Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015 Beltway Boxing Awards Coming Soon!

The 2015 Beltway Boxing Awards are coming soon! Gary Williams "Digital" & I feel that the importance of these awards are to show appreciation to the boxers for their dedication and performances throughout the year. The winners of these awards will be based off of the level of competition that made a noticeable impact on their career, depending on the category. That's why some of this years choices are going be looked at very carefully. This flyer shows a perfect example of an outstanding Beltway Boxer.

This individual made his mark in the world of professional boxing.
Beltway Boxing Fans representing the face of the 2015 Awards is the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAMER Mark Too Sharp Johnson!

This is a great choice of representation to create this years flyer. Thank you Ross Molovinsky!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

D'Mitrius Ballard Gets Unanimous Decision In New York!

Super middleweight D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard out of Temple Hills, MD out boxed Fabiano "Pit Bull" Pena of Los Angeles, CA Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. Ballard proved to have the better game plan when he was landing very accurate punches and wasn't wasting any. Ballard wins the six-round contest by unanimous decision with scores from judges: Tom Schreck 60-54, John McKaie 60-54, Don Trella 60-54. 

Ballard remains undefeated with a record of 11-0, (7 KO's) while Pena falls to 11-4-1, (8 KO's).

(Photo courtesy of Team NoXcuse)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Gervonta "Tank" Davis Wins By Late Ninth Round KO!

 Baltimore, MD lightweight Gervonta "Tank" Davis remains perfect in Las Vegas!

After coming off a third-round TKO over former world champion Cristobal Cruz on October 30 in Orlando, FL Gervonta Davis went into deeper water to get a ninth round knockout over  Luis Sanchez of Cancun, Mexico. 

Davis used less of a jab and more counter left hands to gradually get through the guard of Luis Sanchez. Sanchez tried to step up the pace in the forth round but with 50 seconds left he was met by a solid left uppercut from Davis that sent him to the canvas for the eight count. The knockdown wasn't enough to stop Sanchez from trying to press the action towards Davis, but Davis didn't back down. In the eight round it was Davis that landed the harder shots that seemed to breakdown Sanchez. Coming into the ninth round is when Davis used that same left uppercut to drop Sanchez for the second and final time of the contest. Referee  Kenny Bayless waved the bout off at 2:05 of round nine.

Gervonta Davis stays perfect with a record of 14-0, (13 KO's) while Luis Sanchez falls to 17-5-1, (5 KO's). 

Here is the video recap.

D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard Hits The Scale In New York!

Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions

Temple Hills, MD super middleweight D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard 10-0, (7KO's) will be in a scheduled six or eight round bout when he takes on Fabiano Pena of Los Angeles, CA 14-3-1, (10 KO's) on Saturday, December 19 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. 

The undefeated Ballard hit the scale at 169.5 lbs. while his opponent Fabiano "Pit Bull" Peña of Los Angeles, CA came in at 172 lbs.  

This will be a non-televised bout on the WBA Interim Heavyweight title bout between Bryant Jennings and Luis Ortiz.


The HEADBANGERS Boxing Family, HEADBANGERS Promotions, Inc., Anthony and Lamont Peterson, Head Trainer Barry Hunter and a host of others, will provide Christmas once again this year for a very special family. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 19th, 12 noon at the Bald Eagle Boxing Annex 100 Joliet Street S.E. Washington, D.C. 

For the past two years the HEADBANGERS Boxing Family has provided Christmas for families in need. This year they have decided to select one very deserving family, the Foster Family from Maryland.

“For us it is more than just giving back it’s about helping people that deserve to be helped,” said Former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson.

HEADBANGERS heard the story on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” of a young woman Janell Foster who is currently raising seven children, three of her own and four of her sister’s children, while also attending law school.

Her older sister, Keisha went missing earlier this year along with her 4-year-old daughter and infant son.  It turns out that the husband abducted them and later let the children go but tragically murdered the mother. Sadly, after hearing the news Janell’s father went into shock and died later that night of a cardiac arrest. The husband was subsequently convicted of Keisha’s murder a short time later.

Janell was left with the burden of paying for 2 funerals and now raising seven children on her own. This will be the first holiday without her father and her sister – and the kid’s first Christmas without their mom. HEADBANGERS felt more than compelled to help.

They contacted the Foster Family and asked for a wish list for all seven of the children. This coming Saturday, December 19th at the HEADBANGERS Gym, the family will be provided with the entire contents of the wish list.

