated Newark, NJ super middleweight prospect John Thompson (2-0, one KO) will swap punches over four rounds with North Carolina’s own Corey Preston (1-6).

Rounding out the card is a competitive four round contest between middleweights John Watson of Irvington, NJ (1-0) and Wilson, NC's Bennie Meeks (0-3).

The New Jersey state light welterweight champion Michael Torres (14-2, 7KO’s) is also is slated for action in a six rounder against an opponent soon to be determined.

Aiken-Cherry Ends in No Contest!

BATB hears word that the bout between former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken and Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry has ended in a no-contest after the first round. The bout took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL.

According to an eyewitness at the bout, Cherry landed a shot after the bell and that caused the no contest.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Random News and Notes!

Congratulations to the folks involved with the recent "Fight For Life" amateur boxing card on September 17 at the Ellen Linson Pool/Herbert Wells Ice Rink in College Park, MD. Very nice card put together by promoter Tamara McKinney and matchmaker Julius "Juice" Gatling.

There will be an amateur boxing card slated for Saturday, October 1 at Tony's Gym in Southeast DC. More info on that one later on.

And the pro card put together by "The Boxing Diva" Renee Aiken slated for August has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 8 at DC Star. We'll have more on that one as well.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Aiken Replaces Attah On Friday Card in Florida!

Former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken returns to action quickly as he is a late substitute for fellow Beltway Boxer Daniel "The Prophet" Attah on Friday, September 23 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL.

Aiken (16-8-1, 12 KO's) will take on veteran Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry of Wauchula, FL (28-6-2, 16 KO's) in a 10-round main event just 13 days after losing a six-round unanimous decision to Todd Wilson at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Since winning the IBF title in May of 2006, Aiken has been winless in his last five bouts. This will be Aiken's second bout since taking a three-year hiatus from the sport. Aiken replaces Attah, who suffered lower back pains in training camp. Attah lives in Northern Virginia.

Cherry, a native of The Bahamas, has won four straight bouts since losing a WBC Junior Welterweight title bid against Timothy Bradley in September of 2008.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beltway Boxing Fans -- Time to Step Up to the Plate!

One of the top men in the promotion wants it here. Both the boxers want to see the bout here. There is only one part of the equation needed to get the Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson bout in DC -- YOU, the Beltway Boxing Fan!

So the following is for all the Beltway Boxing Fans, especially those who always complain that we don't get quality bouts here. We now have a VERY GOOD opportunity to get a quality card in DC. But to seal this deal, the fans have to step up and want the bout!!

Unlike most situations, we are not fighting against areas with casino money. As of yesterday (according to published reports), DC was competing with Detroit, MI and Montreal, CA for the rights to hold this card. So casino money isn't the big issue here.

Also, the DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission is not completely the same as it was back in 2005 when they sanctioned Kevin McBride-Mike Tyson. There is a good mixture of experienced and new folks on the commission that I believe is capable of handling a card of this magnitude.

Most importantly, everyone principally involved in the bout WANTS the bout to be here. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has publicly said he would like the bout to be in DC. Khan has said he would not mind fighting in DC since he enjoyed his recent visit to the Nation's Capitol. Obviously, Peterson wants it here.

Schaefer has also said that one, maybe two other Beltway Boxers would be added to the card. Friday night's win by Seth Mitchell would free him up to be on this card. There is also a possibility that Gary Russell, Jr. would be on the card as well.

Those are three guys that many Beltway Boxing Fans would want to see perform in the hometown area. For Russell, it would be his FIRST pro bout at home!

So everything seems to be in place for this card to take place in Washington, DC. The rest is up to us--The Beltway Boxing community. Now is not the time to be a naysayer. Let your voice be heard! Golden Boy can be found on Facebook and Twitter at Golden Boy Boxing. Please post (as I have done) saying you want to see Khan-Peterson here in DC!

If you REALLY love Beltway Boxing, now's the time to prove it!

Mitchell Dominates With Third-Round TKO!

Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell scored a third-round TKO over Hector "Hurricane" Ferreryo tonight at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Mitchell mixed a stinging body attack with brutal head shots to score the victory. The bout was stopped at 2:17 of the third.

