Boxing News

Heavyweights featured Saturday in Arlington, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams

RBA Promotions will be hosting a boxing card on Saturday, October 6 at the Smith Gymnasium of the campus of the Fort Myer/Henderson Hall Joint Military Base in Arlington, VA. Here are some of the bouts scheduled.

Headlining the card will be undefeated Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Duane Mobley in a six-round rematch against Norfolk, VA’s Dennis Benson. Mobley (5-0, four KO’s) is coming off a second-round knockout of Dave Fleming on September 22 in Millersville, MD. The win was Mobley’s fourth straight knockout win. Mobley defeated Benson in his pro debut via four-round unanimous decision on February 11 in Fairfax, VA. Benson (1-3, one KO) will be trying to break a three-bout losing streak.

In another heavyweight contest, Newport News, VA’s Jerry “Slug” Forrest will take on Capitol Heights, MD heavyweight Wayne “Hammerhead” Hampton in a four-round contest. Forrest, made a successful pro debut in his last outing with a first-round TKO over Keon Graham on August 4 in Washington, DC. Hampton (5-6, three KO’s) has fought sporadically over the last three years, competing just once since 2009. That last contest saw Hampton lose by third-round TKO to Patrick Ferrell on August 18 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Undefeated White Plains, MD lightweight Terron “The Kid” Grant faces Stephan Alexander of Norfolk in a four-round contest. Grant (3-0, two KO’s) scored a first-round knockout over Devirous Sanders on August 4 in DC. The win was Grant’s second straight first-round knockout victory. Alexander (4-4, four KO’s) has lost two straight and four of his last five.

DC light heavweight Greg Newby will be in a four-round contest against Jess Noriega of Lynchburg, VA. Newby (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut on August 25 in DC with a first-round knockout over Gavin Hume. Two of the last three losses for Noriega (0-3) have come to light-heavyweight prospects Thomas Williams, Jr. and Immanuwel Aleem by first-round knockout.

Another bout sees Temple Hills, MD cruiserweight Zakki Scott take on DC’s Kareem Wilson in a four-round bout. Scott (2-0, one KO) last fought on March 10 in DC and won a four-round unanimous decision over Andre Ward. Wilson (0-6) has been disqualified in four of his six bouts.

    Help Support®

    For 18 years,® has delivered daily boxing news to fight fans around the globe. From the beginning, we have always kept Fightnews free to our readers and relied on advertiser support. Anyway, the Miami Herald, The Guardian, and Wikipedia among others have been using the “crowdfunding” revenue model, so we thought we’d test it too.

    Please consider helping out. You’re not obligated to, but even a $1 pledge would really help. And if we reach our goal, we plan to upgrade our server and maybe even nuke the ads altogether. Wouldn’t that be nice?

    world boxing association

    world boxing council

    boxing news tips

    philly boxing history

    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.