“HEADBANGERS is not just about boxing it is a way of life” said Barry Hunter, Head Trainer. “We truly believe that we were placed here and put in this situation to help those in need."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gervonta Davis Fights On Spike TV Friday December 18 In Las Vegas!

Gervonta "Tank" Davis (13-0, 12 KOs) will face Luis Sanchez (17-4-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night, December 18, at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 10-round fight will be televised on Spike TV. 

A highly regarded prospect who won the 2012 National Gloves championship, the 21-year-old Davis has already recorded four stoppage victories in 2015. Most recently, the Baltimore-native stopped former world champion Cristobal Cruz with a vicious combination in their October fight. Now he is challenged by the 23-year-old Sanchez out of Cancun, Mexico, who hopes to give Davis all he can handle on Friday night.

Gervonta Davis said, "I'm excited to be back in the ring and I'm ready to make my Spike TV debut. I've had a good camp and just ready to show the world more of what I can do. Luis Sanchez will definitely bring a challenge, and I know he will try to bring the fight to me. My team has a great game plan in place for this fight. Thank you to all my fans. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with Warriors Boxing, are priced at $100.50, and $25.50 plus applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the Pearl Box Office at 702-994-3200 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. 

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mykal "The Professor" Fox Continues To Stay Consistent!

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Cork)

Forestville, Maryland Super Lightweight, Mykal “The Professor” Fox (8-0, 2 KOs) dominates Adam “Bad Boy” Maté (18-7, 11 KOs) of Sopron, Hungary.

In a six-round contest 6'4" Forestville, MD super lightweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox put on another solid performance against Adam "Bad Boy" Mate'. Fox came out and established his jab with ease over the shorter Mate'. Fox used that jab to keep his opponent at a distance where he was able to land combinations at will. Throughout the rounds Fox also started using the jab to go to the body of Mate'. 

Mate' tried to close the distance on Mykal Fox but the footwork of Fox proved to be quicker than Mate' was expecting. Fox showed great boxing ability and ring smarts by turning Mate when necessary to keep him off balance.  

In the fifth and sixth rounds Fox was able to continue breaking down the guard of Mate' in a manner that seemed to frustrate the shorter fighter. The performance that Fox put on gave him the unanimous decision win with all three judges scoring the contest 60-54.

Fox starts his Kings Promotions debut at 8-0, two KO's while Adam Mate' falls to 18-7, 10 KO's.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Kareem"Reemo" Martin Victorius In Costa Mesa, CA!

Washington, DC welterweight Kareem Martin defeated Tevin Watts of Lancaster, CA by unanimous decision on Thursday December 3 at the Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA. Every bout Watts has been in went the distance. Martin's last three bouts have gone the distance with Martin winning by unanimous decision. 
Kareem Martin is now 7-0-1, (3 KO's) while Watts suffers his first defeat falling to 4-1-3.

Weigh-In Results For Kings Promotions Card At Rosecroft Raceway!

Mykal Fox 139 lbs vs. Adam Maté 139 lbs
Undefeated Forestville, MD super lightweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox, 7-0, (KO's) will make his King's Promotions debut in a six-round contest against 18-6, (11 KO's) Adam "Bad Boy" Mate of Sopron, Hungary. 

Thomas Snow 118.5 lbs vs. Tibor Nadori 116 lbs
Capitol Heights, MD super flyweight Thomas "KO" Snow 17-2, (11 KO's) , who is also a recent King's Promotions signed fighter will be facing Tibor Nadori, 6-2-1, (3 KO's) of Nagykanizsa, Hungary in a six-round bout.

Santario Martin 156.5 lbs vs. Nicolas Hernandez 158.5 lbs
Santario "Too Handsome" Martin (1-1) of Philadelphia, PA will battle Nicholas Hernandez (2-1) of Reading, PA will be in a four-round super welterweight bout.

Sam Crossed 190.5 lbs vs. John Felty 197 lbs
Greenbelt, MD cruiserweight "The Vanilla Gorilla" Sam Crossed will be taking on Hampton Miller of Norwalk, CT. This will be the professional debut for both fighters.

Junior Castillo 157.5 lbs vs. Roland Nagy 152.5 lbs
Making their United States debuts will be undefeated Junior Castillo (7-0, (7 KO's) of the Dominican Republic taking on Roland Nagy 6-1, (4 KO's) of Budapest, Hungary in a six-round super welterweight bout.