Mitchell remains undefeated at 23-0-1, 17 KO's. Ferreyo is now 21-11-2, 12 KO's.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Could Khan-Peterson Land in DC?

There are a lot of rumblings going around about this one. Unified Junior Welterweight champion Amir Khan told's Dan Rafael that he would like one more bout at 140 pounds before moving up to welterweight, and that bout looks like it's going to be against DC's own Lamont Peterson. The bout would take place on Saturday, December 10 and would be televised by HBO.

There are a number of locations being discussed for the bout and DC is apparently very high on the list. Khan recently visited the Nation's Capital during a visit by American Muslim athletes. Even though Khan is from England, he trains regularly in the United States, primarily at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. Khan said he enjoyed the city and is willing to fight here. Constitution Hall, which last hosted a boxing card in March of 2002, would possibly be the venue.

Peterson was offered a shot at Khan after his draw with Victor Ortiz (who fights Floyd Mayweather, Jr. this Saturday) back in December but turned it down because of the money and the terms of the rematch clause. Now, Peterson is one of Khan's mandatory challengers which means he can turn down the rematch clause if he desires.

In a related development, Washington Examiner Columnist Thom Loverro says that should the Khan-Peterson bout take place here, Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth Mitchell would be added to the card, provided he wins tonight in Las Vegas.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mitchell Weighs 242 For Texas Station Tussle!

Seth Mitchell weighed in at 242 pounds for his 10-round contest against Hector Ferreyro tomorrow night at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. Ferreyro tipped the scales at 221 1/2. The bout will be shown on both Fox Sports Net beginning at 10:30 ET and Telefutura starting at 11:30 PM ET.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hasim Rahman To Be Inducted Into Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame!

Former Undisputed World Heavyweight champion Hasim "The Rock" Rahman will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame later this year.

Rahman, who is still an active boxer (50-7-2, 41 KO's), pulled off one of the great upsets in recent boxing history when he knocked out Lennox Lewis in the fifth round on April 22, 2001 in Gauteng, South Africa to win the undisputed title. The Baltimore-born boxer would later win a WBC title in August of 2005.

Rahman is part of an exceptional class of 2011 for the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. Joining Rahman will be:

Former NBA star and Dunbar of Baltimore high school legend Sam Cassell (who is currently an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards)

Baltimore native and former Towson State University, NFL and USFL punter Sean Landeta

Former major league pitcher and Baltimore native Geoff Zahn

Pro golfer and University of Maryland graduate Fred Funk

X Games gold medalist and Annapolis native Travis Pastrana

Former University of Maryland women's basketball point guard and US Olympian Tara Heiss, who is also an inductee in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremonies will take place on Thursday, November 10th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. For ticket information, call 443-956-0678.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Washington Post Conducts Video Interviews From Patriot Center!

Nice job by the Washington Post in conducting video interviews with some of the boxers after their bouts at the Patriot Center Saturday night. Here's what the footage looked like.


Results From The Patriot Center!

Here is a recap of the ICE Promotions card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA:

Great Falls, VA junior middleweight Jimmy Lange captured the WBU (World Boxing Union) Junior Middleweight championship with a sixth-round TKO over Raul "El Toro" Munoz of Topeka, KS. The bout was stopped at 2:44 of the sixth. Lange is now 37-4-2, 25 KO's. Munoz is 22-15-1, 12 KO's.

Charlottsville, VA junior middleweight George "Wartime" Rivera won an eight-round unanimous decision over Jonathan "Reid Dawg" Reid of Nashville, TN. Rivera scored a shutout on two of the judges cards 80-72. One judge saw the bout 79-73. Rivera is 13-6, four KO's while Reid is 35-13, 19 KO's.

Fairfax, VA junior welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson wqn a six-round unanimous decision over former IBF Featherweight champion Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken of DC. Wilson (11-0, three KO's) survived a knockdown in the third round to gain the victory. Wilson won by scores of 59-54, 58-55, and 59-55. Aiken, who fought for the first time in three years, is now 16-8-1, 12 KO's.

Zain "Tiger" Shah of Chantilly, VA won by second round TKO over "Vicious" Julius Kennedy of Baltimore. The bout was stopped at 1:50 of the second round, but not without controversy. After what proved to be the final knockdown, Shah hit Kennedy as Kennedy was on his knees. No points were taken off and the outcome stood. Shah remains undefeated at 6-0, four KO's while Kennedy falls to 7-3-1, three KO's. The Kennedy camp told BATB that they are looking into a protest.

