Friday, March 27, 2020

Boxing Coach Babashan Debuts 'Your Cornerman' Podcast!

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You all know I appreciate your continued support of my Boxing Along The Beltway blog and podcast throughout the years.  You also should know that I don't mind promoting other projects, especially if they're good.

There's a new podcast that I really feel you should listen to and support.  It's called "Your Cornerman" and it is hosted by well known Beltway Boxing trainer Bruce Babashan.  Babashan is the head trainer at Champions Boxing and Fitness Gym in Rockville, MD and brings a well-rounded life to this project.  Babashan was a former competitive bodybuilder who also spent 20 years working in corporate America.  He is a well-known motivational speaker and coaches high school football in Clarksburg, MD.  As a boxing trainer, Babashan has worked with numerous amateurs and pros and currently works with undefeated super flyweight contender Alexandru Marin.

Another boxer that Babashan has worked with is the guest on his first episode of his podcast -- former two-time world champion "The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas.  This is a VERY revealing interview in which the multi-talented Salinas truly opens up on her past and present life.

"Your Cornerman" can be heard on many of the same podcast networks that carry the BATB podcast including Stitcher, Tunein, Google Podcasts, and Spotify as well as on Apple Podcasts.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Summer Olympics Postponed Until 2021!

The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan until the summer of 2021.  The IOC faced pressure from a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia, who requested a delay in the games due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Canada and Australia threatened to pull their teams from the games if they continued as scheduled.

Representatives of the IOC recently met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers and they decided that the games could not go ahead as scheduled this year.  Many athletes complained that they were unable to train properly due to the coronavirus.

What does this mean for the Beltway?  One of our boxers, Keyshawn Davis of Alexandria, VA, is a member of the United States Olympic Team and was looking to qualify for the games.  Whether or not Davis will wait for 2021 remains to be seen.  By the way, the IOC says the games will be held "no later than summer 2021" but will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Monday, March 23, 2020

March 28th DC Card Postponed Due To COVID-19 Closure!

The Putney Promotions card that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28th at the Merrick Recreation Center in Washington, DC has been postponed due to the city's closure of events because of the COVID-19 virus.

The card was scheduled to feature Beltway Boxers Tiara Brown, Daron Williams, Kevin Womack, Jr. and the debuting Mansabory Conde.  No new date has been announced.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WBO Reinstates Crews-Dezurn As Super Middleweight Champion After Jimenez Gets Stripped!

Baltimore, MD's "Heavy-Hitting Diva" Franchon Crews-Dezurn has been reinstated by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) as its Super Middleweight champion after the governing body stripped Mexico City, Mexico's Alejandra Jimenez of the title after failing to show cause after she tested positive for a banned substance.

On January 11th, Jimenez defeated Crews-Dezurn by 10-round split decision in San Antonio, TX to win the WBO and WBC Super Middleweight titles. The Texas Boxing Commission would change the bout's ruling to a No-Decision.  The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) collected a test sample from Jimenez the day before the fight that tested positive for the banned substance Stanazol. Jimenez would be suspended by the Texas Commission for 90 days, the WBC would suspend her title reign and the WBO would put her on the clock.

Jimenez would opt to have her "B" sample tested instead of going through a formal hearing.  The "B" sample also tested positive.  Crews-Dezurn produced clean samples throughout the entire process.

Having exhausted all options, the WBO would come back with the following ruling:

“Having this Committee examined and reviews the applicable rules and regulations, having granted all parties substantial due process, having confirmed with the Texas Licensing and Regulation Department, an administrative regulatory body with jurisdiction over the official bout result and imposed suspension, and having considered petitioner’s request, this Committee rules as follows,” noted Luis Batista-Salas, chairman of the WBO Championship Committee. “NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the WBO World Championship Committee according to the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests as follows:

“The WBO World Championship Committee hereby strips Ms. Alejandra Jimenez of her WBO Female Super Middleweight Championship Title and it reinstates WBO Female Participant Ms. Franchon Crews-Dezurn as the official WBO Female Super Middleweight Champion.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

April 17th MGM National Harbor Card Canceled!

