Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nick Kisner Featured As Main Event On CBS Sports Network in Memphis!

(Photo by Wallace Barron)

"Slick" Nick Kisner of  Ferndale, MD is 14-1-1 with five knockout under his belt. He is coming off of two unanimous decision wins over the 7-7 Pedro Martinez at the  Hanover Armory, Hanover, Pennsylvania back on July 18, 2014 and most recently against Marlon Hayes 23-16 on March 28 at the ABC Sports Complex, Springfield, Virginia. 

Kisner will be facing the 20-0, (16 KO's)  Lateef Kayode of Hollywood, CA by way of Lagos, Nigeria. This will be the first 10 round contest for Kisner and also the toughest bout for him in his sixteen bout career.  

Statement from Nick Kisner:

"Allright everyone. My next fight is the main event live on CBS sports network May 29th in Memphis, Tennesee, against Lateef Kayode!!!! This is by far a major fight. This is my first television appearance and Major fight as a professional!!! Don't miss it!!!!!"

Friday, May 1, 2015

Results From Tonight's 2015 Junior Olympics At Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Gym!

Age     Weight
11/12     75 lb.    
 Tyreek Williams (The Answer) defeats  Anthony Wheeler (Old School)   
Tyreek Williams will face  Mekih Phillis (Keystone) May 2nd

Age      Weight
13/14     85 lb.
Deric Davis (Headbangers) wins the 2015 JO Championship by defeating Kahlil Phillips (Keystone)

Age     Weight
13/14     95 lb.
 Lamar Odems (Kenilworth) defeated Daylann Jones (#11 Overcomers)
Lamar Odems (Kenilworth) will face Dennis Zeigler (Langdon Rec) on May 2nd
Age     Weight
15/16    114lb.
 Seqan Epps (Rosedale) defeated Philbert Griffin (Sugar RL)
Seqan Epps (Rosedale) will face Keith Cooke (No Xcuse) on May 2nd 

Age    Weight
15/16    119lb. 
  Mekih Payne (Keystone)  became 2015 JO Champion by defeating Shakell Daly (Sugar RL)

Age    Weight
15/16    125lb.  
Travon Marshall (D-Block) defeated Malcolm Lowrey (Unattached)
Travon Marshall will face Ameer Brown (No Xcuse) on May 2nd

2015 PVA Junior Olympics
Championship Day will continue Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Gym
Bouts begin at 2pm.

 Lamar Odems VS Daylann Jones

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ishe Smith Gives Cecil McCalla His Second Loss!

Cecil McCalla was defeated by former IBF Super Lightweight champion Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith of Las Vegas, NV by unanimous decision in a 10-round contest. The bout took place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Two judges scored the contest 97-93 while the other judge had it 98-92 all for Smith.

McCalla falls to 20-2, (7 KO's) while Smith improves to 27-7, (12 KO's).

Joshua Snyder Gets Stopped In Indio, CA!

Undefeated Jason Quigley of Woodland Hills, CA landed a solid left hook followed by a right cross to send Joshua Snyder to the canvas at 44 seconds into round two for the knockout.

Snyder falls to Snyder 9-12-1, (3KO's) as Quigley improves to 6-0, (6 KO's).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cecil McCalla Hits The Scale In Vegas!

Cecil McCalla 20-1, (7KO's ) of  Randallstown, MD will take on former IBF Super Lightweight champion Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith 26-7, (12 KO's) of Las Vegas, NV in a 10-round contest at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. 

Ishe Smith weighed in at 155.4 while Cecil McCalla tipped the scale at 154.6.

The bout will be televised by ESPN2 tomorrow night. 

Beltway Boxers Closing Out April And Opening Up May On The Road!

April 30th

Randallstown, MD welterweight Cecil McCalla will take on former IBF Super Lightweight champion Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith of Las Vegas, NV in a 10-round contest at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 30.  The bout will be televised by ESPN2 starting at 9pm.

(Snyder on Left)

Also on April 30th Berlin, MD's middleweight "The Berlin Bomber" Joshua Snyder will be in a six-round contest against undefeated Jason Quigley 5-0, (5 KO's) of Woodland Hills, CA tonight at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.  The bout is slated to open thw Fox Sports 1 telecast at 10 PM ET.

May 8th

Baltimore, MD middleweight Jessie "The Beast" Nicklow returns to action on Friday, May 8 when he faces DeCarlo "3Mendo" Perez of Atlantic City, NJ at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.  The eight-round bout is a co-feature contest that will be televised by ESPN2.

Undefeated Waldorf, MD super lightweight Mike "Yes, Indeed" Reed returns to action on Friday, May 8 when he takes on Osenohan Vazquez of Newark, NJ in an eight-round contest at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

May 15th

Edgewood, MD super lightweight Emmanuel "Tranzforma" Taylor returns to action on Friday, May 15 when he takes on "Relentless" Antonio Orozco at the US Airway Center in Phoenix, AZ.  The 10-round bout will be the televised co-main event on the new Top Rank Boxing Series that will air on TruTV.

May 22nd

Baltimore, MD's Gervonta "Tank" Davis will be looking to keep his undefeated record intact. The 10-0, (9KO's) featherweight along with another Beltway Boxer welterweight Kareem Martin, 4-0-1, (3 KO's) of Washington, DC will be fighting at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Their opponents are TBA.

May 29th

(Photo by Wallace Barron)

Nick Kisner will be facing the 20-0, (16 KO's)  Lateef Kayode of Hollywood, CA. This will be the first 10 round contest for Kisner and also the toughest bout for him in his sixteen bout career.  The bout will be the main event on the CBS Sports Network.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore Boxing Issues Statement On Baltimore Riots!

Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) – As the rioters tear through the streets of Baltimore, MD, boxing promoter and gym owner Jake “The Snake” Smith remains extremely concerned for his friends, family and community. Like many other locals, Smith not only calls the Baltimore area his home but a place where he makes a living.

Having spent his entire life in and around Baltimore, Smith’s two children attend nearby schools and his Baltimore Boxing Gym is located on S. Broadway. For the safety of those that attend, Smith closed his gym yesterday and is keeping the doors shut today as well. Due the violent protests of Freddie Gray’s death, Smith isn’t positive when he will be able to continue training his boxers, many of whom use the Baltimore Boxing Gym as a resource to escape the preexisting dangers of the streets.

Jake Smith:
“In my forty-plus years in Baltimore, this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” said Smith, whose promotional efforts have helped many local organizations through raffles and donations. “We are all aware that there are issues with police brutality throughout the country and while I am extremely disappointed with the lack of prosecution following specific incidents, rioting only makes everything worse. I truly understand that emotions are at all-time highs in Baltimore and people want their voices to be heard but this is not the way to do it. Having worked with people from all walks of life, I wholeheartedly respect everybody’s point of view but I am pleading with the community as a whole to schedule peaceful and civilized meetings with city officials. This is the only way for everybody to get their thoughts and opinions out while hearing what the other side has to say. Riots are only going to tear apart and create further distance between police and citizens in this great city. I pray that everything calms down quickly and a resolution is met.”

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2015 Regional Golden Gloves Championship Results!

Saturday night April 25th from the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD there were more great performances from the DC Region. It was a great crowd cheering on the fighters, and the fighters were giving it their all. 

For the sixth consecutive year the Beltway Boxing Region will have the opportunity to bring home another National Golden Gloves Champion. Last night the DC Region put together a solid group of Open Division boxers to represent this area in Las Vegas, NV for the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions May 10-17, 2015.

The Golden Gloves tournament standout for 2015 is 132-pound Keeshawn Williams of Capitol Heights, MD. Williams won the Truman E. Tuttle Memorial Outstanding Boxer Award after an impressive win over Roger Belch III of Newport News, VA.

Shynggyskhan Tazhibay of Rockville, MD won a decision over Matthew Abregu of Leesburg, VA for the 152 pound class. Tavon Body of Burtonsville, MD is another boxer out of the same Headbanger Gym as Tazhibay. Body captured his second straight 165-pound regional title with a win over Clinso Brumfield of Alexandria, VA.

Milik Titus of Baltimore, MD will make his second trip after defeating Benjamin Dobbs of Virginia Beach, VA in the 201-pound final.

Also joining the DC Region Team will be Justin Bell of District Heights, MD won by walkover at 178 Pounds. Jordan White also joins the team by walkover in the 114 lb class.

Four of the 10 members of the 2015 Open team will come from the Virginia/North Carolina division of the region.  Diego Abregu of Leesburg, VA won by walkover at 141 Pounds because 2014 Golden Gloves Champion Gary Antuanne Russell had a shoulder injury. Jonathan Howard III of Wilmington, NC will be making his third trip to the Nationals.  Howard won the 108-pound championship with a win over Demetrius Young of Bowie, MD. Christopher Laws, Hampton, VA is is the 2015 Region Champion, and DeWayne Beamon of Goldsboro, NC advanced to the Nationals by medical walkover.

Here are the Open Division winners that will represent the 2015 DC Region in the National Golden Gloves Championships.

108 Pounds: Jonathan Howard III, Wilmington, NC

114 Pounds: Jordan White, Waldorf, MD

123 Pounds: DeWayne Beamon, Goldsboro, NC

132 Pounds: Keeshawn Williams, Capitol Heights, MD

141 Pounds: Diego Abregu, Leesburg, VA

152 Pounds: Shynggyskhan Tazhibay, Rockville, MD

165 Pounds: Tavon Body, Burtonsville, MD

178 Pounds: Justin Bell, District Heights, MD

201 Pounds: Milik Titus, Baltimore, MD

201+ Pounds: Christopher Laws, Hampton, VA

Here are the Novice Division Champions for 2015:

114 Pounds: Kevin Pendergrass, Suitland, MD *** Walkover

123 Pounds: Jacob Garcia, Sterling, VA defeated D'jon Brown of Washington, DC

132 Pounds: Donnell Poe, Fort Washington, MD defeated  Luis Castellano

141 Pounds: Dante Cox, Severn, MD defeated Eduardo Mendivil of Newport News, VA

152 Pounds: Sippriano Zelldon, Silver Spring, MD defeated Jacques Jean of Fairfax, VA

165 Pounds: Aaron Anderson, Baltimore, MD defeated Carlos Cruz of Sterling, VA

178 Pounds: Darryl Lane, Washington, MD defeated Bahseem Peterson of Virginia Beach, VA

201 Pounds: Jonathen Surratt, Fort Washington, MD defeated Eric Chandler of Chesapeake, VA

201+ Pounds: Timothy Crawford, Washington, DC defeated Aubur Wright of Richmond, VA

This is the Post-Fight Wrap-up of the 2015 Regional Golden Gloves.
Click on link below to listen in.

Franchon Crews Gets A Win For Team USA!

When it comes to representing women's boxing for the United States Franchon Crews is the name that automatically comes to mind. Congratulations to  Franchon Crews of  Baltimore, MD who captured the victory in a dual meet between teams representing the United States and China on April 25th in Atlanta, GA. Crews defeated the reigning world champion in her 178 lb weight class, Xiao Li Wang, by a 2-1 decision. 

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