By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Undefeated DC welterweight Dusty Harrison walked into the ring at the Washington Convention Center with a heavy heart. Earlier in the week, Harrison learned that his uncle passed away, reportedly as the result of a suicide. However, Harrison was extremely focused and scored a first-round TKO over Darrell “Prince” Jones of Jacksonville, FL. Harrison knocked Jones down twice with right hands before the bout was stopped at 2:30 of the round. After the bout, Harrison and his mother, Lynda shared a touching embrace and some tears. Harrison is now 11-0, seven KO’s while Jones is 3-10-1, one KO.
In the co-main event, light heavyweight Phil Jackson Benson, originally from New York City and now fighting out of DC, scored a TKO at the beginning of the fourth round after Terrance “T-Rex” Smith of Oklahoma City, OK couldn’t leave his stool after the third. Benson is now 10-1, nine KO’s while Smith falls to 8-14-2, five KO’s. Benson is trained by legendary Beltway trainer Adrian Davis.
The co-feature saw Forestville, MD junior middleweight Alantez “Slyaza” Fox stopped Jimmy “The Dream” LeBlanc of Boston, MA at 1:12 of the first round. This was Fox’s first bout with his new management company, Boxing 360. Fox remains undefeated at 8-0-1, four KO’s. LeBlanc is now 13-23-4, five KO’s.
Palmer Park, MD featherweight Kevin “K-Smoov” Rivers, Jr. registered a first-round stoppage of Alan Beeman of Providence, RI. The bout was halted at 1:39 of the first. Rivers is now 3-0, two KO’s. Beeman is 0-6.
DC featherweight Shadeed Floyd lost a four-round split decision to the resurgent David Warren Huffman of Milwaukee, WI. Huffman won by two scores of 39-37 and Floyd received one score of 39-37. Floyd suffers his first loss and he is now 1-1. Huffman is 3-8-1, one KO but he is 3-1-1, one KO in his last five bouts with all three wins coming in Beltway Boxing locations — twice at the Convention Center and once at the Patriot Center.
Clarksburg, MD junior middleweight Dillon “The Stalker” Hayman won a hard-fought four-round unanimous decision over Ervin “Quiet Storm” Fuller of Capitol Heights, MD. This was one of the best bouts all year with Hayman taking a 39-37 decision on all three judge’s cards. Hayman goes the distance for the first time in his young career and he is 3-0, two KO’s. Fuller, who fought for the first time in 10 years, is now 1-4, one KO.
Accokeek, MD junior middleweight “Swift” Jarrett Hurd scored a first round knockout, stopping Anthony Jones of Jackson, TN at 1:09 of the first round. Hurd is 3-0, three KO’s while Jones is 0-6.
The opening contest was stopped just 16 seconds in when Jerry Odom of DC clashed heads with Marcus Clay of Baton Rouge, LA. The cut over Clay’s left eye could not be closed by the ringside doctor. The bout was declared a no-contest. Odom is now 1-0 while Clay is 2-3.
The card was promoted by Keystone Boxing. The matchmaker was Brian Dillon.