Chris Warden 139.5 lbs vs. Bernardo Rodriguez, Jr. 134 lbs
Super lightweight Chris "The Rock" Warden 1-0, (1 KO) of Lusby, MD will take on the debuting Bernardo "Benny" Rodriguez, Jr. of Miami, FL in a four-round contest.

The were two bouts scratched from the card. Both  Shynggskhan Tazhibay and Charles Natal opponents did not complete medical forms.

Tickets, priced at $40/$60/$75, tickets are available online at or by phone at (301) 899-243.

Listen to Live blow-by-blow coverage of the card tonight on the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App For Android beginning at 7:55 PM ET.  You can also hear the coverage on the Boxing Along The Beltway pages on and

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gary Antuanne Russell Seeks Out 2016 Olympic Boxing Team Spot!

Capitol Heights, MD's Gary Antuanne is the younger brother to WBC World Featherweight boxing champion Gary Russell, Jr. 26-1-0, (15KO's) and professional Bantamweight boxer Gary Antonio Russell 5-0-0, (4KO's). Gary Antuanne Russell, who fights at 141 lbs clinched a spot in the USA Boxing Olympic Trials by winning a semifinal contest at the Qualifier earlier this year in Colorado Springs, CO in June. He will be heading out on December fifth for his quest to make the 2016 USA Olympic Team.

This will mark the third straight Olympic Trials that will feature a Gary Russell.  Gary Russell, Jr. won a birth on the Olympic team in 2008 and Antonio Russell competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Myke “The Professor” Fox Makes His First Appearance As A Kings Promotion Fighter!

Undefeated Forestville, Maryland super lightweight Myke “The Professor” Fox (7-0, two KOs) will face his toughest challenge to date when he faces Adam “Bad Boy” Maté (18-6, 11 KOs) of Sopron, Hungary on Friday December 4 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. The six-round bout will headline a stacked 8-fight lineup that will not have a single boxer with a losing record on the card.

Fox will be making his first appearance under the Kings promotional banner after inking a deal with them on October 8, 2015. The 19-year-old undefeated prospect turned pro in April of 2014 after participating in more than 100 amateur bouts. The 6'4" Fox is the younger brother of undefeated junior middleweight Alantez, who is a DiBella Entertainment signee. The Fox Brothers are trained by their father, Troy, at the Lloyd Irvin Academy in Temple Hills, MD.

Maté, 24-years-old, is the former Hungarian Lightweight Champion and enters the bout with wins in 3 of his last 4 bouts. His only appearance fighting in the United States, earlier this year, Maté fought valiantly in a nationally televised bout against undefeated Top Rank prospect William Silva before being stopped in the fifth round by a body shot.

The card is promoted by Kings Promotions, the matchmaker is Ross Molovinsky. Tickets are currently on sale ($40/$60/$75) at or by calling 301-899-2430. Tickets purchased at the box office on fight night are subject to a $5 surcharge. This will be Kings Promotions first professional boxing event in the state of Maryland.

For more detailed information about this upcoming card go to the Boxing Along The Beltway site below.

(Photo credit & edit by Ross Molovinsky)


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Beltway Boxers Go Coast To Coast For Their Next Bouts!

 Kareem Martin goes to the west coast while Dusty Hernandez-Harrison stays on the east coast!

Undefeated DC welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin will be in a six round contest with Tevin Watts 4-0-3 of Lancaster, CA. This bout will take place in  Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday, December 3 at the Hangar. Martin is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Anthony Prescott on August 28 at the Washington Convention Center. Kareem Martin's record is (6-0-1, 3 KO's).

(Kareem Martin Photo by Wallace Barron)

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison gets back into action in a ten round contest against Steve "The Dragon" Claggett of Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Saturday, December 5 at the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, FL. Harrison, 28-0, (15 KO's).  In Harrison's last bout he dominated James Wayka by getting a first round TKO on September 26 in Norfolk, VA. Harrison's next opponent Claggett 23-3-1, (16 KO's) is coming off of a third-round TKO over Stuart McLellan on September 18 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Harrison's bout will be the co-feature shown on the HBO Latino network. The bout will telecast at 9:45 ET/PT. 

Malik “Iceman” Hawkins Returns to The Ring on Dec.12th in Baltimore, Maryland!

Malik looks to keep his undefeated record and continue his knockout streak on the undercard of former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman.

Undefeated welterweight prospect, Malik “Iceman” Hawkins (4-0-4kos) will be returning to his hometown of Baltimore, MD looking to extend his record again as a professional fighter.

