Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lamont Peterson Defends IBF Title For The 3rd Time Convincingly!



Lamont Peterson and Edgar Santana started round one off slow, but Peterson came out stronger each round after by landing numerous hard body shots that broke Santana down slowly. Well into rounds six and seven Peterson started making the fight look like a sparring session. Peterson won round after round with concistant body shots that kept Santana in defensive mode throughout the entire fight.
Peterson began to mix up his shots by landing power punches to both the head and body to get the ringside physician Bobby Jordan to step in and stop the bout at 2:48 in round 10 by TKO. 

Lamont Peterson goes to (33-2-1, 17 KOs) while Edgar “El Camacho” Santana falls to (29-5, 20 KOs). 



Anthony Peterson's Second Victory Of The Year!


Lightweight Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs) of Washington, DC made short work of his late notice opponent Edgar Riovalle (37-19-2, 26 KOs). Peterson landed a right hand to the jaw and followed up with a left hook to the temple that finished Riovalle 2:41 of the first round.

Here's the video:
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(Photo by Ross Molovinsky)



Lenwood Dozier Falls Short In Brooklyn!

 (photo by Ross Molovinsky) 

Washington, DC native Lenwood Dozier gave undefeated Prichard Colon of Orocovis, PR all he could handle in a 6 round junior middleweight contest. This was the first time that Colon has ever went the distance in his previous 10 consecutive knockout career. Dozier came forward and press hard, but came up short on all three judges scorecards, 60-54.

Dozier falls to 9-7-1, 4 KO's while Colon moves to 11-0, 10 KO's.

D'Mitrius Ballard Gets TKO Victory At The Barclays Center in New York!


In the opening bout, Super Middleweight D’Mitrius Ballard of Temple Hills, MD scored a first round TKO over Barry Trotter of Columbia, MD. After Ballard landed many hard, solid shots that kept Trotter against the ropes referee Tony Chiarantano stepped in and stopped the bout at 2:35 of the round.

Ballard improves to 6-0, 5KO's while Trotter falls to 2-2, 1KO.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions In DC At North Hall, Eastern Market on Saturday, August 9.


"The Baby-Faced Assassin" Yurii Polischuk" (4-1-1, 2 KO's) of Landover, MD will take on veteran Damon Antoine of Akron, OH in a 6 rd bout. Polischuk (4-1-1, 2 KO's) 

Columbia, MD heavyweight Stan Williamson (1-0, 1KO) will battle the debuting William Chaplin of North Carolina in a 4 round bout.

Light heavyweight Eric "The Inferno" Govan (2-1) returns to action against debuting Nathan Chambers of NC. 

Undefeated junior welterweight Bobby Gunn (4-0, 4 KO's) of Hackensack, NJ who will take on veteran Sean Lockhart of Columbia, SC for the main event.

For full details on this card you can go to Boxing Along The Beltway by clicking the link below.


Beltway Boxers Weigh-In at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York!


Lamont Peterson will face Edgar Santana for Peterson's IBF Junior Welterweight Championship title on Saturday August 9th live on Showtime from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Peterson hit the scale weighing in at the perfect 140 lb weight limit. Santana weighed in at 139.5 lbs.

Peterson will be the toughest fighter that Edgar Santana has ever faced.


Anthony Peterson makes his weight at 137 lbs while his opponent Edgar Riovalle weighed in at 144 lbs, 7 pounds over the allowed weight.


Two other Belway Boxers that will be on the undercard at the Barclays Center are Temple Hills, Maryland's undefeated D'Mitrius Ballard (5-0, 4 KO's) and Barry Trotter (2-1, 1 KO) of Columbia, Maryland.

Ballard weighed in at 169 lbs

Trotter came in at 168.5 lbs
Boxing Along The Beltway link:

(Photos courtesy of Andre Johnson and Ross Molovinsky)









Thursday, August 7, 2014

Updates Leading To Lamont Peterson's Bout vs Edgar Santana!


Photos and updates from Andre Johnson, head of Public Relations for Team Headbangers. He is giving the Beltway Boxing area (DMV) a inside look of the preparation and the demands that it takes before entering the ring.

Day 1: Aug. 6  Leaving Union Station DC this morning headed to Brooklyn, NY. 

Media workout at The famed Gleason's gym in NY City. 

Workout video:

Day 2: Getting ready for the official press conference at the Barclays Center in                   Brooklyn, NY.

Lamont and Edgar Santana meeting for the first time. 

Team Headbangers

 Lamont Peterson at the doctors office getting more test for the NY Commission

Lamont and Anthony Peterson photo shoot for Showtime


Barry Hunter and Anthony Peterson meets with Showtime announcers to discuss Saturday night's fight!

Video of Peterson Brothers workout:

Last meeting of the day..Showtime production meeting to go over fight night run of show and network requirements for Saturday, August 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
(Photos courtesy of Andre Johnson)









Stevenson Ready for the Big Stage!




