Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Gets 15th Victory in New York!

(Photo by Ross Molovinsky)

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed gets unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Luis Joel Gonzalez in a eight round contest at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden. Reed looked to have control of every round. The judges scored the bout  80-73, 80-72 twice.

Fightnews: Arvin Nundloll at ringside,

Super lightweight Michael “Yes Indeed” Reed (15-0, 8 KO's) took extended his unbeaten streak against a game Luis Gonzalez (11-2-1, 6 KO's). Reed was the aggressor and pressed Gonzalez from the word go as he was able to unload clean, crisp combinations frequently throughout every round. By the end of the 6th round, Gonzalez’s face was visibly marked up, a clear and evident sign that for all his heart, he just couldn’t outwit Reed and ended up second best in most exchanges.

Reed improves to (15-0, 8 KO's) while Luis Joel Gonzalez falls to (11-2-1, 6 KOs).

Friday, June 12, 2015

Alexander Johnson Falls To Artur Beterbiev In Chicago!

Light heavyweight Alexander Johnson was stopped in the 7th round by undefeated Artur Beterbiev of Montreal, Canada tonight at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. The corner of Johnson threatened to stop the bout after Beterbiev's knocked Johnson down twice in the fifth round, but Johnson said he wanted to continue. 

Johnson was knocked down two more times in the 7th round, and the referee stopped the bout at 1:38.  Johnson is now 16-3, (7KO's) while Artur Beterbiev remains undefeated at 9-0, (9 KO's).

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Hits The Scale In New York!

  Luis Joel Gonzalez 140.2 lbs    Mike Reed 140.2 lbs 
(Photo courtesy of Ross Molovinsky)

Saturday night, June 13, on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” undercard, held at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden. Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed (14-0, 8 KO's) will take on Puerto Rico’s Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-1-1, 6 KOs) in an 8 round contest promoted by Top Rank, in association with All-Star Boxing. This bout will be part of the main event, Jamaica’s Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) defends his WBA World Featherweight Title against Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs), and in the co-main event, Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) will battle San Antonio’s Ivan Najera (16-0, 8 KOs). The fight card on June 13 takes place on the eve of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. 

The Reed vs Gonzalez bout can be seen on Top Rank TV by going to and clink on LIVE STREAM. Start checking for the Mike Reed bout between the hours of 7 - 9pm to make sure you don't miss it. 

Beltway Amateurs Bringing Home Gold And Silver Medals!

(Ragahleek BarteeJalil Hackett -  Quincey Williams)

The Beltway region has won a total of five medals in the 2015 Junior Olympic Nationals at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA. The gold metal winners are Jalil Hackett, 85 pound Bantam champion, Quincey Williams 80 pound Bantam champion, and Ragahleek Bartee Intermediate, 75 pound champion. The two silver medal winners are Richard Dodson PeeWee, 9-10, 65 pounds and Tyreek Williams Bantam, 75 pounds.

Richard Dodson

Tyreek Williams

Thursday, June 11, 2015

DMV Amateurs Looking Forward To Bringing Home Junior Olympic National Titles!

Ragahleak Bartee, Richard Dodson, Tyreek Williams, Jalil Hackett, and Quincy Williams all will be representing the team sent from the Beltway Boxing area to the Junior Olympic Nationals at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WVA. All five Beltway Boxing amateurs will be fighting for National Titles tomorrow. 

PVA Gets 5 Wins On First And Second Day Of 2015 Junior Olympics Nationals In West VA!

Quincey Williams of Washington, DC started day one by winning his opening bout with  a 3-0 decision over Julian Castillo of San Angelo, TX in the Peewee/9-10-years-old/70 pounds division.

The PVA amateurs put on a solid performance on day two of the Junior Olympic Nationals in West Virginia. They put together four out of six wins (from left to Right) Raghaleak Bartee, Richard Dodson, Tyreek Williams, and Quincy Williams, who won his second straight bout. Damari Philson and Jordan Roach came up short in their bouts, but still performed well.  

Raghaleak Bartee

Richard Dodson

Tyreek Williams

Quincy Williams

Day three will continue this afternoon and tonight with more PVA boxers in action. The results will be up tomorrow.

(All photos courtesy of Ricky Womack /PVA)

Baltimore Boxing Renaissance III Weigh-In Being Held At The Horseshoe Casino In Baltimore!

Heavy Weight Champion Hasim Rahman will Host the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance III Weigh-In at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino!

Weigh-In Friday June 19, 2015 

Fighters will tip the scale at the weigh-in one day before they clash in one of the most anticipated fights creating boxing history. Taking place at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, 1511 Russell Street from 6 PM – 9 PM EST, boxing fans have the chance of seeing boxers of the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance III card weigh-in. Admission to the Weigh-In is FREE.

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 6817 Dogwood Rd., Windsor Mill, MD 21244 Saturday June 20, 2015 from 7 PM – 11:30 PM EST. Doors open at 6:30PM. 

All seating is reserved. For tickets, pricing, seating information and more visit, or call 443-377-2505. For media inquiries and interview opportunities contact Nika Watkins by email at Follow the Baltimore Boxing Renaissance on Twitter @boxnrenaissance and Instagram @boxingrenaissance.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Renaissance III Bouts Scheduled For June 20th!

The Shawstyle Promotions/Shabazz Brothers are returning back to Martin's West in Woodlawn, MD on Saturday, June 20 with three female title bouts for the second consecutive time!

