Saturday, May 5, 2012

3 National Champions and 1 Silver Medalist

Our 4 Amateur fighter represented the hometown very well over in Nevada. We have 3 National Golden Gloves Champions and 1 Silver Medalist. David Grayton gave it his all and still came out a winner with a Silver Medal. Gervonta Davis, D'Mitrius Ballard and Jerry Odom all can know call themselves 2012 National Golden Gloves Champions. Great job and guys!!!!!!

Another Hometown Fighter Wins Again

DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley wins in a tenth round stoppage over Paul McCloskey. Seth Mitchell started it all off with his win over Chazz Witherspoon on April 28,2012. Now Corley opens up the month of May for the  Washington DC area with a great win in Ireland. 

4 Hometown Amateurs Remain in National Hunt

Four of the areas best amateur fighters are in Nevada chasing the title of National Golden Gloves Champion. Gervonta Davis, David Grayton, D'Mitrius Ballard and Jerry Odom all are making a solid quest for a National Title.

Thursday, May 3rd Results

123 lb Class
Gervonta Davis, Washington DC Decision Joet Gonzalez, California
152 lb Class
.David Grayton, Washington DC Decision Patrick Day, New York Metro
165 lb Class
D’Mitrius Ballard, Wash DC Decision Anthony Campbell, Mid-South
178 lb Class
Jerry Odom, Washington DC Decision Gregory Sykes, Iowa 

Friday, May 4th Results

123 lb Class
Gervonta Davis, Washington DC Decision Rector Rendon, Nevada
152 lb Class
David Grayton, Washington DC Decision Jayquran Hazel, Knoxville
165 lb Class
D’Mitrius Ballard, Wash DC Decision Brahmavigi Montgomery, Calif 
178 lb Class
Jerry Odom, Washington DC Decision Lawrence King, Buffalo

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weigh-Ins From Ireland

                                                Paul McCloskey 141 vs. ‘Chop Chop’ Corley 138.25

                                                 Martin Lindsay 131.25 vs. Mickey Coveney 130.5
                                              All-Irish Prizefighter Middleweights line up and weights:
                                              Eamonn O’Kane 160.75 vs. Anthony Fitzgerald 161.25
                                                      Ciaran Healy 161.5 vs. Ryan Greene 158.75                                                                                                          
                                                     Darren Cruise 160.5 vs. JJ McDonagh 160.75                                                                        
                                                       Simon O’Donnell 160.75 vs. Joe Rea 161.5

Mayweather vs Cotto Weigh-Ins

               Click on link below to view weigh-in:

                                                       Floyd Mayweather Jr 151 vs. Miguel Cotto 154
                                                          (WBA super welterweight championship)
                                                           Saul Alvarez 154 vs. Shane Mosley 154*
                                                           (WBC super welterweight championship)
                                                           * Mosley originally weighed in at 154.5.
                                                         Jessie Vargas 146 vs. Steve Forbes 146.5
                                                     Deandre Latimore 154.5 vs. Carlos Quintana 154
                                                         Antonio Orozco 142 vs. Dillet Frederick 140
                                                         Keith Thurman 149 vs. Brandon Hoskins 149
                                                          Omar Figueroa 139 vs. Robbie Cannon 138
                                                          Braulio Santos 126.5 vs. Juan Sandoval 125

Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm Back Soon

Another one of our great local fighters from the DC area will be back in action on June 16, 2012 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Heavyweight Maurice Byarm is looking to get back on track after he suffered his first defeat back on January 21, 2012. Byarm was in the ring with another up and coming heavyweight prospect now 11-0 Bryant Jennings from Philadelphia, PA. Byarm was upset with his performance and said he could have won that fight if he stuck to what he normally did inside the ring. That one loss just showed Byarm how much harder he had to keep training and get ready for his next bout. In this sport in order to be a great fighter you have to know how to take the wins and overcome the losses. Maurice Byarm has a record of 13-1 (9KO's). He is still very much in the hunt with other top contenders for a shot at a Championship.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Corley Gets More Frequent Flyer Miles

DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley arrived in Northern Ireland  Monday morning April 30, 2012 for a week of media interviews and to get ready for his next light welterweight fight against 32 year old Paul McCloskey who is 23-1 (12KO's). Corley has very much been awaiting his chance to get back into the ring. His last scheduled fight was supposed to be this past April 7th in St. Maarten against Luis Ernesto Jose was cancelled. Following the cancellation of that fight Corley got the call for the McCloskey fight. McCloskey is a tough fighter but that is nothing new for the hometown fighter. Corley has been in the ring with even tougher fighters such as Floyd Mayweather Jr, Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, and Devin Alexander. DeMarcus says he is in Ireland to win. That's what he trained for and that is what he wants to keep doing after his January 21, 2012 unanimous decision win over Gabriel Bracero for the NABF Light Welterweight Title.
Click link below to view Corley's interview from Ireland:,,13273_7727315,00.html

                                                           Some photos of Corley's past fights:

Alantez "Sly As A Fox" Working and Waiting

With the hopes of getting on the May 19th Paterson vs Khan II fight card, Alantez Fox is still traing hard and waiting for the chance to get his next fight. Fox has the heart of a champion and the hard work habits of one also. Fox has been working out of the Peterson camp getting both Lamont and Anthony ready for their bouts on May 19th in Las Vegas. Fox says he is very honored to be a part of the preparation for the Peterson vs Khan II fight. He says working with Peterson makes him a better fighter and when it's time for him to fight he will be ready for anyone. Fox last fight was in February and he says this layoff is not the pace he wants to be on. He would like to fight at least once a month or every other month. Talking to Alantez Fox he also agrees with the fact of having so many talented fighters in the area it should be more high profile fights in DC.
Click below for interview:

Media Workout Day for the Peterson Brothers

Today May 3, 2012 at the Headbangers gym in SE Washington DC, the Peterson Camp made time for the media to get their photos and interviews in. The Peterson brothers did a short but intense workout. They will be leaving DC next Saturday May 12th headed to Las Vegas for the much talked about Peterson vs Khan rematch on May 19th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Nevada. Lamont Peterson is more than ready and says that he will make Khan fight his type of fight. He also says he is focused and has been training the same way as he would be training for any other fight he gets ready for. Peterson is the champion and plans on remaining the champion after May 19th. He also gives much credit to all the members in his camp for getting him ready for each fight and getting him to the point in his career he is at now, that's being the World Champion. Both Lamont and younger brother Anthony knew in the amateur careers that this day would come. They visioned being in the hunt for world titles and becoming world champions. Also Lamont Peterson talked about all the great local fighting talent in the area.  He says hopefully with all this local boxing talent we have in the area boxing will be back in DC again soon.

                                         click below for workout and interview videos: