Saturday, July 11, 2015

Douglas And Odom Featured On ShoBox July 17th!

On Friday July 17th at the Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA two Beltway Boxers will be featured on ShoBox The New Generation. There are two regional titles on the line, the vacant WBC Latino middleweight title, and vacant International Boxing Organization Inter-Continental middleweight title. Antoine MrEasy Douglas 17-0-1 (11KO's) will take on Istvan Szili 18-0-2 (8KO's). Also Jerry Tks Odom 13-1, (12 KO's) will face Samuel Clarkson 14-3, (8 KO's) for the vacant United States Boxing Organisation super middleweight title.

The telecast will start at 10pm ET.

Keystone Boxing Back At The SPHINX Club on July 18th!

The undefeated Fort Washington, MD super bantamweight "Monster" Marq Johns 8-0-1, (5 KO's) has fought his way to becoming the main event on the 59th show for Keystone Boxing. He will face Karl Garcia 4-5-1, (1 KO) of Miami, FL by way of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in a six-round contest. 

The co-main will feature Alantez "SlyAza" Fox 15-0-1, (5KO's) taking on Guillermo "Bald" Valdes 12-6, (3 KO's) of Miami, FL in a six-round contest.

Nineteen year old Myke "The Professor" Fox 6-0, (2KO's), who is the younger brother of Alantez Fox will take on 26 year old Juan Carlos Castillo 4-2, (3 KO's) of Caguas, Puerto Rico.  Castillo is coming off of three straight wins which includes a 1:38 2nd round TKO victory over Aneudy Cordones in the Dominican Republic.

Hyattsville, MD  super lightweight Patrick Harris 5-0, (4 KO's) will be in his first scheduled 6 round bout when he takes on Rafael Vazquez 1-2 of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

District Heights, MD super featherweight Renaldo "Misunderstood" Gaines 6-2, (1 KO) takes on Stephon McIntyre 2-8-2 of Jonesboro, GA in what should be an competitive 6 round contest. McIntyre has been in three other bouts against Beltway Boxers. He's only been defeated by Kevin Rivers, and held both Marq Johns and Marcus Bates to draws.

Cruiserweight "The Golden Goat" Albi Sadikaj 3-0, (3 KO's) of Fort Washington, MD returns to the ring in a 4 round contest against Santos Martinez 2-8-1, (2KO's) of Adrian, MI. This will be Sadikaj's second trip back into the after coming off a two year layoff. In his successful first return on March 14 he scored a 2nd round TKO of Jose Alexis Rivera Ayala at the SPHINX Club.

Leesburg, VA lightweight Eric "El Torito" Hernandez 1-0 returns to the ring after he won his professional debut on June 20th. Hernandez will face the 1-4, (1 KO) Fernando Serrano of Garden City, KS in a 4 round bout.

The always tough super middleweight Devar "Almuhaarb" Ferhadi 4-0, (3 KO's) of Frederick, MD returns to action in a 4 round contest against Travis Davidson 2-7, (2 KO's) of Richmond, VA.

The highly regarded amateur now newly turned professional super welterweight from Rockville, MD Shynggyskhan Tazhibay will take on the also debuting David Wilder of Akron, OH.

For more Info on the card go to
(All flyers created by Keystone Boxing)

Boxing Along The Beltway will have the blow-by-blow call of the card live beginning at 7:55 PM Eastern Time. If you can't make the event in person, You can download The Boxing Along The Beltway Google App for Android.  

Anthony Peterson and Antonio Russell Ready For Bouts in Tampa!

(Photo courtesy of Team Headbangers)

On Saturday, July 11th at the USF Sundome in Tampa, FL two Beltway Boxers will be on the undercard of the Keith Thurman vs Luis Collazo championship bout that will be shown on ESPN. ESPN has ended it's Friday Night Fights broadcast and now will be broadcasting on Saturdays. 

Both Peterson and Russell hit the scale yesterday, Friday July 10th. Peterson will be in a ten round contest against Rameses Gil. Peterson weighed in at 138 lbs while Gil weighed 137 lbs.

Russell will be in a six round bout against Jaxel Marrero. Russell weighed 118 lbs while Jaxel Marrero tipped the scale at 119 pounds. 

These two bouts will not be part of the televised broardcast.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hardwork Promotions Card Highlighted With Three Dramatic KO's!

The Hardwork Promotions card that took place at the Tall Cerdar's Hall in Parkville, MD was a pretty  good card that had six action packed bouts. There was three knockouts and three decisions during the night. The way the knockouts happened is what made the show exciting, but every bout was competitive. 

