Sunday, December 21, 2014

Results From Shelton, Washington!

Two of the Beltway Boxers were able to get victories at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington last night. Dominic "Lights Out" Wade of Largo, MD. improves to 17-0, (12 KO's) after scoring a second round knockout over Eddie Hunter of Kent, WA.

Capitol Heights, MD "Mr." Gary Russell dominates Christopher Martin of Chula Vista, CA in the co-featured 10 round bout by scoring a unanimous decision. Judges Anton Thompson and Tom Taylor scored the bout 100-90 while Max DeLuca saw it 99-91. Russell improves to 25-1, (14 KO's).

Unfortunately Anthony Peterson was unable to compete last night against his opponent Hector Velazquez because he became ill before the start of their bout.  Doctors diagnosed Peterson with probable symptoms of either kidney stones or a sports hernia. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Peterson Camp Preparation Before Fight Time!

The Headbangers gym is where the Petersons work to prepare for each and every fight they are in. Yes "WORK"! It's their job and their life. Older of the two, Lamont Peterson, IBF Jr. Welterweight Champion and younger brother Anthony Peterson spend hours preparing for the unknown opponents they will be facing. This is why they spend hours in the gym because a call could come at any moment from their manager Al Haymon.

Anthony Peterson has been preparing for a 10 round bout with  Hector Velazquez on Dec. 20th at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. Leading up to this fight it's a lot of pre-fight things that need to be done. For example Peterson has to be able to make the contracted weight for the fight. His workout is planned to get him in condition and to get his weight down without losing strength and quickness.

It is also important to build up the fight by holding media workouts so the fans can have more detailed information about the fighters for the upcoming bout. The week of the fight Team Peterson prepares to travel to the location of the fight. This particular fight they traveled by airplane.

The day before the fight is called weigh-ins. Anthony has to pass all the physical and medical exams given by the Boxing Commision of the state before weighing in. After the weigh-ins are done Anthony can rehydrate his body and rest before the bout take place the next day.

For this bout older brother Lamont gets to sit back and enjoy seeing Anthony from ringside.He looks forward to seeing all his brothers' hard work in the gym payoff. Lamont was asked if he ever thought about being in his brothers corner and his response was "No I rather be in the seats cheering him on and if I see something he needs to do I might yell it out, but other than that I'll be a fan".

(Photos courtesy of Team Peterson)

Peterson, Russell, And Wade Hit The Scale In Shelton, WA.!

Three Beltway Fighters will be on the Showtime Boxing Card tonight, Dec. 20th at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. It would be nice to see them all on the televised portion of the card but unfortunately the fans will only have the opportunity to see Gary Russell Jr. on Showtime Extreme.

 Anthony Peterson 34-1, (24 KO's) will be in a 10 round contest with Hector Velazquez 56-24-3 (38 KO's) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Both fighters weighed in at 139 lbs.

Gary Russell Jr. 24-1, (14 KO's) is taking on Christopher Martin 28-4-3, (9 KO's) of Chula Vista, California in a 10 round contest. Russell weighed 127 lbs while Martin hit the scale at 126 lbs. 

Dominic Wade 16-0, (11 KO's) will be battling Eddie Hunter 10-11-2, (3 KO's) of Kent, Washington. This will also be a 10 round contest. Wade hit the scale at 162 lbs while Hunter will weigh in the morning of the fight.

The televised portion of the card begins at 9 PM ET.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Weights From The Paramount Theater In Huntington, NY.

(Photos courtesy of Star Boxing via BoxingAlongThe Beltway)

Maxell Taylor, 18-9-1, (8 KO's) of Baltimore, MD is trying to bounce back from five consecutive losses as he will be taking on Joe Smith Jr., 16-1-1, (13 KO's) of Long Island, New York in a eight round contest.

Bayan Jargal, 17-5-3, (11 KO's) of Arlington, VA will be in a tough 10 round contest against the undefeated Cletus Seldin, 14-0, (11 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY.

Updated Information Cleared Up By Peterson Camp!

Gary "Digital" Williams was notified about the story that was released by saying that the Peterson camp turned down the fight with Yakubu Amidu was boguss. 

The updated information given to Williams is below.

