Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Premier Boxing Champions Broner vs Theophane Under Card Results In Washington, DC!


Robert Easter Jr, stopped a close fight with a Knockout.  Easter landed a powerful overhand right that dropped former champion Algenis Mendez in his tracks in the fifth round.

Algenis made it to his feet before the 10-count, but referee William Johnson, seeing the dazed look in the eyes of Mendez, stopped it 2:43 of the fifth round.

Easter remains undefeated at 17-0 with 14 KOs. Mendez, 29, fell to 23-4-1 with 12 KOs.

Gervonta "Tank" Davis continues to impress the boxing world as a young and talented professional. Davis was landing some hard head and body shots on his opponent Guillermo "El Borrego" Avila of Jamay, Mexico. Throughout the bout Davis pressing forward more as Avila had no choice but to fight going backwards. It was a straight left hand from Davis that sent Avila down to the canvas late in the fifth round.

Davis seemed to get more energized from the cheers of the crowd which wasn't great for Avila. Davis landed two crushing right uppercuts to force referee Michelle Myers to step in and stop the bout at 29 seconds of the sixth round.

Davis has an impressive record of 15-0, 14 KO's while Avila is now 15-6, 12 KO's.

Anthony Peterson won a 10-round unanimous decision over Samuel Untouchable Neequaye.  Peterson and Neequaye battled mostly in the close range all throughout the bout. Neequaye stayed close but Peterson did most of the damage by landing hard body shots, left hooks that were set up by a solid left jab. Peterson got the decision win with the scores of 100-90, 97-93 and 96-94.

Peterson is now 37-1, 24 KO's. Neequaye is 22-2, 15 KO's.

Super middleweight J'Leon Love of Inkster, MI defeated Michael Gbenga of Lagos, Nigeria.

Love and Gbenga fought each other hard throughout the contest. It was late in the fifth round when love seemed to be the stronger fighter by landing the very hard body shots before the round ended. in the sixth round was two seconds after the bell range when the referee called off the contest with Gbenga still on on his stool.

Love is now 22-1, 16 KO's.  Gbenga falls to 17-25, 16 KO's.

Demond Nicholson gets another win by going the full eight-round for a unanimous decision over the tough Joshua Okine.

Nicholson did his usual thing by landing some hard body shots. Some of the shots were just below the belt line so referee Brent Bovell gave him a warning. Okine landed good shots as well but Nicholson stood in and took them and kept pressing Okine.  Nicholson won the bout with the scores of 80-72, 78-74 and 79-72.

Nicholson is now 17-1, 16 KO's.  Okine drops to 22-5, 15 KO's.

Hyattsville, MD lightweight Patrick Harris scored his career knockout over Derrick Bell of Accra, Ghana. It was a hard body shots that Harris landed to break Bell down.  To end the contest Harris dropped Bell with a left hook to the body hand followed it by a right to the head. referee Joseph Cooper gave Bell the eight count but saw Bell wasn't in any kind of shape to continue on. The bout was stopped at 1:03 of round two.

Harris is now 8-0, 5 KO's. Bell falls to 12-28-1, 7 KO's.

In a super welterweight bout Shynggyskhan Tazhibay battled his way to a tough four-round unanimous decision over Rairus Dudley.

Tazhibay and Dudley had an even exchange of blows throughout the bout, but it was Tazhibay that seemed to win the judges over. Tazhibay won the bout with the scores of 40-36 and 39-37 twice to raise his record to 3-0, 2 KO's while Dudley falls to 2-1-1, 2 KO's.

The card opened up with Gerald Tucker of Cincinnati, Ohio winning a four-round unanimous decision over Anthony Napunyi of Lagos, Nigeria.  Tucker won by shutout on all three cards, 40-36.

Tucker stays undefeated at 5-0-1 with 3 KO's.

After the main event  Kareem Martin defeated Somner Martin by unanimous decision.

Kareem Martin started the bout off boxing very well, but he landed a hard shot to the top of the Somners head in the first round and injured it. Kareem had to complete the bout with basically one hand.

Even with the use of one hand Kareem Martin won on all three judges score cards 60-54.

Kareem Martin increases his record to 8-0-1, 3 KO's. while Somner Martin falls to 5-2, 3 KO's.

Ardrien Broner Proved To Be Too Strong For Theophane In Washington, DC!

Ardrien Broner Predicted A Fourth Round Knockout But Got It In Nine!

