Saturday, February 23, 2019

Malik Hawkins Remains Undefeated With Win In Philadelphia!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

On the Hard Hitting Promotions card, Baltimore, MD welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins defeated Gledwin Ortiz of The Bronx, NY by eight-round unanimous decision at The Met in Philadelphia, PA.

It was a action packed fight from start to finish as Ortiz came out in the opening round to land good shots on Hawkins. Hawkins stepped up his offense quickly to come back and land some good body and head shots on Ortiz. Both fighters were counting off of each other throughout the first six rounds. Hawkins seemed to pull away in the final two rounds by being the more active fighter, and closing the rounds strong. All three judges scored the contest for Hawkins, 77-75, 78-74, and 79-73.

Hawkins improves to (14-0, 9 KO's) while Ortiz falls to (6-3, 5 KO's).

Friday, February 22, 2019

Malik Hawkins Hits The Scale In Philadelphia!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

Baltimore welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins weighed in at 144.6 pounds in preparation for his eight-round contest against Gledwin Ortiz of The Bronx, NY, who weighed in at 146.3 pounds.

Hawkins and Ortiz will face each other on the Hard Hitting Promotions card tomorrow night inside The Met Philadelphia located in Philadelphia,PA.

Hawkins (13-0, 9 KO's) last bout was close to a year ago where he comes off a 10-round unanimous decision over Raymond Serrano on March 30th at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. Ortiz (6-2, 5 KO's) scored a first-round knockout over Kieran Hooks on November 16th of 2018 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mike Balogun Scores First Round KO In West Virginia!

On Saturday night, February 16th inside the Mountaineer Casino Ballroom in New Cumberland, West Virginia, Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Mike "Silverback" Balogun won by knockout at 1:00 of the first-round over Danny Calhoun of Chicago, Illinois.

Balogun remains undefeated at (12-0, 9 KO's) while Calhoun (6-5, 3KO's).

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison was supposed to make his return to the ring on this card, but his opponent failed to show up.

Also on the card was another local area boxer, Suitland, MD super welterweight Lenwood "Mr. Composure" Dozier battled Daniel "Feel Good Hollywood" Rosenberger of Youngstown, OH to a four-round draw.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Local Amateur Boxer And Coach Honored At Washington Pigskin Awards Banquet!

On Friday, February 15, 2019 at the 79 Annual Washington Pigskin Awards Dinner on the campus of Catholic University of America, inside Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, NE, Washington, D.C. nationally ranked amateur boxer Jahmal Harvey and his coach Darrell Davis out of the Oxon Hill boxing gym recieved the 2018 Boxer and Coach Of The Year Awards.

For over seventy-nine years Pigskin Club of Washington, INC. has recognized and honored student athletes and coaches from all levels of competion, and outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions in the business and civic arenas.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mykal Fox Drops Unanimous Decision In Kansas!

In the main-event of the Shobox The New Generation telecast at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, Shohjahon Ergashev defeated Forestville, MD's Mykal Fox by 10-round unanimous decision.

Ergashev came out in the opening round throwing power shots to pressure Fox early. Ergashev did not make the jab his go to punch to set up any power shots he wanted to throw. Fox used good movement to maintained his usual style of boxing, but  he didn't use his jab throughout each round to stop the attack of Ergashev. When Fox did jab he scored. It was plenty of opportunities for Fox to counter off of the power shots that were missed by Ergashev, but Fox didn't always capitalize on those chances. It wasn't a lot of clear, effective punches landing from either fighter, but Ergashev won the contest on all three judges scorecards, 96-94, 98-92 twice.

Fox is now (19-1, 5 KO's) while Ergashev remains undefeated at (16-0, 14 KO's).

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Jahmal Dyer Wins And Lamont White Drops Decision In Norfolk, VA!

(Photos by Daniel Cork)

On Saturday's February 9th Ponytail Promotions/Rising Star Promotions card Baltimore, Maryland lightweight Jahmal Dyer won by six-round unanimous decision over Darel Harris of Sarasota, Florida. Here are the scores from the judges 59-55, 58-56, 60-56. 

Dyer improves to (8-1, 5 KO's), Harris is now (1-10-1, 1 KO).

Also on the card was Washington, DC welterweight Lamont White losing by four-round unanimous decision against Nahir Albright of Sicklerville, NJ. Reports from ringside say that Albright sent White down for a eight count in the first-round. Judges scored the bout 40-35, improving Albright's record to (5-1, 1 KO) while White is now (1-17, 1 KO). 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Gervonta Davis Retains Title With Opening Round KO Of Hugo Ruiz!

The 23-year-old, Gervonta Davis of Baltimore, MD sized Ruiz up very quickly when he landed a combination that was capped off by a perfect right hook to send Ruiz to the canvas with a delayed reaction. Referee Jack Reiss took a good look at Ruiz and didn't see that he could continue. He waived the bout off by knockout at 2:59 of the first round. Gervonta Davis retains the WBA super featherweight championship title with a strong statement. 

Davis remains perfect at (21-0, 20 KO's) while Ruiz falls to (39-5, 33 KO's).