Monday, July 20, 2015

First Professional Boxing Card At The Horseshoe Casino In Baltimore, MD!

The newest of the Beltway Boxing promoters will make their debut on Friday July 24th. 

District Sports Promotions will be hosting their first professional boxing card at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, MD. This will also be the debut for professional boxing at Maryland's newest casino that opened on August 26, 2014.

Alexandria, VA welterweight "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Yurii Polischuk 6-1-1, (2 KO's) will take on Anthony Prescott 5-5-2, (2 KO's)of Cherry Hill, NJ.  Polischuk has been out of the ring for nine months. In his last bout he defeated Benjamin Olinga by unanimous decision in a six round contest to win the Virginia State Lightweight title.

Co-Main Event

This bout will feature two hometown heavyweights. The undefeated Mike "Silverback" Balogun 4-0, (4 KO's) of Upper Marlboro, MD. He will battle Baltimore, MD's Lonnie Kornegay. The fifteen fight veteran Kornegay will try to pull Balogun into deeper waters. Balogun has never been past the second round. He has KO'd all his opponents in either the first or second rounds. 

Featured Undercard

In a scheduled four round super welterweight contest Zarifbek "Uzbek Warrior" Nishanbaev 2-0, (2KO's) of Arlington, VA will take on Vance Nwakpuda of Philadelphia, PA. This will be a tough fight for the debuting Nwakpuda.

Washington D.C.'s welterweight Jacey Thompson will be returning to the ring for the first time since 2011. The 1-0, (1 KO) Thompson will be taking on Gledwin Ortiz, who is also 1-0, (1 KO) of the Bronx, NY in a four-round bout. 

Drayvontay Speed-Rawls of Glenarden, MD will battle Jorge Soto of Las Vegas, NV in a four-round bout. Rawls will be going into his second professional bout after coming off a successful split decision win over Joel Young on April 23 in Parkville, MD . Soto 0-2 hasn't fought since 2012 and will be looking for his first win. 

In a four round cruiserweight bout Marcellus Yates 0-3 of Washington, D.C. will take on Tahir Thomas 3-0, (2 KO's) of Salisbury, MD. 

The undefeated Edwin Reyes 6-0, (5 KO's) will take on Marko Szalai of Niagara Falls, Ontario, CA in a scheduled four round lightweight bout. Szalai will coming to Baltimore, MD looking for the first win of his career. 

The weighin will be held on July 23rd at the Horseshoe Casino starting at 4pm.  The fights will start at 8pm. 

For tickets call (702) 351-7699

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