(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.