The Matchroom Boxing card that was scheduled to take place on Friday, April 17th at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The card was scheduled to feature a main event bout between Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker and a contest between Cecilia Braekhus and Jessica McCaskill for the Unified Female Welterweight championship.  No Beltway Boxers were scheduled to be on this card.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has decreed that all casinos and race tracks in Maryland be closed indefinitely.  This puts other local boxing events -- specifically the Washington Golden Gloves -- in jeopardy.  No official word on whether the Washington Golden Gloves, which are being held at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD, will be canceled.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Beltway Amateur, Pro Cards Postponed!

The developments concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused havoc throughout the entire sports world.  Cancellations have run rampant and boxing is not immune from this, especially in the Beltway.

Both events slated for the weekend of March 13-14 have been postponed due to the virus that has paralyzed most of the nation and the world.

The Washington Golden Gloves semifinals scheduled to be held on Friday, March 13th at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD are postponed due to an edict from USA Boxing.  Here is part of the announcement from USA Boxing:

"In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and after extensive consultation with the USOPC (United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee), medical experts, legal counsel and Board of Directors President Chair, Tyson Lee, USA Boxing is suspending all sanctioned events through March 31st.  This is a very difficult decision given we are in the midst of Golden Gloves tournaments and entering the qualification timeframe for the 2020 Junior Olympics; however, USA Boxing’s greatest concern is for the health and safety of all boxers, coaches, officials, and physicians.

USA Boxing will review as circumstances evolve and more information becomes available and provide an update to membership by the end of March.

All events will be able to reschedule their shows at later dates. USA Boxing will not accept any new sanctioned event requests through at least April 15th. Refunds will not be given at this time, but you may reschedule your show for a later date.

Clubs and Gyms may continue training, however, they should limit participation to boxers and coaches, and discourage folks who “want to watch” to help reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus.

As far as the Beltway is concerned, this also means that the Virginia/North Carolina Golden Gloves Championships that were scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st, are also postponed.  The directors of the Washington Golden Gloves want to emphasize that, once the suspension on events is lifted, the event will be held.

Now, let's turn to the TGB Promotions card that was slated to take place at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD on Saturday, March 14th.  That card has also been postponed.  The card was to feature a number of Beltway Boxers including Cobia Breedy, Drayvontay Speed Rawls, Tyrek Irby, Cornell Hines, and Aaron Anderson.  The main event was a 10-round bout between James Kirkland and Mark Anthony Hernandez.

Here is the statement from TGB Promotions in a press release:

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, this Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions event at MGM National Harbor in Maryland, headlined by James Kirkland vs. Marcos Hernandez and promoted by TGB Promotions, will be postponed until a later date.

“In the interest of public health and after reviewing the current information on COVID-19, we have decided the best course of action is to postpone Saturday’s event,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “We understand how disappointing this is to boxing fans and regret any inconvenience.”

All ticket orders will be refunded from your original point of purchase. If you have purchased online through Ticketmaster, all orders will be refunded automatically. If you have purchased with a credit card on the property or over the phone with MGM Resorts, all orders will be refunded automatically. 

 Credit Cards – Orders purchased with a credit card will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase. 

Third-Party Purchases – Please reach out to your original point of purchase for information regarding your credit. 

Please allow up to 30 days for this refund to reflect with your financial institution.

If you have any questions, please contact Ticketmaster’s Customer Service line at 1-800-653-8000.

BATB will keep you posted on any updates.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Bout Sheet For Second Washington Golden Gloves Semifinals!

Here is the bout sheet for the second night of semifinal action at the Washington Golden Gloves that will take place on Friday, March 13th at 7:30 PM at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:

Junior Division:

9, 75 Pounds: Anthony Durrett, Jr. (Limelite) vs. Jack Giordano (Main Street)

9-10, 82 Pounds: Omar Carter (Limelite) vs. Kymani Davis (Untouchables)

12-13, 105 Pounds: Rasheed Artis (Headbangers) vs. Rodney Cannon (Upton)

14-15, 130 Pounds: Anthony Drummond (Main Street) vs. Allen Lewis (Headbangers)

16, 132 Pounds: Erick Acosta (Main Street) vs. Mekhi Phillips (Untouchables)

Novice Division:

152 Pounds: Christian Aparicio (Laurel) vs. Desmond Nelson (UMAR)

Sub 152 Pounds:  Donyell Miller (Unattached) vs. Tyrone Palmer (Upton)

Unopposed Champions:

125 Pounds (Female): Jennifer Crum (Knowledge Boxing)

132 Pounds (Female): Ivana Parnell (Upton)

17, 141 Pounds (Female-Championship):  Symone Serrano (OC Fight Club) vs. Lydia Quinteros (Champions)

141 Pounds (Female-Championship): Asumina Tziamourani (Level-Up) vs. Jackie Arnold (Last Round)

165 Pounds: Aaron Clingman (Urban Boxing) vs. Stef'an Simmons (Upton)

Unopposed Champions:

17, 114 Pounds:  Jacob Meador (Knowledge Boxing) 

178 Pounds: Marie Hassan (Sugar Ray Leonard)

Open Division:

17, 152 Pounds (Championship):  Jeremiah Searcy (Simon Brown) vs. Maximus Garland (Headbangers)

17, 123 Pounds (Championship):  Tyquawn Johnson (Langdon) vs. Lavay Lawrence (Hillcrest)

123 Pounds: DeAngelo McDonald (Unattached) vs. Anthony Dominelli (Fight Factory)

141 Pounds:  Francois Scarboro (Untouchables) vs. Salvador Jovel (Unattached)

152 Pounds:  Ibrahim Robinson (G-Up Nation) vs. Enrico Williams (Upton)

165 Pounds:  Marquis Stokes (UMAR) vs. Crisanto Lucio (Old School)

178 Pounds:  Stephan Jiggetts (Hillcrest) vs. Nijay Brown (Charm City)

201 Pounds:  Donte White (Charm City) vs. Damian Pringle (NOMIS)

201+ Pounds:  Malik Titus (Time 2 Grind) vs. Justin Magi (Simon Brown)

Unopposed Champions:

17, 132 Pounds:  Deric Davis (Headbangers)

17, 114 Pounds:  Keith Burroughs (Oxon Hill)

March 14th MGM Card Is Complete!

The TGB Promotions card slated for Saturday, March 14th at MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD is now complete.  There will be five Beltway Boxers on the card and one of them will be on the FS1 telecast, beginning at 8 PM ET.

Undefeated Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy will be in a 10-round contest against Eugene "Rambo" Lagos of Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines.  Breedy (15-0, five KO's) is coming off a six-round TKO victory over Titus Williams on December 7th in Brooklyn, NY.  Lagos (16-5-3, 11 KO's) scored a first-round TKO over Michael Padayag on April 5th in Malaybalay, Philippines.  This is the bout that will begin the FS1 telecast.

Glenarden, MD lightweight Drayvontay Speed Rawls will be in an eight-round encounter against Clay "3rd Degree" Burns of Fort Worth, TX.  Speed Rawls (13-1-1, eight KO's) last fought on November 2nd at the MGM National Harbor Casino and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Wanzell Ellison.  Burns (9-7-2, four KO's) broke a two-bout losing streak by winning a six-round unanimous decision over Dartrell Smith on February 8th in Opelousas, LA.  This will be the second Beltway Boxer that Burns has faced.  He lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Patrick Harris in January of 2019 in Brooklyn.

In an all-Beltway six-round bout, undefeated Landover, MD welterweight Tyrek "I.G.B." Irby will take on once-beaten Cornell "Hitman" Hines of Washington, DC. Irby (9-0, three KO's) fought on the November 2nd card at MGM National Harbor Casino and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Joaquin Chavez.  Hines (5-1, two KO's) looks to bounce back from his first pro loss, a six-round unanimous decision defeat to Eben Vargas on August 30th in Pasadena, CA.

Baltimore, MD welterweight Aaron Anderson will compete in a six-round bout against Jose "Rated R" Carlos Rivera of Manchester, CT.  Anderson (6-0, four KO's) won a six-round unanimous decision over Akeem Black on August 31st in Minneapolis, MN.  Rivera (8-4-1, five KO's) battled Richard Acevedo to a six-round draw on August 22nd in Indio, CA.