WBC Female Middleweight champ Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson of Ashburn, VA won a four-round unanimous decision over Philadelphia, PA's Michelle "Monster" Garland. All three judges scored the bout 39-37. Nelson is now 5-0-1, while Garland is 1-2-1.

Lynchburg, VA super middleweight Scott "Cujo" Sigmon won an eight-round unanimous decision over Bruce "The Rage" Rumbolz of Sterling, IL. Sigmon won on all three judge's cards, 79-73. Sigmon is now 17-3, eight KO's while Rumbolz is 22-23-2, 13 KO's.

Reston, VA junior middleweight Lawrence Jones won a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Felix of Richmond Hill, GA. Jones is now 4-5-2, one KO. Felix is 10-10-2, three KO's.

In a special attraction bout, New Castle, DE welterweight Michael "No Joke" Stewart won by second round TKO over Jimmy LeBlanc of Weymouth, MA. The bout was stopped at 1:47 of the round. Stewart's record rises to 48-6-3, 24 KO's. LeBlanc is now 12-21-4, four KO's.

Jackie Kallen leads ICE Promotions. The matchmaker was JD Brown.

Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up show with myself and "The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jimmy Lange wins WBU Jr. Middleweight title with sixth round TKO over Raul Munoz! Post-Fight Wrap-Up coming later this morning!
RD 6 -- short counter left stuns and drops munoz. Second barrage drops Munoz to his knees. JL desperately tries to finish him and he does with a final flurry!
RD 5 -- Pace slowing down. JL's jab comes back. Suddenly, RM pressures and chases JL around ring. JL lands right hand but RM walks through it. Good round.
RD-4: JL tries to go back to jab and that keeps RM at bay. JL lands good right hands bur RM keeps coming. RM loses mouthpiece for second time and loses point.
RM traps JL in corner and lands shots. JL doing good body work. Gets warned by ref for low blows. RM keeps coming, but Lange does damage with body shots.
RD 2 -- JL starts with good work to body. RM comes back with nice shots with right hand. Munoz lands solid uppercuts, Lange returns with body shots. RM takes RD
Rd 1 -- JL using good movement and nice jab, keeping RM at bay. RM closes distance and gets JL on ropes. Good round for bot men. JL takes round.
Ring announcements a little longer than usual because Discombobulating Jones showing off his bilingual Spanish skills!
Lange went completely Johnny Cash with entrance music. No "Enter Sandman."
Main event -- Lange vs. Munoz heading to the ring.
Brief intermission first.
George Rivera wins eight-round unanimous decision. Scores of 80-72 (twice) and 79-73. Rivera is 13-6, four KO's. Reid is 35-13, 19 KO's. Main event is next!
Round 8 -- final round -- JR finally lands right hand. Rivera tries to land jab! Everything happens as before, including crowd booing.
RD 7 -- Same as most previous rounds. GR trying to throw jab, JR coming forward. Neither man very accurate. GR wins round!
RD 6 -- Lot of movement but not too much landing for either man. They have circled the ring many times. Reid has come forward but no real action. JR winds RD.
Crowd boos at end of RD 4. Rd 5 starts with more inside punches by both. JR trying to brawl with GR, much more active. GR did not land jab well. JR wins rd.
Round 4 -- JR trying to move side to side. GR lands overhand right. JR not throwing shots at all. JR does land body shot. Don't think 30 punches have landed.
Round 3-- neither man very accurate with jabs. GR still getting jab off first. GR wins round with little action.
RD 2-- Rivera picks up pace, lands combos. JR trying to come forward. Pace is still a little slow, GR's quick start gets him the round.
GR moving on outside, trying to land jab. JR stalking. Feeling out process as each man tries to land jabs. Neither man making real contact. Even round.
George Rivera-Jonathan Reid, the co-feature bout, in the ring.
Stewart calls out Jimmy Lange after the bout.
MS working against tired JLB who falls down twice during second round. MS finally drops LeBlanc and referee Malik Waleed stops bout at 1:47 of second.
Rd-1 JLB started quickly but MS pressures landing a solid right that drops JLB to his knees. MS drops JLB for the second time. JLb survives!
Jimmy LeBlanc vs. Michael Stewart in the ring!
Wilson wins six-round unanimous decision over Aiken. Judge's scorecards 59-55, 59-54 and 58-55.
BATB scorecard -- TW 59-55. Wilson came back after kncokdown and controlled third.
Round 6--final round. EA now using his jab more. TW lands body shot with right hand. EA deflecting TW jabs. Late in bout, TW lands as bout ends. RD to TW.
RD 5-- TW landing solid combos to body and head early. TW more accurate as EA not throwing back. EA tries to up the output. Too much pressure from TW. RD-TW.
RD 4-- TW lands good combo starting with body shot. TW having success with left to body. EA not able to fire shots this round. The two flurry late. Round to TW
RD 3 -- Wilson on outside, EA trying to stalk. TW throws right, EA counters with left on ear and drops TW! TW gets right back up and keeps coming. EA wins rd
Round 2 -- Wilson comes forward. Both men not listening to ref Joe Copper's commands. Aiken not able to use jab, TW getting off first. Round to TW.
Round 1 -- both southpaws. Aiken trying his jab, Wilson working inside. EA warned for holding. TW trying to pressure, lands left hand over top. TW's round.
Todd Wilson-Eric Aiken is heading to the ring!! Aiken uses Triple H's theme song "The Game" and is led to the ring by Riddick Bowe!
Zain Shah stops Julius Kennedy at 1:50 of the second! Shah is now 6-0, four KO's. Kennedy is 7-3-1, three KO's!
Round 2--Shah keeps pressure and sends Kennedy to his knees with right hand. Shah drops Kennedy with right hand then hits him while on ground. Ref stops it!
Round 1 -- Kennedy tries to work inside Shah's long left jab. JK catches ZS, but pays for it. ZS backs JK into own corner with flurry. JK survives.
Zain Shah vs Julius Kennedy heading to the ring! Shah comes to the ring with "A Change is Gonna Come" on the PA system!
Tori Nelson wins four-round unanimous decision over Michelle Garland! All three judges score it 39-37! Nelson now 5-0-1. Garland is 1-2-1.
My thanks to Chris Nicholson for holding down the fort until I got here!
WBC Female Middleweight champ Tori Nelson is in the ring against Michelle Garland!
Lawrence Jones won a six-round unanimous decision over Jose Felix. Scott Sigmon took a hard-fought eight-round unanimous decision over Bruce Rumbolz.
Hi finally from the Patriot Center! Just came over from RFK. I can give you results from the first two bouts of the evening.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Weights for the Patriot Center!

