Saturday, March 14, 2015

Marq Johns Continues To Impress!

Marq Johns is keeping his name on the Beltway Boxing list of fighters to watch. Johns is the Beltway Boxing 2014 Knockout Of The Year Award winner and continues to keep that title going with a solid performance against Bryan Nevarez. Johns set up a counter right hand in round 3 that ended the scheduled 4 round contest. When Nevarez hit the canvas his corner immediately jumped to stop the bout but, referee Brent Bovell didn't see him and the ten count continued. Johns won the bout by KO in round 3.
Johns improves to 6-0-1, (5KO's) while Nevarez fall to 2-2, (1KO).

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Stays Undefeated!

Reed puts on another solid performance against the veteran Eddie Soto. Reed sent Soto to the canvas 4 times in the bout. The speed of Reed was just too much for Soto. After the final knockdown the corner of Soto had the Commission step up to the edge of the ring to stop the fight at 2:10 of round 2. 

Reed improves to 13-0, (6KO's) while the veteran Eddie Soto falls to 12-8, (5 KO's)

Patrick Harris Dominates With Flawless Performance!

Harris used the body shots to perfection. He landed so many solid shots on Carlos Acevedo that all the energy was completely drained from Acevedo. Harris get the TKO win at 36 seconds of round 2.

Harris moves to 5-0, (4 KO's) while Acevedo falls to 3-0.

Renaldo Gaines Gets Sixth Win!

Renaldo Gaines found a home for the left hand against Marquis Pierce. Gaines dominated all four rounds of the bout, but Pierce at times tried to fight his way back into the fight. Each time Pierce landed one shot Gaines came back with two or three more harder shots to keep control of the rounds. The judges scored the contest 40-36, and 39-37 twice giving Gaines the unanimous decision win.

Gaines improves to 6-2, (1KO) while Pierce falls to 1-5.

Myke Fox dominates Thomas DeLeon!

Myke Fox opened the bout up using his solid jab that opened up the opportunity to land a shot that sent DeLeon to the canvas. After the first knockdown Fox continued to pressure DeLeon against the corner landing multiple head and body punches that made the referee step in to stop the bout. Fox gets the TKO win at 1:51  the first round.

Fox improves to 6-0, (2KO's) while DeLeon falls to 0-2.

Albi Sadikaj Returns With Strong Finish!

After a 18 month layoff Albi Sadikaj entered into the third bout of his career against the debuting Jose Alex Rivera-Ayala. Ayala started round 1 throwing wildly. Sadikaj and his corner adjusted in round 2 very well. Sadikaj landed a solid right hand that sent Ayala into the ropes counting as a knockdown. A few seconds later Sadikaj lands another hard shot that ends the bout at 1:42 of round 2 giving him the TKO victory.
Sadikaj improves to 3-0, (3KO's).

Alexandru Marin Improves To 6-0!

In his first six round contest Alexandru Marin landed lots of punches, but couldn't get any clean solid shots in that could have finished the fight in the earlier rounds. He was still able to win every round with scores of 60-53, and 60-54 twice on the judges score cards.

"The Rock" Wins By TKO!

Chris "The Rock" Warden opens his professional career against the debuting Marshawn Hughes. Hughes has a MMA background and it showed in the ring tonight as he tried a spinning backhand that didn't connect. Warden was just too strong tonight. He sent Hughes to the canvas in both the first and second rounds. Referee Brent Bovell put a stop to the bout in the second round at 2:36 giving Warden the win by TKO.

Warden starts 1-0, (1K0) while Hughes starts 0-1.

Joseph "Mack" Williams Defeats Jorge Alverez!

With not understanding why Jorge Alverez picked this fight as his debuting bout he was stopped by Williams in the first round at 2:02 by TKO.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard Remains Undefeated!

D'Mitrius Ballard of Temple Hills, MD is now 9-0, (8KO's) after scoring a first round TKO over Jason Zabokrtsky at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX.

Ballard is off to a great start in his early professional career with only one fight going the distance against Lekan Byfield on Sept. 30, 2013 at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. Ballard shows he is a puncher with power by stopping his eight other opponents in the early rounds.

Feb. 23, 2013 First round TKO over Kelly Henderson at the Masonic Temple, Masonic Theater, Detroit, Michigan.

April 27, 2013 Second round TKO over Marcus Clay at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Jan. 25 2014 Third round TKO over Marlon Farr at the DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia.

April 19, 2014 Second round TKO over Quincy Miner at the DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia.

Aug. 9, 2014 First round TKO over Barry Trotter at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Oct. 30, 2014 First round TKO over Thomas Gifford at the Memorial Hall, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Dec. 6, 2014 Third round KO over Tylon Burris at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

March 12, 2015 First round TKO over over Jason Zabokrtsky at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX. 

