Saturday, May 20, 2017

Alexandru "Spartan" Marin Record Stays Unblemished!

Bantamweight Alexandru "Spartan" Marin out of Silver Spring, MD battle to a six-round unanimous decision over the well seasoned veteran German "Panteonero" Meraz of Agua Prieta, MX at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.

Marin was the more crafty fighter throughout the six-round bout. He was cutting the ring off, not giving Meraz the opportunity to fight on the move. Marin was landing clean hooks and uppercuts.  Meraz was not going to allow Marin to knock him down but had no offense to make this a competitive fight.  Marin won by shutout on all three scorecards, 60-54 for the unanimous decision. 

Mirin is now (13-0, 9 KO's) while Meraz is now (55-44-1, 32 KO's).

Gary Antonio Russell Gets His 5th Win By Knockout!

"Another Russell", Gary Antonio Russell used the first round as a warm-up to figure out how he was going to finish the fight against Jovany Fuentes of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Russell dropped Fuentes at the end of the second round with a hard left hook followed with a right uppercut. In the third round Russell landed a quick left hook to the head of Fuentes that dropped him once again during the fight. Fuentes looked as if he couldn't continue, and with a signal from the Fuentes corner referee Brent Bovell put a stop to the contest at 22 seconds in the third round.

Russell remains undefeated with a record of (8-0, 5 KO's) while Fuentes falls to (7-9, 6 KO's).

Gary Antuanne "The Last" Russell Solid Pro Debut Performance!

Super Lightweight Gary Antuanne "The Last" Russell opened his professional career with a outstanding knockout. Russell faced Joshua Ross of Monroe, LA in his pro debut.  The 2016 US Olympian dropped Ross three times during the short contest. Russell landed a straight left hand in the early part of the first round then landed a series of shots that dropped Ross two more times before referee Bill Clancy stopped the contest at 2:25 of the round.

Antuanne Russell starts his promising career off at (1-0, 1 KO) while Joshua Ross falls to (2-4-4).

Cobia Breedy Gets The Unanimous Decision In Oxon Hill, MD!

Featherweight Cobia "The Soldier" Breedy out of Clinton, Md was in a tough bout to open the Showtime card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD.  Garriga and Breedy were in some even exchanges throughout the fight, but it was the consistent aggressiveness that gave Cobia Breedy the edge. Breedy was able to get the six-round unanimous decision over Wilfredo Garriga of Ponce, PR with the scores of 58-56 and 59-55 twice.

Breedy improves to (9-0, 3 KO's) as Garriga falls to (3-7-3, 2 KO's).

Friday, May 19, 2017

UMAR Boxing Builds New Partnership With House of Boxing Champions For Worthy Cause!

It's been more than 20 years that UMAR Boxing has concentrated on neighborhood growth. Marvin McDowell, owner of the UMAR Boxing Gym that's what his goals continue to be. 

Marvin McDowell:

'We just try to give these kids a chance, a fighting chance, We have an after school program, No Hooks Before Books, where I use the boxing to draw the kids in. Once the kids get in, education is mandatory, so I have a classroom, certified school teacher, computers, the whole nine yards."

"The gym needs the community's support beyond. One thing I found out, if you don't ask, people don't think you need anything, but I'm asking. The gym needs money for travel expenses, supplies and to help feed the kids. We try to put the discipline in these kids, camaraderie, self-esteem, respect, and we are the bully busters."

McDowell said that UMAR is willing to take any help offered.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Thursday a partnership between UMAR and House of Boxing Champions, a national foundation that focuses on boxing safety and injury prevention.

Mayor Pugh:

"What defines the city is organizations like this, commitment by individuals in our communities, the folks who are here who want to see their city be better and are willing to put their time and effort into it. I'm excited about it,"

Baltimore Connects has a GoFundMe page set up with a goal to raise $50,000.

Video courtesy of  CharmTV Citizens' Hub

Joshua Davis Wins Big In Philadelphia!

Davis Showed No Signs Of A Long Layoff!

Washington, DC Super Featherweight Joshua "Dynamite" Davis dominated Carlos Rosario of Pennsauken, NJ in the main event at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Davis dropped Rosario in the second round and from then on it was all Davis. After putting punches together Davis was able to send Rosario down again in the sixth and finishing him off by TKO at 1:49 in round seven.

Davis improves to (11-1, 5 KO's) while Rosario falls to (7-2, four KO's).

(Photos Courtesy Of Daniel Cork)

Jordan White Hits The Scale In Texas!

Jordan White (4-0, 3KO's) will be taking on Adam Lopez (6-0, 3KO's) in a 6-round contest at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas Saturday night May 20th.

Both fighters weighed in the same at 124 lbs.

Rodriguez Drops Decision In Philadelphia!

Manassas, VA Super Welterweight Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez battled the undefeated Tyrone Crawley of Philadelphia in a six-round hard fought bout at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.
Tonight Rodriguez came up short with the scores of 59-55, 60-54 twice, losing by unanimous decision.

Rodriguez falls to (7-7-1, five KO's) while Crawley remains undefeated at (7-0).

(Photos courtesy of Daniel Cork)

Weights From The MGM National Harbor In Maryland!

MAY 20th


Gary Russell Jr. 125.5   vs  Oscar Escandon (125.75)
27-1 (16 KO's)                        25-2 (17 KO's)


Andre Dirrell (167.5)   vs   Jose Uzcategui (166)
25-2 (16 KO's)                           26-1 (22 KO's)


Barthelemy (139.5)   vs   Kirill Relikh (139.5)
25-0 (13 KO's)                  25-2 (16 KO's)


Gary Antonio Russell (119.6)  vs   Jovany Fuentes (120.6)
7-0 (5 KO's)                                7-8 (6 KO's)


Gary Antuanne Russell (137.6) vs Joshua Ross (139.2)
PRO DEBUT                                    2-3-4


Alexandru Marin (122.25)   vs   German Meraz(120.8)
12-0 (9 KO's)                               52-43-1 (32 KO's)


Cobia Breedy (133)   vs   Wilfredo Garriga (133.2)
8-0 (3 KO's)                               3-6-1 (2 KO's)

Photos From The Weigh-In In Preparation For The Russell Gary Jr vs Oscar Escandon!

Photos of Gervonta Davis Weighing In For His IBF Title Defense Against Liam Walsh!