By Gary “Digital” Williams
In front of a raucous crowd of fans at the Coppin State University Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD, hometown featherweight Gervonta “Rambo” Davis remained undefeated in the main event with a second-round stoppage of Rafael Casias of Arlington, TX. Davis’s punches landed a brutal cut over Casias’s right eye that proved too difficult for Casias’s corner or the ringside physician to close. The bout was stopped at 2:26 of the second. Davis is now 4-0, four KO’s while Casias falls to 4-8.
Baltimore light heavyweight Willie “For Real” Williams made a triumphant return after an almost three-year absence as he scored a fourth-round TKO over Kentrell Claiborne of Arlington, TX. Williams got off to a slow start but recovered nicely to wear down Claiborne and stop him at 2:20 of the fourth. Williams is 13-6-2, four KO’s while Claiborne drops to 4-7, three KO’s.
In a bout many fans in attendance would rather forget, George “El Terrible” Sosa of Reading, PA stopped Joseph “El Diablo Noir” Judah of Brooklyn, NY after the second round. Fans booed throughout the contest before the bout was stopped. According to a ringside doctor, Judah suffered a shoulder injury and could not come out for the third round. Sosa lifts his record to 8-4, eight KO’s. Judah is now 6-3, one KO.
Baltimore featherweight Glenn Dezurn won his pro debut with a four-round unanimous decision over Marquis Pierce of Phillipsburg, NJ. Dezurn was very comfortable battling inside and landed more shots than his opponent. Dezurn scored a shutout on all three cards. Pierce’s record is now 1-1.
Laurel, MD middleweight Demond Nicholson scored a second-round TKO in his pro debut when his punches opened a bad cut on the nose of his opponent, Eli Smith of Wilson, MI. The bout was stopped at 1:35 of the second round. Smith is now 0-3-1.
DC-born, Baltimore-based flyweight Tyrieshia “Lady Tyga” Douglas won an impressive four-round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Marisol “La Chihuahua” Miranda of Hollywood, FL. Douglas dropped Miranda with a straight left hand in the third round and went on to the convincing victory, winning 40-35 on all cards. Douglas is 3-0, one KO. Miranda falls to 5-6, one KO.
Keystone Boxing promoted the show in association with Rize Promotions and Kash Kow Promotions. The matchmaker was Brian Dillon. The ring announcer was Henry “Discombobulating” Jones.