Friday, May 31, 2019
Filip Stankovic 166.4 vs. Patrick Pierre 168.4
Gregory Clark 166. vs. Aaron Casper 168.6
Oscar Moreno 128.8 vs. Eric Manriquez 131.8
Michaele Nogue 140 vs. Dasha Ragland 139.6
Nathaniel Davis 134.6 vs. Alexis Rivera 134.
The card is scheduled to begin at 7 PM ET.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
In a six-round contest, Washington, DC super middleweight Gregory "Glizzy" Clark will take on Aaron Casper of Augusta, GA. Clark (3-3-1, one KO) will look to break a two-bout losing streak. In his last outing, Clark was knocked out in the first round by Edgar Berlanga on September 29th in Brooklyn, NY. Casper, who is originally from Baltimore, MD (5-2, four KO's) has also lost two in a row and is coming off a four-round majority decision loss to Darryl Jones on May 10th in Atlanta, GA.
Arlington, VA super middleweight Filip Stankovic will battle Patrick Pierre of New Orleans, LA in a six-round encounter. Stankovic, a native of Nis, Serbia (4-1, one KO), will look to bounce back from his first pro loss, a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Vaughn Alexander on the last card at the Waldorf Cultural Center on January 26th. Pierre (3-7, one KO) last fought on April 26th and lost a four-round unanimous decision to Benny Sinakin on April 26th in Philadelphia, PA.
In another six-rounder, super featherweight Oscar Moreno of Mexico City, Mexico will face Eric Manriquez of Houston, TX. Moreno (7-0, six KO) last fought on October sixth and scored a second-round TKO over Dakota Laster on October 6th in Louisville, KY. Manriquez (6-6-1, three KO's) is winless in his last eight bouts including a six-round unanimous decision loss to Starling Cordero on March 16th in Juncos, Puerto Rico.
Two Beltway Boxers are looking for opponents on this card. Salisbury, MD welterweight "Nasty" Nigel Fennell will be in a four-round contest. Fennell (3-0, three KO's) competes for the first time in the Beltway after scoring a first-round TKO over Jarrett Walden on February 9th in Norfolk, VA.
Also, DC heavyweight Nathaniel "The Juggernaut" Copeland will be in another four-round encounter. Copeland (1-0, one KO) made an impressive pro debut needing just 44 seconds to knock out Kwasi Horton on December 15th in Vienna, VA.
Lusby, MD lightweight Nathaniel Lee Davis will make his pro debut on this card against equally debuting Alex Rivera. There will also be a women's contest with super lightweight Michaele Nogue of Chesapeake, VA will be in a four-round bout against debuting Dasha Ragland. Nogue lost her pro debut on the last card in Waldorf on January 26th by unanimous decision to Destiny Day-Owens.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
No word on the official time of the knockout but Bostic seemed to dominate the contest, putting Thomas on his heels and knocking him down twice.
Thomas is now 0-4 and has yet to get out of the first round.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Highly-touted undefeated lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney of Las Vegas, NV ended the main event with a crushing seventh-round knockout of Antonio “Tono” Moran of Mexico City. Mexico to regain the WBC International and WBO Intercontinental titles and win the vacant WBA International championship. The 20-year-old Henry landed great body shots throughout the contest as he knocked down Moran twice in the bout. In round five, Haney landed a straight right hand to Moran’s body but stepped on Moran’s foot in the process taking Moran down. Referee Kenny Chevalier didn’t see the feet tangle and ruled a knockdown for Haney.
The body shots continued to serve Haney well as in the seventh round, Haney used his straight right body shots to get inside before landing a brutal overhead right to Moran’s head to send Moran crumbling to the canvas. Referee Chevalier immediately halted the bout at 2:32 of the seventh. Haney is now 22-0, 14 KO’s and Moran is 24-4, 17 KO’s.
In the co-feature, Zagreb, Croatia heavyweight Filip “El Animal” Hrgovic made short work of Gregory “Bad News” Corbin scoring a TKO at one minute of the first round to defend his WBC International title. Hrgovic landed a short but powerful right hand that dropped Corbin to the canvas. Corbin barely beat referee Brent Bovell’s count but was in no condition to continue. Hrgovic remains undefeated at 8-0, six KO’s. Corbin is now 15-2, nine KO’s.
Heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter of Las Vegas, NV had no trouble successfully defending his WBA International Heavyweight title with a second-round TKO over an overmatched Fabio Maldonado of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the second round, Hunter landed a powerful straight right hand that had Maldonado stumbling backward. Hunter immediately increased the output and had Maldonado looking for places to fall. After two knockdowns, referee Harvey Dock stopped the bout at 1:45 of the second round. Hunter, who is trained by former undisputed world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, is now 17-1, 11 KO’s. Maldonado, who was stopped for the first time in his career, falls to 26-3, 25 KO’s.