Baltimore female super featherweight Mia "Killer Bee" Ellis will be in a four-round contest against Mikenna Tansley of Alberta, Canada.  Ellis (1-0, one KO) made a successful pro debut scoring a first-round TKO over Uneaka Best on December 28th in Atlanta, GA.  Tansley (3-0, one KO) comes off a four-round unanimous decision victory over Ana Ruth Castro on December 6th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The rest of the card looks like this:  The main event will be a 10-round contest between San Antonio, TX super welterweight "The Mandingo Warrior" James Kirkland and Mark Anthony "Madman" Hernandez of Fresno, CA.  Kirkland (34-2, 30 KO's) comes off a second-round knockout win over Jas Phipps on November 9th in San Antonio.  Hernandez (14-3-1, three KO's) lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Kevin Newman II in his last outing on November 1st in Las Vegas, NV.

The co-feature has undefeated Oxnard, CA welterweight Eimantas Stanionis battle "The Chosen One" Justin DeLoach of Augusta, GA in a 10-round bout. Stanionis, a native of Lithuania (10-0, seven KO's), scored a third-round knockout over Julio Cesar Sanchez on December 21st in Ontario, Canada.  DeLoach (18-4, nine KO's) comes off a tough 10-round split decision loss to Terrell Williams on April 27th in Las Vegas.

In an eight-round contest, Jonathan "Diamante" Esquivel of Anaheim, CA takes on Dormedes Potes of Barranquilla, Colombia.  Esquivel (13-0, 12 KO's) has knocked out his last five opponents, including a first-round knockout of Bryant McClain on November 15th in Sloan, IA.  One of the other knockouts in the streak was a first-round KO of Gregory Clark on July 13th in Carson, CA.  Potes (12-2-1, nine KO's) competes in the United States for the first time after winning by fourth-round stoppage over Luis Guillermo Berrio on October 18th in Sabanalarga, Colombia.

Welterweight "The Machine Gun Kid" Livan Navarro of Miami, FL by way of Cuba, will be in an eight-round bout against DeMarcus Layton of Little Rock, AK.  Navarro (11-0, seven KO's) comes off an eight-round unanimous decision win over former world title challenger Breidis Prescott on May 10th in Hollywood, FL.  Layton (8-1-1, five KO's) knocked out Brandon Baue in the second round on September 21st in Little Rock.

Marietta, GA super middleweight Eric Moon competes in a six-round bout against Devaun Lee of Jamaica, Queens, NY.  Moon (11-2, six KO's) last fought on September 28th and lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Mike Guy in Atlanta, GA.  Lee (10-7-1, five KO's) makes his second straight appearance in Maryland.  On October 18th, Lee lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Demond Nicholson at Live! Casino in Hanover, MD.

The doors will open on Saturday, March 14th at 4 PM ET and the first bout begins at 5 PM.  There will be preliminary bouts shown on FS1 beginning at 6:30 PM and the main telecast starts at 8 PM.

Monday, March 09, 2020

Results From First Washington Golden Gloves Semifinals!

Here are the results from the first day of semifinals action at the Washington Golden Gloves that took place on Saturday, March 7th at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:

Junior Division:

12-13, 118 Pounds (Championship): Christian Thompson (Untouchables) defeated Anthony Burke (Belin Boxing) 

14-16, 132 Pounds: Eric Acosta, (Main Street Gym) Walkover

15-16, 132 Pounds (Championship): Gabriel White (MVJ Athletics) defeated Tristan Folly (Champions) 

12, 101 Pounds (Championship):  Luis Casteneda (Oxon Hill) defeated Dominick Covington (Oxon Hill)

Novice Division:

17, 123 Pounds (Championship):  Ervin Fuller III (Hillcrest) defeated Pablo Valencia (Sugar Ray Leonard)

17, 141 Pounds (Championship):  Titus Ashe (Upton) defeated Ke'suan Stillwell (Unattached)

17, 165 Pounds (Championship):  Nazion Mallory (Hillcrest) defeated Fernando Perez (Old School) 

123 Pounds:  Tyree Phillips (Odenton) defeated Te'von Wilson (Unattached)

132 Pounds:  Kaiyon Strowbridge (Dream Team) Walkover

141 Pounds:  Elijah Mitchell (Last Round) defeated Aidan McNally (US Naval Academy) 

152 Pounds:  Anthony Ford (Old School) defeated Shawn Jester (Neutral Corner)  

165 Pounds: Tremaine Fuller (Knowledge Boxing) defeated Kenneth Blanchard (Unattached)  

178 Pounds:  Francois Benoit (US Naval Academy) defeated Sunday Alain (Laurel)

201 Pounds:  Rafael Medina (Urban Boxing) defeated Curtis Levere (1st Class)  

201+ Pounds:  Tyrone Adams (Unattached) Walkover

Open Division:

