Sunday, September 24, 2017
Undefeated light heavyweight champion Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing Thursday at the age of 33, (32-0, 16 KO's).
"To the sport of boxing—I love you. You've been by my side since I was 10-years-old. You've taught me so much. You've humbled me. You've promoted me. I've sacrificed a lot for you, but you've given me more than I ever thought possible. You gave me a platform, made me a champion and helped me provide for my family. I am forever grateful to you. You and I will always be synonymous, connected at the hip. Thank you for all the wonderful people I've come in contact with because of you. I've made friends for life. As I walk away from the sport of boxing today, I leave at the top of your glorious mountain, which was always my vision and my dream. I did it. We did it.
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has played a part in my journey. You know who you are. I could not have done this without you. I want to be clear—I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there. If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting. Above all, I give God the Glory, for allowing me to do what I've done, for as long as I have."
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Bowie, MD super lightweight Greg "Sharpshooter" Outlaw faced Sidney "Keelo" Maccow of New York City in a six-round contest at the Resorts World Casino in New York. Outlaw gets the unanimous decision win on all three judges scorecards with the scores 59-55 and 58-56 twice.
Greg Sharp Shooter Outlaw improves to (4-0, 1 KO) while Maccow is now (4-7, 3 KO's).
Friday, September 8, 2017
Destany Day Owens defeated Ledasia Lewis
Keon Burrough defeated Travon Marshall
Jelani Hill defeated Josh Briggs
Jay Stancil defeated Daylynn Jones
Josh Hill defeated Gabe Gerona
Ragahleek Bartee defeated Anthony Vargas
Nick Sullivan defeated Takeem Hutchenson
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Photos from today's press conference for the Jr. Middleweight triple header championship bouts taking place on October 14th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY.
Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) defending his IBF title against former junior middleweight Austin Trout (30-3, 17KO's).
Jermell Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) taking on Erickson Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs)
Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) will battle Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs).
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Even after being stripped of his IBF junior lightweight title at Friday's weigh-in after coming in two pounds over the limit Gervonta Davis bounced back with a eighth round stoppage win over Francisco Fonseca at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Gervonta Davis improves to (19-0, 18 KOs) while Francisco Fonseca takes his first defeat and falls to (19-1-1, 13 KOs).
Friday, August 25, 2017
In the co-feature middleweight bout Immanuwel Aleem suffered his first defeat by knockout to Hugo Centeno at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami Oklahoma.
Centeno was using his jab to keep Aleem at a distance to maintain control of the first and second rounds. Aleem was able to get inside for only a short time as Centeno used his footwork to avoid Aleems attack. In round three Centeno landed the left hand to the head of Aleem that sent him down to the canvas that ended the fight at 2:27 of the third.
Immanuwel Aleem is now (17-1-1, 10 KO's) while Centeno improves to (26-1, 14 KO's).
Laurel, MD super middleweight Demond "D'BestAtIt" Nicholson had a good showing at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
Nicholson faced Josue Obando of Guadalajara Mexico in a scheduled eight-round contest. Nicholson pressed forward the entire time of the bout. He was able to land multiple body shots as the first-round was ending. In round two Nicholson continued to land hard shots to Obando's body and those shots looked to be effective. Obando was backed up against the ropes and Nicholson used that to his advantage by continuing to work the body until the bell sounded. After making it to his stool Obando was unable to answer the bell for the start of round three and the referee stopped the contest. Nicholson won the bout by TKO and improves his record to (18-2-1, 17 KO's). Obando is now (15-17-1, 12 KO's).
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Demond Nicholson weighed in at 167.6 pounds while his opponent Josue Obando came in 171.4 3 pounds. Obando was a over the contracted weight.
Friday 25, August 2017
Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma
Promoter: Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment)
Matchmaker: Eric Bottjer
Television USA FOX Sports1
9pm ET / 6pm PT
Tureano Johnson vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Immanuwel Aleem Hugo Centeno Jr
lightweight: Austin Dulay vs Carlos Padilla
Demond Nicholson vs Josue Obando
Isaiah Steen vs Carlos Ruiz
James McKenzie Morrison vs Roberto White
Charles Conwell vs Andres Calixto Rey
Alejandro Guerrero vs Antonio Castro
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Waldorf, MD Jr. Welterweight, Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed dominated every round of the ten-round contest against the tough veteran Rob Frankel.
Reed had no problems landing shots to the body and head of Frankel. Things seemed to be going well for Reed, but his corner was asking for more. That more was the knockout. The corner of Reed wanted him to keep the pressure up but the tough Frankel wouldn't go down.
Reed won on all three judges scorecards 100 - 90. Reed's record stays perfect at (23-0, 12 KO's) as Frankel falls to (35-18-7, 7KO's).
