Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dominic "Lights Out" Wade Featured On Showtime ShoBox June 26!

Largo, MD's middleweight Dominic Wade is no stranger to having televised fights. He is one of the Beltway Boxing area's fighters that has made that transition very well. The undefeated Wade (17-0, 12 KO's) is coming off a second-round TKO over Eddie Hunter on December 20 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. 

Wade's next televised bout will be a 10 round contest against the 44-12-1, (18 KO's) and former world champion "King" Sam Soliman of Melbourne, Australia on Friday, June 26. This contest will also be at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. 

Anthony Mundine is the only fighter that knocked out Soliman in his 57 fight career. Other than that he has went the distance in 11 of those 12 losses. The veteran Soliman is the former IBF Middleweight champion, but has fought for many other titles during his career. Soliman lost his IBF title on Oct. 8, 2014 in his fight against Jermain Taylor in Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi. 

This 10 round contest will be aired on Showtime's ShoBox network on June 26.

Article Focus's On The Life Of Calvin Ford!

The Beltway Boxing area is more than about the fight nights. It's about the entire Beltway Boxing Community. Jeff Harder's article in FightLand tells Calvin Ford's story. It's a very good article that you should read.

Click on the link below to read full article. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"The Pride of Alexandria (VA)" Brandon Quarles Returns To Springfield,VA!

The 15-3-1, (7KO;s) middleweight Brandon Quarles has been consistently training week after week waiting for the opportunities to keep competing. He has been fighting locally, up and down the east coast and also he's even fought on televised cards. Televised cards are the cards that every fighter wants to be on. Quarles was given three of those opportunities. Quarles defeated Corey Preston by split decision on HBO on July 9, 2011 in Atlantic City,  lost to Daquan Arnett on Showtime by unanimous decision on Jan. 11, 2013 in CA, and defeated Dennis Sharpe on Comcast by TKO in Washington, DC on Nov, 1, 2014.

BQ:  I learned from since fighting on TV, the reward has to out weigh the risk. Getting back on TV is not the problem, just making a opportunity for myself. When I do go back on the B side, the ball is a little more on my side. I'm still learning so club fights like the one June 6th gives me a chance to work on things. When I do step back on the road there will be know turning back, I'm a fighter! So fighting in someone hometown is never the problem for me, I love the challenge. But now days I'm looking at the Business side of it.. Even with 3 losses I put myself As a prospect and see myself getting a tittle shot. I come to fight & my style is entertaining . My time will come.

Brandon Quarles has three previous bouts that took place at the ABC Sports Complex. One of those bouts is when he won the Virginia State Middleweight title with a first-round TKO over Zain "Tiger" Shah back on Nov. 9, 2013. His next visit will be on June 6th when he takes on Jose Felix 11-17-2, (4KO's) in an eight round contest. Jose Felix isn't new to the Beltway Boxing area. This will be his fifth time back. He has fought Lawrence Jone, Tony Jeter twice and Larry Recio. 

Quarles bout against Jose Felix will be part of the Jeter/RBA promotions card that will feature another VA State Title holder, undefeated welterweight Gerome Quigley  vs Benjamin Olinga as the main event.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Baltimore Boxing To Honor Police During “Blood, Sweat And Tears” Card May 29!

Jake Smith’s Baltimore Boxing Promotions will honor the Baltimore Police Department during a special Olympic style card Friday, May 29 at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.

During the recent Baltimore Riots, a number of officers were hit with rocks, bricks and others items while attempting to stop violent protests. Overall, more than 100 officers were injured trying to prevent further damage to the city. During the evening, Baltimore Boxing will have a special ceremony honoring the department for their courageous efforts to stop violent protesters.
“ Baltimore was a very scary place last month,” said Smith. “I had to shut my gym down and know a lot of people had their businesses destroyed. If it weren’t for the brave men and women in law enforcement, things would’ve been even worse. I commend them for the job they did and honoring them during the card is the least that I can do.”
Fast rising heavyweight Sam “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed returns to the ring less than three weeks after his most recent bout when he defends his East Coast Heavyweight crown in the main event. Crossed, who is turning professional after this fight, has shown tremendous improvement and always gives fans their monies worth. His opponent will be announced shortly.
Welterweight Allen Burris looks to continue his hot streak against an opponent TBD in the co-featured bout of the evening and other bouts will be announced shortly.
In addition to honoring the policemen and women, Baltimore Boxing is proudly teaming up with Unified Efforts. Since their founding in 2012 by former Baltimore detective Debbie Ramsey, Unified Efforts is a full-service bullying prevention organization that has helped raise awareness throughout the Charm City . To assist with the program, Baltimore Boxing will donate tickets and proceeds from a 50/50 raffle on fight night.
“This is going to be our second time working with Unified Efforts,” said Smith. “Debbie has a great heart and it was an excellent experience having her at our card last November. We are very glad to have Debbie and Unified Efforts promoting a great message in association with the fight card. Michael’s Eighth Avenue has been our most popular venue and was sold out for the last card so I advise everybody to purchase their tickets early because this will be a special event for the community."

