Saturday, November 7, 2015

Antoine "Action" Douglas Dominates Les Sherrington In Four!

Antoine "Action" Douglas Remains Undefeated With Dominating Performance over Les Sherrington

On  Friday night, November 6 at the D in Las Vegas, NV Antoine Douglas of Burke, VA made his fifth appearance on SHOBOX The New Generation. Douglas and Sherrington faced each other for a scheduled 10 round WBO International Middleweight title bout.

Douglas took control of the contest from opening bell. He used a solid jab to keep Sherrington off balance. With using the jab Douglas was able follow up with a straight right hand to the chin that dropped Sherrington for the eight count. In this short bout Douglas was able to use both his strong jab and a solid left hook to put Sherrington down throughout the bout.

Douglas was able to repeatedly send Sherrington to the canvas after the first knockdown of the opening round. Sherrington went down one more time in the second, and twice in the third. It was the fifth and final knockdown in the forth round that caused referee Kenny Bayless stopped the bout at 1:02. 

Antoine Douglas gets the TKO victory to become the WBO International Middleweight Champion.
Antoine Douglas increases his record to 19-0-1, (13 KO's) while Sherrington falls to 35-8, (19 KO's).

Here's a short recap of the contest

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS Looked Impressive For Floyd Mayweather On National Television!

Davis defeated Mexico’s Cristobal Cruz by TKO in 1:31 of Round 3 in Orlando, Florida, with Floyd Mayweather supporting him at ringside.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, October 30, 2015, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (Baltimore, Maryland) needed just three rounds to defeat former world champion Cristobal Cruz (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) via TKO at The Venue on The University of Central Florida’s campus (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. A few hours before the fight, world champion Floyd Mayweather entered Davis’ locker room and spent some time with him and his team. Following Davis’ win, Mayweather praised him during his post-fight interview, which aired live on Bounce TV. In the main event, Malik Scott defeated Tony Thompson by unanimous decision in a ten-round heavyweight fight. Davis-Cruz was originally scheduled for ten rounds, but moved to an eight round fight to accommodate television programming. The fight card, “Premier Boxing Champions - The Next Round,” was presented by Warriors Boxing and televised by Bounce TV. With the win, Davis’ record improved to 13-0, with 12 KOs. With the loss, Cruz’s record dropped to 40-19-4, with 24 KOs.

    In the beginning of fight, Davis and Cruz let their hands go early on, as each boxer tried to gain an advantage. Near the end of the first round, Cruz landed a wide right hand that forced Davis to backpedal and reset. Moments later, Davis landed a straight left hand that floored Cruz. In the middle of Round 3, Davis landed a big uppercut, causing Cruz to retreat and slide back to the corner to prevent receiving further blows. Cruz gathered himself to his feet before the end of the count, but referee Frank Santore, Jr. stopped the fight at 1:31 of Round 3.

   Davis’ boxing trainer, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore, Maryland), said, "I thought Tank came out and did a good job of handling Cruz. He landed some great shots that we had worked on in the gym, and he executed them perfectly. He is still a young fighter, and he has a lot to learn as his opponents become tougher. Mayweather gave Tank some great tips on fighting a veteran opponent, and he was very supportive. He kept the locker room fun and relaxed before the televised fight. For now, we’ll go back and look at certain things that we have to work on in order to move forward. You have to do certain things in your preparation for fights in order to become a world champion. We have to work on those things and improve.”

The 20-year-old Davis discussed his win in Orlando. He said, “I’m pleased with my performance. I still have a ways to go, and I have some things I need to work on to be where I want to be. In this fight, I came out and dictated the pace, and thought I showed good ring generalship. Cruz was awkward and kept leaning in with his head. His punches were coming in from all over, and I eventually adjusted to his style. It didn’t take long after that. I hit him with some heavy shots throughout the fight. He took it, and was tough. I knocked him down in Round 1 with a straight left hand and body combo, but he survived. I finished him with a big uppercut in Round 3 and the ref stopped it.”

   Davis continued, “I appreciate Floyd Mayweather flying in on his private jet to come to my fight and support me. He told me days before the fight that he was coming, but I didn’t know if he was coming for sure. He showed up a few hours before the fight. He came in the dressing room and that helped motivate me to put on a great show. I’m looking forward to being back in the ring real soon. I’m looking to build my experience, and get the right preparation so I can be ready for a title shot in 2016. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Rich Brand, and Ethika. Thanks to all my fans that have been hitting me up on social media and telling me how much they are pulling for me. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."  
   Floyd Mayweather of Mayweather Promotions said, “Tank is a young, hungry fighter, and he showed in this fight that he has a very bright future. He’s from Baltimore, and he came from a humble background, like myself. He has all the tools to be one of the best in this sport. He’s a hard worker, and he’s shown that he’s dedicated. We are going to work hard to get him to that next level. The ultimate goal is for him break all my records.”

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Photo Credits:
October 30 fight pics courtesy of Esaiah Gomez/ Mayweather Promotions

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cecil McCalla Drops Decision To Tony Harrison!

Middleweight Tony Harrison outworked Cecil McCalla  in a ten round contest at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX.

Randallstown, MD's Cecil McCalla trailed the entire fight, but was able to hurt Harrison with a right hand in the 9th round. McCalla appeared to get the better of the Harrison in the 10th round, but it wasn’t enough for him to make up for the first nine rounds.

McCalla started the bout being too defensive, and failed to put together a early start to his offense. This made it easy for Harrison to move around, using his jab and get out of the way of the occasional big punches that McCalla was trying to land.

The judges scored the contest 100-90 and 98-92 twice all for Harrison giving him the unanimous decision win.

McCalla falls to 20-3, (7KO's) while Harrison improves to 22-1, (18KO's).