In the first of the four title bouts, Jessica “CasKilla” McCaskill of Chicago, IL has unified the WBC and WBA Female Super Lightweight titles with an exciting 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Anahi “La Indiecita” Sanchez of Buenos Aires, Argentina. McCaskill, who came in as the WBC titleholder and Sanchez, who carried the WBA banner, locked horns from the opening bell traded hard shots throughout the contest. McCaskill bloodied Sanchez’s nose midway through the bout but Sanchez kept coming. McCaskill was able to increase her output in the last two rounds to gain the victory. McCaskill won by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 96-94. McCaskill is now 7-2, three KO’s. Sanchez falls to 19-4, 11 KO’s.
Undefeated Berezino, Kazakhstan junior middleweight, and 2016 Olympian Daniyar Yelussinov captured a six-round unanimous decision win over late sub, Luis Normabuena of San Jose, CA by way of Chile. Yelussinov outworked Normabuena throughout the contest, landing heavy right hands to the head and body. Normabuena fought valiantly but could not keep up with Yelussinov’s output. Yelussinov is now 7-0, three KO’s. Normabuena falls to 3-2-1.
The matchmaking duties were performed by Eric Bottjer. Michael Buffer and David Diamante shared the ring announcing chores.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
In perhaps the best performance of his young career to date, Baltimore, MD super middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson scored a blistering first-round TKO over an overmatched Rafael "El Loco" Garcia of Tucson, AZ.
Simpson went to work early and landed monstrous hooks and uppercuts on Garcia. A series of five uppercuts by Simpson rocked Garcia on his heels and forced referee Harvey Dock to stop the contest at 1:19 of the first round.
Simpson remains undefeated at 4-0, three KO's while Garcia is now 9-3, six KO's.
In the opening contest on the Matchroom Boxing card at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD, Baltimore. MD lightweight Mack "Papi" Allison IV lost a tough, six-round unanimous decision to Luis Gerardo Perez of Puebla, Mexico.
This was a great contest as both men stood toe-to-toe and slugged it out for the entire six-round duration. Neither man took a backward step. In the end, Perez outworked Allison and won the bout by 59-55 scores across the board.
Allison's record falls to 9-3-1, seven KO's while Perez rises to 6-2, one KO.
Friday, May 24, 2019
The Korobov camp recently filed a protest with the Virginia Department of Occupational Licensing and Regulations and this week, sent formal letters to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the state's Attorney General, Mark Herring. The letters, sent by Korobov attorney, Leon Margules, have items they claim is evidence of what they call "corruption" by the state's commission.
Margules alleges a conflict of interest because the two judges who ruled the bout a 95-95 draw -- Mark D'Attilio and Brian Costello -- are both members of Virginia's Boxing, Martial Arts, and Professional Wrestling Advisory Board. Costello serves as chair of the board. Margules says that the two appointed themselves to this contest and he criticizes the appointment of Michelle Myers, who Margules claims is a "relatively inexperienced referee" despite the fact that Myers has been a pro referee since 2009. The letters question why the Aleem-Korobov bout was the only bout of the three televised encounters on this card that had non-neutral officials.
When the scores were originally announced, Korobov was declared the winner by majority decision. However, 20 minutes later, media received a scorecard that had D'Atillio's round 10 score for Korobov changed from a 10 to a 9, resulting in the majority draw. Margules's letter claims that many members of the boxing media, as well as fans, agreed that Korobov won the bout. New Jersey State Athletic Commission Chair Larry Hazzard, Sr., was in attendance and served as an unofficial judge for the contest. Hazzard scored the bout 97-92 for Korobov.
The letter also points out a situation in the fourth round when Korobov seemed to send Aleem down with a counter right hand only to have Myers rule a foul on Korobov. The video, however, seemed to show that Myers was correct as Korobov's punch landed on the back of Aleem's head after Aleem missed Korobov with a punch.
No response yet from the Virginia Boxing Commission.
Super middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson will be in a four-round contest against Rafael Garcia of Tucson, AZ. Simpson (3-0, two KO's) makes his second straight trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino. Last time, Simpson won a four-round unanimous decision over Jaime Meza on March 24th. Garcia (9-2, six KO's) is looking to bounce back from a six-round unanimous decision loss to Daryl Cunningham on February 8th in Detroit, MI.