Here is the scale watch for the ICE Promotions card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.

Jimmy Lange 153 vs. Raul Muñoz 154

George Rivera 157 vs. Jonathan Reid 157

Michael Stewart 150 vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 151

Todd Wilson 142 vs. Eric Aiken 142

Zain Shah 158 vs. Julius Kennedy 156

Tori Nelson 154 vs. Michelle Garland 147

Scott Sigmon 172 vs. Bruce Rumbolz 172

Lawrence Jones 157 vs. Jose Felix 155

The Lange-Munoz bout is still for the WBU Junior Middleweight title.

Here is a nice story on Tori Nelson by Darcy Spencer of NBC4.


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Mitchell Lands Sept. 16 Bout Against 'Hurricane" Ferreyro In Las Vegas!

According to California-based boxing writer Ryan Maquinana, undefeated heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell has an opponent for his Friday, September 16 bout at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The opponent's name is Hector "Hurricane" Ferreyro of Laredo, TX. Ferreyro (21-10-2, 12 KO's) has held a number of regional titles but he has lost his last two bouts.

Mitchell (22-0-1, 16 KO's) was originally scheduled to fight on August 27 in San Jose, CA but his bout was cancelled because of an injury to the main event boxer on the card. This bout will be televised by Telefutura and will appear on the network's Solo Boxeo program.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Travis Coley Wins Championship in Police and Fire Games!

Belated congratulations to local officer Travis Coley who recently won the 178 pound championship at the World Police and Fire Games held recently in New York City.