A Hitz Boxing statement that appeared on said that Washington, DC lightweight Anthony Peterson and his camp refused to take a bout against Yakubu Amidu on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. According to that document, Peterson trainer Barry Hunter did not want Peterson to fight Amidu and “has been trying to get out of the bout since we signed the bout contract,” stated to Amidu’s promoter, Bobby Hitz.

According to a source close to the Peterson camp, Hitz’s claim is absolutely bogus.

“We have not turned down, and wouldn’t turn down, any opponent who wants to fight us,” the source told Fightnews. “We are ready to go against anyone. ”

The Peterson representative also refutes the claim that Amidu had a signed contract to face Peterson. “His name did not come up in negotiations,” the source said. “We were getting ready to fight someone else and he was injured. The next name that came up was Hector Velazquez.” Velazquez will be Peterson’s opponent on Saturday night.

“What was put out in the press release is totally without merit,” the source said.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Unverified Information Printed And Unknown by Hunter & Peterson!

There was some unverified information printed about the Anthony Peterson opponent being changed by the Headbangers Team. These were statements that did not come from Barry Hunter, Anthony Peterson, or anyone else from the Peterson camp. It is also uncertain that the bout will not be shown as the co-feature on Saturday Night's card on Showtime. The correct information will be verified by Peterson's Team and printed for the public. The updates will be coming shortly to ProAmFightTalk. As soon as the facts are clear they will be sent out. 

Opponents Change For Beltway Boxers On Showtime Card Dec. 20th!

The Showtime card at the Little Creek Resort in Shelton, WA has a change in opponents for two Beltway Boxers. The co-feature of Anthony Peterson has been removed because the opponent has dropped out of the bout. "Mr." Gary Russell, Jr. will fill the Peterson spot on the telecast portion in a 10-round bout with Christopher Martin. Gary Russell's younger brother, Antonio, is completely off the card.  Antonio Russell was scheduled to make his pro debut. 

Dominic "Lights Out" Wade is no longer facing Grady Brewer.  Brewer has been replaced by Eddie Hunter of Kent, WA in a 10-round bout.

Friday, December 12, 2014



Anthony Peterson Host Open Gym for Media Only at Headbangers Boxing Gym in Preparation for “Peterson vs. Amidu”


WHO:              ANTHONY PETERSON, Lightweight Contender
                        BARRY HUNTER, Trainer/Manager

Washington, DC native and top rated lightweight contender Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KO’s) will hold a media workout and ringside chat with reporters in advance of his fight against Yakubu Amidu (21-5-2, 19 KO’s) that will be broadcast live December 20th as the co-feature on Showtime Extreme Boxing. Famed Trainer/Manager for Peterson Barry Hunter, will also be available for comment as part of the open media workout. This fight marks the second appearance, for Peterson in six months on the Showtime Extreme broadcast, as back on August 8th he successfully KO’d Edgar Riovalle in the first round at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Four Rounds Completed The Final Beltway Boxing Card Of 2014!

The results from the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA was a short night for professional boxing in the Beltway Boxing area. It was 4 bouts and 4 rounds that finished off a year of Beltway Boxing in 2014.

Bout #1

Heavyweight Loui Alexandre of Pasadena, MD gets a first-round TKO over the debuting Montreal Mathis of Kannapolis, NC. Multiple hard right hands sent Mathis to the canvas and the bout was stopped at 2:11.

Bout #2

Glenn Dezurn remains undefeated at 6-0, four KO's with a victory over Ronald McGriff. A few brutal body shots were landed by Dezurn that dropped McGriff twice and the referee put a stop to the bout at 2:40 of round one.

Bout #3

The fans didn't really have a chance to enjoy the first thirty seconds of this bout because Mike Balogun landed a paralyzing right hand to the chin that was set up by a doubled left jab to the body of Cody Troutman of East Cleveland, OH. The powerful right hand sent Troutman to the canvas 11 seconds into the first round.

Balogun is now 3-0, with three KO's.

Bout #4

Main Event of the card was Tony Jeter taking on James Wayka in a contest that was scheduled for eight rounds. Jeter came out and just out boxed and overpowered Wayka giving him a few standing 8 counts that ultimately ended the bout at 2:36 of round one.