Tickets for “Blood, Sweat& Tears” can be purchased by calling 410-375-9175 or going to Individual tickets start at $25 and VIP tables of 10 are available for $500. All VIP ticket holders can enjoy free hors d’oeurves from 7-8 pm, the best seats in the house and a special meet and greet with five time world champion Vinny Paz.

For more information on Baltimore Boxing Promotions, visit
Contact: Matt Yanofsky (Publicist) – 551-206-0578 or @kopublicity

Fight Night Returns to Baltimore with the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance 3!

On June 20th the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance III, will feature 3 World Champion Female Fighters, Tyrieshia Douglas, Tori "Sho-Nuff" Nelson and Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas who will once again defend their titles. This card also includes the professional debut of Jeffrey McCalla, Baltimore's own James Stevenson, Joshua “Dynamite” Davis, Kwame “Rambo Time” Ritter, Seth Billups and the pro debut of Erick Hernandez. The Baltimore Boxing Renaissance III will take place at Martins West Manor, located at  5817 Dogwood Rd., Windsor Mill, MD 21244 from 7PM – 11:30PM EST. Doors open at 6:30PM Social media interaction available using the hashtag #BBRIII. 

All seating is reserved. Ticket prices are $30, $55, with $200 & $250 with VIP seating is available. For tickets and more information about the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance III, visit, or call 443-377-2505.

Gary Antonio Russell Has His Second Bout Scheduled!

By Gary "Digital" Russell

Capitol Heights, MD bantamweight Antonio Russell will be in his second bout as a pro on Saturday, May 23 when he faces Brandon Ali Garvin of Philadelphia, PA in a four-round bout at the Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University in Boston, MA.

Russell won his pro debut on January 31 in Philadelphia, PA with a second-round knockout of Harold Reyes.  Garvin lost his pro debut on April 10 in Melrose, MA when he was stopped in the first round by Marcos Forestal.

Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson Heading To Philadelphia!

(Flyer by Keystone Boxing)

By Gary "Digital" Williams

Laurel, MD middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson returns to action in his first scheduled eight-round contest at the Stadium Holiday Inn in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, May 29. Nicholson (12-1, 12 KO's) has won two straight since suffering his only pro loss in November of 2014.  There is no word yet on Nicholson's opponent. 

Jeter Promotions and RBA Productions Back Action In Virginia!

Montgomery Village, MD welterweight Gerome "The Showstopper" Quigley 7-0, (6KO's) will defend his newly-won Virginia State Welterweight title on the next Jeter Promotions/RBA Productions card on Saturday, June 6 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Quigley won his title on the last Jeter/RBA card on March 28 at the same location. 

Quigley's opponent DC welterweight Benjamin "Wildcat" Olinga definitely has the heart to make this bout competitive. Olinga (1-9) has gone the distance in his last five bouts and has given most of his opponents some very tough battles. 

Also featured on the card will be Brandon Quarles, Mike Bologun, Edgar Torres, Luther Smith, Cobia Breedy, Zarifbek Nishanbaev, and the pro Debut of  Francisco Bustos. 

Kareem "Reemo" Martin Returns To Action In Atlantic City!

Kareem Martin's next bout will be on May 22 at the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Martin 4-0-1 (3KO's) steps into six-round competition for the first time to face Juan Aguirre of Jacksonville, FL 6-14-1.  Martin scored a first-round knockout  over Cole Milani of Pittsburgh, PA on February 20. 


Baltimore’s undefeated pro boxer looks to extend his win streak on Friday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, May 22, 2015, undefeated professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 10-0, 9 KOs) returns to the ring against Alberto “Ironman” Mora Zuniga (Mexico/pro record: 5-3-0, 1 KO) at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Davis’ bout on the “Rumble At The Claridge” fight card is scheduled for eight rounds, and will be presented by King’s Promotion, in association with DeeLee Promotions. The main event on May 22 will be Juan Dominguez (Brooklyn, NY/pro record: 18-0, 12 KOs) vs. Jonathan Perez (Colombia/pro record: 33-10, 27 KOs). No television information has been announced for the May 22 fight. 

In his previous fight on February 20, 2015, Davis defeated Puerto Rico’s Israel “Macho” Suarez (Puerto Rico/pro record: 4-5-2, 1 KO) at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, winning by knockout at 2:13 of Round 1. Moments into the fight, the twenty-year old Davis dropped Suarez with a vicious barrage of punches, ending the contest after just 47 seconds.

