Friday, October 9, 2015

Local, National, And World Wide Notoriety For The Beltway Boxing Scene!

December 10, 2011 is the night when Beltway Boxing bounced back very strong. It all started when Golden Boy Promotions took a chance on putting together one of the most exciting fights at the 140 pound weight division. Washington, DC hosted a card the featured Washington, DC's own Lamont Peterson vs Amir Khan as the main event featured live on HBO. Peterson defeated Khan for the WBA/IBF world light-welterweight title by split decision.

The following years is what made a big difference for the Beltway Boxing scene. The area promoters used that 2011 Golden Boy event to rejuvenate this area to showcase the talent that was already here. This area has many fighters that consecutively won National Golden Gloves Championships from 2010 - 2014. Those same fighters decided to make their professional debuts after the Peterson victory over Amir Khan. The progression that those fighters have taken has been noticed by the top promoters and managers in the "business" of boxing. Most of the fighters in the Beltway Boxing area have become part of either the Golden Boy, Top Rank, Al Haymon, DiBella Entertainment, and King's Promotion boxing organizations.

The newest Beltway Boxer was signed on October 8, 2015. Myke "The Professor" Fox is the newest member of King's Promotions! The 6-foot-4 southpaw Fox turned professional on April 18, 2014 and now has a record of 7-0, (2 KO's). The young lightweight has built his young career on solid technical boxing. His future is very promising. Alantez Fox 16-0-1 (6 KO's), the older brother of Myke Fox is signed by DiBella Entertainment, and will be on the October 17 card featuring Lamont Peterson / Felix Dias at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA. (Photo by Ross Molovinsky)

The growth of these young fighters are a great added compliment to what is already here in the Beltway Boxing area. On October 17 Premier Boxing Champions will televise live on NBC Lamont Peterson taking on 2008 Olympic Gold medalist from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz Jr.. Anthony Peterson will be featured in a 10-round super lightweight bout as part of the undercard. Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will challenges interim WBA Middleweight champion Chris Eubank, Jr. of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, for his title on Saturday, October 24 at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. There are other fighters like Tony "The Tiger" Thompson, who also has a fight coming up on Friday, October 30 at the Venue at UCF in Orlando, FL that will be shown on BounceTV. Also current WBC Featherweight Champion "Mr. Gary Russell Jr., who is scheduled to defend his title against Oscar Escandon November 14 on Showtime. In the group there is also DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley. Corely has been able to stay active in this sport. He has been in many different training camps preparing other fighters for their championship bouts. To name a couple, he's helped out Floyd Mayweather, and Danny Garcia. There is much more that could be said about the many fighters in this area.

This area has not only produced some of the most talented male boxers in the world. There are some of the most talented female boxers in the world that live here also. This is on both the amateur and professional side of boxing, past and present. The most current standout is multiple championship title holder Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson. Nelson is ranked # 1 in the IBE, #2 WBA, and #5 WBC.

For all the latest and most updated news about the Beltway Boxing area just visit Gary "Digital" Williams site:

Televised Bouts

Gary Russell Jr VS Oscar Escandon in November 14 LIVE on Showtime

Mike "YES INDEED" Reed Returns To Vegas!

Reed targets win #17 against Mexico’s Oscar Cortes on the HBO World Championship Boxing Card, held at The Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV’s campus.

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – On Saturday night, November 7, 2015, 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) will take on Oscar “Raton” Cortes (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico/pro record: 25-2-0, 13 KOs) in an 8-round fight on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, held at The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reed-Cortes is promoted by Top Rank, in association with the Wynn Las Vegas and Tecate. The main event will feature Timothy Bradley defending his WBO welterweight world championship against Brandon Rios, and in the co-main event, Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his WBO Featherweight Title against Romulo Koasicha.

     In his most recent fight on September 11 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Reed defeated Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (Chicago, Illinois/pro record: 10-2-1, 4 KOs) by TKO in Round 5 (scheduled for 8 rounds). Highlights of Reed-Canas were shown during “The Metro PCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV” telecast on Mexican Independence Day Weekend. 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.

     “Yes Indeed” Reed discussed his upcoming fight on November 7. He said, “My fight with Cortes will definitely be a step up in competition, even though I haven’t been taking easy fights before this one. Since the start of my career, I’ve never been spoon-fed easy ducks that some of the other prospects get. Every fight I’ve had so far, I’ve learned from it, and that’s what it’s all about. I know Cortes is relatively short for this weight class, kind of like myself, so the normal difficulties of being the shorter guy with the shorter arms are pretty much a non-factor in this match-up. My team has a real good game plan as usual, and we’ll be ready. My main focus for this camp has been to stay explosive. Slowing some punches up while speeding up others could allow me to get more knockouts from here on out, because my opponents will have difficulty with the changes of speed. Cortes has an advantage as far as experience in the ring, and I’m sure he has learned tricks over the years that he will try to implement in his fight with me. Winning this fight and picking up a trick or two in the process will put me in the position to become a contender in the very near future.”

     Reed is excited about his return to Las Vegas. He said, “The reception that I received from the media and fans in Las Vegas for my last fight was amazing, so I’m glad to see that there was a strong demand for Top Rank to have me out there again on November 7. As we all know, Las Vegas is where all the big fights are held, and if you can build a solid fan base out there, you can become a draw in this sport. I want Top Rank to continue showcasing my talents in front of the fans, but in order for that to happen, I must perform well. During training camp, I’ve been sparring with world-class boxers, Lamont Peterson and Adrien Broner, and I’ve learned a lot from working with them. Win #17 is where you normally start to see prospects move into the contender stages of their career. This stage is just as important as the championship stage.”

     He continued, “I want to thank my Team Reed supporters that have been there for me since day one. You were there for me when I was unsigned, attended my fights, or just helped get my name out there. If you all wouldn’t have supported me the way you did, I wouldn’t have been able to get on all the cards I did, which means it would have taken that much longer to get where I am today. Thank you to my promoter Top Rank, Shane Goodell, Nike Boxing and Athlete Performance Solutions, Everlast, and everyone that continues to support our team. Yes Indeed!”

     The Thomas & Mack Center is located on the campus of UNLV at 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154. Tickets to Mike Reed vs. Oscar Cortez are on sale now and are priced at $400, $250, $150, $100 and $50. Tickets can be purchased at Thomas & Mack Center Box Office online at, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets. To charge by phone, call (702) 739-FANS (3267) or (866) 388-FANS (3267). Follow Mike Reed’s social media pages for weigh-in and fight time information. 

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(Photos courtesy of Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Peterson Media Day Workout For Oct. 17 Showdown vs Felix Diaz!


Former World Champion                        ANTHONY PETERSN, Super Lightweight Contender                        BARRY HUNTER, Peterson's Trainer WHAT:          Former world champion Lamont Peterson will host a Washington D.C. media workout in advance of his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC bout Saturday, October 17 from EagleBank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. WHEN:          Thursday, October 8          1:30 p.m. ET- Media Arrival                        2 p.m. ET- Workout Begins WHERE:      Bald Eagle Recreation Center - The Boxing Annex                     186 Joliet Street SW         Washington, DC 20032 TICKETS:         Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment inassociation with HeadBangers Promotions, are priced at $250, $150, $85, $65 and $40, plus applicable service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the EagleBank Arena box office, online at and via Phonecharge at 1-800-745-3000. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. Please visit for more information.