Jeter improves to 19-4-1, 13 KO's while Wayka is 16-13-1, 8 KO's.

Post-Fight Wrap-Up from tonight in Springfield by Gary "Digital" Williams.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reed Remains Undefeated In Omaha, Nebraska!

Mike Reed puts on solid 8 round performance against his opponent Oscar Valenzuela. Judges scored the bout 79-76, and 77-75 twice giving Reed the unanimous decision win. 

Reed improves to 12-0, (6 KO's) while Valenzuela falls to 8-1-1, (5 KO's).

Mike Reed Ready To Battle In Omaha, Nebraska!

Team Reed arrived in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, (Thanksgiving) a few days before Mike Reed's upcoming bout against Oscar Valenzuela on the Top Rank promotions undercard featuring Terrance Crawford vs Raymundo Beltran for the WBO World lightweight title on HBO Saturday, November 29th. 

On Friday, November 28th, Waldorf, MD's Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, 11-0, (6 KO's) and Oscar Valenzuela, 8-0-1, (5 KO's) of El Paso, Texas hit  the scale to get the official weights for their 8 round Light Welterweight contest at the Century Link Center on November 29th. Reed weighed in at 141 lbs while his opponent Valenzuela weighed 139 lbs. 

Top Rank founder and CEO Bob Arum feels that 21 year old Reed is very talented and he also is looking forward to a promising career for Mike Reed. The undercard bouts will be available on LIVE stream at 
7:30 ET/4:30 PT. 

Interview of Mike Reed with ESNEWS Elie Seckbach

(Photos by Ross Molovinsky and Team Reed)

Follow Mike "Yes Indeed" On Twitter and Instagram @YesIndeed_Reed

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"SWIFT" Jarrett Hurd Hits The Road For Next Fight!

Accokeek, Maryland's light middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd, 13-0, (8 KO's) returns back to the ring after a serious 1st round knockout victory over Terry Cade of Aiken, South Carolina at Constitution Hall, Washington, DC on November 1st. Hurd's road trip will send him to the Harrah's Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No word on his opponent at this time. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TEAM PETERSON Gives Back To The Homeless!

The number of homeless individuals in the DMV area increased from 11,547 in 2013 to 11,946 in 2014. Washington, D.C. has the highest number of homeless individuals out of the entire Washington metropolitan region with 7,748. The closest number to D.C. is  Fairfax County, VA with a total of 1,225.

The numbers might not mean much to some people, but to the Peterson brothers they mean a lot. It wasn't too long ago that they were literally part of the homeless individuals walking the streets of Washington, D.C. not knowing where their next meal would come from. At 8 years old (Anthony Peterson) and 10 (Lamont Peterson) were introduced to Barry Hunter. Hunter met the two boys at a gym, and started them off on a journey that never ended. 

With the Peterson brothers being humble and remembering where they came from they never turned down the opportunity to give back. Even with Anthony Peterson being named with the top fighters in the world, and older brother Lamont Peterson being the current IBF Light Welterweight Champion of the world they never changed. "What you see is what you get". A phrase that fits both brothers well. The time they spend in the gym will never outshine the rough nights they spent walking the streets of D.C.. This is what makes them the men they are today.
On November 20th Anthony and Lamont Peterson took time to speak at the "Sleep Out" rally trying to raise Homelessness Awareness at Washington, DC's Freedom Plaza. 

Today, November 25th in conjunction with Al Haymon management, Team Peterson had a more hands-on experience by feeding the homeless through the SOME program (So Others May Eat) on O street NW, Washington, D.C. This was another moment that the Peterson's shared their story with the homeless. A story to show them that their future is brighter, and being homeless isn't a permanent situation. 

(Photos courtesy of Team Peterson)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Boxing Photos By Wallace Barron Photography!!!

One of the top consistent photographers in the Beltway Boxing area is Wallace Barron. At this time and age for photography it's more of a passion for photographers because it's not a job that pays a salary that a person can live on. With saying that the photos that are on the blog are not to be copied or used for any other purpose without the consent of Wallace Barron. If you see a photo you are interested in you can go on the website listed below.