17, 123 Pounds: Lavay Lawrence (Hillcrest) Walkover

123 Pounds:  Kameron Ricks (Dream Team) Walkover

132 Pounds:  Sa'Quan Epps (NOMIS) defeated Marcus Johnson (Limelite)

141 Pounds:  Stacy Selby (Upton) Walkover

152 Pounds:  Quenton Stevens (Headbangers) Walkover

165 Pounds:  Walter Sanders (Charm City) defeated Adonis Wilkins (MVJ Athletics)

201 Pounds:  Ezri Turner (Unattached) defeated Ricardo Volcin (Old School)

The semifinals will continue on Friday, March 13th at Rosecroft Raceway at 7:30 PM ET.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Sykes Wins By Unanimous Decision; Nzau Loses By Unanimous Decision In Pennsylvania!

A split decision for Beltway Boxers in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania on Saturday.  Columbia, MD super middleweight Ashton "The Goon" Sykes won a four-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Isiah Hart of Mays Landing, NJ at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA.  Sykes took the bout by scores of 40-36 (twice) and 39-37.  Sykes is now 5-3, one KO while Hart drops to 5-1-1, three KO's.

At the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA, super lightweight Dieumerci "Elephant" Nzau of Silver Spring, MD by way of the Democratic Republic of the Congo lost a six-round unanimous decision to Samuel "Tsunami" Teah of Philadelphia by way of Liberia.  Teah would win by scores of 60-53 (twice) and 59-54.  Nzau falls to 11-12, eight KO's while Teah rises to 17-3-1, seven KO's.

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Sykes, Nzau Hit Scales For Bouts In Pennsylvania!

Two Beltway Boxers hit the scales for separate bouts Saturday in Pennsylvania.

Ashton Sykes weighed in at 165 pounds for his four-round bout against Isiah Hart at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA.  Hart came in at 168.2 pounds.

Dieumerci Nzau tipped the scales at 139.7 for his six-round contest against Samuel Teah at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.  Teah weighed 140.8 pounds.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Early Look At Spring Beltway Boxing Schedule!

As we head into the spring months, we will be pretty busy with bouts in and out of the Beltway.  Here is an early look at the Spring Beltway Boxing Schedule:

Saturday, March 7 -- Pittsburgh Shrine Center, Cheswick, PA -- Columbia, MD super middleweight Ashton "The Goon" Sykes (4-3, one KO) will be in a four-round bout against undefeated Isiah Hart of Mays Landing, NJ (5-0-1, three KO's).

Saturday, March 7 -- 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA -- Silver Spring, MD super lightweight Dieumerci Nzau (11-11, eight KO's) scheduled in a six-round bout against Samuel "Tsunami" Teah of Philadelphia, PA (16-3-1, seven KO's).

Friday, March 13th -- Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, MD -- Semifinal action continues at the Washington Golden Gloves.

Saturday, March 14th -- MGM National Harbor Casino, Oxon Hill, MD -- There will be a TGB Promotions card headlined by a 10-round middleweight contest between James Kirkland of San Antonio, TX (34-2, 30 KO's) and Mark Anthony Hernandez of Fresno, CA (14-3-1, three KO's).  There are local boxers slated to be on this card that will be televised by FS1.  Undefeated Hyattsville, MD featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy (15-0, five KO's) has an opponent for the card in Eugene "Rambo" Lagos of Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines (16-5-3, 11 KO's). The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.  There will also be a six-round contest between locals Tyrek "I.G.B." Irby of Landover, MD (9-0, three KO's) and Cornell "Hitman" Hines of Washington, DC (5-1, two KO's) Also slated for the card are locals Drayvontay Speed Rawls, Mia "Killer Bee" Ellis, and Aaron Anderson.

Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st -- Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, MD -- The Virginia/North Carolina Golden Gloves Championships.  The 21st will also be the final semifinal day for the Washington Golden Gloves.

Friday, March 20th -- Sheraton Hotel, Framingham, MA -- Frederick, MD boxer Larry "Hitman" Pryor (11-22, five KO's) will be in a six-round heavyweight bout against Tracey Johnson of Boston, MA (4-7-6).