Coley trained at Old School Boxing in Fort Washington, MD and he was trained by legendary Beltway trainer Al Scott and seconded by Richard Jordan Bey (who, in the interest of full disclosure, is a cousin of mine).

Here is a video of the bout:

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Russell Wins Unanimous Decision in Mississippi!

"Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. has won an eight-round unanimous decision over Leonilo Miranda tonight at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, MS. The bout was the opening contest on HBO's Boxing After Dark.

Russell dominated the bout, scoring a shutout on two of the judge's scorecards, 80-72. The other judge saw the bout 79-73.

Russell remains undefeated with a record of 18-0, 10 KO's. Boxrec has Miranda's record at 32-4, 30 KO's.

Nice Interviews from!

My good buddy Alec Kohut of is doing some outstanding work for his Eastern Regional Report. He has two interviews featuring Beltway Boxers -- One is a video and one is audio.

The first is very timely considering Mr. Gary Russell, Jr. is in action this evening in Biloxi, MS tonight. This is a nice video conversation with both Gary Russell, Sr. and Jr.

Also, on Alec's MaxBoxing East Coast Regional Report (which you can hear every Tuesday night at 9 PM ET on BlogTalk Radio) Former USBA Junior Welterweight Tim "Pit Bull" Coleman was a recent guest and talked about his loss. That can be heard here:">

Russell and Miranda Make Weight in Mississippi!

Gary Russell, Jr. and Leonilo Miranda both tipped the scales at 127 pounds for their eight-round HBO bout tonight in Biloxi, MS.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Updates on Russell, Mitchell and Thompson!

Three of our Beltway Boxers have scheduled high-profile bouts in the coming weeks.

Undefeated Capitol Heights, MD featherweight "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. will be back in action this Saturday, September 3 when he takes on Leonilo "Veneno" Miranda of Mexico in an eight-round contest at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS. The bout is slated to appear on HBO.

Russell (17-0, 10 KO's) is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision win over Eric Estrada on July 23 in Las Vegas. Miranda (32-3, 30 KO's) lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Luis Franco on February 4 in Santa Ynez, CA.

It won't be HBO, but it looks like the next bout for undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell will be carried by two TV networks. Boxing Writer Dan Rafael is reporting that Mitchell (22-0-1, 16 KO's) has had his August 27 bout rescheduled for Friday, September 16 at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. The opponent will not be Mike Mollo in this one because the bout is cheaper since it will not be on HBO. Promoters are still looking for a new opponent.

The bout will be carried by both Fox Sports Net as well as Telefutura -- two unrelated TV networks.

Meanwhile, the IBF heavyweight title eliminator between Tony "The Tiger" Thompson and Eddie Chambers has been set for Friday, October 28 at Bally's Casino in Atlantic City, NJ and it has been added to a ShoBox telecast on the Showtime Network. The bout will open a tripleheader broadcast.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Finally, Ringside Results!

My apologies for being late in bringing the results of the Beltway amateurs in the recent Ringside World Championships. Unlike most of the major amateur events, Ringside, quite frankly, does not do a good job in provide results. So I have been getting them piece mill and even at this stage, I don't know if I have everyone who won championships from this area. Here's who I do have (thanks to you).

Kavon Robertson of Staunton Boxing won 3 matches to capture the 10-11 year old 70# division.

Lamont Roach Jr.(NoXcuse) won the 15/16 132lb Championship

Drayvontay Rawls (NoXcuse) won the open 141lb Novice Championship

Jordan White won the 13-14 85lb Championship.

Franchon Crews Profiled in Ring Magazine; Boxes on Amateur Card in Glen Burnie Sept. 15!

Multi-time national amateur champion and Baltimore resident Franchon Crews is the subject of a very revealing article in the amateur section of the current issue of Ring Magazine. Crews talks openly about her background and how she got into the sport.

By the way, Crews tells BATB that she will be boxing on the Baltimore Boxing amateur show which will be held on Thursday, September 15 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Also featured in a sidebar article is a story on the UMAR Gym in Baltimore, headed by Marvin McDowell. Recently, a number of boxers and dignitaries from Latin American countries have visited the gym to learn more about UMAR's "No Hooks Before Books" program. This included a recent visit by a group from Mexico. Crews, who trains at UMAR, spoke to the visitors in fluent Spanish and autographed a number of items for them.