What You Should Know About Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson!

Lorenzo Demetrius Simpson is an American amateur boxer for USA Boxing. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 15, 2000. Simpson currently resides with his family in Owings Mills, Maryland. He attends St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is a ninth grade high school basketball student-athlete. He has an older brother, Maurice, and a younger brother, Donte. 
In July 2004, the Simpson family endured a tragedy. While four year-old Simpson was at school, his father, Lorenzo Dante Simpson, was murdered during a daytime home invasion. After the death of his father, Simpson had several altercations in school and was regularly finding himself in trouble. His mother, Danica (Carroll) Ward, thought that a positive solution would be to involve her son in organized sports. She signed him up to play basketball with his older brother, Maurice, at the John Eager Howard Recreational Center, and later, at the Chick Webb Recreation Center. He enjoyed playing basketball, and it helped him deal with the loss of his father. 
Simpson’s uncle is former professional boxer and heavyweight world champion, Hasim Rahman, Sr. After noticing that Simpson had interest in watching Rahman’s fights, his stepfather, Courtlon Ward, took him to Upton Boxing Center in Baltimore. Although he was too young to train, he watched for hours while others boxers trained. When he arrived home each evening, he practiced what he observed in the gym. When he was eight years old, he began training with boxing coaches Calvin Ford, Mack Allison, and Kenny Ellis. Allison is credited with giving him a nickname that described the shape of his head, “Truck.” In 2011, tragedy struck again, when his older boxing teammate, Ronald T. Gibbs (known as “Rock”), was stabbed to death. Later that week, ten year-old Simpson won his first National Silver Gloves Championship, and he has won it every year since. That same year, he also won the National PAL Championship. Altogether, Simpson has won six national championships. 
Simpson has compiled an outstanding amateur boxing record of 100 wins and one defeat. Throughout his years in boxing, he has learned the importance of keeping a healthy diet and maintaining a strict training regimen. He has fought nationally in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. In boxing, he competes at welterweight (147 lbs). He has traveled to many of the same states for basketball tournaments and camps. During the 2013-2014 football season, Simpson was a slot receiver and running back for City Springs Middle School in Baltimore. He elected not to play football this year, but plans to play again in the future. 
This year, he made the honor roll at St. Frances Academy. Simpson takes his education seriously, and plans to finish high school with a solid grade point average. He desires to be known as an all-around athlete, and his future plans include becoming a world champion pro boxer. Simpson enjoys going to the movies, shopping, using social media, and spending time with his friends.

D.C. Native Reed Excited To Be Coming Home!

(All Flyers created by Ross Molovinsky)

By Alejandro “Alex” Burgos, Keystone Boxing staff writer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11) - Keystone Boxing, promoters Ross and Gene Molovinsky, in association with Top Rank, Inc. introduce the first professional boxing event at the historic 87-year-old Sphinx Club in Washington, D.C. on Saturday March 14 at 8:00pm.
The 58th professional show by Keystone Boxing features nine exciting matches with some of the region's best talent on display.

Headlining the night will be Top Rank Inc.'s undefeated Super Lightweight prospect, Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed (12-0, 6 KOs) as he takes on veteran New Englander, Eddie Soto (12-7, 4 KOs) in an eight-round bout.

When Top Rank Inc. signed the talented southpaw, the companies Vice President, Carl Moretti let it be known just how special Reed is.

"He has a solid amateur background and his hand speed travels faster than bad news," said Moretti.
Reed returns to the friendly confines of Washington, D.C. after successfully winning fights on the road in Atlantic City and Nebraska in 2014.

“After being on the road for the last three fights, I am truly excited to come back home as the main event on another Keystone Boxing card,” said Reed.

Reed know just how pivotal this fight will be for the area’s boxing landscape. “Having a Top Rank fighter headline in D.C. is a good sign of things to come. I can’t wait to show Top Rank how great the boxing scene is in the DMV.”

In the co-main event, "Monster" Marq Johns (5-0-1, 4 KOs) of Fort Washington, Md. takes on Carolina, Puerto Rico native Bryan Perez-Nevarez (2-1, 1 KO) in a six-round bout.

Johns is coming of an exciting victory over fellow Boricua Jaxel Marrero in January and looks to get back to his knockout ways.

Also featured on the talent-rich card will be Hyattsville, Md. native and electric 20-year-old lightweight prospect Patrick Harris (4-0, 3 KO's) of the Headbangers Boxing Gym.  Harris, the 2013 141-pound U.S. National Champion and nephew to Lamont & Anthony Peterson, with face Carlos Acevedo of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (0-2) in a 4-round lightweight bout.

