Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pavlik comes back strong

                                      Pavlik KO's Aaron Jaco in 2nd round. 
Full story via click link below

Friday, March 30, 2012

Results from ESPN Friday Night Fights 3/30/12

Elvin Ayala is the WBC US Middleweight Champion with a unanimous decision win over Eric Mitchell.
Two judges scored the bout 79-73 and the other judge scored it 78-74.

Williams left hook landed and knocked Lundy down with only 25 seconds left in round 1. Both fighters went toe to toe for almost the entire 3rd round. Even after the knock down that Lundy suffered in round 1 he seemed to be winning the fight through rounds 2 - 10. Hank Lundy keeps his NABF Lightweight Title with a unanimous decision win. Judges score the bout 98-91, 97-92, and 97-92 all for Lundy.

ESPN2 Friday Night Fights

Live from Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
(Lightweight Bout)
Hank Lundy 21-1-1 (11KO's) 
                                                          Dannie Williams 21-1 (17KO's)

(Middleweight Bout)
Elvin Ayala 24-5-1 (11KO's) vs Eric Mitchell 23-8-1 (11KO's)
Camacho Jr. is out with a hand injury.

Malignaggi's Ukrainian Mission

The former IBF Light Welterweight Champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi 30-4 (6KO's) is headed to the Ukraine as the challenger. He will face undefeated WBA World Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko on April 29,2012. Malignaggi says he loves fighting at 147 pounds and he looks forward to this opportunity to become a two division world champion.

Return of Pavlik

Yesterday was media day at the Jessie James Leiji Gym in San Antunio, TX. Former Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik 37-2 (32KO's) said he will return to the ring on Saturday to take on Aaron Jaco 15-2 (5KO's) in a ten round bout. The fight is on a Top Rank fight card and will be in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome. 

Martirosyan or Lee for Chavez Jr.

 March 30,2012

Unbeaten Middleweight Champion Martin Malley had to withdraw from the fight with Chavez Jr. because he was unable to obtain the visa he needed to enter the United States due to legal problems.
Julio Cesar Chavez will be facing either unbeaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan or middleweight Andy Lee. The bout will take place at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX and will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chop Chop's IBO and UBC Title shot On Hold

After training so hard for his IBO and UBC Title shot DeMarcus Corley received a call that he didn't want. The promoter of the April 7th fight against  Luis Ernesto Jose has cancelled the entire event. According to Corley  he was told that the fight would be the same time of the big Carnival event in St. Maarten. So the promoter decided to cancel. DeMarcus said he will only fight there if they doubled the money and paid him up front. Now Corley will do as he normally does, that is keep training and wait for his next big break. He also says he is ready to take on any fighter that is willing to step up to the plate.  With the IBO and UBC titles being vacant Corley  hopes that a promoter will put a card together and pay the sanction fees for a title fight. Corley says he isn't upset but he just feels let down.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

National Collegiate Boxing Association

In 1976 Boxing was introduce on the collegiate level. The NCBA is part of USA Boxing and it has 25 colleges and universities participating nationwide. The program was started to give students athletes an outlet. National Championship belts are given to the top fighter in their weight class and Championship trophies are given to the best team in college boxing. The University of Maryland is one of those schools from the Eastern Region that is heavily involved in the program. Coach Lucas Runion is one of the coaches that works with the students at Maryland University. He came past the Old School Boxing Gym today to work out with two the his boxers.

For more information about NCBA and Maryland University Boxing click link below.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Deric Scooter Davis 2012 Golden Gloves Champion

Coach Flip Johnson set the bar high for 9 year old Deric Scooter Davis. Back in December 2011 Coach Johnson made the 2012 Golden Gloves Champion the goal to achieve for 9 year old Davis. Representing the Old School Boxing Gym on March 3, 2012 at the Sugar Ray Leonard Community Center Scooter won the Golden Gloves Championship. This is a huge achievement for Coach Johnson and Scooter Davis because Scooter only has been an Amateur fighter for just 4 months and the championship win was his 6th fight of his career.

Click link below to watch video interview


Fighting out of the Old School Boxing Gym in Ft.Washington, MD both Marcus Bates and Michael Peoples won the 2012 DC/MD Golden Gloves Championships. On March 17, 2012 at the Sugar Ray Leonard Community Center 16 year old Michael Peoples won his 2nd straight championship. This year it was in the 147 lb. Junior Division. On March 24, 2012 at the JayCee's Community Center in Waldorf, MD Marcus Bates won his first Golden Gloves Championship in the 123 lb. Novice Division.

Click link below to watch video interview

Monday, March 26, 2012

Interview with "Chop Chop"

DeMarcus Chop Chop Corley seems to have a second wind and is coming back strong in the world of boxing. He already started the year off with a bang by winning the NABF Light Welterweight Title in January and in just 12 days he will be going after two more titles. On April 7, 2012 he will be in St Maarten fighting for the vacant IBO and UBC Light Welterweight Titles. There is no limit on what Corley wants to do inside the ring. He says what happens outside the ring is what keeps him motivated. Corley spends most of his time with his family when he isn't working out or preparing for a fight. He also has a plan B when his days are up as a professional  fighter. Corley has a shoe line out (Corley Sports Boxing Shoes). His shoes are becoming more and more popular and he will be focusing on expanding his brand once he starts that business venture full time.

Click link below to watch video interview

Turning Pro after just 3 Amateur Fights

Damon Jackson has been working with his son 18 year old Jerode Covington since the age of 5. Being 18 Jerode has had only 3 amateur fights. Talking to his Dad Damon, he says people have been telling him that Jerode's style of fighting wasn't for the amateur ring. So Damon and Jerode feels as if it's time to take their style of fighting to the professional ranks. They both feel that this is the right decision for them both and will be turning pro within the next 2 weeks.

click link below for video interview

Dusty Harrison talks about his early boxing career.

Dusty talked about being 16 years old and deciding with his parents to make the leap into professional boxing at the age of 17. He said that he was excited when he found out that different promotional companies were inquiring about him. His dad Buddy Harrison and mom Lynda Hernandez being not just his parents but also his managers have been doing a great job at keeping Dusty active. Harrison has a record of 4-0 with 2 KO's and is getting ready for his 5th fight on April 7th on the James Toney vs Bobby Gunn under card at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi and 6th fight on May 12th back at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Six fights in just under a year for the young boxing star. Not bad at all. Harrison seems to handle the criticism very well from the doubters that said he was too young to become a professional fighter. He loves each and every one of his fans. After every fight he takes the time to thank each one, take pictures, and sign autographs. His dad says he plans to keep Dusty fighting in the DC area as long as he possibly can.

Click link below to watch video interview

Sunday, March 25, 2012

                    Local Golden Gloves Champions from DC/MD


123 Pounds: Marcus Bates (Old School)

132 Pounds: Jefri Gutierrez (Laurel Boxing)

141 Pounds: Yurii Polishchuk (LA Boxing)

152 Pounds: Zarifbek Nishanbaev (LA Boxing)

150 Pounds (Female): Kimberly Dolly (Old School)

165 Pounds: Maurice Mitchell (Dream Team)

178 Pounds: Joe Jones (No Excuse)

201 Pounds: Albi Sadikas (LA Boxing)

201+ Pounds: Kenneth Campbell (Frederick Fight Club)


114 Pounds: Greg Outlaw (Sugar Ray Leonard)

123 Pounds: Gervonta Davis (Upton)

132 Pounds: Gary Antonio Russell (Enigma)

141 Pounds: Michael Reed (Dream Team)

152 Pounds: David Grayton (HeadBangers)

165 Pounds: D'Mitrius Ballard (No Excuse)

178 Pounds: Jerry Odom (No Excuse)

201 Pounds: Devar Ferhadi (Frederick Fight Club)

201+ Pounds: Danny Kelly (HeadBangers)