By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photo by Mike Greenhill
It was a clean sweep for the Baltimore/DC area boxers last night at the Bang Time Boxing card at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD. “The American Child” Nick Kisner of Glen Burnie, MD won a four-round unanimous decision over the debuting Tauheed “Tiger” Wheeler of DC. All judge’s scorecards were 40-36. Kisner is (4-0, 2 KOs). Russ “The Hammer” Shiflett of Baltimore returned to action with a four-round unanimous decision win over the always-tough Andre “Da Heat” Hemphill of Philadelphia, PA. Shiflett scored a shutout on all three cards and remains undefeated at (8-0-1, 4 KOs). Hemphill falls to (8-16-2, 5 KOs).
“The Persecutor” Mike Paschall of Baltimore was dropped in the first round but battled back to win a four-round unanimous decision over “The Kansas City Timebomb” Mickey Scarborough of Kansas City, MO. Paschall is now (20-2-1, 4 KOs) while Scarborough is (5-2, 5 KOs).
In a heavyweight contest, DC’s Maurice “The Freight Train” Byarm needed a single right to the body to stop Jason Freeman of Dover, OH at 1:16 of the first round. Byarm remains undefeated at (7-0, 5 KOs). Freeman loses for the first time and is (5-1-1, 2 KOs).
Severn, MD junior middleweight Sherman “The Tank” Artis won a four-round majority decision in his pro debut over Martinsburg, WVA’s Stephen Franklin, who is now (1-1, 1 KO).
In the opening contest, Baltimore light heavyweight Dale Robeson-El stopped the debuting Shakee Williamson of Danville, VA at 2:00 of the third round. Robeson-El is now (3-0, 2 KOs).
Bang Time Boxing made its debut as a promotion. Paschall and Renee Aiken served as matchmakers. Also, World Wrestling Entertainment hall of famer Nikolai Volkoff sang the (American, not Russian) National Anthem.