Baltimore, MD (August 7, 2014) – The majority of fight fans and media outside of the beltway area are likely unfamiliar with welterweight James “Keep’em Sleeping” Stevenson.

Best described as a boxer-puncher, the 31-year-old Baltimorean is 21-0 with 14 wins by knockout. Most of his bouts took place in Maryland but he’s long set his sights on leaving the Old Line State for bigger fights.

Unfortunately, Stevenson’s goal of making it to the next level was sidetracked by multiple tragedies.

In 2011 during a routine jog to prepare for a fight, a stray dog viciously attacked him, requiring Stevenson to get more than 20 stitches. Shortly thereafter, his father James “Woody” Stevenson Sr. passed away as did his mother-in-law. Stevenson’s promising career was put on hold as he had to console both sides of his family and provide additional financial assistance by working more hours at his day job.

“I love boxing to death but that was a very difficult time in my life,” said the soft-spoken Stevenson. “I had to help keep my family together and it was very hard on me, especially because of how close I was to my father. We had a great relationship and losing him was devastating.”

Stevenson resurfaced in September 2012 with a first round knockout and won five more bouts after the unexpected layoff, but still lacked a signature win.

Tomorrow evening, he’ll have the opportunity to go from prospect to contender when he battles fellow unbeaten Sammy Vasquez for the USBA title in the main event of a Fox Sports 1 card live from the CONSOL Energy Arena in Pittsburgh, PA August 8th at 9pm ET.

Vasquez, 15-0 (11 KO’s), does have a few notable advantages that are difficult to overlook. In addition to having a large fan base in the Pittsburgh area, he’s three years Stevenson’s junior, fought better competition and scored an impressive first round knockout on ShoBox in April. Stevenson however is not looking at Vasquez any differently than he did his first 21 foes.

“He’s jut another guy to me. He breathes just like I do and puts on his boxing shoes one at a time. The guys I’ve seen him fight aren't on my level, so to be honest I think he’s taking a big step up too!”

Stevenson also brushed off any concern about being on the wrong end of a hometown decision since he doesn't believe the judges will be needed.

“I’m not worried about the fight (being near his hometown). Anywhere I go, I make it my hometown. Tomorrow night, I’m going to do what I do best which is put people to sleep!”



Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) - 551-206-0568 or @kopublicity
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GFS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS DMV HONORS CELEBRITY WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS


(Photo courtesy of GFS Entertainment)

Washington, DC - GFS Entertainment announces a fun filled weekend honoring DC's own World Champions in boxing. DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions event will take place at various locations in Washington, DC during the weekend of September 18 - September 21. This event will honor an era of 1990's boxing legends consisting of DC's own William Joppy, Keith Holmes, Mark 'Too Sharp' Johnson, Winky Wright, Sharmba Mitchell and Demarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley with the DMV Honors Sugar Ray Leonard Award. Other honorees include Derrell 'Too Sweet' Coley, Darryl Tyson, Andrew Council, Reggie 'Showtime' Green, Jimmy Lange, Melvin Foster and a host of other acknowledgements in the boxing community.

 

This weekend is guaranteed to bring an infinite amount of star power, politicians and more due to the caliber of events. The recognition of DC's legendary boxers has been overlooked for years but GFS Entertainment Group saw fit to honor the accomplishments of the five (5) World Champions and their fifteen (15) World Boxing Titles. This event will fuse DC's boxing, comedy, music, philanthropy and more with an endless list of creative production and fabulous events.

DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions LAUNCH
The DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions will launch its official events August 3, 2014, at Washington Court Hotel where professionals, celebrities, sports figures and VIPs will mix and mingle.

DMV Honors Welcome to DC Meet & Greet Press Conference
The DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions will kick off the weekend with an intimate welcoming reception, meet & greet and press conference. Media, sponsors, fans and attendees will have a chance to get a taste of what's to come for the remainder of the weekend.

DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions Golf Tournament
The DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions Golf Tournament will take place at a luxurious Country Club at Woodmore. A host of celebrities will play 18 rounds of golf while enjoying a great day of golf.

DMV Honors Night of Champions Awards
The DMV Night of Champions Awards Gala will be the highlight of the weekend which will be held at Warner Theatre. The red carpet black tie awards gala will feature Musiq Soul Child with special guest performances and more. The event will also feature a comedy roast hosted by Eddie Bryant with a number of DC's hometown All Star comedians such as Joe Clair, Billy Da Kid and more. The comedians will give a hilarious performance while roasting the boxing champs. The awards gala will honor the elite of DC boxing while recognizing one of the greatest from DC, Sugar Ray Leonard and the champions will receive the DMV Honors Sugar Ray Leonard Award.

DMV Honors Boxing Boot Camp
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 GFS Ent Group and DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions will hold the DMV Honors Boxing Boot Camp hosted by Floyd Mayweather Sr, Roger Mayweather and Jeff Mayweather.