         Davis wants to continue his success in New Jersey. He stated, “I’m excited for my first eight round fight on Friday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. I’m fighting at 130 lbs just to see how my power and speed feels at that weight. Last night, I ran from East Baltimore to West Baltimore and my wind was great. I know there are a lot of people coming up from Baltimore to see me fight on Friday. I will be ready for whatever my opponent tries to do.”

Gervonta said this fight has special meaning for him. “I'm dedicating this fight to Valerie Barnes, who recently died from cancer. She was my best friend's mother. Justin “Fiddle” Carter is like a brother to me, and his family is my family. His mom treated me like her son, and I appreciate everything she did for me. I’m wearing pink for this fight and her name will be written on my trunks. On fight night, my team will wear ‘Fight Cancer’ t-shirts in her memory.”

The city of Baltimore garnered national headlines this month, in the aftermath of the controversial death of Freddie Gray. Citizen unrest, rioting, and looting necessitated the help of the National Guard to restore order and stabilize the city. Davis said, “My neighborhood was in the middle of it all. Lots of people in my city are angry about things they see every day. I want to show people that they can work out their frustrations and do positive things with their lives. This fight on May 22 is also dedicated to my people in the city of Baltimore.”

Trainer Calvin Ford said, “Within the last month, Gervonta participated in peaceful youth gatherings, school visits, and community events. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Councilman Nick Mosby came out to support Gervonta and his endeavors. He is doing the right things to become a real leader for his community, and I’m proud of him."

Ford addressed the upcoming fight. He said, "I do have some concerns going into this fight. Gervonta is fighting his first eight rounder, and we are trying the 130 lbs weight class to see how he performs. My sources tell me that our opponent, Alberto Mora Zuniga, is a scrappy fighter. He has lots of experience, and he’s looking forward to challenging an undefeated fighter. He also has several wins by knockout in Mexico that aren’t listed on his pro record. We’ve had multiple distractions and interruptions in this camp because of the events in Baltimore, but we’ve worked through them. We have a very effective game plan. Gervonta just needs to stay focused leading into this fight, and we will be victorious.”

Davis added, “I’ll be ready on May 22. I want media and the fans to keep me in mind as a top prospect for 2015. For those of you coming to the fight, you will see me put on a great show. Thank you to my manager Al Haymon and promoter Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions for allowing me to fight on Friday’s card. Thank you to my team, Shoe City, Yekim Customs, Tvche, Everlast, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Baltimore Parks and Recreation, Upton Boxing Center, Rashaan Brave, Arli Lima, Ethika, and Councilman Nick Mosby for all of their support. On Friday night, I will be 11-0. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."

General admission tickets ($50) to Davis’ fight on Friday, May 22 can be purchased in Baltimore by calling (410) 622 6034. Tickets are also available online at, with ticket prices listed at $100 (VIP), $75 (Ringside) and $50 (General Admission), plus taxes and fees. Weigh-ins on May 21 will be open to the public, and will take place on the 3rd Floor of the Claridge Hotel. On fight night, May 22, the doors of the Celebrity Theater (located within the Claridge Hotel) will open at 6:00pm, with the first fight scheduled for 6:45pm. The Claridge Hotel is located at 123 S Indiana Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Self-parking is $12, and Valet parking is $15. The Claridge Hotel phone is (844) 224-7386 or (609) 487-4444.

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For any inquiries, contact Lorin Chvotkin of Team Davis, by email at or by phone (240) 498 1478.

*Photo Credits:
ring pics are courtesy of Shawn Eisler Photography
Gervonta studio photo is courtesy of Holman Photos
All other pics are courtesy of Team Davis

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Corley Could Not Complete The Bout In Denver!

Two week of being in Colorado looked like it wasn't enough time to get DeMarcus Corley ready for his fight with Manuel "Manos" Perez. Corley had breathing issues with the altitude in Colorado during the match. Perez might have known that and definitely took advantage of that opportunity to put more pressure on Corley. After the sixth round was over Corley told his corner and the referee he could not continue so the bout was stopped. 

Corley is now 42-23-1, (25 KO's) while Perez's record rises to 23-11-1, (5 KO's).

Here is some info about training in high altitude areas. 

Results from Altitude Training

Athletes in every sport across the world are realizing the benefits that altitude training can have on ones performance, regarding overall strength, power and endurance. It is the only legal way to get a physiological edge of the competition, and popularity amongst athletes has continued to grow. Through a combination of sleeping in normobaric hypoxia every night and moderately working out at altitude 2-3 times per week, athletes can increase performance to otherwise unachievable levels. Scientific studies have shown improvements in performance by as much as 3%.