Slick 19-year-old southpaw and Forestville, Md. native, Mykal "The Professor" Fox (5-0, 1 KO) who takes on late substitute Alfred Hall (3-7-2, 2 KO's) of Jackson, Mich. in a six-round junior welterweight contest.

 Standing at an imposing 6’3½”, Fox--who is the younger brother of DiBella Entertainment's Super Welterweight prospect, Alantez "SlyAza" Fox--looks to continue his families winning ways and remain undefeated against the 5'11" Hall. It will be Fox's first career bout set at the 140-pound limit.

Romanian-born featherweight prospect Alexandru Marin (5-0, 4 KO's) returns to the ring for the first time in 2015 for his first scheduled 6-rounder against Arturo Santiago (7-10-1, 4 KO's) of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  Marin had a decorated amateur career, being a 2-time Romanian National Champion and Bronze medalist in the Junior Olympics and a reported record of 175-10.

He takes a step up in class against the 28-year-old Santiago.  In Santiago'slast eight bouts, although all losses, he faced opposition with a cumulative record of 105-3.

The resurgence of District Heights, Md. featherweight, Renaldo “Misunderstood” Gaines (5-2, 1 KO), continues as he takes on brawler Marquis Pierce of Phillipsburg, NJ (1-4, 0 KO) in a four-round bout.

Albanian-born cruiserweight Albi “The Golden Goat” Sadikaj (2-0, 2 KOs) of Fort Washington, Md. will face debuting 26-yr-old Bayamon, Puerto Rico native Jose Alexis Rivera in a four-round bout.

The heavy-handed Sadikaj is coming off of an 18-month layoff, but looks to get his career on track and make his mark in 2015.

Lusby, Md. lightweight Chris "The Rock" Warden will make his long-anticipated professional debut against Marshawn Hughes of South Bend , Ind. in a four-round bout. Warden, who stands at 5'4", has an extensive youth amateur resume which includes national accolades, but he has been inactive for the last five years.  He will enter the professional ranks opposite the 20-year old Hughes, who has been a very active fighter in the world of professional MMA.  Warden will be led into the ring by long-time stable mate Dusty Hernandez-Harrison and trainer Buddy Harrison, who will work his corner in the bout.

Opening up the night will be a special attraction bout featuring 2012 United States heavyweight Olympic alternate Joseph "Mack " Williams (3-0, 3 KO's)of Rockaway, N.Y.  Williams, also a former USA boxing national bronze medalist, will face Vega Baja, Puerto Rico's Jorge Alvarez in a 4-round bout set at a catchweight of 185 lbs.

A limited about of tickets still remain on sale at   There are not expected to be tickets for sale at the door for this event.  Ross Molovinsky is the matchmaker, Lorin Elise is the event coordinator

For more information, call 202-809-2405, visit, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @KeystoneBox and visit us on Facebook at Keystone Boxing's official page,

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lorenzo Simpson 5 Time National Silver Gloves Champion Will Be Honored!

Lorenzo Simpson of Baltimore, MD is a very talented amateur boxer. This year Simpson fought is way to becoming a consecutive 5 time National Silver Gloves Champion. There are only two others to win five titles, Oscar De La Hoya and Beltway Boxing's own Dominic Wade of Largo, MD.
A amateur boxing card will take place on Saturday, March 14 in Baltimore, MD that will honor Lorenzo Simpson for being one of the city's brightest amateur boxing stars. The card will be held at St. Frances Academy, located at 501 East Chase Street in Baltimore, MD.  
All tickets are $20.  The card begins at 6 PM.

(Flyer created by Ross Molovinsky)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Weigh-In Location For The Keystone Boxing Card!

(Banner created by Ross Molovinsky)

The Sphinx Club started as the location of our weigh-in, but there has been a change of plans. The new location will be at the Holiday Inn located on 550 C Street S.W. Washington , District Of Columbia 20024. The weigh-ins will start at 5pm on Friday March 13th in the conference room of the hotel. 

The conference room for the weigh-in will be available at 4:30pm.
Hotel Front Desk: 1-202-479-4000

Monday, March 9, 2015

Kevin Rivers Jr. Newest Golden Boy Fighter!

(Photo by Juan Marshall)

The 11-0, (8KO's) Palmer Park, MD super featherweight Kevin "K-Smoove" Rivers, Jr. has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions.

He is the third professional boxer from Team "NoXCuse" along with D'Mitrius Ballard and Lamont Roach, Jr. to be signed with Golden Boy Promotions.

This Week Around The Beltway Boxing Scene!

Ballard Battles Undefeated Zabokrtsky Thursday March 12th In San Antonio!
Article by Gary "Digital" Willaims / Boxing Along The Beltway

Undefeated Temple Hills, MD super middleweight D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard returns to action on Thursday, March 12 when he faces fellow undefeated boxer Jason Zabokrtsky of Topeka, KS in a six-round contest at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX.