Hawkins had a much decorated amateur career where he won multiple national championships along with a pair of golden gloves championships. In the professional ranks he remains undefeated; he has yet to enter the second round of his fights due to scoring all first round knockouts in his contests so far. 

Malik continues to show a great power and excitement every time he steps through the ropes. His last fight which was held in North Carolina against Theophulius Newkirk was stopped at the 1:53 of the first round after the referee decided Newkirk was not able to withstand any more punishment.  Malik is eager to fight back at home where, he has a big following of fans who have followed his career since his amateur days.

Malik explained how Baltimore has been through its share of tough times, but now he hopes for better days. “I want to bring life back to the city, cause we been through a lot with all the Freddie Gray stuff. I want kids to know that as long as you grind for something you believe in, you can do it”, said Malik. Malik continues to be positive role model for the inner city youth of Baltimore because he too was once in their shoes trying to find a way to make it. Boxing has been his answer and plans to make the best of it. Malik’s opponent is TBA for this event but he assured fans that he will be ready for whoever is across the ring from him on that day.

The Boxing Renaissance event which will be held on December 12, 2015 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD will be promoted by SHABAZZ BROTHERS + SHAWSTYLEZ PRODUCTIONS. The card will feature great local up and coming talent along with the return of former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman in an exhibition match. This event will be hosted by former four time world champion Zab “Super” Judah. Tickets for this event are priced at $35.00, $60.00, and $150.00. Tickets can be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet or online at

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Peterson brothers and the Headbangers family will help prepare meals and serve the homeless at the SOME (So Others May Eat) dining room.

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 25th AT 10:30 A.M.-1:15 PM ET

WHO:             LAMONT PETERSON, Former IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion
ANTHONY PETERSON, Top Rank Lightweight Contender
BARRY HUNTER, Trainer/Manager

WHAT:           Former IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson and his brother Anthony Peterson Top Rank Lightweight Contender, joined by Trainer/Manager Barry Hunter and a host of other Headbangers fighters will serve lunch and work the dining room at SOME(So Others May Eat) this Wednesday from 10:30 AM until 1:15 PM.  
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. They help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

WHERE:        SOME (So Others May Eat)
                        71 O Street NW
                        Washington, DC 20023

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 25th
                        10:30 AM-1:15 PM ET

CONTACT:   Andre M. Johnson, I.
                        Headbangers Promotions


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tahir Thomas And Devon Mosley Weigh-In For King's Promotion Card in Philadelphia!

Two Beltway Boxers are prepared for Friday nights King's Promotion card that will take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Tahir Thomas along with his opponent Antowyan Aikens both weighed in at 167 pounds for their six-round super middleweight bout. 

In a four round heavyweight contest Devon Mosley weighed in at 207 pounds while his opponent Hafiz Montgomery weighed in at 206 pounds.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tahir Thomas Set To Fight In Philly!

Tahir Thomas of Salisbury, Maryland will be on a Kings Promotions card on Friday November 20. The card will be located at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Thomas, 4-0, (3 KO's) will be in a scheduled 6 round Super Middleweight bout against Antowyan Aikens, 10 -0, (1 KO) of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Thomas last bout was on July 24, where he scored a second-round TKO over Washington, D.C.'s Marcellus "Super Pug" Yates at the Horseshoe Casino located in Baltimore, MD. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Swift" Jarrett Hurd Gets Impressive Win Over Frank Galarza!

Hurd becomes a top prospect that is on his way to becoming a solid Junior Middleweight contender.

Junior Middleweight "Swift" Jarrett Hurd, 25, of  Accokeek, MD had a night to remember at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Hurd battled 30 year old "Notorious" Frank Galarza of Brooklyn, NY. Galarza was considered the favored fighter of the two undefeated coming into this ten round contest. 

Galarza opened the contest pressuring Hurd, as he said he would do during his pre-fight interview. He came out using his jab and body shots to push Hurd up against the ropes during the first round. Hurd also started to mix it up with Galarza in the second half of the first round. The younger Hurd changed the tide of the fight by using his jab and moving more often to keep Galarza off balance. In round two Hurd continued to pull away from Galarza by landing his jab and following it up with right hand counter punches. It was pretty much the same for Hurd in the third round.