Friday, August 18, 2017
Reed came in at 141 lbs as his opponent Frankel weighed in at 139 lbs.
Saturday, August 19 Mike YesIndeed Reed takes on Robert Frankel in 10-round contest at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NB.
Mike YesIndeed Reed is undefeated at (22-0, 12KO's) and is scheduled to take on the veteran Rob "Red Hot" Frankel (35-17-7, 7KO's). Reed is currently ranked #8 by the WBO. This bout is on the undercard of Terrence Crawford vs Julius Indongo championship bout that will be on ESPN.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Articles by Gary "Digital" Williams, Boxing Along The Beltway
Harris Wins Main Event y Unanimous Decision!
Hyattsville, MD welterweight Patrick Harris won a six-round unanimous decision over a very game Jesus Lule of Mexico.
Harris relied mostly on his inside work, landing crunching shots to Lule's body. Harris didn't rely much on his jab as he was able to pummel Lule inside.
Harris won by shutout across the board, 60-54 to remain undefeated at 12-0, seven KO's. Lule falls to 11-23-1, two KO's.
Ennis Makes Short Work Of Cano!
In the co-feature at the Howard Theatre, highly -touted Philadelphia, PA welterweight Jaron "Boots" Ennis made short work of Ricardo Cano of Guadalajara, Mexico, scoring a first-round knockout.
Ennis jumped on Cano early and backed him into a neutral corner. Ennis landed a left hand to the body and followed with a sweeping right hook to the head to drop Cano. After reaching the count of eight, Referee Sharon Sands stopped the bout at 40 seconds.
Ennis is now 14-0, 12 KO's while Cano falls to 17-14-5, 10 KO's.
Martin's offensive output turned Dixon into a punching bag with feet as Dixon gave back very little offense in return. Martin punctuated his performance with quick and powerful flurries in the final round. Martin scored a shutout on all the judges's cards.
Martin is now 9-1-1, three KO's. Dixon drops to 7-19-2, two KO's.
Crews -Dezurn Captures Unanimous Decision In Slugfest
Baltimore, MD light heavyweight Franchon Crews-Dezurn won a four-round unanimous decision over "Lady Rocky" Sydney LeBlanc of Gretna, LA.
The bout was a slugfest from start to finish as both ladies landed clubbing shots at each other. LeBlanc tried to live up to the Rocky nickname as she called Crews-Dezurn in to exchange punches.
The judges saw a more powerful output from Crews-Dezurn as she won the bout by shutout across the board.
Crews-Dezurn is now 2-1, one KO. LeBlanc's record drops to 4-3-1.
Bladensburg, MD lightweight "The Dark Menace" Tiara Brown scored a second-round TKO over "Unpredictable" Tammy Franks of San Antonio, TX.
Brown was able to land strong shots with both hands that battered Franks all over the ring before the bout was stopped by referee Brent Bovell at 49 seconds of the second round.
Brown is now 3-0, two KO's. Franks is now 2-29-1.
Lee Looks Impressive In Second-Round Stoppage!
In the third bout of the evening at the Howard Theatre, Coachella, CA welterweight Brandun Lee put on a sterling performance en route to a second-round TKO over the normally tough Roy "The Reaper" Garcia of Alice, TX.
Lee quickly started his dominance by landing precise blows to the head and body. The confident 18 -year-old Lee was so in control, he took a brief moment to pose in front of a ringside photographer during the action. Lee quickly overpowered Garcia before referee Sharon Sands halted the bout at 1:23 of the second round.
Lee remains undefeated at 5-0, four KO's. Garcia falls to 4-24-1, two KO's.
Irby Makes Short Work Of Late Sub!
Tyrek "I.G.B. Irby of Hyattsville, MD scored an easy first-round KO over late sub Anthony Alston of Raleigh, NC.
Alston was extremely overmatched as Irby pressured him and landed numerous punches. Alston looked for a place to fall and finally did on his back. Referee David Braslow counted to 10 and the bout ended at 58 seconds.
Irby is now 4-0, two KO's while Alston is 0-2.
Tazhibay Opens Howard Theatre Card With Unanimous Decision Win!
In the first bout of the Nation's Fight Night card at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, welterweight Shynggyskhan Tazhibay won a four-round unanimous decision over veteran Robert "Hitman" Hill of Gulfport, MS.
Tazhibay landed solid shots to the body throughout the contest. Hill was very durable but had no offense in return. Tazhibay won by shutout (40-36) across the board to raise his record to 5-0, two KO's. Hill is now 7-34-1, one KO.
Photos courtesy of Daniel Cork and David Algranati