Saturday, August 29, 2015

Recap Of The King's Promotion Card In Washington, DC!

The King's Promotions Washington, DC debut turned out to be a very good night for the DC boxing area last night on August 28. It was a great matched card filled with five out of town match ups along with six hometown fighters featured on the card.

It was an exciting 10-round main event on Friday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC Jonathan Maicelo of North Bergen, NJ fought with the intent of getting his title hopes back. Maicelo outworked Cincinnati, OH's Brandon Bennett throughout the entire bout. Bennett seemed to have his moments but it wasn't enough to win the judges over. Maicelo got the unanimous decision with the scores of 99-91, and 97-93 twice.

Jonathan Maicelo improves to 22-2, (12 KO's) as Brandon Bennett suffers his second lose and drops to 19-2, (8 KO's).
In the co-main event of the evening Phil Jackson-Benson looked as if he never lost a fight in his career. The Brooklyn, NY native that currently lives in Landover. MD showed his boxing skills by using his defense to allow the power of his offense to shine.

Jackson-Benson was matched with Jinner Guerrero of Sucumbios Ecuador in a ten round contest. Guerrero came out being aggressive, but that was not a factor for the defense Jackson-Benson used throughout the short contest. Benson opened up the guard of Guerrero by using a powerful left jab that landed repeatedly on Guerrero sending him back into the ropes multiple times. That same jab created the opportunity for Benson to land hard body shots that was able to break Guerrero down and ultimately get Benson the win by TKO at 1:08 of round three.

Phil Jackson-Benson is now 16-2, (15 KO's) and Guerrero falls to 8-6, (4 KO's).
The former 2012 Olympian Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring made easy work of Ariel Vasquez in a scheduled ten round bout. Herring's speed was the key to overpower Vasquez. It was a solid right uppercut that sent Vasquez quickly to the canvas. The accurate jab and body shots from Herring sent Vasquez down in each of the three rounds during this contest.  After the final knockdown the referee put a stop to the bout at 50 sec in round three to give Herring the TKO victory.

Jamel Herring remains undefeated at 13-0, (8 KO's) as Vasquez falls to 12-9-2, (8 KO's)
Demond "DBestAtIt" Nicholson out of Laurel, MD proves to be a great up and coming middleweight. Nicholson faced Antonio Baker of Fayetteville, NC in a eight round bout. Nicholson didn't waste any of his shots on Baker. Every punch that landed was an opportunity that Baker opened up for Nicholson to take advantage of. It was just too much power that landed too often for Baker to handle. Baker was sent to the canvas and was unable to continue in the second round.

Demond Nicholson get the TKO win at 2:59 and improves to 14-1, (14 KO's) and Baker is now 8-13, (4 KO's).

Here is the Post fight interview with Demond Nicholson. Click link below:
Robert "Playboy" Easter continues to work his way up the lightweight division. Easter defeated the veteran Osumanu Akaba of Accra, Ghana in a scheduled ten round bout. The taller Easter used a mixture of body and head shots to break Akaba down from the opening round. The corner of Easter instructed him to use the jab more often and then go to the body. Easter followed those instructions and was able to land a excellent combination that sent Akaba down to one knee. When Akaba took the knee his corner saw that Easter was landing too many shots their fighter couldn't handle. The bout was stopped at 2:36 of the sixth round giving Easter the win by TKO.

Robert Easter is now 15-0, (12 KO's) while Akaba suffers his ninth lose as he falls to 31-9-1, (25 KO's).
The welterweight David "Day Day" Grayton  out of Washington, DC was able to jump on top of Jose Valderrama of Arecibo, Puerto Rico in a scheduled eight round contest. Grayton was very aggressive from the start of the bout. It was the number of combinations from Grayton that were very effective on Valderrama. Grayton was able to finally establish the correct distance to land some great shots in the final few seconds of the fifth round. Grayton came out in the sixth round and landed more solid shots to send Valderrama down for the final time at 1:42 giving Grayton the TKO in round six.