DMV Honors Pro Am Weigh In & Pro Am Boxing Match
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 GFS Ent Group and DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions Pro Am Boxing Match will host a pro match featuring Hector Camacho Jr, DMV's rising star Jeff Lacey, Desmond Nicholson and host of other pro and amateur boxers at the Washington Convention Center. The match will feature notable local and national pro boxers.

There will be a press conference and weigh in prior to the boxing match to maintain the necessary professional exposure deserved for championship belts. The boxing match will grasp local, regional and national attention as we strive to produce one the best boxing events that not only highlights and supports our local talent but also national pro & am boxers. DC's former boxing world champions will then acknowledge and pass the glove onto the city's upcoming world champions. This event will unite boxers, boxing fans of all generations and also ignite the growing boxing scene in DC.

DMV Honors Casino Royale After Party
The DMV Honors Casino Royale After Party will take place following the boxing match. This event will feature a night of charity and fun while attendees enjoy Vegas style casino games such as Black Jack, Poker, Roulette, and Craps alongside entertaining Showgirls and more while witnessing special guest performances and more. The finale will be a great way to conclude not only a notable boxing match but also a celebration for a fun filled successful weekend.


EVENT ITINERARY

Sunday | August 3
9:00p | DMV Honors CWOC LAUNCH | Washington Court Hotel

Thursday | September 18
7:00p | DMV Honors Welcome to DC Meet & Greet Press Conference | Gaylord National Harbor

Friday | September 19
9:00am | DMV Honors CWOC Golf Tournament| Country Club at Woodmore
7:00pm | DMV Honors Night of Champions Awards | Warner Theatre

Saturday | September 20
10:00am | DMV Honors Mayweather Boxing Boot Camp | TBD
5:00pm | DMV Honors Pro Am Boxing Match | Washington Convention Center
11:00pm | DMV Honors Boxing Casino Royale Party | TBD


SPECIAL INVITED GUESTS

Bob Arum (Boxing Trainer) | Riddick Bowe (Boxer) | Simon Brown (Boxer) | Miguel Cotto (Boxer) | Camron Dunkin (Boxing Manager) | Leonard Ellerbe (Mayweather Promotions) | George Foreman (Boxer) | Danny Garcia (Boxer) | Dusty Harrison (Boxer) | Eddie Hearn (Promoter) | Ken Hersmen (Boxer) | Evander Holyfield (Boxer) | Bernard Hopkins (Boxer) | Al Haymon (Boxing Manager) | Barry Hunter (Boxing Trainer) | Zab Judah (Boxer) | Roy Jones (Boxer) | Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxer) | Lennox Lewis (Boxer) | Floyd Mayweather Jr (Boxer) | Floyd Mayweather Sr (Boxing Trainer) | Jeff Mayweather (Boxing Trainer) | Roger Mayweather (Boxing Trainer) | Buddy McGirt (Boxing Trainer) | Shane Mosely (Boxer) | Tori Nelson (Boxer) | Anthony Peterson (Boxer) | Lamont Peterson (Boxer) | Hasim Rahman (Boxer) | Gary Russell (Boxer) | Richard Schaffer (Promoter) | Mark Taffet (HBO) | Bruce Trampler (Matchmaker) | Felix Trindad (Boxer) | Kalle Sauerland (Promoter) | Mike Tyson (Boxer) | Frank Warren (The Box Nation Television Channel) | & MANY MORE!

We have confirmed several notable celebrities such as TMT along with the Floyd Mayweather Sr, Jeff Mayweather, Roger Mayweather, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr and others.

Tickets for the event will go on sale August 11, 2014. For more information and updates visit our website www.GFSEnt.com or contact us at info@GFSent.com. Also, stay up to date by joining us on social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA 
Instagram | @gfsent
Twitter | @gfsent
Facebook | GFS Ent & DMV Honors
Hashtags | #DMVhonors #DMVhonorsCWOC #CelebrityWeekendOfChampions #GFSent
Website | www.GFSent.com
ABOUT GFS ENT GROUP

GFS (Growing For Success) Entertainment Group was established to provide a high level of expertise in music, entertainment and marketing while giving back to the community.   Our mission is to produce memorable events for all ages while broadening the scope of entertainment events in the DMV area. GFS Ent Group is also the Creators of DMV Honors which recognizes the accomplishments of individuals in the DC, MD and VA areas. www.GFSent.com
ABOUT DMV HONORS

DMV Honors is platform created to recognize recipients from the DC, MD and VA area (DMV) that have achieved or attained a significant amount of success in several aspects of their life while contributing to their communities and beyond. DMV Honors launched its first successful event January 2014 honoring Actor and Entertainer Anwan 'Big G' Glover of the Backyard Band and Steven 'Buggs' Herrion in March 2014. DMV Honors is presented by GFS Ent Group who intends to honor numerous individuals, businesses, organizations and more.