Championship Bouts*

*Tori Nelson - TBA 147 lb, 10, 2 minute rounds 

*Tyrieshia Douglas - Anahi Torres 108 lb, 10, 2 minute rounds

*Jennifer Salinas - Jasmine Clarkson 126 lb, 8, 2 minute rounds

Joshua Davis - Benjamin Burgos 130 lb, 6 round

Seth Billups - Chris Russell 138 lb, 6 round

Jeff McCalla - Carlos Dixon 160 lb, 4 round

Eric Hernandez - Mason Wicket 135 lb, 4 round

Devin Butcher - Walter McCray 168 lb, 4 round

Malik Hawkins - Chris James Gooding 147 lb, 4 round

Parris Chisholm - Stacy Anderson 144 lb, 4 round

Bouts are subject to change at anytime!
Matchmaker, Brian Dillon

If and when any bout changes ProAmFightTalk and Boxing Along The Beltway will keep you informed. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Results From The ABC Sports Complex In Springfield,VA!

(Photo courtesy of Team Quigley)

Last night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. Gerome "The Showstopper" Quigley defended his Virginia State Welterweight title with a fourth round knockout over Benjamin "Wildcat" Olinga at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. 

It took a few rounds for Quigley to get his timing down in this contest scheduled for six rounds. He was coming up short, or missing some punches by just an inch of hitting it's mark. Coming into the fourth round Quigley started to land more accurate shots with his jab to back Olinga up into the corner for a stannding eight count. After that eight count  Guigley saw the opportunity to land two hard uppercuts that sent Olinga hitting the canvas with no chance of recovering.  Referee Freddy Corritone  saw that Olinga was finished and put a stop to the contest at 2:40. Quigley had to fight a little harder to earn the seventh knockout of his career.

Gerome Quigley improves to 8-0, (7 KO's) while Olinga continues to fall with a record of 1-10.

The co-feature on the card was Brandon Quarles also known as "The Pride Of Alexandria VA" taking on Jose Felix of  Albuquerque, NM. Quarles didn't have to spend too much time in the ring during this bout. Jose Felix mentioned that this would be the farewell bout of his veteran career, and that it was. Quarles at one time was questioned about his power but no need to question that anymore. Quarles sent Felix to the canvas with a hard, looping overhand right to the head. Felix recovered after the eight count, but it was when Quarles landed the second right hand to the face of Felix that finished the bout. Referee Malik Waleed stopped the contest at 1:46 of the first. 

Brandon Quarles is working his way back into the mix with a record of 16-3-1, (8 KO's) while Felix is planning to retire with a 31 fight record of 11-18-2, four KO's.

 Super lightweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy representing Bridgetown, Barbados did what he was expected to do against Trevon Blizzard of Wilson, NC. It was no need for Breedy to attempt any head shots in this bout. It was all body work from "The Soldier". Once Breedy landed the first body shot he knew it was over for Blizzard. It was seven to eight body shots that ended the bout in only 30 seconds. 

Cobia "The Solier" Breedy is now 3-0, (2 KO's) Trevon Blizzard starts his career at 0-1.

"The Uzbek Warrior" Zarifbek Nishanbaev of Arlington, VA was in a little tougher bout for the second fight of his career. In his first bout he was able to stop his opponent in 27 seconds of the first round. This contest was a little different. He was facing Forestville, MD's Norman "The Shadow" Allen. In round one Nishanbaev was throwing all power punches. Allen was finding way to stand in there through the entire round because a lot of those shots were landing. In round two Nishanbaev landed a shot that sent Allen down, but Allen was able to recover. The third round was much different. Nishanbaev starting to settle down and begin to box. He landed a flush right hand to the head of Allen to get the knockout at 44 sec in the third round.

"The Uzbek Warrior" Zarifbek Nishanbaev improves to 2-0, (KO's) and Allen falls to 6-15, (3 KO's).

In the fourth bout of the evening it was a solid performance by the former two time kick boxing champion from Rockville, MD. It was the pro debut for super middleweight Francisco Bustos. Bustos was up against the debuting Kashane Sanders of Wilson, NC. Bustos is a fighter that proved he has power. He sent Sanders to the canvas twice in the first round both with solid hard left hands. The bout was stopped at 1:06 of round one.

Francisco Bustos starts his career off at 1-0, (1 KO) while his opponent Kashane Sanders starts at 0-1.

Brian "La Bala" Mendoza of Albuquerque, NM scored a third-round TKO over Donte King of Cambridge, MD in a scheduled four round welterweight contest. Donte King made it a little difficult for Mendoza to find his distance. Mendoza stayed patient and in the third round he landed a right uppercut followed by a left hook that dropped King. King wasn't able to beat the ten count at 1:35 to give Mendoza the victory by knockout.

Mendoza stays undefeated with a record of 6-0, (4 KO's) while King falls to 7-18-2, (3 KO's).

Light heavyweight Eric "The Immortal Man" Govan of Bladensburg, MD was able to score two knockdowns against the debuting Kevin Miller of Lynchburg, VA. Both knockdowns came in the second round because Govan was able to take advantage of the inexperienced Kevin Miller. The bout was put to a halt at 2:45 in the second count. 

Eric Govan his record to 4-1, (2 KO's) while Miller starts 0-1. 

The opening bout of the Jeter/RBA Promotions card started with a rematch. Light heavyweights Lavarn "Baby Bowe" Harvell of Atlantic City, NJ and  Edgar Perez of Chicago, IL faced off in a four round contest. Their first bout was a six rounder with Perez winning by unanimous decision in June of 2014. Perez started the bout by winning the first two rounds, but that was cut short when Harvell was able to land more body shots third round, Those body punches opened up the opportunity for Harvell to land a solid right hand that sent Perez to canvas for the eight count. Harvell was able to win the final round to get the win by unanimous decision. The scores were 40-35 and 39-36 twice.

Lavarn Harvell improves to 14-1, (7 KO's) while Perez falls to 6-15, (3 KO's).

The full blow by blow broadcast link below.