Grayton is now 12-0, (9 KO's) while Valderrama falls to 4-11, (3KO's).
This was Rameem "Reemo" Martin's first time fighting in front of his hometown in Washington, DC. He was in a six round welterweight bout against Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, NJ. Martin came out firing as if he was looking for an early knockout. Prescott is a tough fighter, but the speed and power of Martin seemed to be a little too advanced for him. The only downside for Martin was that he should've done a little more boxing. If Martin would have boxed more maybe it would've created the opportunity for a knockout. Martin was still able to get the unanimous decision with the scores of 59-55, and 60-54 twice.

Martin is now 6-0-1, (3 KO's) while Prescott falls to 5-7-2, (2 KO's).
2008 US Olympian Raynell Williams of Cleveland, OH dominated Jose Miguel Castro of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Williams, the southpaw started off using his speed and a solid right jab to find his needed distance in round one. In round two Williams used that distance to land a right to the body and left to the head that sent Castro down to the canvas. Williams landed another right hand that finished the fight. The bout was stopped at 2:13 in round two giving Williams the TKO victory.

Raynell Williams is now 9-0, (5 KO's) and Castro ends the night at 5-6, (3 KOs).
Hyattsville, MD's lightweight Patrick Harris continues to stay undefeated with a victory over Irving Hernandez of Caguas, Puerto Rico. Harris showed good ring generalship by using some good foot movement to cutoff the ring and keep pressure on Hernandez. Harris was landing some hard right hand shots, but Hernandez was able to counter with a few of his own. It was the pressure from Harris that kept Hernandez in defensive mode the entire night. Harris dominated on all three judges score cards with the scores of 60-54.

Harris move to 7-0, (4 KO's) and Hernandez falls to 3-13-2, (1 KO).
Leo "Young Bam" Hall was tested for the first time when he stepped inside the ring with the always tough Edgar Perez of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Hall was looking for his seventh knockout, but Perez stole that moment from him. Hall was doing everything he needed to do, but Perez stood in there like he's known to do. Perez never hit the canvas and took every shot Hall sent his way. Hall got the hard unanimous decision win with a 60-54 shutout.

Hall is now 7-0, (6 KO's) while Perez is 6-16, (3 KO's).
In the opening bout of the evening, it was Shynggyskhan Tazhibay of Rockville, MD by way of Karaganda, Kazakhstan taking on the debuting Coleman Phelps of Danville, VA. Tazhibay showed great patience as he waited for Phelps to make mistakes. When Phelps made those mistakes Tazhibay capitalized on every one of them. Tazhibay landed a nice right hand that sent Phelps down in the first round. The next round was much of the same for Tazhibay when he lands a solid left to send Phelps down for another eight count. Phelps was able to get up from that shot, but Tazhibay connected with another right hand to finish the bout. The contest was stopped at 1:36 of the second round to give Tazhibay the win by TKO.

Shynggyskhan Tazhibay is now 2-0, (2 KO's) while Phelps starts his professional career 0-1.

For more recap information on the King's Promotion you can go to The Boxing Along The Beltway Blog and Round by Round Boxing at:

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Here Are The Weights From Washington, DC!

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Friday August 28, 2015 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C.

Brandon “Untouchable” BENNETT 135.6  vs  Jonathan MAICELO 134.6
Phil “Real Deal” JACKSON 169  vs  Jinner GUERRERO 168.4

Jamel “Semper Fi” HERRING 133.4  vs  Ariel VASQUEZ 134.2

Demond “DBestAtIt” NICHOLSON 161.6  vs  Antonio BAKER 161.2

Robert “Playboy” EASTER 134.6  vs  Osumanu AKABA 135

David "Day Day" GRAYTON 145.6  vs  Jose VALDERRAMA 146.8

Kareem "Reemo" MARTIN 146.6  vs  Anthony PRESCOTT 147

Raynell WILLIAMS 132.8  vs  Jose Miguel CASTRO 134.4

Patrick HARRIS 134.2  vs  Irving HERNANDEZ 134.2

Leo "Young Bam" HALL 176.2  vs  Edgar PEREZ 182.8

Shynggyskhan TAZHIBAY 146.8 vs  Coleman PHELPS 145.8

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Reed will seek his sixteenth win when he faces Antonio Canas on Top Rank’s truTV undercard at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Hotel.