Lightweight Mack "Papi" Allison IV is a late addition to this card and will battle Luis Gerardo Perez Salas of Puebla, Mexico in a six-round bout. Allison (9-2-1, seven KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Darel Harris on January 26th in Waldorf, MD. Salas (5-2, one KO) competes for the first time in the United States and is looking to break a two-bout losing streak. Salas last fought in May of 2018 and was stopped in the fifth round by Edwin Palomares in Mexico City.
Today's weigh-in will be open to the public beginning at 3 PM at the National Harbor at the Pier Tent located next to the Capital Wheel Pier at 165 Waterfront Street in Oxon Hill.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
McCalla (21-3, eight KO's) recently broke a three-bout losing streak by scoring a third-round knockout over Jairo Jesus Siris on November 2nd in Tolu, Colombia. The bout was McCalla's first in almost three years.
Ashkeyev (11-0, six KO's) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Luis Hernandez on January 11th in Santa Ynez, CA. Ashkeyev will face a Beltway Boxer for the second time in his career. Ashkeyev won a four-round unanimous decision over Lenwood Dozier in August of 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.
However, for fans and followers of the sport, this will be a solid card with four scheduled title bouts. In the main event, undefeated lightweight Devin "The Dream" Haney of Las Vegas, NV will be in a 10-round bout against Antonio "Tono" Moran of Mexico City, Mexico. The bout will be for Haney's WBC International Lightweight Title.
Haney (21-0, 13 KO's) is regarded as one of the best up and coming boxers in the sport today, winning four regional titles and ranked in the top 10 by all four major governing bodies. In his last outing, Haney won a 10-round unanimous decision over Xolisani Ndongeni on January 11th in Shreveport, LA. Haney won the WBO Inter-Continental and WBC International Lightweight titles on this evening. Haney has also become a promoter and is promoting this bout.
Moran (24-3, 17 KO's) has won two Latino regional championships and is ranked 13th in the world by the WBO. Moran is coming off a second-round TKO over Victor Alejandro Zuniga on December 7th in Mexico City. This is Moran's second trip to the United States. Last time, Moran lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Jose Pedraza in June of 2018 in Las Vegas.
The co-feature is a matchup of two very accomplished female boxers. WBC Super Lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill of Chicago, IL will battle WBA Super Lightweight titleholder Anahi Esther Sanchez of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a 10-round bout with both titles on the line.
Despite only having eight pro bouts, McCaskill (6-2, three KO's) is competing for her second world title. In her last bout, McCaskill won the WBC title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Erica Annabella Farias on October 6th in Chicago. Sanchez (19-3, 11 KO's) has won world titles at the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight divisions. Sanchez last fought in April of 2018 and scored a first-round knockout over Diana Ayala in Pergamino, Argentina to win the WBA Super Lightweight title.
In a 10-rounder for the WBA International Heavyweight championship, Michael "The Bounty" Hunter of Las Vegas will defend his title when he takes on Fabio "Caipira De Aco" Maldonado of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Hunter (16-1, 11 KO's) has scored knockouts in his last three outings. Hunter makes his second trip to MGM National Harbor Casino. Last time, Hunter suffered his only loss when he tried to win the WBO Cruiserweight title. Hunter lost a unanimous decision to Oleksandr Usyk in April of 2017.
Maldonado (26-2, 25 KO's) is looking to break a two-bout losing streak. Maldonado is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Oleksandr Teslenko on March 29th in Toronto, Canada.
In another 10-round encounter, undefeated Filip Hrgovic of Zagreb, Croatia will battle Gregory "Bad News" Corbin of Dallas, TX for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title. Hrgovic (7-0, five KO's) makes his United States debut after winning an eight-round unanimous decision over Kevin Johnson on December 8th in Zagreb. Corbin (15-1, nine KO's looks to bounce back from his first pro loss on March 16th in Arlington, TX. Corbin was disqualified in the eighth round of his bout against Charles Martin for repeated low blows.
Other bouts may be added to the card, which is to be streamed on DAZN and shown on Sky Sports and Canal Space television.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
According to ringside photographer Daniel Cork, the bout was a strange one. In the second round, Mullins drove King into the ropes and landed a couple of shots onto King's back. King went down but referee Eddie Claudio did not rule a knockdown. King lost a point in round three and Mullins would go on to win the bout by scores of 40-35 across the board.
King's record falls to 7-21-2, three KO's while Mullins remains undefeated at 5-0, two KO's.
Also, DC heavyweight Dameron Kirby lost by TKO at the end of the second round to debuting Taylor Krahl of Sunrise, FL Cork reports that Kirby started strong but Krahl overpowered him in the second round, knocking him down three times before the bout was stopped at 3:00. Kirby is now 0-4, with all four losses coming by TKO.
