Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison / Mike Dallas Jr. Battle To A Questionable Split-Decision Draw!

The main event at the DC Armory was a 10 round bout featuring hometown Washington, DC  Dusty Hernandez-Harrison taking on Mike Dallas Jr. in a 10-round welterweight bout.

Dallas Jr. looked to be the more active fighter throughout the entire fight. He opened up using the jab to the body and bringing it upstairs to the head of Harrison. Harrison stood in front of  Dallas Jr. with a closed guard and would throw one shot at Dallas, who would respond back with three or four of his own. This was the case in the early rounds. The many combinations that Dallas Jr. threw sent Harrison down in the fifth round for a eight count. Harrison finally came out and started using his jab to score some points , and maybe looked to win a few rounds. In the eighth round it looked to be a low blow from Harrison sent Dallas Jr. down to the canvas was called a knockdown. The question is why wasn't Harrison using his reach advantage in the fight? It was the absents of Harrison's jab that built up the confidence in Dallas Jr. in this fight. Harrison did start to throw more shots in the later rounds, but the shots Dallas Jr. landed in the early part of the fight showed on the face of Harrison, who had both eyes bruised. At the close of the final round both men went toe to toe exchanging hard shots exciting the crowd. From ringside PAFT saw the bout 98-92 for Dallas Jr. while Judge Paul Wallace scored the bout 96-92 for Dallas Jr. Judge Tammye Jenkins saw the contest 95-94 Harrison and Judge Wayne Smith saw it as a draw, 95-95.

Harrison is now 29-0-1 (16 KO's) and Mike Dallas Jr. is 21-3, (10 KO's) with one questionable draw.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Darmina "Rock Solid" Rock Dominates In Pro Debut!

The co-featured four round heavyweight bout was short but exciting for the pro debuting Darmani "Rock Solid" Rock. He took on Rockville, MD'd Carlos Black. Black came out trying his bet to land a knockout shot but was not successful at all. Rock found his distance and landed a solid three punch combination to send black against the ropes then to the canvas. The referee jumped in to stop the bout in round one at 1:54 giving Darmani his first win by TKO victory. 

Orlando Del Valle Gets Victory Over Thomas 'KO" Snow in Washington, DC!

The live BET telecast of the Roc Nation Sports Throne Boxing card was opened up with a eight round featherweight bout between Orlando Del Valle of Dorado, Puerto Rico and hometown Washington, DC native Thomas Snow. Del Valle came out and took over the fight early by sending Snow to the canvas once in the first then again in the second round with straight right hands. Snow was able find his way through the next few rounds, but couldn't seem to find the jab he needed. Del Valle continued to land more combinations to keep control of the entire bout. The judges saw the bout the same with the scores of 76-74 giving Orlando Del Valle the unanimous decision.

Del Valle improves 22-2 (16 KO's) while Thomas Snow falls to 18-3 (12 KO's).

Undercard Results of The Roc Nation Sports Throne Boxing Card In Washington, DC!

To open the Throne Boxing card presented by Roc Nation Sports it was Junior "The Young God" Younan of Brooklyn. NY getting the TKO victory over Rodrigo Almeida. The bout was stopped after round one when Almeida suffered a injury to his right arm. All three judges had Younan ahead 10-9.

Junior Younan remains perfect at 9-0 (7 KO's) as Rodrigo Almeida falls to 1-5.


In a four round heavyweight bout Mike Balogun out of Largo, MD put in some early work when he over powered Devon Mosley of Capitol Heihgts, MD with some hard body shots to send Mosley to the canvas twice. It was after the second knockdown when the referee stepped and put a stop to the bout at 1;08 giving Balogun the first round TKO.

Balogun is now 6-0 (5 KO's) while Mosley falls to 0-5.

6'-6' Southpaw heavyweight Zhang "Big Bang" Zhilei from Zhengzhou, China defeated John Orr out of Kansas City, Missouri. Orr stood his ground for the first minute of the first round until Zhilei started to double up on his shots. Zhang's solid jab opened up the opportunity to throw the right hood that landed flush on the jaw of Orr sending him down to the canvas. The bout was stopped at 2:27 giving Zhilei TKO victory.

Zhang "Big Bang" Zhilei improves to 9-0 (6 KO's) while John Orr is now 1-8.

In a six round junior welterweight contest Abner Cotto of Caguas, Puerto Rico faces Baltimore, MD's Sam Amoako.  Both fighters battled tough using the entire ring going blow for blow. It was Cotto who seemed to land more consistently in every round. The judges scored the bout 58-56, and 60-54 twice giving Cotto the unanimous decision win.

Abner Cotto improves to 20-3 (9 KO's) while Sam Amoako falls to 17-11 (14 KO's).

Sam "The Vanilla Gorilla" Crossed of Greenbelt, MD and Damion Reed from Danville, VA fought a tough 4 round cruiserweight bout. Crossed looked for the knockout, but Reed stood in and battled toe to toe. During round three Crossed landed a hard looping right hand around the glove of Reed, but it wasn't hard enough to get the result Crossed wanted. Crossed wins by majority decision with the scores of 38-38, 40-36, and 39-37.

Crossed is now 3-0 (1 KO) while Reed falls to 2-14 (1 KO).
The televised bouts are up next. They will be live on BET starting at 10pm. 

The main event featuring Dusty Hernandez-Harrison vs Mike Dallas Jr.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed Returns To The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City!


Undefeated pro boxer Mike Reed targets win #19 against Mexico’s Abraham Cordero on the HBO Boxing undercard, to be held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend.