On Friday night, September 11, 2015, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, 22-year-old Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, MD/pro record: 15-0-0, 8 KOs) will take on Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (Chicago, Illinois/pro record: 10-1-1, 4 KOs) in an 8 round bout. Reed-Canas will take place on “The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV” non-televised undercard on Mexican Independence Day Weekend. The televised co-main event will be Jessie Hart vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr. and the main event will feature Oscar Valdez vs. Chris Avalos. The live boxing series is presented by truTV and Top Rank, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

      In his previous fight on June 13, Reed defeated Puerto Rico’s Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-2-1, 6 KOs) by unanimous decision in an 8 round bout that opened the non-televised portion of the HBO “Boxing After Dark” fight card at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden. In that fight, Reed walked his opponent down while displaying a varied attack of jabs and powerful body shots. Judges at ringside scored the contest for Reed 80-73, 80-72, and 80-72. The HBO Boxing fight card took place on the eve of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.

      While his win streak has continued, Reed continues to learn and improve from his previous fights. He said, “Immediately after my last fight at the Garden in New York City, my dad asked me what I could have done better. Both of us agreed on cutting off the ring, so that's become a main focus of this training camp. One of the first things that my dad taught me when I started boxing was how to properly cut the ring off. At this level of pro boxing, fighters know more creative ways to circle around the ring. Adjustments must be made going into this next fight.”

      Reed discussed his personal and team boxing goals. “When I signed with Top Rank, it was extremely important to me that I stay busy, and that’s exactly what has happened. At this point in my career, I’ve learned a lot on the job, and I believe I am being prepared correctly for my goal of becoming a world champion. Everything that I'm doing now is to tailor myself to becoming just that. I believe every fight I've had taught different things, and made me the fighter that I am today. I also know that I have plenty more room to learn and grow.”


      Mike discussed his next opponent, Antonio Canas. He said, “We watched some film on Antonio Canas, and he is definitely coming to make this a fight. Canas has a MMA background, and MMA fighters are typically very durable in the boxing ring. As usual, my team has a great game plan going into the fight. I will be well prepared, and I’m looking forward to being 16-0.”

      Reed continued, “September 11 will be part of a huge boxing weekend in Las Vegas, and it will be my first time fighting there, so I definitely want to have a nice showing. I want everyone in attendance to see that Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed is the real deal. If everything goes as planned, there is a possibility that my next fight may be televised. Thank you Top Rank, truTV, MetroPCS, Nike Boxing and Athlete Performance Solutions, Everlast, and everyone that continues to support me and my team.”

      Reed’s father, trainer, and manager, Michael “Buck” Pinson (Dream Team Boxing Gym/Clinton, MD), said, “Michael is working hard in the gym. He will be ready to go and we are looking to impress on September 11. We appreciate all of our fans that are traveling to Las Vegas to support us. Thank you to Top Rank for continuing to be a great company to fight for. ”

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Here Is The Lineup For Friday Night's Card At The Convention Center!

On Friday night, August 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital, King's Promotions in assoc. with Keystone Boxing will present a spectacular night of boxing that will feature some of the best young talent in the United States.

In the main event, Brandon Bennett (19-1, 8 KO's) will square off with former world title challenger Jonathan Maicelo (21-2, 12 KO's) in a Lightweight bout scheduled for 10-rounds.

A terrific undercard is lined up that will feature some of the elite American prospects.

In 10-round Bouts:

Phil Jackson-Benson (15-2, 14 KO's) of Brooklyn, NY will take on Jinner Guerrero (8-5, 4 KO's) of Sucumbios, Ecuador in a Super Middleweight bout.

2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring (12-0, 7 KO's) of Coram, NY will face Ariel Vasquez (12-8-2, 8 KO's) of Managua, Nicaragua in a lightweight bout.

Robert Easter (14-0, 11 KO's) of Toledo, OH will take on Osumanu Akaba (32-8-1, 25 KO's) of Accra, Ghana in a Lightweight bout.