Russell was in complete control of the contest. Martinez would suffer a cut over the left eye due to a punch and the bout would be stopped at 2:52 of the fifth round.
Russell is now 30-1, 18 KO's while Martinez is 39-9-2, 28 KO's.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
In the co-feature bout, DC super featherweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown put on a dominant performance on route to stopping Angel "Non-Stop" Gladney of Columbia, SC in the sixth round. The win gives Brown her first regional title, the NABO Super Featherweight title.
Brown was in complete control in the contest. She landed shots from outside and inside. Gladney tried to compete from the outside, then she tried to work inside on Brown. Neither plan worked due to Brown's accurate output. Brown didn't knock Gladney down but she battered her enough to force Kenny Chevalier to stop the contest at 34 seconds of the sixth round.
Brown remains undefeated at 8-0, six KO's. Gladney is 10-15-1, six KO's.
DC featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White won a six-round unanimous decision over former world title contender Christian Esquivel of Temoya, Mexico at the Entertainment And Sports Arena in DC.
White had the upper hand, landing solid shots. Esquivel returned some shots in kind but could not stay with White's output of punches. White won by scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55. White is now 8-1, six KO's while Esquivel falls to 30-18-1, 23 KO's.
Hyattsville, MD junior welterweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris won his bout by third-round disqualification over Anthony "Psycho" Woods of Nassau, Bahamas at the Entertainment And Sports Arena in DC.
Harris was in complete control of the bout battering Woods with punches from all angles. Referee Billy Johnson took three points away from Woods for excessive holding, forcing the disqualification.
Harris remains undefeated at 16-0, eight KO's. Woods is now 10-23, 3 KO's.
In the first three bouts from the Tricky Entertainment card at the Entertainment And Sports Arena in Washington, DC, junior lightweight Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines of District Heights, MD won a four-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Melendez of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Both men traded blows all throughout the contest. Gaines was a little more accurate and won the contest by scores of 39-37 (twice) and 40-36. Gaines is now 10-2, three KO's while Melendez falls to 5-26, one KO.
Silver Spring, MD heavyweight George "G3" Harris remained perfect on his young pro career as he scored a second-round knockout over Antwaun Taylor of Cincinnati, OH.
Harris battered Taylor all over the ring, knocking him down three times before referee Sharon Sands stopped the bout at 1:08 of the second.
Harris is now 4-0, four KO's and Taylor is 4-11, one KO.
The opening contest featured the debut of DC junior welterweight Taurean "Untouchable Tip" Venable. Unfortunately, the debut did not go well as Venable was stopped in the first round by Jonathan Conde of Miami, FL.
Conde landed solid straight right hands that sent Venable to the canvas twice before referee Billy Johnson halted the bout at 1:31. Conde wins for the first time and he is 1-2, one KO.
Two of The Russell Brothers of Capitol Heights, MD captured wins Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Super lightweight Antuanne "The Last" Russell remained perfect with a fourth-round knockout over Marcos Mojica of Managua, Nicaragua. Russell dropped Mojica once in the third round and twice in the fourth before the bout was stopped at 2:13.
Russell is now 9-0, nine KO's. Mojica falls to 16-4-2, 12 KO's.
Bantamweight Antonio "Another" Russell won his bout by sixth-round technical decision over Saul Eduardo Hernandez of Lakeside, CA by way of Tijuana, Mexico. During the contest, Russell hit Hernandez with an accidental low blow. Hernandez could not recover and the bout was stopped. Russell was ahead on all scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Russell remains undefeated at 14-0, 11 KO's. Hernandez's record evens at 13-13-1, eight KO's.
Gary Russell, Jr. tipped the scales at 125 3/4 for his WBC Featherweight championship title defense against Kiko Martinez who came in at 124 1/2 pounds. This bout will be the co-feature contest on the Showtime telecast that will begin at 9 PM ET.
Antonio Russell weighed in at 117.4 pounds for his eight-round bout against Saul Eduardo Hernandez who weighed 117.6 pounds.
Antuanne Russell came in at 137 1/4 pounds for his eight-rounder versus Marcos Mojica who tipped the scales at 138 1/4.
Alantez Fox 163.2 vs. Nick Brinson 163.8
Tiara Brown 129.8 vs. Angel Gladney 133.2
Jordan White 126.2 vs. Christian Esquivel 129.2
Sam Crossed 187.8 vs. Larry Pryor (will weigh-in today)
Renaldo Gaines 130.4 vs. Eduardo Melendez 127.6
George Harris 214.2 vs. Antwaun Taylor 211.2
Taurean Venable 142.2 vs. Jonathan Conde 137.4
The doors will open at 5:30 PM and the first bout is at 6:30 PM ET.
