Saturday, March 21, 2015
The first of the female championship bouts started with "The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas. Salinas of Manassas, VA showed no signs of a long layoff from the ring with the dominating performance she put on last night at Martins West against her opponent Angel Gladney of Columbia, SC. Salinas came out with accurate offense and swift moving defense. She was landing from all angles upstairs and downstairs on Gladney in the ten round championship bout. Salinas captured the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Women's Super Featherweight Championship by unanimous decision over Angel Gladney with the scores of 99-91 twice and 98-92.
Salinas is now 16-3, (4KO's) as Gladney falls to 8-11-1, (6KO's).
Another Beltway Boxer and female champion, Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas is definitely making a statement in women's boxing in the flyweight division. Douglas faced the said to be tough opponent Maria Suarez of Santa Maria, CA. Maria came into this bout with a history of fighting tough opponents and winning, but Douglas just proved that her speed was too much for Suarez. Douglas was landing punches with her quick hand speed and avoiding getting hit with her great foot movement. This bout was scheduled as a ten round championship contest, but Douglas finished the bout by knocking Suarez to the canvas in the eighth round to end the fight by TKO.
Douglas wins the UBF Flyweight title and improves her record to 9-0,
(4KO's). Maria Suarez drops to 9-2-1.
In the main event of the night Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson continues to stay on top of women's boxing. The Ashburn, VA and Beltway Boxing native Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson faced Kita "Ready-Made" Watkins of Fort Worth, TX in a ten round UBF championship bout. In this bout both fighters were battling toe to toe, but Nelson got the best of the exchange by sending Watkins down to the canvas in the second round.
Tori Nelson: "She can take a punch. She has a chin and she came to fight. She stayed in the pocket with me...she came to fight! That's what I like. I didn't have to chase her. I'm glad I trained like I did because if not I would have slept on her because of her record and that's what I don't do".
Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson hasn't lost a single round in her last three bouts. She wins this bout by unanimous decision with all three judges giving her scores of 100-89.
Nelson improves her record to 14-0-3, (1KO).
Friday, March 20, 2015
Davis was in a tough six round contest with Hilario Medina. Medina gave everything he had to make this bout one of the toughest wins for Davis. Medina scored a sixth round knockdown but it wasn't enough to take the fight away from Davis. Judges scored the bout 59-55, 60-55, and 58-55 giving Davis the unanimous division.
Davis improves to 9-1, (4KO's) while Medina falls to 2-6.
Devin Butcher vs David Rohn
Kwame Ritter vs Santos Martinez
Joshua Davis vs Hilario Medina
Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) World Female Super Featherweigh Title
Jennifer Salinas 15-3 vs Angel Gladney 8-10-1
Travis Reeves vs Lamont Capers
Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) World Female Flyweight Title
Tyreishia Douglas 8-0, 3KO's
vs Maria Suarez 9-1-1
Demond Nicholson vs Edgar Perez
Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Women's Junior Middleweight Championship
Tori Nelson 13-0-3, (1 KO)
vs Kita Watkins 7-11, (1 KO)
In the third professional bout of his career Devin Butcher sent David Rohn to the canvas with solid right hands twice in the bout. The first knockdown came at the final seconds of the first round and the second one finished the bout at 52 seconds of round two. Butcher gets the win by TKO. He is now 3-0,(1KO) while his opponent David Kohn is looking for his first win 0-4-1.
Hall of Famer Mark Johnson, rising star Dusty Harrison and former champion Vincent Pettway to attend “Snap, Crackle and Pop”!
Baltimore, MD (March 18, 2015) – Boxing legend Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, undefeated Dusty Harrison and former welterweight champion Vincent Pettway will attend Baltimore Boxing’s “Snap, Crackle and Pop” Saturday, March 27.
The card takes place at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first bell scheduled for 8. Tickets are on sale now by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Baltimoreboxing.com. Individual tickets start at $25 and VIP tables of 10 are available for $500. All VIP ticketholders can enjoy free hors d’oeurves from 7-8 pm and the best seats in the house.
One of the greatest little men in boxing history, Johnson captured the IBF flyweight title in 1996 by knocking out Francisco Trejedor in the first round. The Washington , DC native went on to defend his championship seven times before moving up and winning the IBF super flyweight crown. After a pair of setbacks to future hall of famer Rafael Marquez, Johnson became the first man to beat future star Fernando Montiel in 2003 before retiring three years later with an outstanding 44-5 record. With a legendary career in the books, Johnson was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012.
A well-known rising star, Harrison turned pro at the ripe age of 16. Having been in the limelight from day one, Harrison ’s in-ring success has supported the hype and he continues to improve every time he enters the squared circle. In his most recent bout, the DC based Harrison improved to 25-0 and captured the WBC Continental Americas Welterweight crown by besting Tommy Rainone over ten rounds at Madison Square Garden .