In 8-round bouts:

Demond Nicholson (13-1, 13 KO's) of Laurel, MD battles Antonio Baker (8-12, 4 KO's) of Fayetteville, NC in a Middleweight bout.

David Grayton (11-0, 8 KO's) of Washington, DC will fight Jose Valderrama (4-10, 3 KO's) of Arecibo, Puerto Rico in a Welterweight clash.

In 6-round bouts:

Kareem Martin (5-0-1, 3 KO's) of Washington, DC battles Anthony Prescott (5-6-2, 2 KO's) of Cherry Hill, NJ in Welterweight bout.

2008 U.S. Olympian Raynell Williams (8-0, 4 KO's) of Cleveland, OH takes on Jose Miguel Castro (5-5, 3 KO's) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a Lightweight tilt.

Patrick Harris (6-0, 4 KO's) of Washington, DC will take on Irving Hernandez (3-12-1, 1 KO) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico in a Lightweight bout.

Leo Hall (6-0, 6 KO's) of Toledo, Oh. will box against Edgar Perez (6-15, 3 KO's) in a Light Heavyweight bout.

In 4-round bouts:

And just added, dynamic welterweight prospect Shynggyskhan Tazhibay (1-0, 1 knockout) of Karaganda, Kazakhstan will be featured against Coleman Phillips (pro debut) of Davnille, VA.

 All bouts are subject to change without notice.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Some Of The Top Prospects Will Be Featured On King's Promotions Card In Washington, D.C.!

On August 28 King's Promotions in association with Keystone Boxing will present a action packed professional boxing card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, District of Columbia. This card will feature some of the best talent in the United States. 

For the main event of this card it will be a ten round lightweight bout between Jonathan "La Cobra" Maicelo 21-2, (12 KO's) of North Bergen, NJ taking on Brandon "Untouchable" Bennett 19-1, (8 KO's) of Cincinnati, OH.

Bennett has the most recent win of the two fighters. He had a third round stoppage over Rondale Hubbert back on May 29 his next scheduled opponent Maicelo is trying to bounce back from his 12 round unanimous decision loss to Darleys Perez for the WBA
lightweight title on January 9.

The undercard will also will include 2008 US Olympian Raynell Williams 8-0, (4 KO's) of Cleveland, OH, who will be in a six-round encounter against Jose Miguel Castro 5-5, (3 KO's) of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Also 2012 Olympian Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring 12-0, (7 KO's) taking on Ariel Vasquez (12-8-2, 8 KO's) of Managua, Nicaragua, Robert Easter 14-0, (11 KO's) will take on Osumanu Akaba 32-8-1, (25 KO's) of Accra, Ghana in a Lightweight eight round bout, and Detroit, MI heavyweight Leo Hall 6-0, (6 KO's) will be in a six round bout against Edgar Perez 6-15, (3 KO's) of Carolina, Puerto Rico

Also for the DMV boxing fans there will be six Beltway Boxers on the card. 

In a ten round bout Landover, MD super middleweight "The Real Deal" Phil Jackson Benson 15-2, (14 KO's) returns to action against  Jinner Guerrero 8-5, (4 KO's) of Sucumbios, Ecuador

Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson of Laurel, MD will be in an eight round middleweight bout against Antonio Baker 8-12,(4KO's) of Fayetteville, NC.

David "Day-Day" Grayton of Washington, D.C. will try to remain undefeated when he faces Jose Valderrama 4-10, (3 KO's) of Arecibo, Puerto Rico in an eight round welterweight contest.

Washington, D.C. welterweight  Kareem "Reemo" Martin will be in a six round contest against  Anthony Prescott 5-6-2, (2 KO's) of Cherry Hill, NJ. This will be Martin's second six round contest.

Hyattsville, MD super lightweight Patrick Harris 6-0, (4KO's) will also be on the card taking on Irving Hernandez 3-12-1, (1 KO) of of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.

The newest talent to the Washington, D.C. area, Shynggyskhan Tazhibay 1-0, (1 KO) of Karaganda, Kazakhstan will be featured in a 4-round bout against Coleman Phillips (pro debut) of Davnille, VA

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Here Are The Results From Eastern Market In Washington, DC!