In the main event of the night Baltimore, MD's Travis Reeves was in a six round contest with Samer Barakat of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. During the first five rounds of the bout Reeves wasn't able to land the looping right hand he normally lands in most of his fights. Barakat tried at times to pressure Reeves but wasn't consistent enough to give Reeves any problems. At the end of the fifth round Reeves did finally land one of those famous looping rights to hurt Barakat as the bell sounded. In the sixth and final round Reeves backed Barakat into a neutral corner and landed that overhand right to send Barakat down for the knockout at 1:15. After Barakat went down referee Brent Bovell called the doctor into the ring to give Barakat medical attention that he needed. Barakat was carted off and sent to the hospital. The good news is Barakat was in better condition before leaving the Tall Cedar's Hall parking lot. 

Reeves improves his record to 10-2-2, (4 KO's) while Barakat falls to 5-2, (3 KO's). 

Kevin Womack of Baltimore. MD was in a four round contest with Tyeson Harrison of Greensboro, NC.  Womack started this bout off by landing the first thrown punch of the bout, a straight left jab that sent Harrison down for an eight count. Womack did not let up after he saw that Harrison was no match for him. He put Harrison down three more times. The second time Womack landed a vicious uppercut that looked to end the fight, but Harrison made it to his feet. The next two knockdowns were from hard left hooks. Harrison survived the first hook but the second shot resulted in referee Ken Chevalier stopping the bout at 1:56 to give Womack the TKO victory. 

Kevin Womack is now 7-5-3. (5 KO's) and Harrison falls to 2-3, (2 KO's).

The comeback victory of the night had to be Damont Giddins of Salisbury, MD getting the late knockout over Travis McClaren of Danville, VA. The first round was an even round, but McClaren opened up round two by turning up the pressure. He was able to land a hard left uppercut to send Giddins down to the canvas. From that point on Giddins didn't look like he was into the fight at all. In the third round McClaren kept control of the entire round. In the fourth and final round it was a different Giddins. Giddins came out and landed some hard body shots that hurt McClaren. Then he landed a left hook to send McClaren to the canvas. McClaren recovered but Giddins finished with a combination of punches to get referee Ken Chevalier to stop the contest at 1:40 giving Giddins the TKO win.

Damont Giddins improves to 2-1, (2 KO's) while McClaren falls to 1-7, (1 KO)

Rockville, MD's Danny Walters loses his professional debut by unanimous decision to Shakeel Phinn of Brassard, Quebec, Canada. The judges scores the bout 40-36 twice and 39-37 all for Phinn.

Danny Walters starts at 0-1 while Shakeel Phinn improves to 2-1, (1 KO).

Dennis Benson of Hampton, VA gets the unanimous decision over Washington, DC's Carlos Black. All three judges scored the bout the same 39-37.

Carlos Black is now 1-2, (1 KO) and Dennis Benson improves to 3-5-2, (1 KO).

Nicholas Rodriguez of Sumerset Kentucky and Arthur Parker, IV of Lancaster, PA started the evening off with a split decision draw with the scores of 39-37, 39-37, 38-38.

Rodriguez is now 0-2-1 and Parker is 1-13-2, (1 KO).

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hardwork Promotions Weights Are In And Card Is Set!

Scale watch

Travis Reeves (right) 194.5 lbs. vs Samer Barakat 193 lbs.

Kevin Womack 154 lbs. vs Tyeson Harrison 155.5 lbs
(Womack continues to stay busy this year. His bout makes the fourth time he's fought in less than two months.)  

Damont Giddens 147 lbs. vs Travis McClaren 147 lbs.

Carlos Black 224.5 lbs.  vs Dennis Benson 227.5 lbs.

Danny Waters 169. 5 lbs. vs  Shakeel Phinn 174 lbs.

Nicholas Rodriguez 125.5 lbs. vs Arthur Parker IV 131.5 lbs

Tonight's July 9th card will take place at the 
Tall Cedar's Hall
2501 Putty Hill Avenue, Parkville, MD

 Tickets are still available.

A very nice article was written in The Baltimore Times last week July 3, 2015 featuring Hardwork Promotions promoter, Venroy July. Click on the link below to read the full story.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Keystone Boxing Will Be Having Show #59!

Keystone Boxing will be hosting show No. 59 on July 18 at the Sphinx Club DC. This will be a show to remember. It looks like the card will be loaded with ten exciting competitive bouts. More complete details will be posted this weekend. 

This flyer is a preview of the hometown fighters. 

Main Event
(DMV'S Marq Johns vs Out of town fighter Karl Garcia)
Black & White photos of all the DMV Fighters

(Flyers created by Keystone Boxing)

Hardwork Promotions Card On Thursday July 9th!

The Hardwork Promotion card is almost complete. The card will be held on Thursday July 9th at the Tall Cedar's Hall in Baltimore, MD. 

These are the bouts they have.

Travis Reeves v. Samer Barakat
Joel Young v. Albert Mendoza
Nicholas Rodriguez v. Arthur Parker IV
Damont Giddens v. Travis McClaren
Carlos Black v. Dennis Benson

Drayvontay Rawls and Devin Butcher opponents are TBA
All bouts are subject to change at any moment.