Friday, September 25, 2015

GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS Wins By KO On Mayweather-Berto Undercard!

Davis added another quick stoppage to his record by defeating Recky Dulay on the Mayweather-Berto undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena during Mexican Independence Day Weekend.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Saturday night, September 12, 2015, super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/12-0-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Recky “The Terror” Dulay (Philippines/8-2-0, 5 KOs) on the Mayweather Promotions card titled “High Stakes,” held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the opening round, Davis knocked Dulay down twice with left hands to the head. Immediately following the second knock down, Dulay signaled to referee Russell Mora that he didn’t want to continue, forcing Mora to call a halt to the action at 1:34 of the first round. Davis-Dulay was originally scheduled for eight rounds, but was moved to a six-round fight on the day of the fight to accommodate the Showtime televised broadcast. In the main event, Floyd “Money” Mayweather defeated Andre Berto by unanimous decision.

      Gervonta Davis discussed his win in Las Vegas. He said, "It feels great to be 12-0. I enjoyed myself this past week, being in Las Vegas, and fighting on the biggest stage in boxing. It was great meeting so many boxing fans all week long during Mexican Independence Day Weekend. I wasn’t looking for the knockout during my fight. My team had a great game plan, and we had planned to go into the late rounds, but my opponent wasn’t able to handle my power. I landed a few shots, and then he didn’t want to fight anymore. At this point, I’m ready to take a step up to the next level in competition. I want to keep challenging myself so that I’ll be ready to fight for a title. Now that Floyd Mayweather is stepping away from boxing, he is passing all his knowledge on to me, so that I can be “The One.” Floyd believes in me, and he knows I have put in work to continue doing what he did. I have a strong team around me, and I’m ready for the challenge. I’ve been boxing for over 12 years. I believe in myself and I don’t see anyone in my division that can beat me. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Yekim, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Rich Brand, and Ethika. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."

      Davis’ longtime boxing coach, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center), said, "Tank performed well and executed the game plan that we worked on during our training camp. As his coach, I wanted him to get more rounds in during the fight to give him more ring experience. We’ll ask for another upgrade in competition and then evaluate where we are after our next challenge. We plan to stay in the gym, and I’d like to see him stay busy. We appreciate everybody that is getting behind our team. Gervonta is a special fighter, and I believe he’s ready for the big time. I am very proud of him, and he’s becoming a great example of success for young people in Baltimore. We appreciate Floyd Mayweather, his staff, and his coaches for welcoming us into their family and treating us like family. They made the transition easy for us to train in Las Vegas, and we really appreciate that. We are looking forward to bigger and better things for Gervonta Davis.”

     Floyd Mayweather said, “Gervonta won in spectacular fashion once again. If he keeps working hard, sky is the limit. I keep reminding him that he needs to stay focused, and great things will happen for him. He is a big part of our plans going forward at Mayweather Promotions.”

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Photo Credits
Sept 12 fight pics courtesy of Idris Erba / Mayweather Promotions and Esther Lin / Showtime (labeled)
All other pics: courtesy of Team Davis

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Russell Brothers Take Part In Community Day!

The family of brothers share a few things. It starts with their first name Gary, followed by the love of boxing, and finally the dedication it takes to push each other to be the best. One of the brothers made it to the highest level that any boxer can achieve. "Mr" Gary Russell Jr. 26-1, (15 KO's) became the WBC Featherweight Champion of the world after he defeated Jhonny Gonzalez by fourth round TKO on March 28, 2015 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. That victory opened up another opportunity for the brothers to created a higher goal for themselves. They won numerous amateur titles, and now they will follow their brother's footsteps to also become world champions someday. 

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Shops At Iverson, the Russell brothers, Gary Jr., Antonio, Antuanne and Allan will be at Iverson Mall, located at 3737 Branch Avenue in Temple Hills, signing autographs beginning at 1:30 PM. 

Join faith and community leaders, residents and nonprofits from DC and PG County as they join together to show support to law enforcement during the annual Unity in the Community Parade and Festival. The parade starts in Southeast DC to Iverson Mall at 9 a.m. 

MIKE “YES INDEED” REED Making A Statement Outside Of Washington, D.C.!

Reed earned his sixteenth win by defeating Antonio Canas via 5th Round TKO on the truTV undercard at The Cosmopolitan Hotel.

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – 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: 16-0-0, 9 KOs) defeated Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (Chicago, Illinois/pro record: 10-2-1, 4 KOs) with a TKO in Round 5. Highlights of Reed-Canas were shown during “The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV” telecast on Mexican Independence Day Weekend. Reed’s fight was scheduled for 8 rounds, presented by truTV and Top Rank, and produced in association with HBO Sports. In the early rounds of the fight, Reed countered Canas’ offensive attack with a variety of uppercuts, jabs and body shots. In Round 5, Reed threw a combination to Canas’ head that dropped him to the canvas. Canas beat the count, but moments later, Reed backed him up against the ropes and unloaded a straight left hand, followed by a right uppercut and a left hook, forcing the referee to stop the action at 1:28 of Round 5.

      Reed talked about his latest win. He said, “It was a great experience being a part of all the promotional opportunities that were available during the big boxing week in Las Vegas. I had a great training camp, and also had the right sparring that helped me prepare for this fight. My conditioning is always on point, and that helped in this fight because Antonio Canas was an extremely durable opponent. It was necessary for me to stay in attack mode for much of the fight in order to get the knockout. The knockout punch in this fight happened to be a short left uppercut, straight to the body. Highlights from my fight were showcased during the truTV broadcast, so lots of boxing fans were able to see a little bit of what I’m able to do.”

      Reed continued, “The 140 lb division is loaded with talent, and there are lots of young guys, myself included, that are waiting for their time to shine. As far as my future plans go, I’d like to be a recognized as a top contender within the next few months, and then look to fight for a title towards the end of next year. My promotional company, Top Rank, is doing a tremendous job of keeping me active, and I feel that I am performing better in the ring as a result. Thank you Top Rank, Shane Goodell, Nike Boxing and Athlete Performance Solutions, Everlast, and everyone that continues to support Team Reed.”

      Reed’s father, trainer, and manager, Michael “Buck” Pinson (Dream Team Boxing Gym/Clinton, MD), said, “Michael is already back in the gym, and we are continuing to work on improving different aspects of his game. I thought he impressed a lot of people with his recent performance in Las Vegas. We will continue to build on the win, and then see what Top Rank has next for Team Reed. We are looking forward to it.”

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Ring and weigh-in pics: courtesy of Mikey Williams/Top Rank
All other pics: courtesy of Team Reed

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gerome Quigley Gets Tenth Victory During Overseas Debut!

(Photo courtesy of Team GQ)

Gerome Quigley remains undefeated. Quigley improves his record to 10-0, (9 KO's). This was Quigley's overseas debut and he made the best of it by getting a first round 45 second knockout over 53 fight veteran Zsolt Botos of Duchcov, Czech Republic in front of a sold out crowd in Hanau, Germany.

Words can't describe the energy and love that I felt stepping into uncharted territory for the first time as a pro only to be treated and respected like I was one of they're own. MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT to ALL THE PEOPLE of Germany, and I'll see you all again sometime soon in the near future. ICH LIEBE DICH