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Ring is quoting sources that say the opponent for Davis (21-0, 20 KO's) will be Ricardo "El Cientifico" Nunez of La Chorrera, Panama (21-2, 19 KO's). This is reported to be a mandatory challenge for Davis.
In Davis's last outing, he scored a first-round TKO over Hugo Ruiz on February 9th in Carson, CA. This will be only the second time Davis has fought in his hometown as a pro. The first time was on July 20th, 2013 when Davis scored a second-round TKO over Rafael Casias at Coppin State University in his fourth pro bout.
Nunez makes his United States debut after competing exclusively in Panama. Nunez is coming off a first-round knockout of Eduardo Pacheco on April 30th in Panama City.
More on this bout as it develops.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Headlining the card will be two Beltway members of the DiBella Entertainment promotional camp. One bout features DC super featherweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown who will take on Angel "Non-Stop" Gladney of Columbia, SC in a 10-round contest for the vacant IBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight title. Brown (7-0, five KO's) comes off a fourth-round TKO over former world champion Dahiana Santana on December 8th in Bowie, MD. Brown, who is a DC Metropolitan Police Officer, was recently named the DC Police Officer Of The Year.
Gladney (10-14-1, six KO's) recently broke a three-bout losing streak by winning a six-round split decision over Rolanda Andrews on March 30th in Columbia. Gladney has faced a Beltway Boxer before having lost three bouts to Jennifer Salinas.
In the co-feature, Forestville, MD middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will be in an eight-round contest against Nick "The Machine Gun" Brinson of Geneva, NY. Fox (24-1-1, 11 KO's) returned after suffering an injury and his first pro loss in his last outing and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Elvin Ayala on September 22nd in Bowie, MD. Fox will try to make it two straight wins for the family after his younger brother, Mykal, captured a big unanimous decision win over previously undefeated Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov on May 11th in Tucson, AZ. Brinson (19-4-2, nine KO's) returns to action for the first time since September of 2017 when he scored a sixth-round TKO over Jaime Barboza in Verona, NY.
Another eight-round contest has undefeated Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick "YG Pat" Harris face off with veteran Anthony "Psycho" Woods of Nassau, Bahamas. In his last outing, Harris (15-0, eight KO's) won a six-round unanimous decision over Bergman Aguilar on March 24th in Oxon Hill, MD. Woods (10-23, three KO's) comes off a four-round unanimous decision win over Nico Yeyo on October 27th in New Providence, Bahamas.
In a six-round, all-Beltway bout, Greenbelt, MD cruiserweight "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed will take on Frederick, MD's Larry "Hitman" Pryor. Crossed (8-0, five KO's) comes off a tough, six-round split decision over Twon Smith on the last card at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on December 1st. Crossed was knocked down in the second round of the bout, but held on for the win. Pryor (10-20, five KO's) will be trying to break a six-bout losing streak which includes a four-round majority decision defeat to Greg Hackett on April 20th in Fort Washington, MD.
DC super featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White will also be in a six-round encounter against veteran Christian Esquivel of Temoaya, Mexico. White (7-1, six KO's) also made his last appearance on that December 1st card at the Entertainment and Sports Arena and scored a first-round TKO over Ndira Spearman. Esquivel, who once fought for the WBC Bantamweight title, (30-17-1, 23 KO's) is winless in his last seven contests including a first-round TKO loss to Carlos Caraballo on February 16th in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
In four-round bouts, Silver Spring, MD heavyweight George Harris returns to action against Antwaun Taylor of Cincinnati, OH. Harris (3-0, three KO's) scored a crushing first-round knockout over Lamarco Ellis in his last contest on April 20th in Fort Washington, MD. Taylor (4-10, one KO) lost by fourth-round TKO to Junior Anthony Wright on March 22nd in Hammond, IN.
Also, DC welterweight Taurean "Untouchable Tip" Venable will make his professional debut against Jonathan Conde from Miami, FL (0-2)
Another Beltway Boxer, Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines, is also scheduled to be on this card in a six-round bout against an opponent to be determined. The District Heights, MD super featherweight (9-2, three KO's) returns after a year's absence when he stopped Johnny Frazier in the first round in Sterling, VA.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Fox used his nine-inch height advantage over Gaibnazarov to frustrate him throughout the contest. Gaibnazarov could never get inside and he would lose points in the seventh and eighth round for holding. Fox would go on to win by scores of 96-92 (twice) and 95-93. Fox is now 20-1, five KO's while Gaibnazarov falls to 7-1, four KO's.