In round four Hurd started to put together more combinations. The jab seemed to open up more opportunities for Hurd. He was using the jab more to the body of Galarza. Hurd even started using the right hand to open up the guard of Galarza. When Galarza tried to adjust to Hurd's offense Hurd came back with a eight punch combination that ended with a right uppercut to send Galarza down for an eight count. Galarza was never the same after that knockdown. Hurd kept landing the overhand right to continue to weaken Galarza during round five. In round six Hurd started back using his jab consistently. It was the jab that gave Hurd the opening to land another uppercut and overhand right that cause Galarza to turn away and run from the power of Hurd. Referee Russell Mora jumped in and stop the fight by TKO at 59 seconds of round six.

"Swift" Jarrett Hurd keeps his record perfect at 17-0, (11 KO's) while Frank Galarza falls to 17-1-2, (11 KO's). 

(Photos by Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Sports)

Here is the video.
(Video footage by Showtime Sports)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thomas "TopDog" Williams Wins Big In Biloxi, Miss!

Light heavyweight Thomas Williams of Laurel, MD dropped his opponent Humberto Savigne early in the first round, but went down later in the same round during the co-feature bout at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS.  The bout was televised by Spike TV. Williams bounces back strong in the second round by sending Savigne to the canvas with a combination of punches. Savigne was given an eight count, but Williams jumped back on him with more multiple shots sending him into the ropes to cause the referee to put a stop to the contest at 1:48 in round two.

Thomas Williams gets the TKO victory and improves to 19-1,(13 KO's) while Savigne's record drops to 12-3, (9 KO's).

Here is the video!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Puts On A Solid Performance Against Rondale Hubbert!

Super lightweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed of Waldorf, MD put on an  outstanding performance against Rondale Hubbert of  Minneapolis, MN. The bout took place on the undercard of Timothy Bradley vs Brandon Rios at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV. This win looked even better for Reed because Hubbert was a late replacement for this scheduled 8 round contest. Reed knew nothing about Hubbert and had no time to prepare for whatever Hubbert had to offer. The original opponent was supposed to be the 25-2-0, (13 KOs) Oscar “Raton” Cortes of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Throughout the entire bout Reed consistently landed the left hand to slowly break down Hubbert. In round five referee Kenny Bayless had to separate the fighters and Hubbert tried to be aggressive by rushing in on Reed. Reed responded by landing a hard right hook that sent Hubbert to the canvas. Reed's power continues to elevate in every fight. In round seven Reed showed that power once again when he landed a left hand, but this time he was able to put everything into the punch. That triggered referee Kenny Bayless to jump in and stop the fight.

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed wins by TKO at 1:09 in round seven to improve his record to 17-0, (10 KO's) while Hubbert falls to 10-4-1, (6 KO's). In the year 2015 Reed is now 5-0, (4 KO's).

The Reed bout makes it referee Kenny Bayless second consecutive nights to stop bouts of undefeated Beltway Boxers. On the previous night at the D in Las Vegas, NV Bayless had to stop the Antoine Douglas bout at 1:02 in the forth round giving Douglas a TKO victory.

Here is the Post-Fight interview of Mike Reed courtesy of Top Rank

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Antoine "Action" Douglas Dominates Les Sherrington In Four!

Antoine "Action" Douglas Remains Undefeated With Dominating Performance over Les Sherrington

On  Friday night, November 6 at the D in Las Vegas, NV Antoine Douglas of Burke, VA made his fifth appearance on SHOBOX The New Generation. Douglas and Sherrington faced each other for a scheduled 10 round WBO International Middleweight title bout.

Douglas took control of the contest from opening bell. He used a solid jab to keep Sherrington off balance. With using the jab Douglas was able follow up with a straight right hand to the chin that dropped Sherrington for the eight count. In this short bout Douglas was able to use both his strong jab and a solid left hook to put Sherrington down throughout the bout.

Douglas was able to repeatedly send Sherrington to the canvas after the first knockdown of the opening round. Sherrington went down one more time in the second, and twice in the third. It was the fifth and final knockdown in the forth round that caused referee Kenny Bayless stopped the bout at 1:02. 

Antoine Douglas gets the TKO victory to become the WBO International Middleweight Champion.
Antoine Douglas increases his record to 19-0-1, (13 KO's) while Sherrington falls to 35-8, (19 KO's).

Here's a short recap of the contest

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS Looked Impressive For Floyd Mayweather On National Television!

