Friday, October 9, 2015

Local, National, And World Wide Notoriety For The Beltway Boxing Scene!

December 10, 2011 is the night when Beltway Boxing bounced back very strong. It all started when Golden Boy Promotions took a chance on putting together one of the most exciting fights at the 140 pound weight division. Washington, DC hosted a card the featured Washington, DC's own Lamont Peterson vs Amir Khan as the main event featured live on HBO. Peterson defeated Khan for the WBA/IBF world light-welterweight title by split decision.

The following years is what made a big difference for the Beltway Boxing scene. The area promoters used that 2011 Golden Boy event to rejuvenate this area to showcase the talent that was already here. This area has many fighters that consecutively won National Golden Gloves Championships from 2010 - 2014. Those same fighters decided to make their professional debuts after the Peterson victory over Amir Khan. The progression that those fighters have taken has been noticed by the top promoters and managers in the "business" of boxing. Most of the fighters in the Beltway Boxing area have become part of either the Golden Boy, Top Rank, Al Haymon, DiBella Entertainment, and King's Promotion boxing organizations.

The newest Beltway Boxer was signed on October 8, 2015. Myke "The Professor" Fox is the newest member of King's Promotions! The 6-foot-4 southpaw Fox turned professional on April 18, 2014 and now has a record of 7-0, (2 KO's). The young lightweight has built his young career on solid technical boxing. His future is very promising. Alantez Fox 16-0-1 (6 KO's), the older brother of Myke Fox is signed by DiBella Entertainment, and will be on the October 17 card featuring Lamont Peterson / Felix Dias at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA. (Photo by Ross Molovinsky)

The growth of these young fighters are a great added compliment to what is already here in the Beltway Boxing area. On October 17 Premier Boxing Champions will televise live on NBC Lamont Peterson taking on 2008 Olympic Gold medalist from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz Jr.. Anthony Peterson will be featured in a 10-round super lightweight bout as part of the undercard. Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will challenges interim WBA Middleweight champion Chris Eubank, Jr. of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, for his title on Saturday, October 24 at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. There are other fighters like Tony "The Tiger" Thompson, who also has a fight coming up on Friday, October 30 at the Venue at UCF in Orlando, FL that will be shown on BounceTV. Also current WBC Featherweight Champion "Mr. Gary Russell Jr., who is scheduled to defend his title against Oscar Escandon November 14 on Showtime. In the group there is also DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley. Corely has been able to stay active in this sport. He has been in many different training camps preparing other fighters for their championship bouts. To name a couple, he's helped out Floyd Mayweather, and Danny Garcia. There is much more that could be said about the many fighters in this area.

This area has not only produced some of the most talented male boxers in the world. There are some of the most talented female boxers in the world that live here also. This is on both the amateur and professional side of boxing, past and present. The most current standout is multiple championship title holder Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson. Nelson is ranked # 1 in the IBE, #2 WBA, and #5 WBC.

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Televised Bouts

Gary Russell Jr VS Oscar Escandon in November 14 LIVE on Showtime

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