Williams beat Hurd to the punch with great jabs and inside punches. Williams repeatedly was first in his exchanges with Hurd. In the second round. Williams dropped Hurd with a left hand to the head. It was the first time Hurd had been dropped in his pro career.
Hurd did land some shots midway through the contest but Williams seemed to have an answer for every Hurd flurry by using angles and great movement. There would be no late-round heroics for Hurd as Williams went on to win by scores of 116-111 and 115-112 twice. Williams wins his first world championships and is now 27-1-1, 16 KO’s. Hurd loses for the first time and is now 23-1, 16 KO’s.
"The pressure didn't get to me. I just feel like J-Rock truly was the better man tonight," Hurd said. "I kind of think hearing my hometown with my name being chanted, it caused me to try a little harder instead of just staying relaxed and take my time. That could have played a part, but no excuses."
"I felt like they had a game plan that worked better tonight. We also had a game plan and it was to keep the pressure on him, but he came in shape and he came out the victor.
The co-feature saw undefeated San Antonio, TX super lightweight Mario “El Azteca” Barrios score a second-round knockout over Juan Jose Velasco of Pulpaia, Argentina. Barrios was aggressive from the start and eventually caught Velasco with a clean body shot followed by a solid right cross. Velasco went down and could not beat referee Wayne Spinola’s 10-count. Barrios is now 24-0, 16 KO’s. Velasco falls to 20-2, 12 KO’s.
The battle between Richmond, VA middleweight "The Chosen One" Immanuwel Aleem and Matt Korobov of St. Petersburg, FL ended in a 10-round majority draw. Korobov seemed to land the harder punches in the contest, at times making Aleem take a step back. In the sixth round, Korobov wobbled Aleem with a strong right uppercut. However, Aleem fought back and turned the tide in the last three rounds as he caught the Russian native with strong punches of his own.
At first, Korobov was given the victory by majority decision because one of the judge's scorecards was read as 96-95. However, that card was inaccurate and was actually a 95-95 score. Two of the judges scored the bout a draw while one judge saw Korobov winning 97-93. Aleem is now 18-1-2, 11 KO’s while Korobov is 28-2-1, 14 KO’s.
Glenarden, MD lightweight Drayvontay Speed Rawls won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Jonathan Perez of Barranquilla, Colombia. Usually known for his hand speed, Rawls was very successful in using angles throughout this bout. Rawls repeatedly got off his punches first and outpointed his opponent. Rawls won by 59-54 twice and 58-55 to raise his record to 12-1-1, eight KO’s. Perez is now 38-24, 30 KO’s.
Stephen Fulton, Jr. of Philadelphia captured the IBO Super Bantamweight title with a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over former champion Paulus Ambunda of Swakopmund, Namibia. Fulton was just too quick and too active for Ambunda as he peppered him with quick jabs and right hooks. Fulton dropped Ambunda with a right hook in the ninth round. All three judges scored the bout 120-107. Fulton remains undefeated at 16-0, seven KO’s while Ambunda’s record drops to 27-3, 11 KO’s.
Undefeated Bethesda, MD super flyweight Alexandru “Spartan” Marin won a 10-round unanimous decision over a very tough Luis Concepcion of Panama City, Panama. The contest was an IBO elimination bout.
Marin, a native of Iasi, Romania, landed hard lefts and rights early in the contest. Concepcion kept coming forward, however, and by the middle rounds, got his offense going. Concepcion was able to open a cut along Marin’s left eye. However, Marin did enough work early to win the bout by scores of 97-93 and 96-94 twice.
Marin raises his record to 18-0, 11 KO’s while Concepcion falls to 37-8, 26 KO’s.
Baltimore super welterweight Aaron Anderson made short work of Carlos Galindo of Lima, Peru, stopping him at two minutes of the first round.
Anderson went to work early, reaching Galindo with hard head and body shots. Anderson dropped Galindo four times before referee Wayne Spinola halted the contest.
Anderson remains undefeated at 5-0, four KO’s. Galindo is 1-10.
In a stunning start to this TGB Promotions card, Baltimore super middleweight Kevin “The Scarecrow” Womack, Jr. scored a vicious second-round knockout over Mark “Sayless” Duncan of Clarksburg, MD.
The bout was pretty even until midway through the second when Womack threw a brutal right hand that froze Duncan against the ropes. Womack sent two more hard shots that dropped Duncan face down onto the canvas with a sickening thud. Referee Brent Bovell stopped the bout immediately at 1:39 of the second. Duncan had to be helped from the ring and had to be taken to a local hospital.