Ballard (8-0, seven KO's) has knocked out his last five opponents, including his last outing, a third-round knockout of Tylon Burris on December 6 in Brooklyn, NY.

Zabokrtsky (3-0, three KO's) has not fought since December of 2013 but he has yet to go past the second round. 

The bout will be part of a card that will be shown on HBO Latino.  No word on whether Ballard's bout will make television.


Burke, VA's middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas, 16-0-1, (10 KO's) will face fellow undefeated boxer Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna, 16-0, (7 KO's) of Millville, NJ in a 10-round contest March 13th at the Space at Westbury in Westbury, NY.

Jerry Odom  of Bowie, MD is scheduled for a rematch against Andrew Hernandez of Phoenix, Arizona in one of the other bouts that is scheduled to take place on the televised portion of the card. 

The card is scheduled to begin at 10pm ET on Showtime Boxing.


Article by: Gary "Digital" Williams / Boxing Along The Beltway

The main event features undefeated Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed taking on veteran Eddie Soto of Pawtucket, RI in an eight-round contest.  Reed (12-0, six KO's) returns to the Beltway for the first time since April of 2014.  Reed was the 2014 Beltway Boxing Prospect of the Year.

 A Top Rank signee, Reed has fought his last three bouts on the road, including his last outing -- an eight-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Oscar Valenzuela on November 29 in Omaha, NB.

Soto (12-7, four KO's) is also no stranger to the Beltway area as he lost by fifth-round TKO to Dusty Hernandez Harrison in May of 2013 at the UDC Physical Activities Center in DC.  Soto started his career winning his first 12 bouts but has since lost seven in a row.

The co-feature bout will be a six-round contest between undefeated Fort Washington, MD resident Marq "Monster" Johns and Bryan Perez -Navarez of Carolina, Puerto Rico.   Johns (5-0-1, four KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over Jaxel Marrero on January 17 at the Washington Convention Center. Johns scored the Beltway Boxing Knockout of the Year in 2014 when he stopped Luis Hernandez in the second round on July 18 in Fort Washington, MD.

Perez-Navarez (2-1, one KO) has won two straight since losing his pro debut.  In his last outing, Perez-Navarez won a four-round decision over Kevin Vasquez on July 11 in Humacao, PR.  This will be the first six-round bout for both fighters.

Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick Harris will be in a four-round contest against Carlos Acevedo of Aguadilla, PR.  Harris (4-0, three KO's) scored a first-round TKO over Sean Lockhart on the January 17th card in DC.  Acevedo (0-2) has been stopped in the first round in both of his losses.

District Heights, MD lightweight Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines is in a four-round encounter against Marquise Pierce of Phillipsburg, NJ.  Gaines (5-2, one KO) returned to action after an almost two-year absence and won a four-round unanimous decision over Arthur Parker on January 17 in DC.  Pierce (1-4) will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak.  Pierce fought in the Beltway region in July of 2013 and lost a four-round unanimous decision to Glenn Dezurn in Baltimore, MD.

In another four-round bout, Fort Washington, MD cruiserweight "The Albanian Assassin" Albi Sadikaj makes his return to boxing in a four-round bout against James Jenkins of Atlanta, GA.  Sadikaj (2-0, two KO's) has not fought since scoring a second round TKO over Alando Pugh in September of 2013 in Baltimore.  Jenkins (1-2-1, one KO) was stopped in the first round by Jay Rodriguez in his last contest on September 20 in Queens, NY.

Undefeated featherweight Alexandru Marin of Silver Spring, MD moves into the six-round bout camp with his contest against Arturo Santiago of Mayaquez, PR.  Marin (5-0, four KO's) scored a third-round TKO over Rasool Shakoor on September 27 in Springfield, VA.  Santiago (7-10-1, four KO's) will be facing an undefeated boxer for the fifth straight time.

This card will mark the pro debut of Lusby, MD lightweight Chris "The Rock" Warden who will take on the equally debuting Marshawn Hughes of South Bend, IN.  Warden was a prominent amateur in the area from 2008-2010 participating in the Junior Olympics, Washington Golden Gloves and the Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic.  Hughes begins a transition to boxing from the Mixed Martial Arts world.

Also scheduled to be on the card are undefeated Forestville, MD lightweight Mykal "The Professor" Fox (5-0, one KO) and light heavyweight Joseph "Mack" Williams (3-0, three KO's) of Far Rockaway, NJ.  Both are still looking for opponents.

(Both flyers created by Ross Molovinsky)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Boxing Along The Beltway Has The Latest Golden Gloves Results!

Here are the results from the second night of competition at the Washington Golden Gloves at Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center in Palmer Park, MD:     Click link below.