Saturday, March 21st -- Fayetteville, NC -- Greenbelt, MD heavyweight Alando Pugh (1-10-1, one KO) returns to action for the first time since February 2017 when he faces Miree Coleman of Fayetteville (6-6, four KO's).

Saturday, March 28th -- Merrick Recreation Center, Washington, DC -- The Putney Promotions card will feature a number of Beltway Boxers including "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown (10-0, six KO's), Daron "Sweet Tay" Williams (8-1, five KO's), Mike "Silverback" Balogun (16-0, 12 KO's), Akeem Jackson (1-1, one KO),  Kevin "The Scarecrow" Womack, Jr. (9-20-4, seven KO's), George Harris (5-0, four KO's) and the debuting Mansabory Conde.

Saturday, April 4th -- Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, MD -- The Washington Golden Gloves Championship Finals.

Saturday, April 11th -- Highland Community Entertainment Hall, Washington, DC -- Keystone Boxing Promotions return with a pro card.  No word yet on who is on that card.

Saturday, April 11th -- La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD -- Baltimore Boxing Promotions has an amateur card.

Friday, April 17th -- MGM National Harbor Casino, Oxon Hill, MD -- Matchroom Boxing has a card with two world title bouts. Luke Campbell of Hessle, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (20-3, 16 KO's) battles Javier Fortuna of Braintree, MA by way of the Dominican Republic (35-2-1, 24 KO's) for the vacant WBC Lightweight championship and Cecilia Braekhus of Bergen, Norway (36-0, nine KO's defends the Unified Welterweight championship against Jessica McCaskill of Chicago, IL (8-2, three KO's).  The main event is a 12-round bout between Regis Prograis of Houston, TX (24-1, 20 KO's) and Maurice Hooker of Dallas, TX (27-1-3, 18 KO's).  So far, no Beltway Boxers are listed on this card.

Saturday, April 18th -- Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, MD -- The Regional Golden Gloves Championship Finals.

Saturday, April 25th -- Michael And Son Sportsplex, Sterling, VA -- Ponytail Promotions has a card featuring locals Mack "Papi" Allison IV (11-3-1, nine KO's),  "The Red Comet" Dante Cox (6-1, four KO's), Joelle Flores (1-0), Joan Planas (1-0, one KO), Allan Johnson (1-1, one KO), Calvin Mends (2-0, two KO's), Dionte "Mr. Untouchable" Burts (4-0-1, two KO's) and debuting Tyrell Boyd.

All bouts and cards can change without notice.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Results From Final Golden Gloves Preliminaries And Bout Sheet For First Semifinals!

Junior Division:

Here are the results from the final preliminary card of the Washington Golden Gloves on Saturday, February 29th at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:

10-11, 65 Pounds (Championship):  Steve Casteneda (Oxon Hill) over Tameem Rafaie (Oxon Hill) 

9-10, 70 Pounds (Championship):  Ma'kye Fenwick (Oxon Hill) over Nathaniel Brown (Sugar Ray Leonard)

8-9, 98 Pounds (Championship):  Jacob Russell (Oxon Hill) wins by walkover.

12-13, 101 Pounds (Championship): Rocmunn Richardson (Last Round) over Deavonni Kelly (Oxon Hill) 

14-15, 147 Pounds (Championship):  Donald Zimmerman (#11 Overcomers) over Dewikeo Melton (Mack Lewis)

14, 188 Pounds (Championship):  Damien Williams (#11 Overcomers) over Luis Quinones (Knowledge Boxing)

10-11, 80 Pounds: Peyton Pullin-Davis (Oxon Hill) over Yusuf Robinson (G-Up Nation)

15-16, 132 Pounds:  Eric Acosta (Main Street) over Muhammad Robinson (G-Up Nation) 

Novice Division:

17, 141 Pounds:  Titus Ashe (Upton) over Adrian Hawkins (Floyd's Gym)

17, 141 Pounds: Ke'Suan Stillwell (Unattached) over Rayquan King (Old School) 