Davis defeated Mexico’s Cristobal Cruz by TKO in 1:31 of Round 3 in Orlando, Florida, with Floyd Mayweather supporting him at ringside.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, October 30, 2015, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (Baltimore, Maryland) needed just three rounds to defeat former world champion Cristobal Cruz (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) via TKO at The Venue on The University of Central Florida’s campus (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. A few hours before the fight, world champion Floyd Mayweather entered Davis’ locker room and spent some time with him and his team. Following Davis’ win, Mayweather praised him during his post-fight interview, which aired live on Bounce TV. In the main event, Malik Scott defeated Tony Thompson by unanimous decision in a ten-round heavyweight fight. Davis-Cruz was originally scheduled for ten rounds, but moved to an eight round fight to accommodate television programming. The fight card, “Premier Boxing Champions - The Next Round,” was presented by Warriors Boxing and televised by Bounce TV. With the win, Davis’ record improved to 13-0, with 12 KOs. With the loss, Cruz’s record dropped to 40-19-4, with 24 KOs.

    In the beginning of fight, Davis and Cruz let their hands go early on, as each boxer tried to gain an advantage. Near the end of the first round, Cruz landed a wide right hand that forced Davis to backpedal and reset. Moments later, Davis landed a straight left hand that floored Cruz. In the middle of Round 3, Davis landed a big uppercut, causing Cruz to retreat and slide back to the corner to prevent receiving further blows. Cruz gathered himself to his feet before the end of the count, but referee Frank Santore, Jr. stopped the fight at 1:31 of Round 3.

   Davis’ boxing trainer, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore, Maryland), said, "I thought Tank came out and did a good job of handling Cruz. He landed some great shots that we had worked on in the gym, and he executed them perfectly. He is still a young fighter, and he has a lot to learn as his opponents become tougher. Mayweather gave Tank some great tips on fighting a veteran opponent, and he was very supportive. He kept the locker room fun and relaxed before the televised fight. For now, we’ll go back and look at certain things that we have to work on in order to move forward. You have to do certain things in your preparation for fights in order to become a world champion. We have to work on those things and improve.”

The 20-year-old Davis discussed his win in Orlando. He said, “I’m pleased with my performance. I still have a ways to go, and I have some things I need to work on to be where I want to be. In this fight, I came out and dictated the pace, and thought I showed good ring generalship. Cruz was awkward and kept leaning in with his head. His punches were coming in from all over, and I eventually adjusted to his style. It didn’t take long after that. I hit him with some heavy shots throughout the fight. He took it, and was tough. I knocked him down in Round 1 with a straight left hand and body combo, but he survived. I finished him with a big uppercut in Round 3 and the ref stopped it.”

   Davis continued, “I appreciate Floyd Mayweather flying in on his private jet to come to my fight and support me. He told me days before the fight that he was coming, but I didn’t know if he was coming for sure. He showed up a few hours before the fight. He came in the dressing room and that helped motivate me to put on a great show. I’m looking forward to being back in the ring real soon. I’m looking to build my experience, and get the right preparation so I can be ready for a title shot in 2016. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Rich Brand, and Ethika. Thanks to all my fans that have been hitting me up on social media and telling me how much they are pulling for me. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."  
   Floyd Mayweather of Mayweather Promotions said, “Tank is a young, hungry fighter, and he showed in this fight that he has a very bright future. He’s from Baltimore, and he came from a humble background, like myself. He has all the tools to be one of the best in this sport. He’s a hard worker, and he’s shown that he’s dedicated. We are going to work hard to get him to that next level. The ultimate goal is for him break all my records.”

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Photo Credits:
October 30 fight pics courtesy of Esaiah Gomez/ Mayweather Promotions

All other pics: courtesy of Team Davis

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cecil McCalla Drops Decision To Tony Harrison!

Middleweight Tony Harrison outworked Cecil McCalla  in a ten round contest at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX.

Randallstown, MD's Cecil McCalla trailed the entire fight, but was able to hurt Harrison with a right hand in the 9th round. McCalla appeared to get the better of the Harrison in the 10th round, but it wasn’t enough for him to make up for the first nine rounds.

McCalla started the bout being too defensive, and failed to put together a early start to his offense. This made it easy for Harrison to move around, using his jab and get out of the way of the occasional big punches that McCalla was trying to land.

The judges scored the contest 100-90 and 98-92 twice all for Harrison giving him the unanimous decision win.

McCalla falls to 20-3, (7KO's) while Harrison improves to 22-1, (18KO's).

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tony Thompson Loses To Malik Scott In Orlando, FL!

