Friday, November 17, 2017

Kareem "Reemo" Martin Drops Decision To Ryan "Cowboy" Karl!

In a welterweight eight-round telecast bout on FS1 in Flint, MICHIGAN Kareem Martin of Washington, D.C. lost by unanimous decision to Ryan "Cowboy" Karl by the scores of 77-75 and 78-74 twice. 

It was a battle of power punches from both fighters throughout the entire contest. It was Martin who got a early start by landing a couple of left and right hands to the head of Karl. Martin looked to be gassed in the late rounds and that as Karl started to take control of the final few rounds by landing his own effective power shots. 

Kareem Martin is now (9-2-1, 3 KO's) and Ryan Karl improves to (15-1, 9 KO's).

Monday, November 13, 2017

Beltway Boxing Events For Local Fighters Taking Place Inside And Outside The Area!

More boxing scheduled inside and outside of the Beltway Boxing area on Friday  November 17th! 

Friday, November 17th -- Jake Smith Baltimore Boxing Amateur Boxing card at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

Friday, November 17th -- Kareem Reemo Martin scheduled to be in an eight round bout against Ryan Karl at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, MI.  The card will be shown on FS1.

Following a Friday night of Beltway Boxing there will be more Beltway Boxers in action on Saturday night November 18th! 

Saturday, November 18th -- Boxing card at the Merrick Recreation Center in Washington, DC.  Scheduled to appear on this card are Beltway Boxers  Jonathan Baxter, Quinton Taylor, Tiara Brown, Jovan Davis and Jerrell Harris. 

Saturday, November 18th -- DeMarcus Corley will be on a card at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth, MS.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Suffers His First Defeat To Rising Star Jose Ramirez!

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Saturday night on ESPN in front of a crowd of 13,838 at the Save Mart Center on the campus of Fresno State undefeated Jose Ramirez (21-0, 16 KO's) of Avenal, CA defended his WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title against Mike Reed (23-1, 12 KO's) of Waldorf, MD. 

Ramirez was the taller man when the two met in the center of the ring for the final instructions from referee Jack Reiss. At the start of round one Ramirez went straight at Reed with vicious body shots as Reed landed good counters and showed his speed. Reed landed a right hook, but Ramirez stunned Reed with a left hook then landed a combination of punches, sending Reed down to the canvas. Reed was able to beat the 10 count, but Ramirez  backed Reed up against the ropes with left hooks to the body and straight rights between the gloves. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout at 1:43 of the second round.

Video courtesy of TopRank


"When I fight better fighters, it brings the best out. Most people underestimate my speed and defense, but they don't understand it until they're in front of me. I showed tonight what I mean by that."

"I landed a punch on the temple. I noticed his legs wobbled and I went, 'OK, he's had enough.' I knew my speed and power would be enough. Then I started landing those body shots. Maybe in some of my fights, I left doubt. From my last two fights, I've been dropping everyone. You can't forget about defense, but the motto is hit and don't be hit."

"I was just so focused on Mike Reed. I was more than ready for him. I feel so excited. Now I can think about the title fight, but first I'm going to spend time with my family and my little boy. I'm going to enjoy the holidays, and then I'll get back in the gym." 

Freddie Roach:

"We saw that Reed was bigger tonight and outweighed us, so I told Jose to go to the body. Imam is a step up from tonight's fight, but we're ready to take Imam on and go for the title."

This win for Ramirez puts him in place for a mandatory world title shot against the Don King-promoted Amir Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) of Albany, New York. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said the title fight would take place in the first quarter of 2018 (target date of Feb. 16) either at the Save Mart Center or in Reno, Nevada.

Lamont Roach Jr. Will Headline Golden Boy Card At The MGM National Harbor!

Upper Marlboro, MD Lamont Roach, Jr. (15-0, 6 KO's) will make debut as the headliner to defend his WBC Youth Super Featherweight Title against Filipino contender Rey "Flash" Perez (21-8, 6 KO's) in the ten-round main event of the ‪November 30‬ Golden Boy Boxing card on ESPN at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. 

Roach coming off a first-round TKO over Luis Hinojosa on October 21st in Verona, NY while Perez bounced back from a two-bout losing streak with a second-round TKO over Noel Adelmita on June 4th in Dipolog City, Philippines.

ESPN3 (English) and ESPN Deportes (Spanish) will transmit the fights live ‪at 8:00 p.m. ET‬/5:‪00 p.m. PT‬. 

This is how the card looks so far.

November 30

Lamont Roach Jr. vs. Rey Perez, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Jose Lopez vs. Miguel A. Gonzalez, 10 rounds, junior lightweights

Alex Rincon vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

Manuel Avila vs. Raul Hidalgo, 10 rounds, featherweights

George Rincon vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights

Bouts are subject to change at anytime.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Results From The Amateur Boxing Card At The Rosecroft Raceway In Fort Washington, MD!

101 lbs
Gregory Parker defeated Angel Benavid

65 lbs
Seth Gaye defeated Darious Yarboro

85 lbs
Amir Hopkins defeated Chazz McCall

70 lbs
Dieor Ray defeated Machai Robinson 

75 lbs
Caleem McCall defeated Mekhi Ali

150 lbs
Wilfredo Avelar defeated Jose Santiago

178 lbs
Joel Brandon defeated Eric Monroe

75 lbs
Marcus Luther defeated Juan Rivera

165 lbs
Brian Avelar defeated Tequan Knight

The Outstanding Boxers of the night was Amir Hopkins.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Results From Shabazz Brotherz Card At The Silver Energy Group Arena In Ashburn, VA!

(Photos courtesy of Daniel Cork)

Super middleweight Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson of Ashburn, VA scored a second-round TKO over Latashia Burton of Houma, LA in the main event of a Shabazz Brotherz card.

In the co-feature, Bethesda, MD super flyweight Alexandru "Spartan" Marin won an eight-round unanimous decision over Juan Gabriel Medina of La Romana, Dominican Republic. 

Welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins of Baltimore, MD remains undefeated by getting a TKO victory over Juan Jesus Rivera of Aguascalientes, Mexico at the end of the seventh round.

Super flyweight Tyrieshia "Lady Tiga" Douglas scored a eighth-round TKO over "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Crystal Hoy of Las Vegas, NV.

Ashburn, VA's lightweight Seth "Killer B" Billups won a six-round unanimous decision over Lamont White of Washington, DC.

Baltimore heavyweight Hasim "Gold Blooded" Rahman, Jr. scored a first-round TKO over veteran James Jones of Nashville, TN.

More details about the entire card can be found on the Boxing Along The Beltway Blog by clicking the link below.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Joshua Davis Drops Decision In Atlanta!

Washington, DC super featherweight Joshua "Dynamite" Davis loses by unanimous decision in a  sixth-round contest against Ray "Lightning, Jr." Lampkin of Portland, Oregon at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta, GA. The judges scored the contest 58-55 and 60-53 twice.
Joshua Davis falls to 11-2, 5 KO's while Ray Lampkin remains undefeated at 11-0, 4 KO's.