114 Pounds:  Davon Evans (Time 2 Grind) wins by walkover

141 Pounds:  Aidan McNally (US Naval Academy) over Jonathan Martinez (Odenton Boxing)

141 Pounds: Elijah Mitchell (Last Round) over Omar Mobley (Headbangers) 

141 Pounds:  Adrian Johnson (US Naval Academy) over Archie Ellis (Elite Gym) 

152 Pounds:  Christian Aparicio (Laurel) over Dominick Robinson (UMAR)

152 Pounds:  Shawn Jester (Neutral Corner) over  DeJuan Vaughn (1st Class)

201+ Pounds: David Weber (Champions) over Michael Adzima (US Naval Academy)

Open Division:

123 Pounds:  Anthony Dominelli (Fight Factory) over Alberto Sostre (Headbangers)

123 Pounds: DeAngelo McDonald (Unattached) wins by walkover 

141 Pounds:  Stacy Selby (Upton) over Theodore Reid (Sugar Ray Leonard)

152 Pounds:  Ibrahim Robinson (G-Up Nation) over Nathan Lacy (Elite Boxing)

152 Pounds:  Enrico Williams (Upton) over Steven Jackson (Sugar Ray Leonard) 

152 Pounds:  Stephon Jordan (Champions) over Quenton Stevens (Headbangers) 

165 Pounds:  Walter Sanders (Charm City) over Michael Wright (Upton) 

Here is the bout sheet for the first semifinals of the Washington Golden Gloves that will take place on Saturday, March 7th:

Junior Division:

12-13, 118 Pounds (Championship): Anthony Burke (Belin Boxing) vs. Christian Thompson (Untouchables)

15-16, 132 Pounds (Championship): Tristan Folly (Champions) vs. Gabriel White (MVJ Athletics)

15-16, 132 Pounds (Championship): Eric Acosta (Main Street) vs. Benjamin Johnson (No Xcuse)

12, 101 Pounds (Championship):  Luis Casteneda (Oxon Hill) vs. Dominick Covington (Oxon Hill)

Unopposed Champions:

13, 95 Pounds: Brandon Carey (Main Street)

14, 113 Pounds:  Sir Anthony Stephenson (1st Class)

10, 125 Pounds:  Alexander Angel (No Xcuse)

15, 220 Pounds:  Anthony Butler (Old School)

14, 120 Pounds:  Jordan Trotter (Main Street)

Novice Division:

17, 123 Pounds (Championship):  Ervin Fuller III (Hillcrest) vs. Pablo Valencia (Sugar Ray Leonard)

17, 141 Pounds (Championship):  Titus Ashe (Upton) vs. Ke'suan Stillwell (Unattached)

17, 165 Pounds (Championship):  Fernando Perez (Old School) vs. Nazion Mallory (Hillcrest)

123 Pounds:  Tyree Phillips (Odenton) vs. Te'von Wilson (Unattached)

132 Pounds:  Yoseph Yilma (Limelite) vs. Kaiyon Strowbridge (Dream Team)

141 Pounds:  Aidan McNally (US Naval Academy) vs. Elijah Mitchell (Last Round)

152 Pounds:  Shawn Jester (Neutral Corner) vs. Anthony Ford (Old School)

165 Pounds:  Kenneth Blanchard (Unattached) vs. Tremaine Fuller (Knowledge Boxing)

178 Pounds:  Francois Benoit (US Naval Academy) vs. Sunday Alain (Laurel)

201 Pounds:  Curtis Levere (1st Class) vs. Rafael Medina (Urban Boxing)

201+ Pounds:  Damion Whatley (NOMIS) vs. Tyrone Adams (Unattached)

Unopposed Champions:

17, 152 Pounds:  Decordre Phelps (Unattached)

112 Pounds (Female):  Olivia DeCarlo (US Naval Academy)

Open Division:

17, 123 Pounds:  Jalen Irman (No Xcuse) vs. Lavay Lawrence (Hillcrest)

123 Pounds:  Kameron Ricks (Dream Team) vs. Brient Rodriguez (Hillcrest)

132 Pounds:  Sa'Quan Epps (NOMIS) vs. Marcus Johnson (Limelite)

141 Pounds:  Stacy Selby (Upton) vs. Jalen Jones (Limelite)

152 Pounds:  Quenton Stevens (Headbangers) vs. Corey Moore (Main Street)

165 Pounds:  Walter Sanders (Charm City) vs. Adonis Wilkins (MVJ Athletics)

201 Pounds:  Ezri Turner (Unattached) vs. Ricardo Volcin (Old School)

The first bout starts at 7:30 PM.