By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Fighting in front of his home crowd for the first time in his young pro career, Frederick, MD junior middleweight Dillon “The Stalker” Hayman entertained a packed house at the Frederick Fight Club in and out of the ring.
The 19-year-old Hayman walked to the ring in total darkness with gothic-sounding chants playing over the PA system while wearing a black shroud. Once he entered the ring, Hayman entertained the crowd again as he fought and won a four-round majority decision in a very competitive bout against a very tough Stanley “The New Chinchecker” Harvey of San Diego, CA.
Hayman hit Harvey with seemingly every legal punch available but Harvey would not go down. Hayman did bloody Harvey’s nose but that was the extent of the visible damage. Harvey had some moments and got a draw from judge John Gradowski’s card at 38-38. However, judges Paul Wallace and Steve Rados saw the bout 39-37. Hayman remains undefeated at 4-0, two KO’s while Harvey is now 1-4, one KO.
The co-feature bout saw Ecuadorian heavyweight Ytalo Parea make his pro debut an easy and a successful one with a first-round TKO over Chris Gordon of Charlestown, SC. Parea, who competed in the 2012 Olympics, showed hand speed and power, dropping Gordon twice before the bout was stopped at 1:27. Gordon was also making his pro debut.
In other bouts on the card (all four-round contests):
DC cruiserweight Zakki “Too Slick” Scott also notched a majority decision against the debuting Travis Reeves of Baltimore. Scott is now 3-0, one KO.
Frederick junior middleweight Devar “The Warrior” Ferhadi notched a third-round TKO over Jason Bakanowski of Northborough, MA. Ferhadi is 2-0, two KO’s. Bakanowski was making his pro debut. The bout was stopped at 1:29
Cheverly, MD light heavyweight Eric “The Inferno” Govan won his pro debut against Temple Hills, MD’s “The Honorable” Mark Baltimore, capturing a unanimous decision. Baltimore’s record falls to 1-2, one KO.
Frederick junior featherweight Rodrigo Gabriel, making his pro debut, won a unanimous decision over Quincey Johnson of Cincinnati, OH who is now 0-9-1.
The card was the debut card for Hardwork Promotions, the organization led by active boxer Venroy “Hardwork” July. The matchmaker was Chris Middendorf.