Womack is now 9-17-4, seven KO’s while Duncan is 3-2, three KO’s.
The walkout contest saw undefeated Bowie, MD super lightweight Greg "Sharpshooter" Outlaw knock out Martin Nicolas Matamala of Neuquen, Argentina at 18 seconds of the fourth round. Outlaw dominated the bout early, knocking Matamala down in the third and fourth rounds before the bout was stopped. Outlaw remains undefeated at 8-0, three KO's while Matamala falls to 11-8, three KO's.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
The bout will be shown on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 PM ET.
There will be a new feature bout for the Tricky Entertainment card that will take place on Saturday, May 18th at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC. Forestville, MD super middleweight Alantez "SlyAza" Fox will replace Dominic Wade in the 10-round main event. No word was given why Wade is no longer on the card. Fox will take on Nick "The Machine Gun" Brinson of Geneva, NY. Fox (24-1-1, 11 KO's) comes off an eight-round unanimous decision win over Elvin Ayala on September 22nd in Bowie, MD.
The Matchroom Boxing card that will take place on Saturday, May 25th at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD will remain at that location despite the bicep injury suffered by former world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. The main event will now feature undefeated lightweight Devin "The Dream" Haney of Las Vegas, NV (21-0, 13 KO's) in a 10-round bout against Antonio Moran (24-3, 17 KO's) of Mexico City, Mexico. The bout will be for Haney's WBC International lightweight title. So far, the only Beltway Boxer scheduled to be on the card will be Baltimore super middleweight Lorenzo "Truck" Simpson.
Outside the area, we know that WBC Featherweight champion "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. of Capitol Heights, MD (29-1, 17 KO's) will defend his title against former world champion Kiko "La Sensacion" Martinez of Alicante, Spain (39-8-2, 28 KO's) on Saturday, May 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Now we find out that Russell's brothers, Antonio and Antuanne, will also appear on the card.
Antonio Russell will be in an eight-round contest against Saul Eduardo "Bebe" Hernandez of Lakeside, CA by way of Tijuana, Mexico. Russell (13-0, 11 KO's) comes off a sixth-round TKO over Jose Maria Cardenas on March 2nd at Barclays Center. Hernandez (13-12-1, eight KO's) has stopped his last three opponents. However, those opponents had a combined won-loss record of 0-30.
Antuanne Russell will also compete in an eight-round encounter versus Marcos "Bombadero" Mojica of Managua, Nicaragua. Russell (8-0, eight KO's) last fought on January 26th at Barclays Center and knocked out Roberto Almanzan in the second round. Mojica (16-3-2, 12 KO's) looks to bounce back from a third-round TKO loss to Daniyar Yeleussinov on November 24th in Monte Carlo.
If that wasn't enough, two local boxers will appear on a card at the PAL Center in Hockessin, DE. Cambridge, MD super welterweight Dontre "Pound For Pound" King will be in a four-round bout against Brandon Mullins of Newark, DE. King (7-20-2, three KO's) last fought on September 15th and lost a four-round unanimous decision to Michael Crain at the PAL Center. Mullins (4-0, two KO's) scored a first-round knockout over Hassan Haggler on March 30th at the PAL Center.
Jarrett Hurd 153.8 vs. Julian Williams 153.8
(IBF/WBA/IBO Super Welterweight championship)
Mario Barrios 143 vs. Juan Jose Velasco 143
Matt Korobov 160.8 vs. Immanuwel Aleem 159.6
Greg Outlaw 139 vs. Martin Nicolas Matamala 139
Demond Nicholson 168 vs. Ernest Amuzu 167.6
Stephen Fulton, Jr. 122 vs. Paulus Ambunda 120.5
(IBO Super Bantamweight championship)
Drayvontay Speed Rawls 134.4 vs. Jonathan Perez 134
Alexandru Marin 114.8 vs. Luis Concepcion 115
(IBO Super Flyweight Elimination bout)
Aaron Anderson 154.4 vs. Carlos Galindo 152.2
Mark Duncan 156.6 vs. Kevin Womack, Jr. 155.4
The card will get underway at 5:05 PM ET. The telecast of the last three bouts on the card will begin at 8 PM ET on Fox and on Fox Deportes. There will be no telecast on FS1.
Tchatchunji won a 4-1 decision over Preston Draw of Pennsylvania at 178 pounds while Titus defeated Luis Alvardo of Wisconsin by a 5-0 decision at 201+ pounds. These two, along with Kelvin Davis at 152 pounds, are the only DC Region boxers remaining in the competition.