Fighting out of the Baltimore , Pettway became a world champion in 1994, stopping underrated Gianfranco Rossi to win the IBF super welterweight belt. In his next match, Pettway scored one of the most memorable knockouts in boxing history, viciously putting away Simon Brown in the sixth round to retain his title. After Brown hit the canvas, he literally threw punches at the air. The replay has been shown countless times and is a favorite of boxing fans.
Pettway retired in 2001 with a record of 43-7-1 with 32 wins by knockout. Last August, he received the Murray Smith “School of Hard Knocks” award for his lifelong commitment to the City of Baltimore .
“Any time you can have two boxing greats and one of the best young fighters in one place at one time is something special,” said Jake Smith of Baltimore Boxing Promotions. “Vincent has been a great friend and supporter of Baltimore Boxing as is Mark. I’ve known Dusty since he’s a kid and I have no doubt that he’ll be a world champion in the near future.”
Johnson, Harrison, and Pettway will be available to chat with VIP ticketholders, sign autographs and take photos. Five time champion Vinny Paz is also attending and will be discussing his upcoming movie, wine company and spending time with VIP ticketholders.
This exciting evening of boxing will have four title fights including junior middleweight Joey “Bazooka Joe” Veazey and heavyweight Sam “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed in matches for their division’s East Coast crown. The undercard will feature Allen “The Hampton Hammer” Burris, Courtney Hartlove, 2015 Golden Gloves Champion Tommy Coe Jr. and former college basketball star Stefon McCray in separate bouts.
In association with this solid evening of fights, Baltimore Boxing is hosting a special 50/50 raffle for the Brooke and Nathan Fenush Scholarship Fund. The fund was created to assist Baltimore County Fire Department Lieutenant Paul Fenush, whose wife recently passed away.
For more information, go to Baltimoreboxing.com
Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) – 551-206-0578
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Reed scored four knockdowns in the fight, en route to a 2nd round TKO win over Eddie Soto at The Sphinx Club in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A.-On Saturday night, March 14, 2015, Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Waldorf, MD/Washington, D.C.) dominated in his return to the D.C. area, defeating Eddie Soto (Pawtucket, RI) by second round TKO. Reed-Soto, originally scheduled as an 8 round fight, headlined Keystone Boxing’s fight card at The Sphinx Club, located in Washington, D.C. In the fight, Reed dropped Soto twice in round one, and twice in round 2. Soto wasn’t able to continue, forcing the referee to stop the contest at 2:10 of Round 2. Reed’s record improved to 13-0, with 7 KOs, while Soto’s record dropped to 12-9, with 4 KOs. Since signing with Top Rank last year, Reed has traveled outside of the Washington, D.C. area for his fights, having fought in Atlantic City, New Jersey, twice, and Omaha, Nebraska, once.
Reed, who is just twenty-two years old, thalked about his first homecoming performance under Top Rank. He said, “We had an excellent training camp. I stayed close to my fight weight for the entire camp. Top Rank called, and said that they wanted me to fight Soto at 147 lbs. I’m used to making 140 lbs, so making 147 was easy. My team had an aggressive game plan for this fight and it worked. My hand speed created problems for Soto, and he wasn’t able to adjust. I was very accurate with my punches in this fight. I hit him with some big shots, and it ended shortly after that.
This was my first fight in 2015, so I’m trying to get back in the ring several more times this year. There are some big boxing cards in the coming weeks, and I’m looking forward to being a part of them. Thank you Top Rank, Nike Boxing/Athlete Performance Solutions, Ross Molovinsky, and Keystone Boxing for your continued support of Team Reed. Thank you to all the fans of Team Reed who bought tickets to my fight and thanks to all the media that came out to watch me on Saturday night.
”Michael “Buck” Pinson, Reed’s father, trainer, and manager (Dream Team Boxing Gym/Clinton, MD), said, “Overall, I was pleased with Michael’s performance. We had a great camp, my son did what was asked of him, and it showed. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are on our way. Top Rank has some big plans ahead for this team and we should be back in the ring very soon.”
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Media Hashtag: #YesIndeedReed For any inquiries, interviews or appearances, contact Lorin Chvotkin of Team Reed by email at Lbchoyas@yahoo.com or by phone at +1 (240) 498-1478.
Photo credits: fight action pics – courtesy of Dusty Hernandez-Harrison dressing room pics – courtesy of Team Reed pic of Mike Reed with hand raised after the fight - Photo (c) Paul R. Jones
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Join Baltimore Boxing Renaissance II at Martins West Manor where female boxing history being made featuring Tori Nelson, Jennifer Salinas, and Tyrieshia Douglas on tge March 20th. Also featuring Demond Nicholson and Joshua Davis and many more. For more info go to bmoreboxing.com