Broner set the tone of the fight by showing his speed, power and versatility. Theophane tried to show some boxing skills by landing some solid shots on the speedy Broner. It was'nt  long before Broner proved to be too much for Theophane, as he landed power shots at will and began to dominate. As Broner started to brake his opponent down it became easier for him to overpower Theophane and get the ninth round stoppage at 1:10 giving him the TKO victory.

Adrien “The Problem” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) as Theophane is now  (39-7-1, 11 KOs).

Adrien Broner:

"When people fight me, they come with their 'A' game, and he came with his 'A' game. But even his 'A' game wasn't enough tonight. 

"As you know, I've been going through a lot and for me to come in here and bottle everything up and do what I did, I want to give myself a pat on the back." 

Ashley Theophane:

"I thought the stoppage was premature because I thought I was in the fight. Me and Broner were going at it. It looked like he was starting to get tired because he started to move around and wasn't able to stay there with me as much. 

"I thought the fight was back and forth and I think the next four rounds would have been the same. No way should the fight have gotten stopped. It's a shame the referee did that. I was telling the referee, 'I'm okay, I'm okay.' Then he waived it off. I don't know what he was thinking." 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Quotes From Gervonta "Tank" Davis After His Win Over Guillermo Avila!

Gervonta Davis Quotes:

"I knew he was a strong opponent. He kept bouncing back and I actually thought he was going to get up at the end too. He is very experienced and I thank him for taking the fight. He brought out the best in me.

"There is always room to get better and better, but this is another step toward my dream.

"I'm happy with my performance and it is even more special to have done it where I made my pro debut, so close to home.

"I'm happy I could get this victory for my team, Floyd Mayweather and everyone that supports me."

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Davis was honored by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at his media workout at the Upton Boxing Center, in advance of his fight on Friday night at the D.C. Armory.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, April 1, 2016, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 14-0, with 13 KOs) returns to the ring at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., televised on Spike TV. Davis will face Guillermo Avila (Tijuana, Mexico/pro record: 16-5, with 13 KOs) in a ten-round bout. The Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV telecast begins at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT, with Davis-Avila opening the telecast. In the main event, Adrien Broner will defend his WBA Super Lightweight Title against Ashley Theophane. At Gervonta Davis’ media workout on March 23 at Upton Boxing Center, the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, honored Davis with a Certificate of Recognition for his leadership and community accomplishments. After receiving the award, Davis answered questions from the media and then sparred several rounds.

     Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, “It is great to see Gervonta Davis accomplish so much and I know that this is just the beginning. He is a role model to all the young men and women who come to Upton Boxing, and the youth of Baltimore look up to him. He carries himself with respect, and he has pride for his hometown. To be a great boxer, you must be disciplined, you must train hard, and you must be dedicated. Although Tank is only 21 years old, his achievements illustrate his commitment to these principles. I am so very proud of him. I am excited for his next fight on April 1.”

     Davis’ boxing trainer, Calvin Ford (Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore, Maryland), said, "The amount of media at Tank’s workout at Upton Boxing Center reminded me of when Mayweather addressed the media in Las Vegas after his last fight. Tank did a great job of making himself accessible to every media outlet that came to see him. On April 1, I’m hoping Avila brings out some things in Tank that I know are in him, but haven’t come out yet. I want the world to see who Tank really is as a fighter. There are some issues that we are working on in the lab, so that we can have a great performance on Spike TV. We will continue to work all the way until fight time. I appreciate our mayor of Baltimore City getting behind Team Davis, continuing to support our team and Upton Boxing Center. Thank to you Mayweather Promotions for assisting us in everything we need to help prepare for the fight.”

     The 21-year-old Davis discussed his media workout and his upcoming fight in Washington, D.C. He said, “I appreciate that the mayor came out to my media workout to support me. Thanks to the media that came out to see me get ready for another big TV appearance, and I’m just blessed to have my city of Baltimore behind me. It is important to me that I show the kids that there’s other ways to make it besides doing negative things. I am aware of what my opponent Avila brings and the experience he has. He’s tough, throws hard shots and is a good counter-puncher. I’m working hard in camp and I’m looking forward to returning to Spike TV again to put on another great show. Thank you to my team, Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions, Al Haymon, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Shane Goodell, Rich Brand, Joe Fields, Just Your Touch Graphics, Events DC, Martez of Yekim, Cierge Luxury, and Ethika. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."