Nerissa Turner lost her bout at female 132 pounds by a 5-0 decision to Nancy Garcia of Texas. William Townsel dropped a 3-2 decision to Anthony Campbell at 165 pounds. At 201 pounds, Ezri Turner lost a 5-0 decision to Juwan Talley of New Jersey.
Also, Amelia Moore, who won a National Golden Gloves championship in 2017, lost her bout at 141 pounds to Ariele Davis of the Mid-South region. Moore, who currently lives in Virginia, represented the Colorado/New Mexico region due to her association with Team USA, that trains in Colorado Springs.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Kelvin Davis moved into the next round of the 152-pound bracket, winning a 5-0 decision over Joshua Moreno of Texas. In the 165-pound division, William Townsel captured a 5-0 decision over Yorman Guerrero of Indiana.
Joel Tchatchunij stopped Kahydiian Woods of Indiana in the first round at 178 pounds while Ezri Turner won a 3-2 decision over Darryl Jones, Jr. of the Upper Midwest region in the 201 pound division.
Malik Titus took a 5-0 decision over Gary Ramirez of Michigan at 201+ pounds.
Demetrius Lewis lost a 3-2 decision to Jose Ferrer, Jr. of the New England region at 114 pounds. Also, Nick Sullivan failed to advance at 141 pounds, losing a 4-1 decision to Marcell Davidson of Kansas City.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Also, 201+ Pounds boxer Malik Titus won a 5-0 decision over Matthew Hambric of Chicago.
At 132 pounds, Tommy Avelar lost a 5-0 decision to Jordan Jenkins of Texas. The championships continue until Sunday, May 12th.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
In the 141-pound bracket, Nicholas Sullivan, the two-time Outstanding Boxer at the Regional Golden Gloves, won his first bout by a 5-0 decision over Mitchell Lecounte of Iowa.
William Townsel won his first bout at 165 pounds by stopping Cincinnati's Nehemiah Jones in the third round.
Shakell Daly lost his first-round contest by a tough 3-2 decision to Andre Donovan of Cleveland.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
According to Fightnews.com reporters Miguel Maravilla and David Robinett, the bout was a rough one. Here's their report:
"Although in the twilight of a long, workmanlike career at age 35, Oquendo came into this fight with some momentum, reeling off four straight wins after an unsuccessful challenge for the WBA featherweight title in 2015 and an ensuing 19-month layoff. That momentum was reflected in the first round, with Oquendo immediately taking the fight to his younger opponent, coming forward and stunning Roach with a left hook that drew blood from Roach’s nose for the remainder of the round, and on and off throughout the fight. Oquendo continued coming forward in the early rounds, out landing a surprisingly immobile Roach and nearly dropping him in round four with a body that caused Roach to double over in visible discomfort. The rough fourth round seemed to light a fire under Roach, who came out in round five for the first time with some urgency, keeping his distance and rocking Oquendo with lead left and right hands before dancing out of countering range. The remainder of the fight alternated rounds where Oquendo was able to walk down Roach and outland him in close quarters, and Roach realizing he needed to stick and move more, boxing smartly for short spurts and relying on his hand speed to land meaningful, albeit sporadic combinations.
Throughout the fight Roach also complained of Oquendo leading with his head, prompting referee Russell Mora to take away a point from Oquendo in round eight that fortunately was not the determining factor in the fight. In the end, a valuable learning experience for Roach, who needs to learn to fight for sustained stretches and rely more on his strengths of speed and movement if he is going to survive against the division’s elite."
Roach won the bout by scores of 96-93 and 97-93 twice to remain undefeated at 19-0-1, seven KO's. Oquendo falls to 30-6, 19 KO's. Roach should now be the number one contender for the WBO Super Featherweight title held by Masayuki Ito of Japan.
Saturday, May 04, 2019
A lot is riding on this bout: Roach, Jr. is putting his WBO International Super Featherweight title on the line against Oquendo's NABO Super Featherweight championship and the winner also becomes the number one contender for the WBO World Super Featherweight crown.
Friday, May 03, 2019
Fox (19-1, five KO's) looks to bounce back from his first pro loss, a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to undefeated Shohjahon Ergashev on February 15th in Mulvane, KS. Gaibnazarov (7-0, four KO's) won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with one of his Olympic wins coming against Antuanne Russell in the quarterfinals. As a pro, Gaibnazarov is coming off a fourth-round stoppage of Ricardo Garcia on January 18th in Verona, NY.
The bout will be shown on ESPN+ with the preliminaries of this Top Rank card starting at 6:30 PM ET.
The card has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1st at the same location.