I remember my Daddy and his friends going to “the fights.”Â Even though I wanted to go with him, Daddy said boxing was too brutal for me to go with him to live matches.Â I was relegated toÂ getting my fightÂ fix asÂ Â his couch buddy as we watched everything from bantamweight to heavyweight fights on the Wide World of Sports television show.Â
Keystone Boxing is bringing fight nightÂ back and it all takes place atÂ Showplace Arena this Saturday, November 19th at 7pm; tickets are available through Ticketmaster and range from $37.95-$60.95Â .Â Â Some of the fighters hail from Prince George’s County (Suitland, Landover, Laurel).Â One is from West Virginia and a lawyer; now I’d like to see that fight.Â Â See the article below from fightnews.com for all the bloody particulars.
“There will be a boxing card coming to the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD this Saturday, November 19. Keystone Boxing is promoting a pro-am card and bringing back the â€œIn Yoâ€™ Face at Showplaceâ€ series. Headlining the pro section will be undefeated Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy â€œHard Workâ€ July who will face Jason â€œThe Masonâ€ Pauley of Cabin Creek, WVA in a six-round contest. July (8-0-2, two KOâ€™s), who is a lawyer by profession, is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Willie Chisolm on August 19 in Baltimore, MD. Pauley (5-5, one KO) has lost his last five after winning his first five.
The co-feature will be a four-round heavyweight contest as Abodurin â€œBig Boâ€ Akinyanju of Landover, MD takes on Derek Benson of Richmond, VA. Akinyanju (4-1, three KOâ€™s) bounced back from his first pro loss by winning a four-round split decision over Ron Gamble on March 12 in Fairfax, VA. BATB cannot find a record on Benson.
In what should be an interesting all-Beltway, six-round welterweight battle, Glen Burnie, MDâ€™s Lenwood â€œMr. Composureâ€ Dozier takes on Norman â€œThe Shadowâ€ Allen of Laurel, MD. Both guys could use a win â€” Dozier (6-3-1, two KOâ€™s) has lost three of his last four while Allen (6-5, three KOâ€™s) has a four-bout losing streak.
Columbia, MD middleweight Tony â€œMo Betterâ€ Jeter is a late addition to the card. Jeter (11-2-1, nine KOâ€™s) will face Charlotte, NCâ€™s Ken Dunham (6-12-1, four KOâ€™s) in another six-round contest. Jeter last fought on March 12 in Fairfax and won a six-round unanimous decision over Mike McFail Dunham has not fought since suffering a third-round TKO against Matt Korobov in December of 2009. Dunham has fought a number of bouts against Beltway Boxers including two against Lenwood Dozier (a win and a loss), two against James Stevenson (two knockout losses) and one against Omar Sims (a draw).
Speaking of Sims, â€œThe Machineâ€ from Baltimore will take on Columbia, MDâ€™s Barry Trotter in a four-round middleweight battle. Sims (5-4-3, three KOâ€™s) has lost two straight and has yet to win a six-round contest. Trotter (2-0, one KO) has not fought since September of 2009.
Also on the card, Baltimore rookie junior welterweight Kevin â€œThe Scarecrowâ€ Womack, Jr. (1-0) takes on DCâ€™s Benjamin Olinga (0-1) in a four-round contest.”