     Tickets to Gervonta Davis’ fight on April 1, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, About Billions Promotions, and Headbangers Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50, and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit, Ticketmaster locations or call (800) 745-3000. The D.C. Armory is located at 2001 E Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. On fight night, doors open at 5:00pm. On Thursday, March 31, weigh-ins at the Gaylord National Harbor will begin at 1:00pm, and will be open to the public. The Gaylord is located at 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Six Beltway Boxers On April 1 Card At The DC Armory!

Super Featherweight
Gervonta Davis 14-0 (13 KO's) vs  Guillermo Avila 16-5 (13 KO's)

Anthony Peterson 36-1 (24 KO's) vs  Samuel Kotey Neequaye 22-1 (15 KO's)

Demond Nicholso 16-1 (16 KO's) vs  Joshua Okine 28-5-1 (17 KO's)

Super Lightweight
Patrick Harris 8-0 ( 5 KO's) vs  Samuel Amoako  21-9 (15 KO's)

Kareem Martin 7-0-1 (3 KO's) vs  Somner Martin 5-1 (3 KO's)

Super Welterweight
Shyngyskhan Tazhibay 2-0 (2 KO's) vs  Riarus Dudley 2-0-1 (2 KO's)

 The doors will open at 5 PM with the first bout beginning at 5:30 PM.

Weigh-In For Broner vs Theophane Open To Public March 31!

On Thursday, March 31 at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel About Billions/Mayweather Promotions/Headbangers Promotions will host the weigh-ins for the Premier Boxing Champions card scheduled for live broadcast on Spike TV Friday night April 1 at the DC Armory. 

The weigh-in will feature all the boxers on the card, and it is open to the public.

Starts time is 1 pm  ET. The address is 201 Waterfront Street in National Harbor, MD 20745.

Bouts For The Washington Golden Gloves Championship Finals Are Scheduled!

The finals will be held on Saturday, April 2 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. 

Novice Division:

123 Pounds: Joshua Woodard (Headbangers) vs. Marcus Johnson (Limelite)

132 Pounds: Ahmad Jones (UMAR) vs. Blaze Fidler (Hillcrest)

141 Pounds: Tariq Harris (1st Class) vs. Leroy Payne (Headbangers)

152 Pounds: Kalonni Daly (Sugar Ray Leonard) vs. Mike Crain (Dog Pound)

165 Pounds: Antonio Haywood (Hillcrest) vs. Ashton Sykes (Switch Hitters)

178 Pounds: Francis Poulous, II (Sugar Ray Leonard) vs. Leonard Poe (Hillcrest)

201 Pounds: Jordon Scott (Woodland Tigers) vs. Thomas Mottinger (Main Street)

201+ Pounds: Jimmy Speros (Olympia) vs. Aaron Blackwell (D-Block)

Unopposed Champions:

108 Pounds: Davonte Lee (Hillcrest) 

114 Pounds: Donte Lovelace (Headbangers)

Open Division: 

114 Pounds: Paul Jerry (Fighting For The Future) vs. Malik Jackson (Limelite)

123 Pounds: Christopher Glen (Hagerstown) vs. Hector Soto (Down Under)

132 Pounds: Ebrima Jawara (Laurel) vs. Tommy Avelar (Sugar Ray Leonard)

141 Pounds: Tyrek Irby (Headbangers) vs. Joshua Lee (UMAR)

152 Pounds: Maiwak Da'goot (Hillcrest) vs. Mansabory Conde (Odenton Fitness)

165 Pounds: Tavon Body (Headbangers) vs. Jordon Payne (Woodland Tigers)

178 Pounds: Mark Duncan (Headbangers) vs. Genc Pllana (Bowerhouse)

201 Pounds: Shaka Williams (NOMIS) vs. Jonathan Surratt (Tony's Gym)

201+ Pounds: Cortez Duncan (UMAR) vs. Nathaniel Copeland, Jr. (D-Block)

Unopposed Champion:

108 Pounds: Rasheed Wright (Headbangers)

First bout begins at 7:30 PM ET.  BATB will have live blow-by-blow audio coverage of the event on the Boxing Along The Beltway Google App for Android. You can also hear the call on the Boxing Along The Beltway pages on and beginning at 7:20 PM.

The winners will advance to the regional finals on Saturday, April 30, at Rosecroft Raceway.