In the main event featured on Bounce TV, Tony "The Tiger" Thompson battle Malik Scott in a ten round heavyweight bout at the Venue at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Thompson was able to put Scott down late in the 9th round of the contest, but it was the early activity of Scott that solidified the bout in his favor. Scott's movement was a little too much for Thompson to establish himself in the fight. Despite a 10-8 score in the 9th round the judges gave a unanimous decision victory to Scott with the scores of  98-91, 96-93 and 95-94.

Thompson falls to 40-6, 27 KO's while Scott improves his record to 38-2-1, 13 KO's. 

Here's the knockdown by Tony Thompson.

Gervonta "Tank" Davis Wins Big In Orlando, Florida!

Gervonta "Tank" Davis put on a good performance against Cristobal Cruz of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico,. The speed and power of Davis was more than the veteran Cruz could handle. Davis landed a perfectly timed left hand to send Cruz to the canvas. The referee stopped the contest at 1:31 of round number three.

Davis remains undefeated at 13-0, (12 KO's) while Cruz fall to 40-19-4, (24KOs). 
Here's the knockout.

Post-Fight Interview

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Davis seeks to extend his win streak in a 10-round fight against Mexico’s Cristobal Cruz at The Venue on UCF’s campus in Orlando, Florida.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, October 30, 2015, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/12-0-0, 11 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Cristobal Cruz (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico/40-18-4, 24 KOs) in a ten-round fight at The Venue on The University of Central Florida’s campus (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. In the main event, Tony Thompson will battle Malik Scott in a ten-round heavyweight fight. The boxing card entitled, “Premier Boxing Champions - The Next Round,” is presented by Warriors Boxing, and will be televised by Bounce TV.
      In his most recent fight on September 12, 2015, Davis made quick work of Recky “The Terror” Dulay (Philippines/8-2-0, 5 KOs) on the pay-per-view undercard of what was billed as Floyd Mayweather’s final fight against Andre Berto, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the opening round, Davis knocked Dulay down twice with left hands to the head. Immediately following the second knock down, Dulay signaled to referee Russell Mora that he didn’t want to continue, forcing Mora to call a halt to the action at 1:34 of the first round. Davis-Dulay was originally scheduled for eight rounds, but was moved to a six-round fight on the day of the fight to accommodate the Showtime televised broadcast.

   Davis’ longtime boxing trainer, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore, MD), said, "Mayweather Promotions is doing a great job keeping Tank active, and that is great for any gifted young fighter. He just fought in September and hasn’t taken much time off from the gym. Our last opponent was somewhat of a disappointment, because he didn’t put up much resistance and the fight ended faster than we expected. Some of that might have been because he wasn’t used to facing a skilled power-puncher like Tank. Cristobal Cruz is a veteran in this sport, and he seems very durable. Cruz can hopefully come in and give Tank some valuable rounds of experience. As long as we stick to our game plan, and stay focused, we will come out victorious once again on October 30.”

     The 20-year-old Davis discussed his upcoming fight in Orlando. He said, “I’m feeling very strong right now, and I’ll be trying to break Cruz down over the course of ten rounds. I don’t ever go looking for the knockout. I like to break my opponent down. If the knockout comes, it comes. I just listen to my coach and do what I’ve been doing. My team is going to be ready for whatever our opponent does in there. This fight will hopefully give me some good experience as I move towards a title fight. I’m not going to be paid by the round. My goal for this fight is to continue impressing the boxing fans like I have been doing.”

     Davis continued, “Floyd Mayweather has said many times that he believes that I’m up next, and you will see why fans are calling me “The One” on October 30. My team has big plans ahead for me, but I have to take care of business on Friday or those things can’t happen like they are supposed to. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Yekim, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Rich Brand, and Ethika. I hope to see lots of my fans come down to Orlando for the fight on Friday night. If you are already coming to the fight, you are going to get your moneys worth. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."

     Tickets to Gervonta Davis vs. Cristobal Cruz are priced at $100, $50, and $25, plus additional taxes and fees. Parking at The Venue is $10. The Venue is located behind CFE Arena at 4000 Mercury Circle, Orlando, FL, 32816. You can purchase tickets by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or buy them online at You can also purchase tickets through Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at For the latest updates and information on Davis’ weigh-in info and fight time, follow his social media accounts.

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( Photos courtesy of Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions, Esther Lin/Showtime, and Team Davis)    

"Mr." Gary Russell Jr. Never Ending Progression To Become Great!

Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) held a media workout at The Enigma Boxing Club in Capital Heights, MD on Tuesday as he prepares for his championship bout on November 14 on SHOWTIME.

Gary Russell Jr. 26-1,(15KO's) held a media workout at The Enigma Boxing Club in Capital Heights, MD on Tuesday as he prepares for his championship bout on November 14 on SHOWTIME.

With his first defense of his WBC Featherweight World Championship on the line, Gary Russell Jr. will take on Colombia's Oscar Escandón 24-2,(16KOs) in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Nov. 14, live on SHOWTIME (10:45 p.m. ET/PT) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

"Training camp is going great, we're right on course. There was a minor hiccup in the camp because I was supposed to fight on Oct. 24. I started sparring, but once the fight got pushed back to November 14 I cut the sparring off. I didn't want to peak too early.

"Today (Tuesday) was my first day back sparring again. I'm working on my timing, ring generalship and lateral movement.  We're right on course. 

"Oscar Escandon is strong and durable. He comes straight forward. If his corner was smart they would try to take away my hand speed which will be a big factor in the fight. He'll need to close the distance, smother my punches so speed isn't a factor.

"We are working on becoming just as comfortable fighting on the outside as I am fighting on the inside.

"A lot of fighters are one-dimensional. We are trying to make that diamond shine on all sides.

"I know that I will be victorious without a doubt. Anyone that you get in the ring with these small, 8-ounce gloves always has a possibility of creating an upset whether he's a big puncher or not.  It only takes one shot.  It's the fighters' job to take away that opportunity.  

"I'm excited to fight, period.  I don't even think about this fight being a title defense. It takes a certain type of mental toughness and psychological strength to get in the ring and perform. Anyone who gets in the ring against me is a champion in my eyes.

"It's been about seven months since I fought.  I'm always anxious to get back in the ring. 

"If I get past Escandon I would love to fight Leo Santa Cruz, we fought in the amateurs.  But we never underestimate any opponent and we are focused on getting this fight out of the way first. Lee Selby is another guy that we're looking at.  Of course Abner Mares, even though he lost, would be a great fight.  These are the type of guys that we'd like to fight. 

"Having my family with me during training camp means everything to me. It's where I get my energy from. A lot of guys feel like they have to get away for training camp, but I don't have to leave home. My family is the driving force behind my training camp and where I find my power and motivation. At the end of the day, I box for my family.

"If my brother ends up fighting on my undercard it would be very cool for me. It will be funny because if he does compete, you will definitely see me work his corner before my title fight."


"I know it's a championship fight, but we go into every fight like it's a title fight. We don't know a ton about his opponent, we just train like champions.

 "I have six sons, all of them are fighters. They all have different attributes as people that translate differently into who they are as people and in the ring.

 "Antonio Russell is 4-0, he's worked really hard all of his life. Outside of the gym, he can fix anything. Antoine, who just qualified for the Olympic trials, is brilliant. I'm very proud of him because he just graduated valedictorian of his class with the highest GPA of anyone in Prince George's county. Then you have Gary, who is so hard working, he's the future patriarch of the family. He has an old spirit.

 "I'm proud of all of my kids and I'm proud that we're a strong family unit. We learned a lot from Gary's loss to Vasyl Lomachenko. We have a motto at the gym that hangs from a banner, it says 'Success is the Ultimate Revenge' and we've lived by that ever since the loss. We learned an important lesson from that fight and have moved on.

 "Boxing is a fleeting thing, you don't do it forever. We're doing our own thing. I'm not worried about what other people have done. 

 "As a father, your paternal instinct kicks in because in this sport, anything can happen. You don't want to see your son end up hurt. So we train for any circumstance. Because of that instinct, I've been strict and hard on my sons in order to try to keep them safe."

(Fighting on the Friday, Oct. 30 non-televised Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce TV undercard and potentially the November 14 undercard.):

"With the way we train and fight, our defense sets up our offense and our offense sets up our defense. 

 "My job is to go in there and win fights. I know my opponent is a tall guy, but I also know that he is not going to win. He doesn't have the punching power or ring generalship that I have.

"Once I win, I'm on to the next. I'm trained to fight consistently. I hope I get this guy out early, if it comes and presents itself. Then I'd love to fight on my older brother's card two weeks after."

Follow Gary Russell Sr. on Twitter @BigGaryRussell
            Gary Russell Jr. @mrgaryrusselljr
also Antonio Russell @GAntonioRussell

(Photos courtesy of SHOWTIME)