On Saturday night, June 11, 2016, twenty-three year-old Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, Maryland/pro record: 18-0-0, 10 KOs) will take on Abraham “Bombi” Cordero (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico/pro record: 13-2-1, 7 KOs) in an 8-round fight on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event will take place the night before New York’s famed Puerto Rican Day Parade, and is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Puerto Rican Best Boxing, Diamante Promotions, SECA and Madison Square Garden. The main event will feature Roman “Rocky” Martinez defending his WBO Junior Lightweight Title against Vasyl Lomachenko, and in the co-main event, Felix Verdejo will defend his WBO Latino Lightweight Title against Juan Jose Martinez. China’s flyweight standout, Zou Shiming, will also fight on the card, as he makes his U.S. debut.

     Reed was scheduled to appear on the February 27 HBO card at The Theater at MSG, but his opponent failed his pre-fight medical exam, and his scheduled bout was cancelled the day before the fight. Top Rank quickly rescheduled him to fight March 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That night, he won a unanimous six-round decision over veteran Samuel Amoako, winning every round on all three judges’ scorecards. Reed’s upcoming fight on June 11 will be his second fight of 2016. He said, “It is an honor to once again fight on Puerto Rican Parade Weekend in New York City on one of boxing’s biggest stages. This will be my second time fighting at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and my goal for this fight is to put on a show for the fans, HBO and Top Rank executives, and all the media that have shown me a tremendous amount of support. I plan to show everyone why my name must be mentioned among the top boxing prospects in my weight class. My opponent wasn’t able to get medical clearance the last time I was scheduled to fight at The Garden, but Top Rank did a great job of getting me right back on another big card there, and I appreciate that.”

       Reed expects a competitive match-up with Abraham Cordero. He said, “Cordero has fought all of his fights in Mexico. He has wins against several opponents with quality records, and he has put together a nice win streak going into this fight. He is a pressure fighter who will come to fight, and I’m anticipating that he will throw lots of punches. I don’t get to fight southpaws often, so I’m looking forward to fighting him. Whatever he brings, I’ll be ready. Part of my preparation for fights is sparring some of the elite boxers we have in the DMV. So far, I’m having a great camp with my team. My dad (Michael “Buck” Pinson) has put an emphasis on improving my speed in the ring. After I perform well on June 11, I’m told that TV time is definitely in my immediate future. Top Rank is lining up the opponents and getting me prepared for the championship level, and I will keep doing my job by coming home with a win.”

      The 140 lb division title picture features current champions Terence Crawford (WBO), Viktor Postal (WBC), and Eduard Troyanovsky (IBF). The WBA title is currently vacant. Reed said, “Russia’s Troyanovsky is coming off two impressive wins over Cesar Rene Cuenca, who was 48-0 before their two fights. I haven’t heard him mentioned much in the states yet, but he has a very high KO ratio, and I’m looking forward to learning more about him. I read that Ricky Burns may fight Michele Di Rocco soon for the vacant WBA belt, so we’ll see what happens in that fight. I believe the Crawford-Postal matchup is exactly what boxing needs. When the best boxers in any division fight each other, titles are then unified, and it makes boxing more appealing to the casual fans. I think Crawford-Postal will be a bit of a chess match during the early rounds, with Postal looking for his range and Crawford looking to counter. I believe during the later rounds, Terence will start to pull away, winning a unanimous decision. I’m in a really good position to be lined up for a title shot down the road, with Top Rank having two of the major four belt holders in its stable.”

     Tickets for Mike Reed vs. Abraham Cordero on Saturday, June 11 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden are on sale now and are priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $35. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at and Follow Mike Reed’s social media pages for weigh-in and fight time information. 

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Ring pics: courtesy of Mikey Williams/Top Rank & Darryl Cobb
Reed fist pose photo: courtesy of Team Reed
June 11 Reed Fight Flyer: courtesy of Ross Molovinsky

Roc Nation Sports Weigh-In Completed!

The weigh-in for the Throne Boxing card presented by Roc Nation Sports was held today at Shoe City in The East River Park Shopping Center located in S.E. Washington, DC. 

The event will feature Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) of Washington, D.C. will take on Bakersfield, California’s Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (21-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The bout will telecast live on BET. 

Both Harrison and Dallas Jr. came in under the welterweight limit at 146.6 lbs.

Televised Co-Featured Bouts

4 rd Heavyweight Bout
Darmani Rock 241.6 lbs   Carlos Black 231.4 lbs

8 rd Featherweight Bout
Orlando Del Valle 122.2 lbs   Thomas Snow 121.8 lbs

Non televised Undercard 

4 rd Cruiserweight bout
Sam Crossed 186.2 lbs   Damion Reed 192.4 lbs

4 rd Light Heavyweight Bout
Junior Younan 172.8 lbs   Rodrigo Almeida 174.6

 4 rd Heavyweight Bout
Mike Balogun 230.6 lbs   Devon Mosley 212.2 lbs

6 rd Heavyweight Bout
Zhang Zhilei 249.4 lbs   John Orr 322.2 lbs

6 rd Jr. Welterweight Bout
Abner Cotto 137.6 lbs   Sam Amoako 138.6 lbs

The doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout starting at 7:10 PM ET.

Tickets priced at $75, $50 and $35, not including applicable service charges and taxes are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ( and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Roc Nation Sports Press Conference!


Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) of Washington, D.C. returns to the ring on Friday, May 13 to take on Bakersfield, California’s Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (21-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The fight will headline a throne boxing event that will be televised live on BET beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET and will also be streamed live on global music and entertainment platform, 

Opening the telecast will be an eight-round featherweight showdown between Orlando “Orlandito” Del Valle (20-2, 15 KOs) and Thomas “KO” Snow (18-2, 5 KOs). 

The doors open at 6:30 PM with the first bout starting at 7:10 PM ET.

Tickets priced at $75, $50 and $35, not including applicable service charges and taxes are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ( and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.