 The results of the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC!

In a main event six-round contest between undefeated Gaithersburg, MD welterweight Gerome "GQ" Quigley faced Dontre "Pound For Pound" King of Cambridge, MD at the North Hall at Eastern Market located in Washington, DC. King went down to one knee after a solid uppercut from Quigley in the first round. Guigley came out in the second round and landed another shot to the head of King to get the knockout at nineteen seconds. 

Gerome "GQ" Quigley improves to 9-0, (8 KO's) while King falls to 7-19-2, (3 KO's).  (Guigley photos are credited to Wallace Barron)

The co-feature on the card was Crofton, MD heavyweight Luther "Lights Out" Smith was in a scheduled four round contest with Schyuler Marshall of South Carolina at North Hall at Eastern Market in Washington, DC. Smith made his pro debut on March 28 in Springfield, VA and scored a first-round knockout over Jonathan Williams. This bout against Marshall wasn't any different. Smith used only 39 seconds to get this contest stopped in the first by knockout.

Luther Smith is now 2-0. (2 KO's) while Marshall falls to 1-6-1, (1 KO).

The hand speed of Glenarden, MD lightweight Drayvontay Speed-Rawls proved to be too much for Brian Raglin of Indianapolis, IN. Rawls sent Raglin to the canvas two times. After the first knockdown Raglin was able to continue, but it was the speed that generated power that caused Raglin to go down the second time. Raglin made it to his feet, but was in no condition to finish the fight. The bout was stopped at 2:18 of round one.

Drayvontay Speed-Rawls is now 3-0, (1 KO) while Brian Raglin is still looking for his first win.

Here is how Gary "Digital" Williams of Boxing Along The Beltway saw the earlier portion of the card:

In the only bout on the card to go the distance, Edgar "The Tiger" Torres of Springfield, VA won a four-round unanimous decision over veteran Andre Baker of Lumberton, NC.  Torres dropped Baker with right hands to the head and body in the second round and went on to win relatively easily.  Torres won by scores of 40-35 (twice) and 40-36 to raise his record to 6-0-1, three KO's while Baker falls to 10-43-2, two KO's.

Heavyweight Stan Williamson of Columbia, MD opened the card with a third-round stoppage of debuting Marquis Benson of Indianapolis, IN.  The 6'7" Williamson towered over his opponent and, once he found the range, was able to land destructive combinations to wear Benson down, finally getting the stoppage at 30 seconds of the third.  Williamson is now 4-0, four KO's.

Two boxers who are signees of GH3 Promotions of New Jersey put on very impressive performances on this card.  Lavarn "Baby Bowe" Harvell of Atlantic City, NJ stopped Quincey "Pretty Boy Vegas" Miner of Kansas City, MO at 2:35 of the first round.  Harvell battered Miner throughout the round, eventually dropping him with a solid right hand.  Miner could not beat referee Mark D'Atillo's count and the bout was stopped.

Harvell, who now trains in Virginia, raised his record to 15-1, eight KO's.  Miner is now 3-10.

The newest GH3 signee (joining, among others, Beltway Boxers Antoine Douglas, Jerry Odom and Jerrell Harris), O'Shaquie "Ice Water" Foster of Houston, TX, put on a dazzling display of speed and power en route to stopping Frank Jordan of Elizabeth, NJ at 1:26 of the first round.

Foster, a former amateur standout, used tremendous hand speed to set up a nice left hand to the body-right hand to the head combination to drop Jordan early in the first.  Moments later, Foster landed another blistering right hand to put Jordan back down on the canvas for the count.   Foster remains undefeated at 7-0, four KO's while Jordan is 0-5.

In an exhibition bout, the returning Orazio "Razor" Robinson of Manassas, VA stopped Theophulis Newkirk of Wilson, NC in the first round.  This was the first time Robinson had fought in front of a live crowd in over nine years.

Tony Jeter: Promoter/Matchmaker
Dr. Richard Ashby: Promoter