Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Hits The Scale In Newark, NJ!

(Photo by Ross Molovinsky)

 Vazquez 140 lbs. vs Reed 143 lbs.

Waldorf, MD's Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed 13-0, (7 KO's) is coming off of a Nsecond-round TKO win over Eddie Soto on March 14 at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC. On the other hand his opponent Osenohan Vazquez 8-3-1, (3 KO's) of Newark, NJ will be trying to come from a first round KO loss to Clarence Booth at the Sun Dome in Tampa, FL on February 28.

This will be an eight-round contest
Friday night May 8th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The contest will possibly be a swing bout for the TruTV telecast. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

"Swift" Jarrett Hurd Dedicated To Becoming Great!

"Swift" Jarrett Hurd of Accokeek, MD is a junior middleweight that has a lot of support while he pursues his professional boxing career. It starts with his family, friends, boxing team "TEAM SWIFT", and the fans that cheer him on while he's at work inside the ring.

Mr. Thomas Browner, Hurds trainer during his amateur career developed Jarrett well in spite of being in a strong division that had a group of fighters such as Jerry Odom, D'Mitrius Ballard  and Demond Nicholson. Odom along with Ballard moved on to win National Golden Gloves championships, but all four fighters currently have outstanding professional boxing careers.

Jarrett held his own by giving these guys a hard way to go and also won a few tournaments himself. In 2008 he competed in the National Golden Gloves but came up short.  Mr. Browner has also trained heavyweight Tony Thompson and has trained Hurds current trainer Ernesto Rodriguez as an amateur and a professional.

After his amateur days were over Hurd questioned himself and decided to get a job and start working in 2009. Mr. Browner said to Hurd "You don't need a job when you know how to fight! You don't need a Job!" In 2010 while Hurd was at work he received a phone call from his older brother saying that Mr. Browner had passed away. The day of the funeral Ernesto Rodriguez approached Hurd and asked him when was he coming back to the gym. Jarrett put in his two weeks notice with his job and came back to the gym the following week.

With the boxing background that Rodriguez has he is bringing out the best in Jarrett both inside and outside of the ring. Hurd currently has a professional record of 15-0, (9KO's). His career has been moving at the right pace.

Jarrett has the skills and power it takes to compete with the best boxing talent out there. This has been noticed by the top manager in the sport of boxing, Al Haymon. Haymon signed Hurd because he sees that Hurd has a good future in this sport. With that being said Rodriguez and Hurd sat down and gave this opportunity a realistic thought.

Trainer Ernesto Rodriguez:
"I told him 6 years from now should be a point where he is either breaking through or has broken through and if that's not the case, time to check out."